Friday, December 6, 2013

Organize A Palarong Pinoy Mini-Olympics As Team-Building Activity


The Traditional Filipino Games are back in the mainstream of society.  At the turn of the century, the revival started in community-barangays and in schools.  

Today, Filipino corporations are getting into the game; energizing employees with games that they use to play in the childhood years.  


More and more Filipino corporations are organizing Palarong Pinoy sports fests. This year, over 500 organizations have discovered the fun of having a Larong Pinoy Mini-Olympics ---- with teams playing Patintero, Luksong Tinik, Luksong Lubid, Tumbang Preso, Sipang Bilangan, and other Filipino traditional street games.  

Human Resource Managers have testified that a Larong Pinoy Sports Fest is truly a one-of-kind event-activity that leaves lasting impression among employees. It bonds employees like real “magkababata” (i.e., childhood friends). 


Playing the Traditional Filipino Street Games has become an alternative to implementing the usual Western sports activities. 

For many years, many companies have been organizing popular sports like basketball or volleyball; and usually, only younger employees get to play in the tournaments.  

In Larong Pinoy games, everybody --- young and old --- were able participate in almost every type of game.  It was so fun that even employees who did not play enjoyed the event, cheering, "jeering" and supporting their teams in every game.  The fun is unforgettable.  And best of all, employees who do not know each other become familiar with everyone.


The organizers of Palarong Pinoy events is an organization called Magna Kultura Foundation, an education-for-development NGO that has been advocating grassroots cultural activities in the Philippines.  Magna Kultura revived the Traditional Filipino Street Games back into the mainstream of society with sports clinics and tournaments that are conducted in barangay communities and in schools.  


In the Y-2008, HRDs of Filipino companies started calling on Magna Kultura to organize team-building activities using Larong Pinoy games as platform for bonding employees.  Magna Kultura organized the company sports fests, hassle-free for the HRDs: from planning to implementation, with tournament systems & procedures, game manuals with playing rules for each and every Filipino game; and running the games with referees and game marshals. The company’s organizing committee just sat back and relaxed; playing with the rest of their fellow-employees. 

Magna Kultura continues to conduct Palarong Pinoy sports fests for companies, on top of their on-going sports outreach programs in schools and barangays.  Magna Kultura works with HRDs and sports committees to conduct “proudly Pinoy” games that transforms the Filipino work-force into Communi-Teams.  



ORGANIZE A FILIPINO SPORTS FEST FOR YOUR COMPANY. Contact Magna Kultura Foundation.  Inform Magna Kultura about your sports fest plan: the scheduled date of your event, and how many employees.




FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE PROGRAM, CLICK & VIEW THE SPORTS FEST PLAN THE FOLLOWING SITES:  At http://kulturapilipinas.webs.com/corporate-mini-olympics



TO VIEW SOME OF THE COMPANY SPORTSFEST PHOTOS, preview them at  http://kulturapilipinas.webs.com/apps/photos/album?albumid=14142715


FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

DICKIE AGUADO, Executive Director - MAGNA KULTURA FOUNDATION

Tel. Nos. :  (02) 514-5868 /  Mobile: 0917-8990025 or 0922-8990026

Or Email us: kulturapilipinas@gmail.com

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Organizing Larong Pinoy Sports Fest for Private companies is among the cultural entrepreneurship approaches of Magna Kultura to revive the games among Filipino adults who use to play the games; at the same time, an advocacy to revive the Games of Our Heritage ("Laro ng Lahi") back in the mainstream of Philippine society, among children and adults.






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