Sunday, November 23, 2014

Filipino Companies Organize A Larong Pinoy Teambuilding Sportsfest



LARONG PINOY CONTINUES TO BE A FAVORITE SPORTS FEST ACTIVITY FOR MANY FILIPINO COMPANIES.  BEYOND PLAYING ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT, THE GAMES IS CAPABLE OF BUILDING STRONG EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIPS. 

The Traditional Filipino Street Games continues to be a favorite sports fest activity for local companies. Private business corporations continues to request Magna Kultura Foundation (the national proponent of the games) to organize the Larong Pinoy event as a company sports fest activity. 

This year, over a hundred companies organized Larong Pinoy mini-Olympics. Among the latest companies that played the Filipino games are: Asian Development Bank (ADB), Nissan Motors, Red Ribbon, United Coconut Planters Bank, Cocolife, the Dept of Health, Punongbayan & Araullo, Panasonic, Equicom Group of Companies, Eagle Cement, Chevron Phils., Ahnex Builders, and many others.



Human Resource Department heads saw the Filipino Street Games as an effective instrument for employee bonding.  Indeed, the games are able to make employees from different departments easily get acquainted with each other; and, like childhood playmates, the bonding experience goes beyond weeks, even months, after the event.

The Larong Pinoy Sports Fest event excites employees into doing things that they did in the childhood days, especially the elder adults.  From day one, after HRD announces Larong Pinoy as the sports fest activity, the office environment become high on enthusiasm; making employees talk about the games, their childhood experience, and even practicing within the office. It brings the corporate community alive.



In the past, most companies have been doing the regular basketball, volleyball and badminton events, until Human Resource Department staff discovered the fun experience that Larong could bring; on top of the teambuilding capability it can offer. And what makes the Larong Pinoy sports fest even unique is that Magna Kultura Foundation organizes it like a real “Olympics event”, with professional tournament system and officiating, with live annotation and hosting, with team captains, torch relays, and all the works. And, amidst all these, the HRD staff and sports committee can play on the event day without the hassle of running the company event.



Amidst the modern age of computers and high-tech gadgets, Magna Kultura Foundation has been implementing Larong Pinoy sports clinics and tournaments in schools and Barangay communities since Y-2003. 

When local Filipino corporations started requesting Magna Kultura to organize company sportsfests for employees, the foundation saw it as an opportunity to advocate the games among adults; to make the adults fellow-advocates for ‘promoting’ the games among their children.



The advocacy to promote "Laro ng Lahi" is a timely crusade amidst the age of globalization. The traditional Filipino Games is a cultural treasure that is cherished by many Filipino to this day.  It is not true that it is no longer played by children, as some would say that it has vanished in Philippine society in the age of computers and high-tech gadgets. In many urban and rural areas, a great majority of Filipino children still play outdoor street games as most of them are still unable to own expensive high-tech gadgets.


Larong Pinoy is very much alive in the Philippines. And now that many companies are playing the games, the revival becomes stronger. The adults are playing the games again, and using it to make friendships in their company come alive.  Thus, using the games to build the company's culture.

This is our games.  This our culture.  Let us keep it alive, even in the modern age, because this is what makes us stand as a Filipino race.  Preserve and advocate things that are FILIPINO.  




For Inquiries in Oganizing A Larong Pinoy Sports Fest Event, 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



Thursday, August 21, 2014

Organize Larong Pinoy Mini-Olympics Company Sports Fest


The Traditional Filipino Street Games is back in the mainstream of Philippine society, and has become a popular sports fest activities for local corporations.  

Magna Kultura Foundation, an arts and culture organization who has been conducting Larong Pinoy sports clinics and tournaments in schools and Barangay communities since Y-2003, started implementing team-building sports fests among Philippine corporation. 

The promotion of Larong Pinoy among companies as a Mini-Olymipcs Sports Fest is Magna Kultura's effort to make adults fellow-advocates in the revival of the Filipino games. By reviving their interest in the games, it is probable that they would teach it among their children.

 

 

Since Y-2008, over a thousand companies have conducted Larong Pinoy sports fests. Human Resource Department heads saw Larong Pinoy as an effective company team-bonding activity among employees. 


In Y-2009, private business corporations started requesting for Magna Kultura to organize the  Larong Pinoy event as a company sports fest activity. 





The Traditional Filipino Street Games has become an effective instrument for bridging employee relationships. The games are able to make employees from different departments easily get acquainted  with each other; and, like childhood playmates, the bonding experience goes beyond months, even years, after the event.



 
The thought of conducting a Larong Pinoy Sports Fest for the company thrills employees into doing things that they did in the childhood days, especially the elder adults. 



 From day one, after HRD announces Larong Pinoy as the sports fest activity, the office environment become high on enthusiasm; making employees talk about the games, their childhood experience, and even practicing within the office. It brings the corporate community alive.



And what's best is that the organizers, Magna Kultura Foundation, conducts it in such a way that even the HRD staff and sports committee can play on the event day without the hassle of running the company event.



In addition to the outreach advocacy programs in schools and Barangays, Magna Kultura Foundation continues to conduct sports fests for private companies as a third strategy, for reviving the Traditional Filipino Street Games back in the mainstream of society.

Magna Kultura believes that once adults get the feel of playing the games, soon they will also play it with their kids; thus, subtly making them fellow-advocates for promoting Larong Pinoy



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 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


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



Buhayin natin ang Larong Pinoy.  Let adults play the game again, and make the company come alive!






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.



Monday, March 24, 2014

Larong Pinoy Sports Clinics, A Great Program in Barangays



Communities in Metro-Manila re-experience the fun of the Traditional Filipino Street Games during the Barangay outreach tour of the Larong Pinoy Sports Clinic conducted by Magna Kultura Foundation, the national advocate of the Filipino Heritage Games in the country.   
Parents and grandparents brought their children to the sports clinic to let their children learn the games the same games they all used to play when they were young.  

While many of the new generations are familiar with the most popular of  games, the Larong Sports Clinic added new knowledge and techniques for children to play the game with an amateur playing skill.   
Magna Kultura taught children the official rules of playing the games, as well as the proper ways of making the ground markers in the playing field.

Larong Pinoy Sports Clinic are being held in urban cities teaching kids popular Filipino street games like Patintero, Tumbang Preso, Piko, Luksong Tinik and many games that our parents and elders use to play.

The fun training sessions teaches participants detailed mechanics of each and every game, the proper posture and movements, with systematic techniques on how to play each game and win the match. 

The 1st Part is a 20-minute session teaching participants the game mechanics, with systematic drills for proper execution, posture and movement.

The 2nd Part is a 3 ½ half hours session where participants are grouped into teams and conducted with actual game play; and, this time, orienting participants in the tournament formats and officiating rules.  

It's fascinating to see the kids to execute each drill exercise, and giggling their way through each and every task.

The first Larong Pinoy Sports Clinics were launched by Magna Kultura Foundation in Y-2008 in Barangay Communities in Metro-Manila. The venues were jam-packed with kids who enlisted.  

The event did not need much hyping and announcement because when word went out around among the neighborhood about the Larong Pinoy Clinics, parents who knew the games signed-up they children in the sports activity. 


Larong Pinoy is the traditional Filipino street games handed down from generations; it is the games of our heritage (Laro ng Lahi). It is cherished by elderly adults (grandparents), parents, and it is played by today's youth.









Patuloy nating buhayin ang laro ng ating lahi sa panahon ng modernisasyon.  Ito ay yaman n gating lahi.  Ipamahagi natin ito sa bagong kabataan. 





FOR INQUIRIES ABOUT MAGNA KULTURA'S PROGRAMS,

OR, FOR CONSULTATIONS ON DEVELOPMENT OF CSR OR MARKETING PROGRAMS

CONTACT DICKIE AGUADO at the following:
Cellular Phone os.: +63 917 8990025 (Globe) or +63 922 8990026 (Sun)
Landline Tel No. (632) 514-5868
Email Address: magnakultura@gmail.com

Friday, December 6, 2013

Make Larong Pinoy A Team-Building Sports Fest 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

_______________________________________________


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.















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

_______________________________________________


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.















Thursday, October 17, 2013

THE FILIPINO GAMES IS AN ALTERNATIVE TEAM-BUILDING SPORTS FEST

MAKE YOUR NEXT SPORTS FEST A LARONG PINOY MINI-OLYMPICS.

IT'S FUN. IT'S CHALLENGING. AND IT BREATHES YOUTHFUL BONDING AMONG EMPLOYEES.



Since Y-2010, over 500 companies have conducted Larong Pinoy (a.k.a. Traditional Filipino Street Games) as a team-building activity for employees.  

The thought of having Larong Pinoy as company sportsfest enlivens the office scene. The moment HRD announces the Larong Pinoy event at the office, employees get excited and it becomes the "talk-of-the-town" --- it brings the whole office alive! 

Some of the employees are not familiar with the games, while others remember it from their childhood. And this is where the bonding begins: employees Team-Build in a light and fun way.  The end-result will surely make office-mates feel like "magkababata".  

This is how Larong Pinoy truly breathes new life into the company. It creates warm camaraderie among employees. It makes them feel like childhood playmates.

Human Resources Managers have been partnering with Magna Kultura Foundation, a national NGO advocating the Filipino Games. And Magna Kultura works closely with the HRD to internally organize the activity --- from registration to the general meeting with the Team Captains.
Larong Pinoy games are used as activity platform for Mini-Olympics Sports Fest. Employees are divided into teams (with team captains and coaches), competing in games like Patintero, Tumbang Preso, Jumping Rope, Sipang Bilangan, and various Pinoy games.

Magna Kultura will organize everything for your company, hassel-free ---- so the HRD and sports committee can play with the rest of the employees --- while they do the implementation!

The sports fest are organized by Magna Kultura Foundation for HRD staff, complete with Tournament Systems & Procedures, the Referees and Marshal Manpower, Game Materials, Field Equipments, Registration Forms, Tournament Manual with Rules for each and every game. It s like an Olympics game ---- but very Filipino in spirit.







CHECK-OUT THE DETAILS ABOUT PALARONG PINOY OLYMPICS. CLICK & VIEW THE SPORTSFEST PLAN THE FOLLOWING SITES AT http://www.slideshare.net/KulturaPilipinas/larong-pinoy-corporate-team-building-sportsfest-7517510

You can also view some of the photos of company sports fest at http://kulturapilipinas.webs.com/apps/photos/album?albumid=14142715

Or, Check-out The Filipino Games Website at http://kulturapilipinas.webs.com/corporate-mini-olympics


FOR INQUIRIES:  

CONTACT DICKIE AGUADO, Executive Director - MAGNA KULTURA FOUNDATION at Tel. Nos. (02) 514-5868, or at Mobile: 0917-8990025 or 0922-8990026; or, Send us an email at kulturapilipinas@gmail.com



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.



Monday, February 25, 2013

The Traditional Filipino Games as Team-Building Sports Fest

There comes a time when colleagues need to team-away from regular work environment, to rejuvenate and bond in a fun atmosphere.  Because people work hard, we give them time to play hard, and re-bond with their colleagues in an atmosphere of fun and friendly competition. 

There are many activities with great team-building concepts. Other than management-staff workshops, one of the most often used platforms for team-building is SPORTS.  Everybody loves to play games. 

Corporate Olympics is one of the fun activities popularly organized by the Human Resource Departments for employees.   

Corporate sporting events aim to strengthen the bond between employees, while instilling the value of team spirit in a corporate community. In the same note, it hopes to develop the employees’ competitive character and determination to excel.  Teams that play together, work together.

A current, and successful, trend in team building is having teams work together in various Group Dynamics Team Building exercises outside of their normal job duties. 

These can range from working together as a team doing crafts and activities, at times with group activity challenges against other team. Team Building sessions such as this focus on communication, trust, allocating roles, and learning how to work together.

Another often organized activity is corporate excursions.  Employees love to go “outing” and do leisurely activities together with colleagues. Company excursions range from day-tours to beach outings, and usually combined with light team-building activities. It’s all about spending time together. 


Since the 1980’s there have been many new ideas and innovative games. Other than the usual basketball or track and field games, companies have been trying more daring activities, such as “Survival” games and other adventure sports.   

While these games may be challenging to younger employees, there are still many who may not be able to participate in the activities; most especially that the work-force are not up to much physical activities, not to mention the older staff.

Team Building creates a more effective and efficient work-force.  Whatever type of activity the company chooses, more importantly, the rule of thumb is to keep it Fun, Entertaining, Dynamic and Simple.

Magna Kultura Foundation has been implementing arts and cultural programs in schools and city festivals.  In Y2005, Human Resource Departments started calling on Magna Kultura to create customized team-building programs, ranging from visual arts activities, to stage theatre, to kite-making and other crafts workshops.  And for sports oriented companies, they have a selection of different type of fun games.

Since Y2008, many have opted to launch mini-Olympics event using the Traditional Filipino Street Games. The selection of Larong Pinoy as a Sports Fest Activity was intended Human Resource staff to involve employees ---both young and old--- into doing an alternative event instead of the usual western sports.



It is a fact that only a few employees get to play in the usual sports like basketball, volleyball, or other western sports; but with Larong Pinoy everybody can play --- from the executives to staff, down to the clerks and general service employees.  It’s a game everybody knows.  It’s a game everyone can enjoy --- even the non-sporty type. Even those who don’t play enjoy just watching others play. 
 

With Larong Pinoy as sports fest platform, the team bonding goals flows naturally among employees and staff, internally at the office until the day of the event. It becomes the “talk-of-the-town”, everyone remembering childhood memories, making the office alive with youthful camaraderie.

Corporate sports fests  are usually games for only a few employees, and others simply become bystanders who attend because of compliance for attendance. It should not be the case.  In building the company as a CommuniTeam, employees at all levels must be involved in something that everyone can participate in. 

Teambuilding activities are loads of fun, but they can also be tools for strengthening your group.  Sports jargon often crosses over into the business world. The practice is used frequently in the business arena and in the sports world alike and has been credited with creating successful units time and time again.   

Employees "come together as a team" and "go for the win" when tackling an important project. The business owner, the managers, and the Department Heads are likened to team coaches. 

Bear in mind that playing sports can be a good team-building exercise that shows employees and management how to come together in pursuit of a common goal.

Treat your employees to a fun team-building activity, and your company into a CommuniTeam.  

DON’T JUST ORGANIZE A SPORTS FEST FOR THE SAKE OF GIVING EMPLOYEES AN ACTIVITY. IGNITE TEAM SPIRIT, INSPIRE TEAM WORK. ORGANIZE AN EVENT THAT WILL TRULY BE MEMORABLE. A SPORTS FEST THAT WILL BOND EMPLOYEES INTO A REAL COMMUNITY WITH SOLID CAMARADERIE. 



FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT MAGNA KULTURA’S TEAM-BUILDING PROGRAMS, CLICK & VIEW THE FOLLOWING SITE:   http://kulturapilipinas.webs.com/corporate-mini-olympics




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CONTACT INFORMATION
DICKIE AGUADO, Executive Director - MAGNA KULTURA FOUNDATION
Tel. Nos. :  (02) 514-5868 /  Mobile: 0917-8990025 or 0922-8990026
Email: kulturapilipinas@gmail.com