The Manuel L. Quezon University (MLQU) staff and officers recently came together in a vibrant celebration of the “Buwan ng Wika.” The culmination of this month-long event was marked by a spectacular showcase of national pride, cultural immersion, and a strong sense of camaraderie.
To commemorate the essence of the Philippines’ rich heritage, the MLQU team wore vibrant and diverse national costumes. This colorful display served as a testament to the university’s commitment to preserving and promoting the country’s various languages and cultures.
The celebration took an interactive turn as the staff and officers engaged in lively activities alongside Senior High School students and General Education students. The spirit of unity was palpable as everyone joined in the festive games and performances fostering a sense of togetherness and shared celebration.
Adding a touch of elegance to the occasion, a special dinner was hosted at the enchanting Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar-Juico in Quezon City. This Filipino-Spanish-inspired restaurant and events venue, reminiscent of the renowned Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar Resort in Bagac, Bataan, offered a picturesque backdrop for the evening. The intricate design of the venue transported the attendees to a bygone era, where every detail exuded the opulence and charm of Spanish colonial architecture.
The dinner was a true feast for the senses, featuring a delectable spread of authentic Filipino cuisine. From classic sisig to mouthwatering sinigang, the culinary journey was a celebration of the nation’s flavors and traditions. As attendees savored each dish, they were really treated to the awe-inspiring surroundings, allowing for a seamless fusion of culture and gastronomy.
Amidst the gastronomic indulgence, the event held a deeper significance. It marked the culmination of the team-building activities that had taken place at the Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar Resort a few months prior. This event offered an invaluable opportunity for MLQU personnel to step out of their work roles and bond as a team in a relaxed and picturesque setting.
The camaraderie fostered during the team-building experience seamlessly transitioned into the “Buwan ng Wika” celebration. This event served as a reminder of the importance of work-life balance and the need to nurture relationships outside the confines of the office. MLQU’s commitment to hosting such events underscores their dedication to the holistic well-being of their employees, ensuring that they thrive not only in their professional roles but also in their personal lives.
In a world that often emphasizes the demands of work, MLQU’s celebration of the “Buwan ng Wika” stands as a shining example of how an institution can prioritize culture, camaraderie, and the holistic growth of its workforce. As the festivities came to a close, the participants left with hearts full of gratitude for the opportunity to embrace their heritage and connect with their colleagues on a deeper level.