SCENE CITY| Davao Media members end 2017 with traditional Christmas Party

HOSTED by the Philippine Information Agency XI, the Davao Media gathered at the NEDA XI Regional Office Conference Hall in Bangkal, Davao City for the traditional Christmas Party which started in the early 90’s when the PIA XI was located at the Aldevinco Building along Claro M. Recto St. We remember this lively gathering made merrier with parlor games, singing, dancing, raffles, exchange gifts and buffet dinner.

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Several changes in the venue have taken place. From Claro M. Recto St. the venue moved to Magsaysay Park in the 80s, at the Task Force Davao Headquarters along Quimpo Boulevard, Ecoland and finally at the NEDA XI Office Building.

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It is the last year in office of Efren Elbanbuena who was PIA XI Regional Director when this party started and became an annual affair. Presidential Assistant for Mindanao Paul Dominguez was one of the first personalities who graced the occasion, with Antonio Ajero who was always the Chair for the activity. Efren Elbanbuena, who turned 65 on November 16, 2017, is retiring in February, 2018.

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The Christmas Party was attended by the radio broadcasters, TV Reporters and newspaper columnists and reporters. Games played were: The Boat is Sinking, Lemon-eating Challenge, Passing the Banana and other lively challenges. Raffle prizes consisted of bags of rice gift certificates, beer, Soda drinks, AirAsia plane tickets to Kuala Lumpur, Palawan, Cebu and other destinations.

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