The new set of officers of The Filipino Badminton Committee (FBC) in Kuwait took their oath of office in front of its members and invited guests officiated by Philippine Consul Jabbar Adiong and guest speaker Labor Attaché Atty. Cesar Chavez. The event was held in Rezayat Villa in Ras Salmiyah.
In his opening remarks, FBC Founding Chairperson Chie Umandap recollected the achievements of the organization and brief history of its formation and foundation. Invited speaker to the event Philippine Labor Attaché Atty. Cesar Chavez noted in his speech that the Philippine Overseas Labor Office and Overseas Workers Welfare Organization work hand in hand with the Filipino community and keep its doors open for Filipinos who may need of their help and assistance.
However, he also stressed that open communication between both parties is essential to better establish good relations, and that dissemination of wrong information and failure to communicate will aggravate the current situation instead of finding solutions to better help distressed countrymen.
The speech was followed by a dance number by two of FBC’s members Janice and Mariz who are also fitness instructors. Young singer Tanya Dawood mesmerized the crowd with her melodious voice. Consul Adiong delivered a brief message congratulating all new officers and followed with a formal induction of its organization. Newly inducted officers are: Regine Llarena - President, Bhong Bayuca Jr – Vice President Technical, Emmanuel Carpio – Vice President Membership / Technical, Relisa Revilame – member, moo Khayat – Member, Jimmy Carandang, Amador Caceres, Nelson Lacson– Promotion and Publicity, C Doy Viray – IT Development Committee, Vernalis Juachon – Secretary. President Llarena was later called to deliver her acceptance speech.
Consul Adiong and Labor Attache Chavez awarded prizes and trophies to the winners of 46th and 47th tournaments and then, the much awaited “Boodle Fight Dinner” was shared by everyone. Guests and members of FBC participated in fun games were participated till late into the night. Umandap expressed his gratitude to everyone who made the occasion possible and successful.
- Ricky Laxa