PRAISE TAP, and a Symphony of Success in 2023

(From left) Dr. Edgar Tibay (VP-PERG), Dr. Hedeliza Pineda (VPAA), Dr. Jerry Letrondo (VPAF), Dr. Joseph Pepito (CTU President), Dr. Rosein Ancheta (VP-Operation), Dr. Archiebald Malaki (VPRD)

The Cebu Technological University (CTU) Community came together in grandeur to celebrate the pinnacle of recognition and gratitude at the annual Program on Awards and Incentives for Service Excellence (PRAISE) and Tribute Awards Program (TAP) 2023. The event, held under the resplendent theme “Redefining Excellent Service through the Global Paradigm,” unfolded on December 18, 2023, at the opulent Grand Ballroom of the Marco Polo Hotel in the heart of Cebu City.

This momentous occasion served as the annual convergence of key officials, esteemed faculty, and dedicated staff from various campuses, all gathering to be acknowledged for their unwavering contributions to the university’s success. The event took on added significance as it provided a platform to honor those whose tireless efforts had significantly impacted CTU’s journey.

A highlight of the evening was the inaugural address by the newly installed President, Dr. Joseph Pepito. In his eloquent message, he underscored the importance of unity, respect, and camaraderie in steering the institution forward. “As your University President, I am committed to upholding its values, prioritizing collaboration over ranks or positions and fostering camaraderie among us all,” he declared, setting the tone for a collective commitment to excellence.

The focal point of the evening was the heartfelt acknowledgment and appreciation extended to CTU employees who played pivotal roles in the institution’s development and growth. Each individual’s unique contributions were spotlighted and celebrated, ensuring that their dedication did not go unnoticed.

Following the recognition ceremony, the event reached its crescendo with the highly anticipated raffles, where winners were bestowed with coveted prizes, adding an element of excitement and jubilation. The festivities continued with a live band taking center stage, creating an irresistible rhythm that compelled employees to dance and revel in the joyous ambiance.

In essence, the PRAISE, TAP, and year-end festivities at CTU transcended the realm of mere events; they stood as a profound testament to the institution’s unwavering commitment to recognizing and appreciating the hard work and dedication of its staff. The celebration wove together a vibrant tapestry of achievements, camaraderie, and a shared commitment to excellence, leaving an indelible mark on the CTU community. This gathering not only honored the past year’s accomplishments but also set the stage for a future marked by continued collaboration and collective success for the entire CTU family.

Words by Almie Mata