Baguio City – John Hay Management Corporation (JHMC) a subsidiary of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) led the 113th Camp John Hay Anniversary.
The festive atmosphere was kicked-off at the Historic Bell House, a hundred year-old structure which serves as the living witness of the continuing transformation and progress of Camp John Hay.
The Mabini Drum and Lyre of the Mabini Elementary School headed by Mr. Ronnie Manzano started the cheerful occasion and warmed up the participants for a parade which started at the Bell House. Despite the drizzle, everybody was in a festive mood.
The Anniversary was a success with the participation of the 118 business enterprises located within the John Hay Special Economic Zone (JHSEZ). These business enterprises were grouped into 3 clusters: 1) the Ayala; 2) Filling Station, and; 3) the Mile Hi Center. The Mile Hi Center Cluster comprising of Le Chef, Asian Institute of Management and Chocolate de Batirol won the cheer dance competition. Pollux Star and Inbound Pacific, Inc., who were the CJH basketball champions for 2015 and 2013, respectively, were likewise awarded trophies during the event.
The highlight of the event was the oath taking of the members of the Board of Directors of the John Hay Business Club (JHBC) which was administered by JHMC President and CEO Dr. Jamie Eloise M. Agbayani. Comprising the Board of Directors are: Ms. Tetchie Pantaleon (Everything Nice); Ms. Charmaine Joy De Guzman (Le Monet); Mr. Ramon Salvador (Inbound Pacific, Inc.); Mr. William Aquino (Asian Institute of Management); Ms. Lou De Guzman (Le Chef); Mr. William Santiago (Ayala Land, Inc.); Mr. Joey Juan (Dencio’s); Ms. Remy Ceniza (Mile Hi Inn); and Mr. Zaldy Bello (JHMC) as the Chairman.
Dr. Agbayani urged the active participation of the business enterprises within the JHSEZ to foster a continuing vibrant and booming business atmosphere in the economic zone. Through good governance and efficient public service, Dr. Agbayani commits to protect and uphold the interest of its locators. JHMC shall continue to fulfill its vision to transform Camp John Hay as the primary catalyst for tourism development in the Cordillera Region.
The anniversary was capped off with a cultural performance from the Kabadjo to showcase an ethnic courtship dance joined by Dr. Agbayani, the JHBC Board of Directors and JHMC employees.
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