The Best of Cebu Teambuilding Facilitators Network in 2016

Another year has passed and as we say goodbye to the year 2016, let us take a look back at the year that was for Cebu Teambuilding Services (now known as Cebu Teambuilding Facilitators Network). 

January 2016 

Cebu Teambuilding Services Aids in Product-specific Games for Pediasure at Cebu City, Philippines

Five (5) facilitators from Cebu Teambuilding Services were engaged to facilitate product-specific games during a conference for health professionals sponsored by Pediasure. Involved in the program were Kevin Johnrey Sosas, Clint Eduard Fuentes, Lenbi Laborte, Jalen Crae Co, and Van Kristine Basalo. The conference was held at the Marco Polo Plaza Hotel in Nivel Hills, Lahug, Cebu City, Philippines.


Cebu Teambuilding Services in 2016
Pediasure, January 2016

February 2016 

NPax Cebu Corporation Team Building Program Facilitated by Cebu Teambuilding Services in the Camotes Islands, Cebu, Philippines

Thadz Engaling and Leslie Manoriña traveled with employees from NPax Cebu Corporation to the Camotes group of islands. They facilitated the team building activities for NPax at the Santiago Bay Garden Resort in San Francisco town.

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March 2016 

Thadz, Nicolo, and Nathaniel Attends PSTD Crossings Learning Session

An organization of Cebu's top learning and development professionals, the Cebu chapter of the Philippine Society for Training and Development (PSTD) organized a learning session at the Magellan Hall of Quest Hotel and Conference Center in Cebu City, Philippines last 10 March 2016. The theme of the session was "Developing Enterprise Leaders". Each organization was allowed to send one (1) participant free of charge and the PSTD charges a minimal fee for subsequent attendees. Thadz Engaling, Nicolo Nasol, and Nathaniel John Arong attended the event in behalf of Cebu Teambuilding Services.


JRRMMC Resident Physicians Organization Team Building Program Facilitated by Cebu Teambuilding Services in Panglao Island, Bohol, Philippines

Thadz traveled to Panglao, Bohol, Philippines to conduct team building activities for the officers of the Resident Physicians Organization of Manila's Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center. The activities were done at Dumaluan Beach Resort II in barangay Bolod.

Virgin Beach Invites Cebu Teambuilding Services to a Familiarization Tour in Daanbantayan, Cebu, Philippines

The day he returned to Cebu City from Bohol, Thadz drove to the northernmost Cebu town of Daanbantayan for a familiarization trip at Virgin Beach Resort. He was joined by Nathaniel John Arong for the overnight trip.




Thadz and Nathaniel Attends Work Attitude and Values Seminar With Coach Angelica Hermentera

Cebu Teambuilding Services founder Thadz Engaling and associate Nathaniel John Arong attended a free pre-Holy Week training session on work attitude and values enhancement at the Elegant Circle Inn at the vicinity of the Fuente Osmeña roundabout at Capitol Site, Cebu City, Philippines. Life coach Angelica Hermentera of Stellar Performance Management and Consultancy facilitated the session.




Air Doctor Cebu Team Building Program Facilitated by Cebu Teambuilding Services in Cebu City, Philippines

Air Doctor Cebu had its team building program for their employees at the Mountainview Nature's Park in sitio Garaje, Busay, Cebu City, Philippines last 23 March 2016. The program was facilitated by Thadz Engaling and Clint Eduard Fuentes.



April 2016 

3M Tabs Cebu Teambuilding Services To Integrate a Leadership Program in a City Tour in Cebu, Philippines

Acting on a recommendation from a previous client of Cebu Teambuilding Services, 3M Oral Care Solutions Division Asia tabbed Cebu Teambuilding Services to integrate a leadership program into a city tour for around twenty (20) of it's managers from around Asia. The tour took the group to the Mactan Shrine, Fort San Pedro, Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño, and SM Seaside City.


Ameeratel BPO Team Building Program Facilitated by Cebu Teambuilding Services in Lapulapu City, Cebu, Philippines

Facilitators Thadz Engaling, Marc Rizada, Kevin Sosas, and Clint Fuentes facilitated the first ever team development session for Ameeratel BPO on 23 April 2016 at the Pacific Cebu Resort in Suba Basbas, Lapulapu City, Cebu, Philippines. This was also the first time Cebu Teambuilding Services conducted a program at Pacific Cebu Resort. Providing photo and video coverage for the event was Hoven Andre Encontro.


Read: Ameeratel's 1st Team Development Session


May 2016 

FG Gadget Shop Team Building Program in Mactan Island, Cebu, Philippines

Thadz Engaling led a team of three (3) facilitators in doing a Labor Day team building program for FG Cebu Gadget Shop at the Pado Resort in Marigondon, Mactan Island, Lapulapu City, Cebu, Philippines. Helping out in the program implementation were Nathaniel John Arong and intern Marc Dave Amagsila.


Cebu Teambuilding Services Does First Program With Circle 24

A new batch of senior facilitators for the Facilitators Circle graduated from junior facilitators training phase last 24 April 2016. A week after, a senior facilitator was tabbed by Cebu Teambuilding Services to help out in implementing a team building program for FG Cebu Gadget Shop at the very place where their graduation was held. 

24th Circle Learns About Blogging, Social Media, SEO, and Marketing From Thadz

Cebu Teambuilding Services acknowledges the power of blogging, social media influence, and search engine optimization in the marketing of their services. On 7 May 2016, Cebu Teambuilding Services founder and managing consultant Thadz Engaling shared these concepts to the newly-minted senior facilitators of the Facilitators' Circle's (FC) 24th batch.

Cebu Teambuilding Services Facilitates Team Building Program For RDT Industrial Sales in Panglao, Bohol, Philippines

Two (2) facilitators from Cebu Teambuilding Services implemented the team building program for twenty six (26) employees of RDT Industrial Sales and Services. The program was held at the Dumaluan Beach Resort 2 in Bolod, Panglao, Bohol, Philippines last 13-15 May 2016.

Cebu Teambuilding Services in 2016
RDT Industrial Sales and Services summer team building event in Panglao, Bohol


Cebu Teambuilding Services Facilitates Team Building Program and Work Attitude and Values Enhancement Seminar For Victor Braun Training Center in Cebu, Philippines

Cebu Teambuilding Services affiliated team development consultant Kirk Patrick Castro facilitated the team building and work attitude and values enhancement seminar for seven (7) staffers of Victor Braun Training Center. The two-day program was held at Villa Rammelyn, Minglanilla, Cebu, Philippines on 20-21 May 2016. 


Cebu Teambuilding Services Facilitates Team Building Program for Fabulosa de Fashion in Lapulapu City, Cebu, Philippines

Fast becoming a preferred team building venue for Cebu Teambuilding Services, Pado Resort in Marigondon, Lapulapu City, Cebu, Philippines again hosted two (2) batches of employees from Fabulosa de Fashion for their team building event on 23-24 May 2016. Thadz Engaling was main facilitator on 23 May 2016 while Nicolo Nasol was main facilitator for 24 May 2016. Assisting them were FC 24th circle senior facilitators Blake Charito and Jam Geldore. Hoven Encontro and France Villamor.


24th Circle Learns About Training Theories From Thadz 

CTFN founder and longtime managing consultant facilitated a second learning session with the FC's 24th batch. This happened on 25 May 2016 as Thadz shared about team building and other related theories. Also in attendance were a handful of alumni facilitators from the FC's older batches.

Cebu Teambuilding Services Does First Program in Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental, Philippines

The last training that Thadz Engaling actively managed before he flew to the United States in the middle of 2016 was a team building session for employees of Silver Dragon Construction Lumber and Glass Supply at the company owners' vacation house along the beach in Saraet, Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental, Philippines.

Cebu Teambuilding Services in 2016
Silver Dragon Construction employees pose with CTFN facilitators


Read: Silver Dragon Construction team building program in Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental, Philippines

June 2016 

Cebu Teambuilding Services To Be Now Known as Cebu Teambuilding Facilitators Network

Ushering in a new era in its history, Cebu Teambuilding Services rechristens itself as the Cebu Teambuilding Facilitators Network (CTFN). The name change aptly reflects the change in the organizational structure, from a largely single person operation to a network of facilitators and affiliates running the business.

Cebu Teambuilding Facilitators Network to be Integrated as Independent Subsidiary of Gestalt Wellness Institute Southeast Asia, Inc.

Since September 2014, Cebu Teambuilding Services was placed under the management of Gestalt Wellness Institute (GWI). As both Gestalt Wellness Institute and Cebu Teambuilding Services rebrand and take on major changes, the upgrades will not only be limited to name changes. Moving forward, the Cebu Teambuilding Facilitators Network will be integrated as an independent subsidiary of Gestalt Wellness Institute Southeast Asia, Inc.

Cebu Teambuilding Facilitators Network to Undertake a Massive Capital Buildup in the Next Five (5) Years

As part of aspirations to incorporate, the Cebu Teambuilding Facilitators Network will undertake a massive capital buildup to raise PhP 500,000 in capital in the next five (5) years. The raised amount will be utilized as startup capital when CTFN incorporates in 2021 or sooner.

Cebu Teambuilding Facilitators Network Facilitates King Richard Shop Systems Team Building Program in Lapulapu City, Cebu, Philippines

Facilitators Nathaniel John Arong and Lorenzo Jose Cahig facilitated the team building program for employees of the Cebu branch of King Richard Shop Systems on 4 June 2016 at the Maribago Bluewater Resort in Buyong, Maribago, Mactan Island, Lapulapu City, Cebu, Philippines.


Cebu Teambuilding Services in 2016
King Richard Shop Systems sand art




Read: King Richard Shop Systems team building in Lapulapu City, Cebu, Philippines


Cebu Teambuilding Facilitators Network Welcomes New Partners

Out of practical necessity, Cebu Teambuilding Facilitators Network founder steps down as the CTFN managing consultant and names the new set of officers who will be running the business while he migrated to the United States of America.

Kirk Patrick Castro takes over as the managing partner while Christopher Douglas Avila was appointed to concurrent positions as operations manager and chief financial officer. Longtime CTFN affiliate Nathaniel John Arong was named as the deputy operations manager.


Cebu Teambuilding Facilitators Network To Collaborate With Several Organizations

Plans are made for Cebu Teambuilding Facilitators Network to collaborate with several organizations. In the pipeline are collaboration talks with several consulting firms, hotels and resorts, social media and web development organizations, technical service providers, and renowned public speakers.

Thadz Departs for the U.S.A.

A new era has begun for Cebu Teambuilding Services as long time managing consultant and founder Thadz Engaling has migrated to the United States of America in 14 June 2016. While he will retain a position as CTFN's Chief ICT Officer, he will be contributing to the organization remotely from his new home in Stockton, California, U.S.A.

Cebu Teambuilding Facilitators Network Gets Involved With the ASEAN + 3 Tourism Youth Summit in Siquijor and Negros Oriental, Philippines

Right before he left, CTFN founder Thadz Engaling won a bid through the Philippines' Department of Tourism (DOT) to facilitate team building activities during the ASEAN Plus Three Tourism Youth Summit to be held in areas across Siquijor and Negros Oriental. CTFN affiliates Nicolo Nasol and Lorenzo Jose Cahig were assigned to handle the activities that impressed much of the participants, other suppliers, and the DOT itself.

Cebu Teambuilding Facilitators Network in 2016
ASEAN Plus Three Tourism Youth Summit


Read about the engagement of Cebu Teambuilding Facilitators' Network in the ASEAN Plus Three Tourism Youth Summit 2016 in Siquijor and Negros Oriental provinces of the Philippines:



Cebu Teambuilding Facilitators Network Facilitates FMIDC Team Building Program in San Fernando and Lapulapu City, Cebu, Philippines 

CTFN affiliates Nathaniel John Arong and Christopher Douglas Avila facilitated team building activities for First Multi-Tech Industrial Development Corporation (FMIDC) at two venues: Hidden Paradise Mountain Resort in San Fernando, Cebu and Blue Reef Resort in Lapulapu City, Cebu. Senior facilitator Mark Tayco of the FC's 24th batch ably assisted the duo.

Cebu Teambuilding Facilitators Network in 2016
FMIDC employees do the Tai Chi



Read: FMIDC team building in Cebu, Philippines

Cebu Teambuilding Facilitators Network Facilitates Petron Team Building Program in Lapulapu City, Cebu, Philippines

Capping off a busy June 2016 schedule, facilitators Clint Eduard Fuentes and Marc Julius Rizada facilitated the team building program for a management team from Petron, a repeat client from 2014. The activities were held at the Costabella Tropical Beach Resort in Buyong, Maribago, Mactan Island, Lapulapu City, Cebu, Philippines.

Cebu Teambuilding Services in 2016
Petron managers concentrate on the ball ring activity


Read: Petron team building in Lapulapu City, Cebu, Philippines


July 2016 

Junior Philippine Pharmacists Association - Pi (USC) Chapter Tabs Cebu Teambuilding Facilitators Network To Facilitate Their Team Building Event 

For the second time in three (3) years, the Junior Philippine Pharmacists Association - Pi Chapter (University of San Carlos chapter) picks Cebu Teambuilding Facilitators Network to facilitate their team building and leadership training activities. Nathaniel John Arong was the lone facilitator who handled the training held last 6 July 2016 at Lot 8 Condominium, Kasambagan, Cebu City, Philippines.


Cebu Teambuilding Facilitators Network Affiliates Help Out in Team Building Program for Philippine Coast Guard

Six (6) facilitators from Cebu Teambuilding Facilitators Network helped out in the implementation of team building activities for Philippine Coast Guard personnel stationed in Region 7 or the Central Visayas Region. The main facilitator was Ms. Annabelle Gilla-Maglasang from University of the Philippines Cebu. CTFN facilitators who helped out were Lorenzo Jose Cahig, Nathaniel John Arong, Nicolo Nasol, Philipp Chen Tan, Kevin Johnrey Sosas, and Clint Eduard Fuentes. The event was held on 12 July 2016 at Vaño Beach Resort.

Read: Philippine Coast Guard Central Visayas team building in Lapulapu City, Cebu, Philippines.

Cebu Teambuilding Facilitators Network Organizes Leadership and Sales Training for Fabulosa de Fashion

With the help of marketing guru Carlo Andrew Olano, Cebu Teambuilding Facilitators Network organizes a leadership and sales training for line leaders of Fabulosa de Fashion, a clothing retail store with eight (8) stores around Cebu and a recent team building client. Helping Mr. Olano in the forum were CTFN affiliates Christopher Douglas Avila and Edelyn Codera. 


Cebu Teambuilding Services in 2016


Cebu Teambuilding Facilitators Network Does a Team Building Program for University of Cebu Men's Basketball Varsity Team at Lowaii Cebu Marine Beach Resort in Lapulapu City, Cebu, Philippines

The University of Cebu Webmasters college men's varsity basketball team engaged Cebu Teambuilding Facilitators Network as their team building services provider prior to the start of the 16th season of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc. or CeSAFI. The team building event was done at Lowaii Cebu Marine Beach Resort in Suba Basbas, Lapulapu City, Cebu, Philippines. The team building activities were facilitated by CTFN affiliates .


Cebu Teambuilding Services in 2016
Popsicle push-up, UC Webmasters Self Awareness and Relationship Enhancement Training




Chen Facilitates HCCA Team Building Program at Movenpick Resort and Spa in Lapulapu City, Cebu, Philippines

Taguig City-based HCCA Health Connections taps Cebu Teambuilding Facilitators Network to facilitate its team building program at Movenpick Hotel in Lapulapu City, Cebu, Philippines. Philipp Chen Tan was the designated facilitator of the July 30 to 31 event.

Read: HCCA Health Connections team building in Lapulapu City, Cebu, Philippines

August 2016 


Cebu Teambuilding Facilitators Network Facilitates Team Building Activities for Sunpride Foods at the Pacific Cebu Resort in Lapulapu City, Philippines

CTFN affiliate Chris Avila led a team of facilitators to conduct team building activities for Sunpride Foods at the Pacific Cebu Resort in Lapulapu City, Cebu, Philippines.


Cebu Teambuilding Facilitators Network in 2016
Sunpride Foods staff sport their newspaper costumes





Cebu Teambuilding Facilitators Network Does Work Attitude and Values Enhancement Training for BP Waterworks in Cebu City, Philippines

BP Waterworks staff went through a Work Attiude and Values Enhancement Seminar. It was handled by facilitators from Cebu Teambuilding Facilitators Network.

Read: BP Waterworks Work Attitude and Values Enhancement Seminar in Cebu City, Philippines

October 2016 

Cebu Teambuilding Facilitators Network Facilitate Team Building Program for the Department of Social Welfare and Development

Eight (8) facilitators from Cebu Teambuilding Facilitators Network facilitated team building activities for the Department of Social Welfare and Development at the Pacific Cebu Resort in Lapulapu City, Cebu, Philippines last October 22, 2016.


Read: DSWD Team Building Toward Creativity in the Workplace

November 2016 

Cebu Teambuilding Facilitators Network Facilitate Simultaneous Team Building Events for 2 Cebu City Departments

Two (2) departments  of the Cebu City local government unit tapped Cebu Teambuilding Facilitators Network to handle their team building activities last November 2016. These were the Information Technology Department and the Cebu City Legal Office. Both events were simultaneosuly held at the Montebello Villa Hotel in Banilad, Cebu City, Philippines last November 4-5, 2016. Philipp Chen Tan and Ma. Thesa Lusica handled the program for the legal office while Lorenzo Jose Cahig and Marc Julius Rizada facilitated activities for the I.T. department.



Cebu Teambuilding Facilitators Network Does Coding Avenue Team Building in Sogod, Cebu

Two (2) CTFN affiliates facilitated team building activities for Coding Avenue at the Summer House in Sogod, Cebu, Philippines last 8-9 November 2016. Coding Avenue is a software and technology company.

Cebu Teambuilding Facilitators Network Conducts Customer Service Workshop for BP Waterworks

A 2nd program that CTFN did for BP Waterworks in 2016 was a customer service workshop facilitated by Chris Avila and Lorenzo Jose Cahig. It was done at the BP Waterworks office in Gorordo Avenue, Camputhaw, Cebu City, Philippines.

PDEA 7 Taps Cebu Teambuilding Facilitators Network to Facilitate Their Team Building Event

On the 26th of November 2016, Cebu Teambuilding Facilitators Network makes a little contribution to the Philippine government's drug war by facilitating the team building program of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Region 7.

Cebu Team Building Facilitators Network Brings the Mental Assassin to Cebu

The highlight of 2016 for Cebu Teambuilding Facilitators Network was holding its first ever public workshop. CTFN brought in Justin Piñon, the country's top mentalist, to Cebu for a day of fun-filled learning. The event was dubbed Now I See You Bai! The Mental Assassin Goes to Cebu.




Prior to the event, CTFN affiliates also attended an exclusive session with Justin to learn the basics of mentalism.


Cebu Teambuilding Facilitators Network in 2016
CTFN affiliates attend an exclusive session with mentalist Justin Piñon


Read: CTFN Meets Mentalist Justin Piñon


December 2016

Cebu City Budget Office Entrust Their Team Building Programs to Cebu Teambuilding Facilitators Network

The Cebu City Budget Office was 1 of 4 Cebu City Hall departments who availed of the services of Cebu Teambuilding Services in the last quarter of 2016. Their event was held on 2-3 December 2016 at the Montebello Villa Garden Hotel in Banilad, Cebu City, Philippines. CTFN affiliates Philipp Chen Tan and Lorenzo Jose Cahig handled the workshop.


Cebu City Budget Office team building program 2016


Read: Cebu City Budget Office Team Building in Cebu City, Philippines

DepEd Lapulapu Hosts DepEd Pasig Team Building 2016 with Cebu Teambuilding Facilitators Network

The Finance Department of the Department of Education-Pasig City had it's team building seminar hosted by DepEd Lapulapu City and facilitated by Cebu Teambuilding Facilitators Network in December 2016.

Cebu Teambuilding Facilitators Network Goes to San Remigio for Yearender

To cap off a wonderful year for the organization, nine (9) affiliates of the Cebu Teambuilding Facilitators Network headed up to the northern Cebu town of San Remigio for a year-end thanksgiving party and strategic planning session for 2017. The event was held at Villa Elisea, site of the proposed team building wonderland and owned by the family of CTFN affiliate Philipp Chen Tan.


Read: CTFN Goes to San Remigio for 2017 Strategic Planning

2016 was such a busy year for Cebu Teambuilding Facilitators Network, a great new beginning, and a glimpse of the exciting future to come. We look forward to a wonderful journey in 2017 and beyond. 

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