Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Cebu celebrates with Alden Richards at Convergys YOUNIVERSE

Cebu was packed with much energy and excitement when the Philippines' largest private employer, Convergys launched the Convergys YOUNIVERSE at Ayala Terraces in Cebu last October 18. 
With its tagline create and celebrate, guests were encouraged to participate in many fun activities and even open their doors to opportunities as several booths were set up for willing applicants. Music was a big part of the event as well, with fantastic music performances from Cebu's homegrown talents DJ Nish and DJ LV, bands Pandora and Skankin Brews and even Up Dharma Down!
But the biggest highlight of the night (and I definitely think Cebuanos agree with me on this) was the arrival of the one and only Pambansang Bae Alden Richards at the event as he was the celebrated face of success of Convergys. Alden not only graced the event, but toured the sites and offices as well. 
In an interview I've had with him, Alden remarked on his journey to success, “Of course there were times that I doubted.  But what would I have gained by quitting?  I like the feeling of challenging myself.”   With his story of hard work and perseverance, Alden truly exhibits the key essentials in achieving goals which Convergys team members also attribute to.
Convergys also proudly celebrated their dominance in Cebu with 8 sites, 13,000 employees, and counting. The company also announced that they would be hiring 2, 400 new employees this October to November. 
Convergys President for Asia-Pacific Ivic Mueco, “Our extraordinary growth in Cebu over the last 12 years is due to our talented and dedicated employees who deliver excellent service for our clients’ customers. Cebu is a critical part of our Philippine operations, and we remain committed to continuing this growth and being an active partner in building our communities.”
Convergys Group Vice President of Operations Jojo Reyes added, “We are grateful for what we have achieved through the people of Cebu. We want to continue giving them the best opportunities by joining Convergys and growing in their careers; supporting global, top brands of every industry we support. Whether it is in telecommunications, technology, financial services, retail or healthcare – the choice is theirs.”
As growth is nurtured in Convergys, the company along with Alden continue to inspire and open new pathways to success for Filipinos, giving them hope and a chance for a future in their own YOUniverse.
About Convergys
Convergys, a global leader in customer management, has presence in 34 sites and employs 63,000 individuals in the Philippines. The company holds a Hall of Fame status as Best Company and Best Employer from the International ICT Awards.  Convergys also actively supports the communities where they operate through its corporate social responsibility programs such as Give A Bag Of Hope and Convergys Connects for Education.  For more info, check out or #ConvergysPH.

Team Convergys Cebu: (L-R) Senior Director for Operations Potski Alvarez, Cebu i2 Site Director Brenda Lyn Chua, Cebu Arcenas Site Director Jane Delgado, brand ambassador Alden Richards, Group Vice President for Operations Jojo Reyes, Cebu i3 Director Vijayadithan Anur Ravindran, Senior Director for Talent Acquisition Lorelie Juntilla, Cebu Jcentre Site Director Srinivas Jonnalagadda and Cebu TGU Site Director Joseph Prisco Milo

Convergys Global Head Copywriter Felipe Jose 'Pipo' Gonzales, Brand Associate Rizelle Bernales and Brand Lead Anvico Juner 'AJ' AvaƱez

Alden with Senior Director for Talent Acquisition Lorelie Juntilla and Senior Director for Global Branding Zeus 'Sonny' Divina
Convergys Group VP Jojo Reyes giving his thank you speech to the audience
Convergys Senior Director for Operations Potski Alvarez sharing the story of Convergys' humble beginnings
Totally loving Cebu!

Me with the Pambansang Bae and Convergys ambassador Alden Richards!

The Manila cutie LA Aguinaldo sharing some love in Cebu!

One of Manila's top female models Jessica Yang

My friend and lovely model Tola Orendain testing her aiming skills at the Darts vs. Balloons booth
Kodak shot of Brazilian model Daniel Diniz at the Ring Toss booth

Looks like Brazilian hottie Hans Weiser has his eyes on the prize. Ha!

These guys really know where the fun is!

A talented singer, hardworking, persevering and very charming! I mean, just look at that smile! Don't you just love Alden Richards?!

Pandora's lead singer Dhee Evangelista hails from Cebu

Paul Caca of Skankin Brews is totally all out Reggae!

OPM band Up Dharma Down never fails to make the night worthwhile.

DJ LV (above photo) and DJ Nish (below) blew the roof off the place with their electric beats!