Mr. Dionnie P. Gersana’s Speech
(Representative to Mayor Oscar S. Moreno as Guestspeaker)
During the GREENPASTURES CORP.’s 1st Year Anniversary
October 12, 2014
Dynasty Court Hotel
Cagayan de Oro City
Maayong buntag kaninyong tanan!! Wow, I did not expect, wala ko mag-expect nga ingon ani ka daghan ang crowd…and I’m sure, hunahuna ni Mayor Moreno is with us this afternoon, pero nga he could not be with us because he’s preparing for his travel to Thailand on tuesday, and his flight is 9AM this tuesday. Unya Dili lang kini siya ordinanyo nga travel to Thailand but ang iyang pagadto sa Thailand because he was invited to talk, as a resource person siya in one of the international meetings of USAID which will be held in Thailand…..so all expenses paid for by USAID and that we are honored that our Mayor is one of the resource persons in that international conference which will happen in Thailand this coming Tuesday. That is why he could not be with us this afternoon.
A very good afternoon to all of you, especially to , to me, is a genius guy, one of a genius guy in the province of Misamis Oriental and Cagayan de Oro City, no less than the CEO and President of GreenPastures , Mr. Rey Paraguya, and also his brother who is helping the company, si Narz B. Paraguya, ang akong kaubanan kanhi sa Commission on Population, si Cristy Dagaraga. Si Cristy dili gyud nako siya malimtan because first time nako sa POPCOM nga nag-uban mi there was a fellowship tapos she sang a song entitled …PEOPLE , paborito kaayo na nga kanta ni Cristy, and also one of my favorite song (then sang “people, people who needs people)…guapo kaayo na, tsada, dili gyud nako makalimutan and interpretation ni Cristy when she sang PEOPLE. So it just happen nga nagkabulag mi ni Cristy sa trabahuan because then former Regional Director Romy Balandra (may he rest in peace), he was invited by no less than the Mayor, Mayor Magtajas to be his City Administrator so wala sad ko nakabalibad pag-ingon nya, Dion, uban ka sa ako sa City Hall because without Dir. Balandra dili sad ko kaabot sa Cagayan de Oro kay I used to be the City Population Officer of Surigao City tapos when he came back from Region 7 didto siya nagsugod sa Surigao, from Cebu to Surigao nag-eroplano siya, and I promise nga ako’y magmeet sa iya sa airport and then miingon dayon siya, youll be one of my Senior staff at the Regional Office, so wala ko kabalibad, then pagbalhin sab niya sa City Hall, wala sad ko kabalibad pagdala niya sa ako, that’s why ang akong tour with the city government of Cagayan de Oro.
In behalf of City Mayor Oscar Serina Moreno, I would like to congratulate the GREENPASTURES family, headed by no other than Mr. Rey B. Paraguya. It would be too limiting to perceive this occasion as a mere milestone in the history of Greenpastures. I truly believe GreenPastures’ path has been entwined with the structures and people, kamo nga mga katawhan nga nagsuporta sa GreenPastures that enhance its corporate accountability and promote the products of GreenPastures, and also, honesty among its people. As an outsider, I could sense that GreenPastures has undergone remarkable transformation from a simple humble beginnings, from a simple small medium enterprise now to be “LOCALLY GLOBAL” (atong pakpakan mga igsoon), LOCALLY GLOBAL, what a fitting way to celebrate your first (1st) Year Anniversary. To the people behind the success of GreenPastures you don’t have to look far to see some of the most immediate challenges before you…there are many problems today which will require solutions within the next few years. In today’s technology, internet, other devices e.g. cellphones, i-pads, i-phones and mirage of other devices are contributing to our growing needs, and like you, you will try to adopt every possibilities to be innovative for the advancement of your company as your service to our people. You are fortunate to work in a company where you can wake up everyday and feel good about what you do… so, lahi kaayo kung nagtrabaho ka sa kompanya nga pagmata nimo bug-at ang imong lawas because dili nimo masabot ang katuyuan but here in GreenPastures you work in a company and you can wake up everyday and feel good about what you do….. once again its time for me to CONGRATULATE all the beloved employees and the management team for working productively and meeting all the deadlines and, coming up with new products, that’s what were going to unveil today, coming up with new products to meet the growing needs of your clientele. For the city government of Cagayan de Oro we darely say we are proud to have GreenPastures in the city of Golden Friendship… being in your own way have contributed for the development and promotion of Cagayan de Oro City. So, on this 1st year anniversary of GreenPastures, make use of the momentum, optimism , the memories and the lessons of the past year to guide you all through the next. Thank you and congratulations to the Achievers, to everyone for gracing this special event, let us enjoy this afternoon’s program and something special as organized by GreenPastures…. May GOD continue to bless GreenPastures, its founder, CEO and President, the management team and its people. Thank You very much, good afternoon and ….. GOD bless us ALL!!
Ma. C. V. Dagaraga
Business Development Officer