Convergys Cebu Opens 2018 YOUnified HUGYAW with Fun Run for Charity

Convergys HUGYAW, the biggest BPO employee event in Cebu launched its 6th year this April with a unique and remarkable charity fun run as opening ceremony. 6,750 Convergys employees from 8 sites were joined by family and friends for the “RUN AS ONE” held at the Cebu Business Park. To give back to the community, registration fees for running slots were set and all proceeds were donated to the Philippine Accessible Disability Services Inc. (PADS), a non-government organization working to enable persons-with-disabilities grow as independent and empowered citizens.

Employees raised a total of Php 337,350 for PADS, which will help in the latter’s efforts to provide wheelchairs, fund adaptive sports programs, and support the Special Education (SPED) centers in different public schools in Cebu. The donation was turned over to PADS representatives, who also joined in the run.

Aside from the fun run opening ceremony and its philanthropic purpose, an artistic showcase was also put on display from an inter-site mural painting competition. And in line with unique components and added activities this year, HUGYAW extends to almost 3 months. Employee-favorite activities such as sportsfests, employee-produced short film festival, alternative beauty pageant, dance and singing contests and others that will be featured in the grand culmination in June, are all included. Last year’s culmination event drew 21,000 employees joined by their loved ones, and was a full-day family affair. The participation is expected to be matched or exceeded this year. 

Finally, Hugyaw expands its name to “YOUnified: Hugyaw” this 2018, as the engagement program will include other sites located in Metro Manila and Bacolod later in the year, carrying the YOUnified shared name. The employee event series demonstrates that Convergys is not only a great company to grow a career, but also one that provides a great experience to build camaraderie and showcase personal talents.

“YOUnified Hugyaw is the celebration of unity, sportsmanship and teamwork, capturing the spirit and vibrance of our Convergys Cebu team. That it is now on its 6th year and expanding to sister sites in Manila and Bacolod is a testament to the high level of employee engagement and great caliber of talent shared in our organization. This is also one of the many ways we show appreciation for the hard work and dedication of our colleagues, and how they celebrate life and serve the community. I am overwhelmed with pride to be part of this amazing team!” says Jojo Reyes, Convergys Philippines Group Vice President of Operations, at the Cebu opening ceremony.

Convergys YOUnified Hugyaw originated in Cebu since 2012, and beginning this year, will continue in site clusters in Manila as YOUnified: Siklab and in Bacolod as YOUnified: Sinadya.

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