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TransChorale Sang on United Nations Night!

TransChorale (from L to R): Chris, Shelly, K, Mapi, Atong, Mona, Oca, Nemy, Raymund, Joy, Tonet, Art, Meinette, Dess, Daleah (partly hidden), Rodel, Tonet, Rachel, Chito, Tristan, Doy, Ruben, and Mayet with 
UN Resident Coordinator & UNFPA Representative
Happy Feeters Doc Oknoy, Ruth, and RUNNING DIVA
(Photos Courtesy of Doy M)

TransChorale was invited by United Nations to sing songs of hope and inspiration to the United Nations family in the Philippines last October 24 at Makati Sports Club.

Running Diva was a part of this singing group but left this group the month before for good due to change in employment. Here she was invited once again to sing with them. This time, as a renegade alto. The group rendered two songs, Tuwing Umuulan & a Medley Paraiso/Better World, these are songs composed by Ryan Cayabyab about the environment and caring for people to make this world a better place.

TransChorale is the National Transmission Corporation’s (TransCo) premiere singing ambassadors. Formed at the TransCo Head Office in Diliman, Quezon City in April 2003, TransChorale exists to help contribute to TransCo’s corporate culture, institution building, and enhancement efforts. Comprised of bonafide employees of TransCo, this band of brothers and sisters are also professionals in their own right: engineers, accountants, HR practitioners, programmers, writers, statisticians, financial analysts, secretaries and clerks.

With their musical director Mr. Robert M. Delgado, former member and resident arranger of the Philippine Madrigal Singers, popularly known as MADZ, all 30 TransChorale members have been passionately performing and representing the Corporation in various corporate and social functions. In August 2004, the group successfully mounted their first major concert at the Abelardo Hall in UP Diliman, Quezon City with their first mentor, Prof. Augusto Espino. Their choreographer for this concert was Mr. Jojo Lucila of the Chameleon Dance Company. Since then, proceeds from their next two concerts were donated to the elderly, abandoned, and sickly children under the care of the Missionaries of Charity in Tayuman, Manila. Another beneficiary is the St. Joseph the Worker Chapel in Tandang Sora, Quezon City.

Last June 2008, TransChorale held a dinner concert to raise funds for the victims of typhoon Frank which devastated Region VI area. TransChorale continues to inspire through their songs and charity works.

About Transchorale By Carmelo A

The United Nations was established in the aftermath of a devastating war, to strengthen international relations and give peace a more secure foundation. But the United Nations is much more than a peacekeeper and a forum for conflict resolution. The UN and its family of agencies are engaged in a vast array of work that seeks to improve the lives around the world. To reaffirm the ideals by which the United Nations was founded, every year, on the 24th October, UN Day is celebrated.

United Nations system in the Philippines joins the rest of the world in commemorating this day. Recognizing the invaluable contribution of the UN staff and their families in promoting peace and development throughout the world, the United Nations family in the Philippines is organizing UN Night with the theme, “Unity in Diversity,” which aims to build camaraderie and reaffirm commitment as international civil servants.

About UN By Ruth Honculada Georget

Paabilisan Road Race Series, 19 October 2008

Just an easy practice run for me after running my first 21k the Sunday before. Can’t push myself even if I was told by a fellow Happy Feet runner to aim a sub 1:00 time. I had a slight fever the night before but I wouldn’t want to miss this run. In fact, I look forward to this!

I thought I didn’t do well but the surprise of my life when I saw the results, I clocked 1:04.12 for the 10k run. As usual, the day wouldn’t be complete without the Happy Feet peeps having breakfast together at Paul Calvin’s Deli.

Thanks to Ruth and Doc Oknoy for facilitating my registration to this run. Thanks too for Coach Jo-ar for just being there just to say, “Go, Roselle!” when I was on my way to the the first turn around point, second loop.


Photo opp with the Happy Feet (from left to right):
Doc Oknoy, Ana, Queenie, me, Judah, Jesse, and Charles


A souvenir shot with Elma Muros-Posadas, a track and field athlete specializing in long jump and hurdles, a former member of the Philippine women’s track and field team, and a bemedalled athlete in the Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) track and field competitions (photo courtesy of vballrunner)