By J. Pampio A. Abarintos
December 12, 2007, Christmas knocked on the doors of CA Cebu
Station. Albeit quite early, the Cebu Station celebrated its
Christmas Party themed “One Mind, One Voice, One Heart.”
bless the occasion, a holy mass was celebrated at 3:30 p.m.
After which, an early dinner followed where the Children’s Joy
Foundation serenaded the crowd with melodious Christmas carols.
Then came the programme. Everybody could feel the highly
charged atmosphere, as the party was one of the best-attended
and well-participated Christmas parties of the Statino.
for the first prize of PhP4,000.00, the best from the JRD,
Administrative Unit, Eighteenth Division and its DCC, Nineteenth
Division and its DCC, and Twentieth Division and its DCC, showed off
their talents and wowed the crowd with panache. Among the five
contenders, the Nineteenth Division bagged the prize. Their
number consisted of native dance sequences from Luzon, Visayas and
Mindanao, representing the three Stations of the Court of Appeals.
In the end, all the dances beautifully merged to show unity of one
integrated Court of Appeals, in the celebration of Christmas.
games were very competitive as well, but the raffle was quite
everyone’s treat! Not one employee went home empty-handed
that night, as there were prizes for all, ranging from a dozen
sardines, to electric irons, to beauty products, to thermos jugs, to
crocs shoes, to electric fans, DVD players and other home and kitchen
appliances to the hotly coveted grand prize of one WOW Magic Sing!
fine, it truly was an enjoyable and memorable affair. Aside
from reveling in holiday cheers, it was also a rather perfect way to
rejoice in the achievements of year 2007. Like the years
before, 2007 was a hardworking and fruitful year for the Cebu
Station. Since its inception in September 2004 up to October of
2007, the Station had expeditiously disposed of a total of 6,988
cases, shattering the age-old prejudice of lethargy of the
forward to year 2008, the bounded task of dispensing swift and speedy
justice in the Visayas all the more becomes the ultimate mission.
Inspired by an encouraging track record, powered by a sincere passion
for law and equity, and guided by lessons of the past years, the CA
Cebu Station fearlessly forges on to discharge its ordained duties
and responsibilities in the preservation and enhancement of
appellate court justice. Together with CA Cagayan de Oro and
headed by CA Manila, the intangible rewards of earnest public service
and the vision of a better and stronger Court of Appeals are slowly,
but surely, coming to fruition.