Working in an office environment could mean a lot of things, good and bad. While majority of workers regard it as primary source of livelihood, it may also be a source of stress especially to those who have been in the public service for a number of years already.
Work-related stress, otherwise known as pressure, strain, anxiety and tension along with its underlying negative effects need to be addressed in order to prevent its likelihood of developing into a long term problem. Fact of the matter is, irrespective of one’s level of workload and earning capacity, every worker is susceptible to stress.
As part of its Health and Wellness Program mandated by the Civil Service Commission, the Land Registration Authority recognizes the need to address work-related anxiety of whatever kind. The agency has embarked into several fitness activities to entice employees to get involved into an active, fit, and dynamic lifestyle. The main objective of this worthwhile program is “to inculcate in us the importance of a healthy lifestyle and a regimen of regular physical fitness strategy to reduce the level of risk factor of heart diseases” (CSC MC No. 06, s. 1995, reiterated by MC No. 8, series of 2011).
Hereunder is the list of fitness and sports activities that any LRA, Registry of Deeds, and LARES employees may engage into after office hours:
1. Boxing. This combat sport where two people wearing protective gloves throw punches at each other for a fixed period (in a boxing ring). It is available to all LRA, RD, and LARES during Mondays and Wednesdays at the Multi-purpose Hall, 5th Level, LRA Building, from 4:00 to 6:00 in the afternoon.
Interested participants may contact Mr. Rommel G. Erice of the Legal Service Department.
2. Badminton. This popular racket sport played using racquets in order to hit a shuttlecock across a net has become one of the favorite sports of combined LRA, RD and LARES employees. Several tournaments, mostly government-sponsored, have been held and participated in by the LRA Badminton Team.
The Team placed third during a match, subsidized by LRA partners Ayala Corporation and Ayala Land Inc. held on December 09, 2017 at Centro Athletico Badminton Sports Center. For the schedule of weekly games, interested players may contact Mr. Sherwin T. Velasco of Human Resource Development Division and Ms. Adelina M. Corpuz of Land Registration Cases Division.
3. Volleyball. A century-old sport which originated in the United States, volleyball is a team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net. Each team tries to score points by grounding a ball on the other team’s court under organized rules.
As one of the most popular games in the country today, the LRA Volleyball Team has been actively joining inter-government playoffs for several years now. Interested players may coordinate with Ms. Imelda B. Teneza of the Office of Deputy Administrator for Administration and Ms. Charisse C. Amurao of Land Projection Section for the schedule of games usually held during Tuesdays or Thursdays at the LRA Grounds.
4. Table Tennis. Also known as ping pong, table tennis is a sport in which two or four players hit a lightweight ball back and forth across a table using small bats. The game takes place on a hard table divided by a net.
This all-time favorite sport is mostly played by LRA, RD and LARES employees at the second and third floors of LRA Building, every Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 to 6:00 in the afternoon. Players may contact Engr. Alan D. Nague of Subdivision and Consolidation Division.
5. Zumba. is a widely-known exercise fitness program created by Colombian dancer and cyclist-choreographer Alberto “Beto” “Power Pedal” Perez during the 1990s.
The LRA, RD and LARES employees gather from 4:00 to 5:00 in the afternoon at the LRA Multi-Purpose Hall every Tuesdays and at the Upper Ground Floor every Thursdays. For details about LRA Zumba, please contact Engr. Helen J. Tababa of Subdivision and Consolidation Division and Ms. Irma C. Encisa of Disbursement Section.
6. Mountain trekking. Also known as mountaineering, the sport of climbing mountains (including rock climbing) is considered as one of the toughest outdoor sports which involves hurdling challenges by the use of patience, endurance and perseverance. The combined team of hikers from LRA, RD and LARES employees usually schedules trek once a month depending on the number of interested participants. For schedule of treks, please contact Mr. Marion Jay C. Estacio of ICTD, Mr. Edgar O. Rayoso of Land Registration Monitoring Division and/or Ms. Adelina M. Corpuz of Land Registration Cases Division.
On top of the aforementioned fitness activities, the Honorable LRA Administrator Renato D. Bermejo has spearheaded the launching of LRA Wellness Program dubbed “Therapeutic Massage”. Made possible by the active support of the General Services Division, this project endeavors to provide a relaxing treat to the LRA, RD and LARES employees. Launched in coordination with the Federation of Quezon City Masseurs, this therapeutic delight is open every Wednesdays from 1:00 to 5:00 in the afternoon at the 5th Floor, LRA Dorm, LRA Building.