by Mary Jane O. Velasquez
“For with God, nothing shall be impossible.” – Luke 1:37
The 8th year anniversary of Ionique Mineral Resources Philippines Corporation (IMRPC) and VER1REV Enterprise was successfully held at 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm via Zoom last February 27. It was participated by more than a hundred participants from all over the Philippines and some other countries. This was the first celebration of the two companies held over the new normal.
The event started with a doxology that was facilitated by Ms. Meann Tee, the owner of the Product Distribution Outlet (PDO) in Sta. Mesa. It was followed by a video of the Philippine National Anthem and the introduction of the Emcees, Mr. Manuel Estandarte III and Ms. Lodelaine Bautista, the previous emcees of the 7th year anniversary and both holding the title of being Wellness Executive. After that, the opening remarks of Ms. Angelina Daquis, the general manager of the Naga City branch, was conducted.
Followed by a formal introduction to the first key speaker, Dr. Renato U. Paragas, the CEO of IMRPC and the medical director of VER1REV Enterprise conducted a seminar on Infection. He also entertained questions from the viewers in the open forum. It was an eye-opener to the viewers, especially with the theories discussed by the Waterdok on how infection is prevented and combated by only using water and minerals and how it is vital in the pandemic that we face.
After the open forum, an intermission number was done by the Naga City Branch employees. They had incorporated a role play of a person intoxicated by his bad habits, taking a toll on his life, and making him feel several diseases. The actor then goes to ask the advice of Dr. Paragas and promises to change his lifestyle. Subsequently, a sing and dance number for the WATERDOK was performed.
A formal introduction for the next key speaker followed. Mr. Bruce Anderson, the CEO of Mineral Resources International (MRI), gave an insightful speech on how Dr. Paragas and Dr. Opalla had welcomed him over the years of their anniversary, reminiscing experiences in the Philippines and with every leader of VER1REV Enterprise, and how their partnership continues to strengthen. At the end of his speech, he presented a Plaque of Appreciation to IMRPC and VER1REV Enterprise. In exchange, Dr. Paragas and Dr. Opalla also presented virtually a Plaque of Recognition to Mr. Anderson.
Three testimonials were also live for the event. One was diabetic and hypertensive for 10 years; one had tuberculous pneumonia and the other had stage 4 colon cancer that had spread to the liver and lungs. He also suffered from diabetes, hypertension, gouty arthritis and gallstones. They all expressed their gratitude to Dr. Paragas for successfully managing their diseases.
After that, the third key speaker for the event was introduced. Dr. Vernie C. Opalla, the President of VER1REV Enterprise and the COO of IMRPC, expressed her heartfelt experiences and gratitude to God on her journey with IMRPC and VER1REV. She explained that she hesitated to miss the celebration of the 8th anniversary so, she worked hard for two short weeks the preparation for the first-ever celebration of the anniversary virtually through the Zoom Meeting. She was very thankful because it turned out very successful. She also extended her gratitude to her leaders and every one that is in the mission with her and Dr. Paragas. She ended her talk with a video presentation of her journey from being a mother of four suffering many diseases, choosing between her teaching career and business, and having life-changing experiences with the IONIQUE® Minerals Drops.
The Cubao Branch reminisced memories of their attending the past anniversaries through a pre-recorded video participated by Ms. Mariz Dacillo, Ms. Meann Tee, Ms. Reya Angelica Villafuerte, Mr. Manuel Estandarte III, Ms. Lodelaine Bautista, Mr. Jonathan Mateo, Mr. Jessie Geminiano, and Ms. Angel Uriarte. All of them are excitedly looking forward to the venues of the next anniversaries. This was followed by live business testimonials given by Ms. Reya Angelica Villafuerte and Ms. Mariz Dacillo.
After the unity song was played, the giving of awards by Dr. Vernie C. Opalla was done. The Plaque of Achievement was awarded to Diamond Multi-Line Cooperative, the Product Distribution Center in Goa, Camarines Sur for being the best performing PDCenter of 2020. It received a gift amounting to P25,000.
The same Plaque of Achievement was given to the top three performing PDoutlets of 2020: 1st Place – PDO Digos City owned by Ms. Liza Ungab, receiving a gift amounting to P20,000, 2nd Place- PDO Pasay owned by Ms. Reya Angela Villafuerte receiving a gift amounting to P15,000 and 3rd Place was awarded to PDO-Ortigas owned by Ms. Mariz Dacillo, receiving a gift amounting to P10,000.
The Plaque of Recognition was given to the leaders with the highest contribution to the PASS the IONIQUE Love Gift promo. 1st Place went to Ms. Meann Tee, receiving a gift amounting to P10,000, 2nd Place was Mr. Dean Gerald Climaco, receiving a gift amounting to P8,000, and 3rd Place went to Mr. Marvin Sabinorio, receiving a gift amounting to P6,000.
The same Plaque of Recognition was given to the New PDOutlets of 2020 namely: PDO Nabua owned by Ms. Ivy Cailao, PDO Pili owned by Mr. Pol Manaog, PDO Libmanan owned by Ms. Suzette Alipante, PDO Lagonoy owned by Mr. Dean Gerald Climaco, and PDO Iriga City owned by Mr. Jhayvee Al Niño Velasquez.
The same Plaque of Recognition was given to the General Managers of the various branches namely: Ms. Angelina D. Galupo of Naga City Branch, Ms. Angelita S. Uriarte of Cubao Branch, Mr. Janmor L. Morales of Davao City Branch, and Ms. Melody V. Banaynal of Cebu City Branch.
The Plaque of Appreciation was also awarded to Ms. Analiza M. Begino of PDO Magarao for being the 2020 most active promoter of “Tubig at Mga Mineral”, and to Mr. Jonathan Mateo of PDO Pasig and Mr. Briton Rabe of PDO Danao Cebu for being the 2020 most active promoters of “Tubig at Mga Mineral” online.
The Certificate of Achievement and Wellness Executive Pin was awarded to Mr. Dan Angelo B. Garcia, Ms. Angela Esther P. DImabayao, and Ms. Jonalyn L. Agapito for successfully hurdling the Wellness Executive Advance Training Program conducted by Dr. Renato U. Paragas.
Last February 1 to February 25, the #IONIQUE_8yrs Promo was conducted among the PDOutlets of VER1REV Enterprise. They had to change their page’s profile picture to the official photo of IONIQUE Minerals 8th Anniversary and encourage people to like, share and comment #IoniqueMinerals(PDO). Ten Consolation Prize winners were the following POutlets: Ionique Minerals Daraga, Ionique Minerals Ortigas, Ionique Minerals Sta. Mesa, Ionique Minerals Lagonoy, Ionique Minerals Milaor, Ionique Minerals Nabua, Ionique Minerals Calabanga, Ionique Minerals Camiling, Ionique Minerals Libmanan, and Ionique Minerals Iriga City. They will receive the prize consisting of 10 bottles of 30 ml Ionique Minerals, 60 ml Ionique Minerals and Elemental Selenium. The top 5 winners are: 5th Place - Ionique Minerals Legazpi City receiving 15 bottles each of the 30 ml, 60 ml Ionique Minerals and Elemental Selenium; 4th Place - Ionique Minerals Dagupan receiving 20 bottles each of the 30 ml, 60 ml Ionique Minerals and Elemental Selenium; 3rd Place - Ionique Minerals Buhi, receiving 25 bottles each of the 30 ml, 60 ml Ionique Minerals and Elemental Selenium; 2nd Place - Ionique Minerals Pasig, receiving 30 bottles each of the 30 ml, 60 ml Ionique Minerals and Elemental Selenium, and 1st Place - Ionique Minerals Bombon, receiving 35 bottles each of the 30 ml, 60 ml Ionique Minerals and Elemental Selenium.
After the awarding, the raffles for the registration on the Zoom virtual celebration was conducted. 15 winners were chosen to win in each of the following categories: 120 ml + souvenir glass, 60 ml + souvenir glass, and 30 ml + souvenir glass.
The event culminated with the IMRPC song. Every participant expressed their greetings and gratitude to IMRPC, VER1REV, Dr. Renato U. Paragas and Dr. Vernie C. Opalla for their continuous mission of educating Filipinos of the concept of Tubig at Mga Mineral and being one with them as they journey to a country of health through balanced nutrition.
“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” – Romans 8:28
S - Shows gratitude to the Lord for every blessing they have received;
O - On-the-go for their check-up services;
A - Active in reaching out towards the sick;
R - Rising even in times of crisis;
I - Initiates a healthy lifestyle;
N - Nourishes every leader that is part of their mission;
G - Guides in cleansing the temple of God;
H - Hears every concern and addresses it;
I - Inwardly heals every aspect;
G - Glorifying the Lord for their growth;
H - Highly encouraging the art of sharing the T@M concept;
E - Engages in selfless act to bring back individuals to Him by managing health;
R - Reflects and gives importance to their greatest bond: their faith, trust and, love to the Lord.
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