After two long years, Eternal Gardens once again recognized its top sales producers during its Grand Annual Awards Night for 2021 last April 28 at the Citystate Tower Hotel in Ermita, Manila. The event, which was entitled Our Heroes and Legends, was also broadcasted via Zoom to the sales associates who were not able to join the awarding ceremony.
In his keynote speech, Guest of Honor and Dagupan City Mayor Marc Brian C. Lim praised the top sales producers of Eternal Gardens, saying that “all of you are deserving of the awards that you will be receiving tonight. I am truly honored and privileged to be part of tonight’s occasion.”
Lim began his message by sharing the story of how he met Eternal Gardens founder, Ambassador Antonio L. Cabangon Chua, years ago when his father, the late former Dagupan City Mayor Benjamin S. Lim, asked him to join them for a private lunch. “If you want to talk about legends and heroes, Amba is a legend and hero. We are all here today because of what he has built through the years. And the next legends and heroes are the siblings who will take this business further,” he said, adding that “all of us here tonight are also heroes in our own right. Despite the difficult circumstances that we have encountered in the last two years because of the pandemic, we still hit our sales target.”
For his part, Eternal Gardens Chairman and Chief Executive Officer D. Edgard A. Cabangon extended his heartfelt thanks and congratulations to all the outstanding sales associates. “Nagpapasalamat kami sa inyo dahil sa inyong pagmamalasakit, commitment, at dedication sa ating kumpanya. Paulit-ulit kong sinasabi na dahil sa inyo, nandito kami, at patuloy na magpupursigi na i-develop pa ang Eternal Gardens,” he said. Cabangon also thanked Mayor Lim for gracing the event despite his busy schedule because of the campaign. He is currently running for reelection. “We are very grateful at may bisita tayo, si Mayor Brian Lim, na itinuturing na nating pamilya,” Cabangon said.
Other Eternal Gardens executives were also present to welcome the awardees, namely Vice Chairman Benjamin V. Ramos, President and Chief Operating Officer Numeriano B. Rodrin, Vice President for Sales & Marketing Jose Antonio V. Rivera, and Vice President for Finance Marvin C. Timbol.
The 2021 Awardees were led by Saturnina G. Alcantara, first place, General Agency Manager category; Helen S. Constan, first place, Regular Unit Manager category; Ric G. Barte, first place, Regular Sales Counselor category; Maria Cecilia M. Romasanta, first place, League Manager category, and Rachelle Anne M. Aguilar, first place, Sales Counselor category.
As part of their incentives, the qualified sales associates were treated to an all-expenses paid trip to Puerto Princesa, Palawan.
Founded by Ambassador Cabangon Chua in 1976, Eternal Gardens currently operates a total of 11 memorial parks found in key cities around the country including Caloocan City (in Baesa); the Cities of Dagupan, Biñan and Batangas, in two barangays (Balagtas and Concepcion); and the Cities of Lipa, Naga, Cabanatuan, Santa Rosa, Cagayan de Oro, and Cabuyao.
Image credits: PHOTO BY RUDY ESPERAS