35th Anniversary Seafarers’ and Corporate Christmas Party

“Bayanihan”, the unique Filipino virtue of communal unity, work, and cooperation has defined Abojeb since its founding 35 years ago.

Last November 5, principals, seafarers and their families, service providers, and employees gathered at the SMX Convention Center Manila to celebrate Abojeb’s 35th year with the theme, “The Bayanihan Spirit Lives On”. Glitz and glamour filled Sunday night’s event with a powerhouse presence of key individuals who have made Abojeb a strong maritime and manpower company. Joint achievements made possible through deep partnerships throughout the years were celebrated by everyone.

A grand production number opened the evening. Performing to the tune of Piliin Mo Ang Pilipinas (Choose Philippines), Abojeb staff together with Sindaw Dancers executed it perfectly choreographed dance while wearing proudly Flipino-made costumes.

Certainly, it was a night full of reasons to revel as the partnership between the largest Filipino restaurant chain, Jollibee and Abojeb was revealed during the welcome speech of the Abojeb Managing Director, Carl Martin Faannessen.

One of the highlights was the “Parade of Flags” with the children of our maritime professionals wearing outfits of the various professions onboard. It was truly a heart-warming number which drew the loudest applause that night.

Parokya ni Edgar, one of the famous Filipino bands entertained the audience with its classic hits and brought the house down while Silk Band ended the night with its dance songs collection which called all dancing feet to the dance floor.

The entirety of Abojeb is grateful to have celebrated its 35th year. The tremendous support and trust given by its valued clients, who have flown all the way from different parts of the world to witness this milestone and be part of this memorable moment is priceless. Employees have worked silently in the background to deliver results and surpass expectations.  And lastly, its beloved seafarers and land-based workers whose loyalty and hard work have marked the seal that Abojeb is a provider of competent and dedicated workforce.