To show strong support to the whole Civil Engineering Community, the Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers Qatar Chapter organized various activities during the whole month of November in line with the celebration of Civil Engineering Month in the Philippines.
Starting off the celebration, the PICE Qatar Board of Directors and officers, along with members, family, and friends, participated in a motorcade and traveled through a 21km stretch of road from Radisson Blue Hotel Salwa towards Al Rayyan Sports Club where the opening ceremony of the 9th President’s Cup was also held. Successively, the PICE Board of Directors together with Philippine Professional Organization – Qatar Chairman Adonis Q. Talabo, and Philippine Labor Attaché and head of Philippine Overseas Labor Office in Qatar Hon. Adam A. Musa, had met and discussed the events of PICE Qatar not only relating to the celebration but also, the programs for Kababayans here in Qatar and back in the Philippines.
On 7th November, Dinner for a cause was held at Zaitoon Restaurant. It was a night spent among PICE members and families who shared food and fun with a bonus live acoustic band, supporting the noble cause for the benefit of PICE Qatar’s scholarship program.
Stretched throughout the month, various sports activities such as Basketball, Tennis, and Bowling were arranged by the Sports Leisure, and Recreations Committee to promote camaraderie, teamwork, and most importantly a healthy lifestyle for all.
Intending to reach a bigger audience, PICE Qatar had a live on-air interview with Qabayan 94.3 FM’s RJ Kenzo on the 20th of November. 2021 President Mark Anthony P. Abendan together with Secretary Dave Sanchez and Founding President Roy Baquiran discussed the PICE Qatar history, mission and vision, Special Licensure Examination, and all the upcoming activities and programs organized and planned out by the chapter.
PICE Qatar also held a thanksgiving mass at the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary on the 21st of November, offering and giving back to the Lord all the praise and glory for another successful year in PICE Qatar.
Ultimately, PICE Qatar held its 15th General Assembly and Election of 2022 Board of Directors at Hilton West Bay Doha, Qatar. The Civil Engineering month theme for this year “Back to Basics in Foreseeing our Futures in Civil Engineering” was indeed timely as the PICE Qatar Hymn was launched for the first time. Titled “Dangal ng Bansang May Dangal” the song lyrics and video showcased a memory down the lane from the chapter’s humble beginnings towards reaching success and triumphs.