The 2018 Carriedo Cup Sportsfest, which started on January 12, 2018, has come to its conclusion on March 9, 2018 (Friday). All the players and supporters, especially the organizing committee of the 2018 Carriedo Cup, Engr. Nestor Lualhati, Atty. Anabelle Altuna and Mr. Ronald Abrigo felt the excitement of the culminating activity as new acquaintances and relationships were built and rekindled.
The closing program commenced with a performance by the DJEMES Haribon Fighters (Drum and Lyre group of Doña Josefa Elementary School) followed by the invocation by Mr. Xavier Cruz of Manila Water, welcome remarks by DA Zoilo Andin Jr. and keynote messages given by COO Randy Estrellado (Maynilad), Acting Deputy Administrator Alice Marie O. Cruz (LWUA), Justice Rudolf Philip Jurado(OGCC) and President & CEO Ferdinand Dela Cruz (Manila Water).
Ably emceed by Mr. Darren Fernandez, individual and group awards were given for all the sporting events including lawn tennis, darts, practical shooting, golf, chess, sungka, bowling, basketball, badminton and photography. Intermission numbers were provided by DJEMES Haribon Fighters (Drum and Lyre group of Doña Josefa Elementary School) and the Maynilad Cheer Dance Group.
A side slideshow was running throughout the ceremony showing the various photos taken of all the events throughout the tournament. A special slideshow of all nominees and awardees of the photography contest was streamed as well. Food and drinks were provided by all participating agencies as each provided its own kind of food.
The evening ended with the closing remarks by Administrator Reynaldo Velasco who gladly passed the baton to the next host of the Carriedo Cup, the Manila Water Group.