Outstanding Shell employees shine at 31st Crystal Awards
The 2019 Crystal awardees are: (Left to right) Manny de Castro, Offshore Marine Lead; Sam San Luis, Lead Tech Electrical; Cheryll Lucas-Ignacio, Technical Safety Engineer; Manolito Pita, Supply Base Manager; and Jericho Rivera, Discipline Engineer – MMI

Five Shell Philippines Exploration B.V. (SPEX) employees who exemplify passion, commitment and dedication in strengthening the vision of SPEX were part of the prestigious list of the Shell Crystal Awards held recently at Grand Hyatt Hotel, Bonifacio Global City. The awardees were also treated to a special congratulatory dinner with the members of the Country Coordinating Team prior to the awards ceremony. The Crystal Award is given to Shell’s great men and women whose hard work has brought impressive results for the company.

This year, SPEX granted it to Sam San Luis, Lead Tech Electrical; Jericho Rivera, Discipline Engineer – MMI; Cheryll Lucas-Ignacio, Technical Safety Engineer; Manolito Pita, Supply Base Manager; and Manny de Castro, Offshore Marine Lead.

Sam San Luis says, “I never expected that at this stage of my career, I’ll be highly recognized for my humble contributions to our organization. Definitely, I consider this as one of the highlights of my career.” For Jericho Rivera, it is a testament that hard work pays off. “Getting this recognition exhibits that hard work pays off and it makes me more excited to accomplish great things for the organization.”

Cheryll Lucas-Ignacio remarks that receiving a Crystal Award is akin to winning an Oscars. “It feels like all the hard work and sacrifices that I did paid off. I felt that my company and colleagues value the work that I do, making me more motivated to do my best at work.” Manolito Pita ecstatically says, “I can’t believe it! I promise that I will share my award not only to my family but also to my colleagues because I won’t achieve this award without them.”

Manny de Castro or ‘Capt. Manny’ as his colleagues call him says, “I’ve felt successfully great and humbled. Greatness is normally defined with one’s success. But for me, greatness is that kind of success, bourne and founded with humility and values, and shared with those who’ve made you great.”

Crystal Awards is a tangible proof on how SPEX puts value in its greatest asset – the people. Spurring the workforce to journey towards excellence, SPEX, through Crystal Awards, ignites passion and commitment among its employees to continue powering the country towards progress.

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