A Truly Unique Filipino Team Building Theme

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Cebu Teambuilding Services constantly thinks of new ways to make each team building experience novel and unique. Our latest offering are team building themes that revolve around activities unique to Filipino culture.

Filipino Art and Culture Team Building Theme

The team building theme built around Filipino Art and Culture will utilize activities in traditional and indigenous Filipino dance, music, food, games, and visual art.

Filipino Folk Dance. Filipino folk dance include tiniklingpandanggo sa ilaw, and itik-itik.

Filipino Music. Activities involving Filipino music may utilize activities such as learning to sing folk songs, learning to play indigenous Filipino instruments, creating or recreating popular Filipino musical improvisations.

Guitar. The guitar industry is popular in Cebu. Cebuanos have a developed a love affair with the acoustic guitar.

Combo Lata. The combo lata is the Filipino take on improvising percussion instruments using empty cans, elastic rubber band strips, cloth, and tons of resourcefulness.

Filipino Food. Team building activities may also involve the preparation of traditional and ethnic Filipino food. Conceptualization of the kind of food items to be prepared in a way that it is sensitive to the diversity of religious and cultural backgrounds of participants.

Filipino Visual Art. Team building activities centered around Filipino Visual Art may include activities in traditional Filipino painting, sculpture and woodcarving, among others.

Filipino Traditional Games Team Building Theme

The team building theme built around traditional and indigenous Filipino games utilizes play-based initiatives that are traditionally Filipino.

Patintero. Patintero is played with 5 players per team. The defending teams defends the lines on the playing square so that no offensive player can get from one end to the other and back.

Takyan. A version of the Sipa  game wherein a pato made of flat lead washer and plastic twine is used instead of the rattan ball. The objective of the game is to keep the pato in the air for as many kicks as possible.

Tumbang Preso. Players try to knock down a can in the middle of a circle with slippers. Once the can is knocked down, the “it” must return it to its original upright position and try to tag the other players who try to retrieve their slippers.

Siatong. An outdoor game played with two rattan sticks, one short(6 inches) and one long(12 to 18 inches). The first round of the game is played by placing the short stick perpendicular to a hole in the ground and with the use of the longer stick, get it as far as possible with one motion. The second round is done by having a part of the end of the short stick protrude from the hole in the ground, then have the long stick hit it so that it gets up in the air and further hit it to get it as far as possible before it hits the ground.

Pabitin. Players try to retrieve items attached to a grid of squares suspended in the air.

Hitting the Palayok. A blindfolded member of the team tries to hit a palayok(clay pot) suspended in the air while the others try to retrieve items from the broken palayok.

Kadang-kadang. Kadang-kadang is a usually played as a race that requires the skill of walking on bamboo stilts. A variation of the game is done with participants walking on halved coconut shells attached to strings held by the hand.


Filipino Myths & Legends Team Building Theme

A team building theme can also be built around concepts of Filipino Myths and Legends(Mga Alamat).  Activities may involve recreating Filipino mystical creatures, theatrical recreation, interpretation and retelling of legends.

Other Filipino Team Building Themes

Other Filipino-inspired team building themes may involve the learning of the Baybayin script, a pre-Hispanic system of writing, and the construction of functional items that are uniquely Filipino.

To get a quote for a team building theme that is inspired by the Filipino culture, one may fill out the form HERE or e-mail us at thadz@teambuildingph.net.

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