Primer Group's Annual Get-Together: A Highschool Throwback

February 20, 2020

Primer Group Fight!

Last February 7, 2020, Primer Group of Companies gathered its Metro Manila employees, especially its store associates, for a fun annual get-together at the Manila Hotel Tent City! Themed Primer Academy Foundation Day, the Annual Get-together featured high school-inspired surprises. 

Check out what went on at the Primer Group AGT 2020:


  1. Manila Hotel Tent City turned into a fun high school called Primer Academy celebrating its Foundation Day through a school fair! 

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These dancing tube men and balloon arc welcomed Primer employees a.k.a. Primer Academy students on that day

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While waiting for the program to start, employees played at the game booths

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Those who won at the game booths received fun prizes

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Just like court side reporters, our KaPrimer satellite hosts interviewed colleagues about their feels on that day.

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Our photo wall was a black board! How cute is that?


2. With their death-defying stunts and breathtaking routine, the NU Pep Squad astounded the crowd with their opening performance.

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The squad spelled out PRIMER while wearing their JanSport backpacks. They even created a Primer chant!

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3. The Board of Directors (BODs) told stories about memorable happenings in the 34 years that Primer Group has been in the industry.

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Managing Director Jerry Sy delivered the opening remarks in his own way and words, making it truly genuine and heartfelt

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President and Chief Executive Officer Jimmy Thai expressed his gratitude to KaPrimers who dedicated their time and effort for the company

4. This year’s Primer’s Got Talent was a Group A Capella contest, where representatives from different business units showcased their vocal prowess.

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Retail group performed a medley of some of the most iconic Philippine advertisements

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New Ventures group dedicated their piece to those affected by the recent calamities that hit the world this early 2020

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Industrial One (Warehouse and Warehouse Coop) group sang songs that motivate those who are feeling down and lost

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Shared Services group rendered a dramatic performance of a classic OPM song

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In their Glee-like performance, Industrial Two group enacted a cute high school romance musical

5. Of course, the Annual Get-Together would not be complete without recognizing employees who have stayed loyal to the company for five, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 years.

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15 year loyalty awardees

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20 year loyalty awardees

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20 year loyalty awardees

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25 year loyalty awardees

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30 year loyalty awardees

6. We also put the spotlight on the talents of our dear KaPrimers!

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Primer’s rap prodigies Edmund Cedeno of Columbia SM Cebu, Gerald Monisit of DC Ayala Cebu, Glenn Cruzada of Quiksilver SM Cebu, Ariel Egdamin of Columbia SM Seaside

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Primer break dance master Jhoarn Serrano of Hydro Flask SM Seaside

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Best in Group Costume 1st Runner Up Marketing Services Division

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Best in Group Costume Grand Champion Aeroworx

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KaPrimer winners of the AGT Host Search

7. The highlight of the night: OPM classic icon Rico Blanco thrilled the Primer audience with his well-loved songs!

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With his musical talents and charm…

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… plus his ultra highly energetic level of performance,

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Rico Blanco made the crowd go wild!

8. Just like our guest performer, Primer’s Got Talent performers also received much appreciation from the audience.

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2nd Runner Up: New Ventures

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1st Runner Up: Industrial Two

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Grand Champion: Shared Services

9. Employees were at the edge of their seats as the names of the Grand Prize winners were drawn. Prizes raffled off were Php 34,000, trip for two to Malaysia, trip for two to Taiwan, and a brand new motorcycle.

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Managing Director Johnny Thai did the honor of drawing the lucky winners of the raffle