Employees of International Container Terminal Services, Inc.’s (ICTSI) flagship Manila International Container Terminal (MICT), who won houses as part of the Company’s employee rewards program, recently received the keys to their brand-new homes.
Sitting on a sprawling gated community within the heart of Cavite’s Tanza municipality, each of the 104-square meter (sqm), two-storey homes is complete with its own perimeter fence and gate, finished ceiling, flooring and bathrooms. The house design also provides for a garden, a carport and space for future expansion.
Since the start of the ICTSI Employee House Raffle Program in 2016 – more than 40 houses have been raffled off to qualified rank-and-file and supervisory employees of the Manila flagship. Plans are underway to roll out the program across the Company’s global operations.
“More than an opportunity to fulfill the dream of having a house and lot of their own, the ICTSI Employee House Raffle is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to our employees, who, in the many years, were and continue to be instrumental to ICTSI’s success and growth,” says Christian R. Gonzalez, ICTSI Global Corporate Head.
One of the more recent winners of a house and lot – Mr. Raul Avila – who works at the Company’s Materials Management Department recalls that his prayers were “finally answered” after his name was picked in the raffle.
Among the pioneer employees who joined ICTSI back in 1988, Avila says that the new house is an added bonus as he prepares for a well-deserved retirement: “When I started here, I didn’t know how my kids will go to school, how we can all survive. But with ICTSI, we managed to survive, and I was able to provide education for all of my four children.”
Across its global operations, ICTSI has progressively initiated programs towards greater employee engagement and retention – providing a legible career path for employees and giving incentives beyond those mandated by governments.
ICTSI’s 32 terminals in 19 countries share the same best practices making the Company one of the leading port operator-employers in the world.
HOUSE AND LOT WINNERS. Keys to brand-new homes have been handed to all the recipients of the ICTSI Employee Housing Raffle Program. Since the program started in 2016, more than 40 houses have been raffled off to qualified rank-and-file and supervisory employees of the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT), International Container Terminal Services, Inc.’s (ICTSI) flagship operations. Photo shows some of the recipients of the brand-new homes.
Noel Monzon, MICT Gates & Roads Operations Customs Manager (center) and Jose Carlo Javier, MICT HR Director, inspect the construction of houses at PHirst Park Homes in Tanza, Cavite.
About Manila International Container Terminal (MICT)
In 1988, International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) won the 25 + 25 years concession to operate the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) in an international tender. Since ICTSI’s takeover, MICT has increased its annual capacity five-fold, expanded its container handling fleet to make it the largest and most modern container terminal in the Philippines, and switched from a manual control system to an integrated real-time IT terminal control system. MICT is ICTSI’s flagship operation. (www.mictweb.com)
About International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI)
Headquartered and established in 1988 in Manila, Philippines, International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) is in the business of port operations, management and development. ICTSI’s portfolio of terminals and projects spans developed and emerging market economies in the Asia Pacific, the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa. ICTSI has received global acclaim for its public-private partnerships with governments divesting of their port assets to the private sector. (www.ictsi.com)