Sykes Philippines leads inter-BPO basketball leagues
Sykes Philippines gave a strong showing in the inter-BPO basketball tournaments in Manila and Cebu. In the first game of the BPO Classics double-header in Manila, the Sykes Recreational team, a two-time champion, won the title against IQVIA with a 73-67 score. In the second match, the Sykes Recreational Plus Division claimed its first win against No. 2 seed Sitel. Michael Mostrales and Renan de Leon were awarded the Most Valuable Player (MVP) in the Recreational and Recreational Plus divisions, respectively, while Jerson Moriska (Recreational) and Noel Rivera (Recreational Plus) received the Best Players award. Meanwhile, in Cebu, the Sykes Pioneers team ended its 14-year title drought when it won against top-seeded Accenture. Jan Michael Auditor received both the Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player awards, becoming the third player to receive this distinction in league history. Lia Lynn Marcos, senior director for human resources in Asia-Pacific at Sykes, said the company believes in the importance of work-life integration, and that thus it is pushing its employees to pursue their passions.