City of Dreams Manila marks its third year in helping build better lives for local communities and its human resources through long-term and sustainable corporate social responsibility programs and volunteerism.
Property President Geoff Andres spearheads the resort’s regular CSR activities with employee volunteers to date, such as: renovating a children’s orphanage, educating orphans; visiting the elderly; tree planting; house painting and building, and regularly holding blood donation drives with the Philippine Red Cross.
The community engagements have exemplified the Christian virtue of helping those in need, feeding the homeless along the nearby highways of Pasay and Paranaque, as initiated by City of Dreams Manila’s security team who brought bags containing rice, canned goods, noodles, bread, and coffee to homeless families and other impoverished areas along Roxas Boulevard, Quirino Avenue, and Coastal Road (CAVITEX).
Volunteers from the engineering team also renovated My Father’s House, an orphanage in Las Piñas. They replaced the tiles of the kitchen area, fixed and installed door knobs and repaired swimming pool pipes. They also fixed and installed new electrical outlets and lighting fixtures. The renovation provided the orphans with a cleaner, safer, and brighter place to live in.
City of Dreams Manila team’s visit to St. Anthony Village in Baranggay Talon, Las Pinas has helped liven up the small community. Volunteers from various departments successfully painted the exterior walls of some 20 homes, as the children warmly thanked their benefactors with a song and dance presentation.
Volunteer employees also participated in CSR activities that addressed the emotional and educational needs of orphans and less fortunate children in the community. For the Bahay Aruga orphanage, the kids have been treated to an educational and fun-filled trips to Museong Pambata, were taught proper grooming and hygiene practices, and encouraged to live a healthier and more active lifestyle with a Zumba class. At My Father’s House, the children were taught to express themselves through artistic t-shirt painting. Most recently, a tie-up with the Department of Tourism’s Brigada Eskwela campaign resulted in the cleaning and refurbishment of 12 classrooms in San Dionisio Elementary School, Paranaque.
Volunteers likewise reached out to the Anawim home for the elderly and spent a day with the senior members of society, sharing stories and singing heartwarming songs together.
In caring for the environment, two tree planting programs in Noveleta and Ternate, Cavite, were also done during the first half of the year, with over 3,000 mangrove seeds planted during both activities. Mangroves protect the soil from erosion and shield against cyclones and other ecological disasters. They are also ideal breeding grounds for a variety of marine animals, playing a vital role in the ecological balance of coastal communities.
The regular blood donation drives in support of the Philippine Red Cross, draw an average of 100 employees, to help provide a healthy and sufficient blood supply for the organization.
For more information about City of Dreams Manila, visit www.cityofdreamsmanila.com.
About City of Dreams Manila
City of Dreams Manila marks the formal entry of Melco Resorts and Entertainment Limited into the fast-growing and dynamic tourism industry in the Philippines. The integrated casino resort at Entertainment City, Manila Bay, Manila, officially opened its doors to the public in February 2015 and is operated by Melco Resort and Entertainment (Philippines) Corporation (“MRP”).
Located on a 6.2 hectare site, the integrated resort complex brings together a diverse collection of contemporary leisure and lifestyle brands including Crown, Nobu, Hyatt and DreamWorks. As such, an exceptional entertainment experience awaits all types of travelers and visitors from around the region.
The dynamic and innovative resort complex, located on an approximately 6.2-hectare site at the gateway to Entertainment City, includes the ultimate in entertainment, hotel, retail and dining and lifestyle experiences with aggregated gaming space, including VIP and mass-market gaming facilities with up to approximately 268 gaming tables, 1,652 slot machines and 158 electronic table games.
The integrated resort features three luxury hotel brands: Crown, Nobu and Hyatt, and distinctive entertainment venues, including the family entertainment center DreamPlay, the world’s first DreamWorks-themed interactive play space; CenterPlay, a live performance central lounge inside the casino; and Chaos & Pangaea nightclubs situated at the Fortune Egg, an architecturally-unique structure, with creative exterior lighting design and an iconic landmark of the Manila Bay area.
City of Dreams Manila delivers an unparalleled entertainment and hospitality experience to the Philippines and is playing a key role in strengthening the depth and diversity of Manila’s leisure, business and tourism offering, enhancing its growing position as one of Asia’s premier leisure destinations. It has been developed to specifically meet the needs of the large, rapidly growing and increasingly diverse audience of leisure and entertainment seekers both in the Philippines and those visiting Manila from across the Asia region and around the world.
About Melco Resorts and Entertainment (Philippines) Corporation
Melco Resorts and Entertainment (Philippines) Corporation, with its shares listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE: MRP), is a subsidiary of Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited (NASDAQ: MLCO). It has developed City of Dreams Manila, a casino, hotel, retail and entertainment integrated resort, which has three luxury hotels each with two towers, numerous specialty restaurants and bars, gaming and retail facilities, exciting entertainment venues including a family entertainment center, and a multi-level car park.
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