The foundation of City of Dreams Manila is committed to implement and fund projects for environmental and health programs
Melco Resorts (Philippines) Foundation Corporation (MRP Foundation, the foundation of City of Dreams Manila) signed a memorandum of agreement with the Department of National Defense for the construction of the Presidential Security Group station hospital in the vicinity of Malacanang Palace. The hospital will be constructed by MRP Foundation in support of PAGCOR’s directive to the integrated resorts to implement and fund projects for environmental and health programs.
Secretary of National Defense Delfin Lorenzana signed the agreement with MRP Foundation’s Kevin Benning, chief operating officer of City of Dreams Manila representing Clarence Chung, president; Armin Raquel Santos, vice president; Marissa Tomacruz-Acadamia, corporate secretary. The signing ceremony was witnessed by Brig. Gen. Lope Dagoy, until recently the Commander of the Presidential Security Group; Department of Health Undersecretary Herminigildo Valle; Jose Memorial Medical Center’s Chief II Emmanuel Montaña, Jr., Antonio Mariano Almeda; and from the Department of National Defense, Jesus Rey R Avilla, Assistant Secretary for Acquisitions, Installations and Logistics, and Norman Daanoy, Chief Legal Affairs.
At ceremonies celebrating the PSG’s 121st anniversary recently, PSG Commander Col. Jose Eriel Niembra presented plaques of appreciation to MRP Foundation President Clarence Chung and PAGCOR Chair Andrea Domingo for their continuous support of PSG’s various programs.
The support for the construction of the PSG hospital is also part of MRP Foundation’s long-term and sustainable corporate social responsibility undertakings to support environmental and health programs. Last year, the foundation upon the agreement with PAGCOR committed to a monthly donation of P1 Million or a year’s donation of P12 Million to the government of Parañaque City’s health program to procure medicines, medical supplies and equipment for the city’s government-maintained hospitals.
On a broader perspective and to complement the MRP Foundation initiatives, City of Dreams Manila upholds its long-term commitment to contribute primarily to the communities in which the luxury resort operates its business. This responsibility to create a positive impact in society is deeply ingrained in every employee through active volunteerism. More than 4,000 of its employees or 80% of its workforce have participated in the resort’s sustainable Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs. Various CSR activities are held at least twice a month during which employees regardless of rank work hand in hand to help those in need and conserve the environment.
City of Dreams Manila’s year-round outreach programs include providing for basic needs, social and learning activities for orphans and the elderly; annual blood donations for Red Cross; donating relief goods for those affected by disasters, and participating in tree-planting and coastal clean-up drives. The various undertakings are aptly named “Spoonful of Dreams” for the care of orphans and street children, ”Connecting Dreams” for the special time spent with the elderly, “Headful of Dreams” for educational sessions for children and elders, “Hopeful Dreams“ for hospital visits to indigent patients, “Growing Dreams“ for environmental protection and “Building Dreams” for the repair of beneficiary shelters and schools and volunteering for construction work in select communities.
About City of Dreams Manila
The luxury integrated casino resort City of Dreams Manila marks the formal entry of Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited into the fast-growing and dynamic tourism industry in the Philippines. Officially opened in February 2015, City of Dreams Manila is operated by Melco Resorts Leisure (PHP) Corporation, a subsidiary of Melco Resorts and Entertainment (Philippines) Corporation.
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 299 gaming tables, 1,680 slot machines and 207 electronic table games.
The integrated resort features three luxury hotel brands: 2018 Forbes Travel Guide Five Star awardee NÜWA and 2018 Forbes Travel Guide Four Star awardees Nobu and Hyatt, more than 20 impressive restaurants and bars ,and distinctive entertainment venues, namely: the family entertainment center DreamPlay, the world’s first DreamWorks-themed interactive play space; CenterPlay, a live performance central lounge inside the casino; KTV at City of Dreams Manila, Chaos night club, and the Pangaea Manila, all three situated at the Fortune Egg, an iconic landmark at the Manila Bay area, with its architecturally-unique structure and creative exterior lighting design.
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
Integrated casino developer Melco Resorts and Entertainment (Philippines) Corporation is a company listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange with trading symbol of “MRP”. It is a subsidiary of Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited (NASDAQ:”MLCO”), the developer, owner and operator of casino gaming and entertainment casino resort facilities in Asia. It developed City of Dreams Manila, which is managed and operated by Melco Resorts Leisure (PHP) Corporation.
For more information about Melco Resorts and Entertainment (Philippines) Corporation, please visit: www.melco-resorts-philippines.com.
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