2012-12-12 09:45:05 - Sofitel Manila donates 1 Million Pesos to ABS-CBN’s Sagip Kapamilya Foundation!
The spirit of camaraderie or bayanihan was witnessed as Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, the only French luxury hotel in Manila, donated one million pesos to the Sagip Kapamilya Foundation of the ABS-CBN Network. The turnover was held at Sofitel Philippine Plaza’s Davao function room which was attended by the hotel’s executives and ABS-CBN Sagip Kapamilya Foundation. The cash donation was garnered from the generosity of over 117 Sofitel hotels around the world which voluntarily shared their resources to help the victims of “the “Habagat” flood that hit the country August of 2011.
It can be recalled that excessive rains and massive flooding brought by the “August 7’s Habagat” have tremendously changed the lives of our brothers and sisters in Metro Manila
and neighboring provinces. During that time, more than 384,000 families have sought shelter in evacuation centers, thus, leaving their own homes and possessions behind just to survive that tragic day.
Shown in the picture from left to right are: Ernie Lopez, Head of ABS-CBN Publishing, Tina Monzon – Palma, Sagip Kapamilya Program Director, Goran Aleks, Sofitel Philippine Plaza General Manager, Carl Gagnon, Sofitel Philippine Plaza Resident Manager, Lina Solis, Financial Controller of the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila.
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About ABS-CBN Foundation, Inc.
ABS-CBN Foundation, Inc. is a non-stock, non-profit socio-civic organization of the ABS-CBN Corporation that facilitates social programs and outreach to the public. Initially, the organization's primary responsibilities were to generate welfare funds by broadcasting the plight of those in need of assistance and ensuring the proper allocation and utilization of solicited help. Eventually, AFI restructured itself to compensate an all-around developmental approach as its mission to provide a better quality of life for every Filipino in general and every Filipino child in particular. All development programs for the grassroots carry a significant slant targeted to directly benefit children, their families, and the community.
Sofitel, World Class Hotels & French Elegance
Sofitel is the only French luxury hotel brand with a presence on five continents with 130 addresses, in more than 50 countries. Sofitel offers contemporary hotels and resorts adapted to today’s more demanding and more versatile consumers who expect and appreciate beauty, quality and excellence. Whether situated in the heart of a major city like Paris, London, New York or Beijing, or nestled away in a country landscape in Morocco, Egypt, Fiji Islands or Thailand, each Sofitel property offers a genuine experience of the French “art de vivre”.
About Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila Hotel is a unique 5 star luxury hotel in Manila with a resort setting close to Mall of Asia, Manila Ocean Park, Intramuros, US Embassy, PICC, and major tourist spots in the Philippines. Sofitel 5-star accommodation includes 609 rooms and suites boasting of balconies and spectacular views of world famous Manila Bay sunsets.