Leading The Manila Hotel's tree-planting project last Valentine's Day are (from left) Resident Manager Chris Orta, TMH President Jose Lina Jr., Chairman of the Board Basilio Yap, Vice Chairman Emilio Yap 3rd, and Vice President for Sales Natalie Ramirez.
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The Manila Hotel celebrates love for Mother Earth on Valentine’s Day
(Philstar.com) - February 20, 2018 - 10:50am

MANILA, Philippines — Valentine's Day is a celebration of love of all forms. For the management and staff of The Manila Hotel, it is love for the environment.

Last February 14, they commemorated the special day with a corporate social responsibility project aptly entitled "The Manila Hotel Loves Earth, Loves Life." This encompassed the hotel’s advocacy in planting of trees to save Mother Earth and commitment in contributing to a greener Manila.

Starting from home, expanding reach

The project kicked off at The Manila Hotel's grounds, which covers the planting of over a hundred young trees of various varieties at the hotel's periphery near its main entrance on Katigbak Drive, just across Rizal Park and proximate the Quirino Grandstand. 

This is a busy thoroughfare traversed by cars and passers-by. It is also a place of wellness and recreation where joggers and exercise enthusiasts are a common sight.

"It has always been the management’s mandate that The Manila Hotel plays a significant role in community building. Being proximate to areas like the Rizal Park where people converge, we want to be able to provide a more conducive environment and promote the well-being of Manila residents and habitues, as well as our guests. In order to achieve this, we need to plant trees and we have to start from home," said Lawyer Joey Lina, president of The Manila Hotel.

"The Manila Hotel Loves Earth, Love Life" campaign aims to make Manila a sustainable green city. The tree-planting campaign path will soon extend to nearby communities.

As part of the next phase of growth, the hotel will be working with the Manila City government to identify these key areas of development and determine how best they could work together.

The project kicked off at The Manila Hotel’s grounds, which covers the planting of over a hundred young trees of various varieties. The Manila Hotel/Released
"The Manila Hotel Loves Earth, Love Life" campaign aims to make Manila a sustainable green city. The Manila Hotel/Released
The management and staff of the hotel participated at the tree-planting activity that celebrated love for Mother Earth on Valentine's Day. The Manila Hotel/Released

The iconic The Manila Hotel

 "It’s a good story if it’s Manila Hotel," once said Ernest Hemingway, an American novelist, short story writer and journalist.

The Manila Hotel, the iconic hotel by the bay, was built in 1912 and touted as the "Grand Dame" known for its grandeur and history. Throughout the years, its story keeps getting better and better.

Defined by its history, elegance and world-class service, the hotel maintains to be the choice hotel of the most distinguished clientele, having hosted Manila’s illustrious set, heads of state, foreign dignitaries, royals and celebrities. It continuously provides the best services and amenities for a truly memorable experience.


For more information on The Manila Hotel, please log onto www.manila-hotel.com.ph.


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