Marco Polo Plaza lights up the Tree of Hope

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Marco Polo Plaza Cebu kicked off the Festive Season last November 14 with an online tree lighting in partnership with GMA Regional TV.

“The last 14 years, we have celebrated our Tree Lighting every year as our way to signify the start of the Festive Season. This year is no different, despite the fact that there is a COVID pandemic. We will continue to be strong and resolved in celebrating these important days with this year’s theme, Christmas As Always,” said Marco Polo Plaza General Manager Brian Connelly during the online event.

TURNOVER.  Marco Polo Plaza General Manager Brian Connelly turns over last year’s donations amounting to P302,558.25 to Ann Marie Tan, Station Manager of GMA Regional TV Central and Eastern Visayas and Amabelle Russiana, GMA Kapuso Foundation Regional Coordinator.
TURNOVER. Marco Polo Plaza General Manager Brian Connelly turns over last year’s donations amounting to P302,558.25 to Ann Marie Tan, Station Manager of GMA Regional TV Central and Eastern Visayas and Amabelle Russiana, GMA Kapuso Foundation Regional Coordinator.

The ceremony started with a heart-warming song from Asia’s Pop Diva and GMA Talent Julie Anne San Jose, followed with the blessing of the tree by Msgr. Jim Gorre. Connelly then turned over last year’s donations amounting to P302,558.25 to Ann Marie Tan, Station Manager of GMA Regional TV Central and Eastern Visayas and Amabelle Russiana, GMA Kapuso Foundation Regional Coordinator.

Christmas is truly the season of giving. Through the partnership of Marco Polo Plaza and GMA Kapuso Foundation, a total of P1,846,739.82 in donations have already been gathered to help support various projects of GMA Kapuso Foundation such as the Unang Hakbang sa Kinabukasan Project, Give-A-Gift Project and many more. Vice President and Head of GMA Regional TV Oliver Amoroso thanked the Cebuanos for this continued support.

COUNTDOWN. Counting down to the lighting of the tree are  Msgr. Jim Gorre, Marco Polo Plaza General Manager Brian Connelly, GMA Station Manager Ann Marie Tan, and GMA Kapuso Foundation Regional Coordinator Amabelle Russiana.
COUNTDOWN. Counting down to the lighting of the tree are Msgr. Jim Gorre, Marco Polo Plaza General Manager Brian Connelly, GMA Station Manager Ann Marie Tan, and GMA Kapuso Foundation Regional Coordinator Amabelle Russiana.

Share the joy of the season by donating to the Tree of Hope for only P200 per Christmas ball until January 6, 2021. All proceeds will be given to GMA Kapuso Foundation – one of the most accomplished non-government organizations in the Philippines whose mission is to uplift the lives of underprivileged Filipinos.

Online donations can also be done via bank transfer:

Name of Bank: Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company
Bank Account Type: Corporate
Bank Account Name: Cathay Intl Resources Corp
Account Number: 041-3-04151366-8

Celebrate this Festive Season and make memories with your family and friends at Marco Polo Plaza.

TREE OF HOPE. At the Tree of Hope in the hotel lobby are (from left) Jude Pangan, Jude Pangan, Ann Marie Tan, Msgr. Jim Gorre, Lara Scarrow, and Amabelle Russiana.
TREE OF HOPE. At the Tree of Hope in the hotel lobby are (from left) Jude Pangan, Jude Pangan, Ann Marie Tan, Msgr. Jim Gorre, Lara Scarrow, and Amabelle Russiana.

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