Mystique Red New Year

The Freeman - - LIFESTYLE -

In­deed, there was no bet­ter place to start the New Year than at the Water­front Cebu City Ho­tel and Casino! The ho­tel’s Mystique Red New Year’s Eve Gala Din­ner and Show last De­cem­ber 31 at the Pa­cific Grand Ball­room was full of daz­zling lights, bustling en­ergy, and adren­a­line pump­ing music.

The Best of Cebu’s “Best Events Venue 2017” hosted its an­nual New Year’s Eve Count­down as to kick off the New Year with a bang in prepa­ra­tion of its cel­e­bra­tion of their 20th year an­niver­sary. Hosted by Romel Pareja, the event started with a sump­tu­ous ar­ray of seafood buf­fet which in­cluded as­sorted maki rolls, mus­sels, lo­cal scal­lops and cooked prawns. A free flow of Bac­ardi cock­tails at the bar was also avail­able for those who wanted to set their party moods early.

To add hype to the night, the Cir­cle of Six band rocked the ball­room with cur­rent and vin­tage tunes for ev­ery­one to groove to the beat. Dance in­struc­tors were also present so ev­ery­one didn’t have any prob­lem with get­ting to the dance floor to dance the night away.

Be­fore the count­down, the en­er­getic per­for­mance by the Hy­per­ac­tive Dance Group – with an aerial dancer – awed the crowd. Guests got even more ex­cited as the night drew closer to mid­night when the raf­fles and games with ex­cit­ing prizes came in. Bot­tles of wines and gift cer­tifi­cates for overnight stays at the Water­front Cebu City Ho­tel and Casino’s suites were given as prizes.

It was a one-for-the-books kind of night where ev­ery­one of var­i­ous ages and na­tion­al­i­ties cel­e­brated to­gether count­ing down to and wel­com­ing the New Year with all smiles and of course, Bac­ardi cock­tails in their hands.

Water­front Cebu City Ho­tel and Casino is cel­e­brat­ing its 20th an­niver­sary in Fe­bru­ary this year. The ho­tel is lo­cated at 1 Sali­nas Drive, Lahug, Cebu City. The lat­est up­dates are at www.wa­ter­fron­tho­, www.face­ Water­fron­tCebu and @water­fron­tcebu on Twit­ter and In­sta­gram. The con­tact phone num­ber is 032 232 6888.

Hun­dreds of public school stu­dents from Metro Manila, Cavite, Cebu, and Davao ben­e­fited from SKY’s “BOOKas Palad” pro­gram last De­cem­ber. SKY and its em­ploy­ees raised funds to pro­vide Filipino lit­er­a­ture sto­ry­books as Christ­mas presents. The re­cip­i­ents were pre-school and grade one stu­dents, who at­tended spe­cial story-telling ses­sions led by SKY em­ployee vol­un­teers across the coun­try.

The stu­dents now have ac­cess to Knowl­edge Chan­nel’s learn­ing ma­te­ri­als via SKY Ca­ble and SKYdi­rect ser­vice in­stalled in their re­spec­tive schools. Also, Philip­pine lit­er­a­ture by DepE­drec­og­nized Adarna sto­ry­books that were brought to life via car­toon an­i­ma­tion form part of Knowl­edge Chan­nel’s multimedia learn­ing ma­te­ri­als tar­geted for young stu­dents.

“Many stu­dents from public schools never re­ally get a chance to have their own books,” said He­len Hi­lario, prin­ci­pal at Pal­tok El­e­men­tary school in Que­zon City. “Giv­ing them the hard copy of the sto­ries they watch in school via Knowl­edge Chan­nel can help mo­ti­vate them to study bet­ter. This gift of SKY to the stu­dents will en­able them to share the gift of read­ing to their sib­lings and their par­ents at home,” she added.

Pri­mary school stu­dents from Es­tanis­lao Vil­lanueva El­e­men­tary School in Imus, Cavite; Can­du­lawan El­e­men­tary School in Tal­isay, Cebu; and Jose Rizal El­e­men­tary School in Davao City each re­ceived their own set of Adarna books.

As part of SKY’s thrust to pro­vide ac­cess to rel­e­vant, rich con­tent to public school chil­dren, the com­pany has partnered with Knowl­edge Chan­nel Foun­da­tion, Inc. to give stu­dents across the coun­try ac­cess to Knowl­edge Chan­nel’s cur­ricu­lum-based multimedia ed­u­ca­tion ma­te­ri­als via SKY’s tech­nol­ogy via SKY Ca­ble and di­rect-to-home TV ser­vice SKYdi­rect.

“2017 was a mile­stone for SKY be­cause we were able to re-ce­ment our part­ner­ship with Knowl­edge Chan­nel that be­gan al­most 20 years ago, to again com­mit to bring­ing qual­ity ed­u­ca­tional ma­te­ri­als to schools across the coun­try us­ing SKY’s tech­nol­ogy and Knowl­edge Chan­nel’s learn­ing ma­te­ri­als,” said Ar­lene Tor­res, head of mar­ket­ing com­mu­ni­ca­tions at SKY.

The part­ner­ship with Knowl­edge Chan­nel Foun­da­tion so­lid­i­fies SKY’s com­mit­ment to public ser­vice that be­gan 18 years ago when the ed­u­ca­tional chan­nel was born. Over the years, SKY has pro­vided more than 1,000 schools with ac­cess to Knowl­edge Chan­nel and its learn­ing ma­te­ri­als.

SKY Ca­ble Cor­po­ra­tion is a lead­ing ca­ble and broad­band tech­nol­ogy provider in the Philip­pines. It in­tro­duced ca­ble tele­vi­sion to Filipinos in 1990, and has been a fron­trun­ner in tech­nol­ogy and ca­bleTV con­tent by be­ing the first to de­sign a highly customized view­ing experience among sub­scribers, and of­fer­ing the most num­ber of HD chan­nels.





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