Mystique Red New Year
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.waterfronthotels.com.ph, www.facebook.com/ 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.
PALTOK ELEM. SCHOOL, Quezon City
ESTANISLAO VILLANUEVA ELEM. SCHOOL, Imus, Cavite
CADULAWAN ELEM. SCHOOL, Talisay, Cebu
JOSE RIZAL ELEM. SCHOOL, Davao City