The Freeman



Cebu City – The Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino is proud to announce and welcome five new executives to their respective field of expertise.

Mr. Edwin Acuyan

now sits as a Food & Beverage

Director. He finished a degree in Hotel and

Restaurant Management from the Internatio­nal

Correspond­ence School

Saipan, C.N.M.I., USA.

Edwin, a multilingu­al and certified F&B

Trainer by Constance

Hospitalit­y Academy

European Standards, started his profession­al career as a French Fine Dining Waiter at the Diamond Hotel and climbed the career ladder with various experience­s in hotels, restaurant­s, and cruise liners from here and abroad. These experience­s initially led him to Palau, Micronesia and joined 5-Star Palau Royal Resort and worked as Food & Beverage Manager for more than three years. He has also served G-8 Summit of Presidents for United Nations and worked with Trader’s Hotel by Shangi-La and Nikko Hotels Internatio­nal. In 2015, he finally decided to return home and rejoined where he first started, the Diamond Hotel as F&B Manager before sharing his passion for excellence in the Food and Beverage industry at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino as F&B Director. Edwin is responsibl­e for the planning, organizing, controllin­g and directing the overall operations and resources for Food and Beverage in terms of ensuring profitabil­ity, productivi­ty and delivery of quality products and services.

The Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino Sales team also has a new member of the family, their Sales Director, operator in Manila Midtown. She has had a couple of experience­s also working for various hotels; from being a front desk associate to being an executive secretary in one of FRALPA Manila Hotel. Prior to joining the hotel, Tine held the position of Business Developmen­t Manager concurrent Head of Sales at Cebu Parklane Internatio­nal Hotel for more than five years. Her competence in the Sales Department and her profound experience from previous hotels she worked with is definitely an advantage in handling and leading the hotel’s sales team. 2011 and started her career with the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino in October 2011 as Convention­s & Events Coordinato­r and soon got promoted to the supervisor­y post. She then grabbed the opportunit­y to work at Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa and became one of its Events Executives, then later on as Events Manager. After adequate exposures in her area of specializa­tion, Sofia rejoined where she started off, Cebu’s premier events destinatio­n, the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino.

Mr. Gener B. Lada,

an Internatio­nal

Crime Protection

Specialist, Certified

Security Profession­al and a neconsesau agent on explosives, now sits as Safety &

Security Manager of the

Waterfront Cebu City

Hotel and Casino. He first joined Waterfront

Insular Hotel Davao family way back in

2004 and also had various roles in the security team of different companies in other parts of the country such as the People Support Cebu and the Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino. For a year, Gene, as he is fondly called, ventured in a resort at the Republic of Maldives as Security Manager of Kanuhura Resort and Spa. Deciding to go back home, he chose the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino and now leads the Safety & Security Team.

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