• Manila’s Warm Welcome

    29 December 2017

    Hospitality in the Philippines is synonymous with a warm welcome, sharing of meals and enjoying good times with family and friends. Tourism is one of the Philippines’ premier industries, and Filipinos enjoy spreading their special brand of warmth and welcome to local and international travellers.

    Many of the Lighthouse Club Manila Members are involved in supporting the local hospitality industry including planning, construction and fitting out of casinos, hotels and infrastructure projects, while others provide products, services and support, all contributing to the welcome which make the Philippines a special place.

    In July this year, Lighthouse Club Manila bid farewell to long-term Board of Trustees member Amanda Parker, who relocated to Hong Kong with husband Phil. Amanda has provided cheerful and tireless support on the Events Committee for four years, while Phil, who had a year earlier relocated to Macau, was Treasurer for 3 years. Although Amanda and Phil will be missed, it is just a short flight from Hong Kong to Manila, and they will be welcome to visit any time.

    LHCM’s main charity focus is the support of scholars requiring support after a family member was incapacitated in a construction industry accident, or impoverished students wanting to pursue a career in the construction industry. Currently, support is provided for 30 students with courses ranging from grade level through to university. While most students are studying engineering related courses, some are in other areas including education, business administration, computer science, architecture, and tourism. Currently 5 scholarship slots are open for qualified applicants and interested parties may contact the club for details and application criteria.

    Aside from the regular monthly events in Manila, which are held on the third Thursday of each month at the Marriot Manila, the regular May event was replaced with a Saturday night Summer Soiree on 20th May. The event drew a very large crowd who enjoyed themselves late into the evening successfully
    raising funds for the club’s scholars.

    Hospitality also includes reaching out to members of our community who require assistance. A special charity event this year has been improvement and safety works at Cuatro Christian School, a school currently providing education to more than 600 children from the New Faith Children’s Home, and the adjacent impoverished Cuatro community. Students are provided with free tuition, uniforms, school supplies and lunches.

    Relying on charity for support, the school welcomed LHCM assistance, spearheaded by member Laticrete Philippines Inc, a manufacturer of green flooring and facade materials for residential, commercial and industrial applications, who provided and installed much needed flooring works and resurfacing of stairways. Sponsorship for a safety-mandated relocation of the school gate was personally overseen by International Regional Manager Glenn Prince. Works were completed on 5th and 6th of September 2017.




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