Corporate Social Responsibility
Resorts World Manila Wins 2014 Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship Awards
Travellers International Hotel Group, Inc. (TIHGI), developer and operator of premier integrated tourism hub Resorts World Manila (RWM), has been recognized with the coveted Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship Awards (AREA) 2014 Southeast Asia.
During a ceremony held last June 21 at the Resorts World Sentosa Convention Center in Singapore, RWM was given the AREA 2014 Social Empowerment Award for the achievements of two of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects namely the Livelihood and Employment Assistance Program (LEAP) and the Pinoy Ultimate Jeepney (PUJ) Awards.
“It’s a great honor to receive such a prestigious award, especially for our efforts in helping the community,” says RWM Chief Operating Officer Stephen James Reilly. “It has been RWM’s mission from the start to initiate projects that make individuals and communities win. We stand by our commitment to ‘Champion the Filipino’ by promoting Philippine Tourism, Culture and the Arts, Social Development, and Environmental Sustainability and by linking our business with relevant social issues.”
Hosted by non-government organization Enterprise Asia, the Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship Awards (AREA) program recognizes and honors Asian businesses for championing sustainable and responsible entrepreneurship. The program includes citations for the best CSR practices in the field of Green Leadership, Investment in People, Health Promotion, Social Empowerment, SME CSR and Responsible Business Leadership.
RWM’s LEAP facilitates on-the-job trainings for less privileged members of the Pasay City community since 2011. The program provides an integrated learning curriculum that combines values enrichment and hands on experience to prepare trainees for employment.
So far, with the help of the local government of Pasay City, LEAP has certified 128 trainees and hired 57 individuals, 34 of them are still employed by RWM to date.
The PUJ Awards, on the other hand, uses the restoration of iconic Philippine jeepneys to promote tourism, culture, and the arts. This annual design competition aims to revive Filipino jeepney art by tapping various local art groups with help from the Department of Tourism (DOT) and the National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA). The project also aids drivers’ livelihood by offering sustainable learning programs provided by local government units like the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and different charitable institutions like Caritas Manila.
Since 2012, the PUJ Awards has modified a total of 23 jeepneys and trained 30 individuals to become tourist drivers since and looks to restore 30 more jeepney units in 2014.
For more information on Resorts World Manila’s various CSR programs visit www.rwmanila.com/csr.
ABOUT RESORTS WORLD MANILA:
Resorts World Manila (RWM) is the first one-stop, nonstop entertainment and tourism destination in the Philippines that features exciting recreational thrills, outstanding performances, unique events, and spectacular lifestyle and leisure options. Conveniently located across Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3, RWM is an instant gateway to world-class Philippine hospitality.
The premier integrated lifestyle hub is home to three superb hotel brands: the all-suite luxury MAXIMS Hotel; the five-star brand MARRIOTT Hotel Manila; and REMINGTON Hotel which offers cozy and superb accommodations for great value. With a variety of sumptuous dining options of over 50 food and beverages outlets ranging from international fine dining to casual quick service restaurants, RWM also offers a wide range of culinary fare.
RWM also serves as the home of The NEWPORT Mall which features high-fashion and international luxury brands. Experience a unique viewing experience at The Newport Cinemas with stadium seating and ultramodern cinema technology. Watch grand-scale performances at the 1,500-seater Newport Performing Arts Theater (NPAT), which boasts of state-of-the-art lights and sounds innovations, and the largest LED wall in all of Southeast Asia, or relax in the cozy interior and superlative 24/7 entertainment provided for you at Bar 360, located at the casino ground floor.
Spend a whole family day affair with the many attractions offered by GameZoo amusement center, which includes the exclusive multi-dimensional virtual rides, an assortment of arcade games, a soft play area for toddlers, and more exciting activities for kids of all ages.
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