A new year, a new beginning………..
From Marriott USA , Canada , UAE, South Korea , to the Philippines , Marriott Manila is proud to announce the appointment of a seasoned general manager to take over Manila , Mr. Scott Sibley.
With his almost six years of stay at Marriott Guam Resort and Spa , American native Scott is now ready to assume leadership to one of the most progressive Marriott properties in the world, “I am deeply honored and excited to be working with Filipinos where the best of the industry can be found. Marriott Manila has taken leadership in the market by storm and we aim to be at the same spot for the many years to come”, announces Scott.
An industry veteran, Scott takes pride that he started his career in the kitchen. Boasting a strong background in food & beverage, Scott won an executive chef of the year award in 1990. He also published a cooking tour book with his stellar recipes, entitled “Tour Southeast Asia with Scott”.
Born and raised in the USA , Scott graduated Hotel Apprenticeship at The Culinary Garden & Inn and took up a special course in accounting in 2009 at Universal Class Accounting 101. His passion in the kitchen and unique culinary talent gave Scott a passport to Marriott and paved way in jumpstarting a dynamic hospitality career. For fourteen years, he was the hotel operations manager and executive chef before the opportunity came in to become a general manager at the Renaissance Dubai Hotel, his first property to hold the highest position. After more than two years, he was assigned at Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Center where he received his first most coveted Mustang award. Came 2004, he was transferred to Renaissance Seoul Hotel Korea where it houses fourteen famous F&B outlets. During his term, the hotel amazingly garnered $51 million total of sales, commended as the 4th highest rated guest satisfaction for the Renaissance brand.
A man of talent, creativity, and hospitality, Scott is most admired for his ability to develop same skills to his staffs. He is also gaining applause for his knack in executive team building, exceptional customer service, and opening hotels and restaurants. His sociable and yet strategic in thinking gave Scott several achievements under his belt which include working for Marriott’s thirteen different properties around the world—Florida, California, Hawaii, Dubai, Canada and was also task force and opened hotels in Singapore, Vietnam, Australia, UAE, USA, including Philippines (Marriott Cebu). His strong experience in working for three of the Marriott brands from Marriott Hotels Downtown, Renaissance Hotels, and Marriott Resorts and Spa makes Scott a trained and steady general manager.
Happily married to a Filipina and has been a father to almost 96% Filipino associates (staffs) at Marriott Guam Resort and Spa, it’s no wonder why Philippines has a special spot in his heart. “I’ve found love here ( Philippines )—from people, culture, to the feel of a beautiful tropical country”, he muses.
Now that he is officially manning Marriott Manila, Scott adds “I realized that great leaders are those who value teamwork and worth of his people while he takes time to hone his expertise.” I’m glad that this company instills this kind of culture so I am confident that Marriott Manila associates are not just anyone else. Staffs are service-oriented, food and beverage offerings continue to become more exciting, and guests simply realize that there’s more to experience at Marriott Manila. I am confident that our property will soar higher and better this year,” Scott concludes.
ABOUT MARRIOTT HOTEL MANILA:
An inviting beacon set in the world-class casino entertainment complex of Resorts World Manila, Marriott Hotel Manila is the place to work and play. Ideally located in Newport City across Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3, it is a convenient 15 minute drive from Makati Business District and Bonifacio Global City . Affording a splendid view of the adjoining 18-hole Villamor Golf Course, it boasts 342 exquisite guest accommodations that offers luxurious bedding, in-room safe, mini-bar, high-speed Internet, air conditioning, 40" full high definition LCDs with IPTV, videos on demand and jack pack plug-and-play system. The hotel features excellent dining options such as Marriott Cafe, Cru Steakhouse, Java+ and Lobby Lounge. Leisure facilities include Quan Spa, Health Club, Salon and Newport Mall. With a Grand Ballroom and several meeting rooms, Marriott Hotel Manila is also the ultimate destination for meetings and events, from weddings to gala dinner celebrations.
Walang duda kung bakit minamahal ng sambayanan ang kuwento ng Valiente nang una ito ipinalabas dalawang dekada na ang nakalipas. Kahit na lumipat ito ng istasyon noon, sinundan pa din ito ng mga manonood dahil mahirap bumitiw sa napakagandang kuwento nito.
Ang natatanging kuwentong ito ay natutunghayan na sa bagong henerasyon sa pamamagitan ng dramaseryeng Valiente na napapanood na ngayon sa primetime ng TV5. Hindi matawaran ang ganda ng produksiyon ng makabagong Valiente na sumasailalim sa masusing direksyon ng multi-awarded director na si direk Joel Lamangan.
Mabilis ang takbo ng kuwento ng Valiente at bawat eksena ay tumatatak sa mga manonood. Matapos ang pagkamatay ni Don Armando Braganza (Mark Gil), bulgar na ang kasakiman ni Doña Trining (Jaclyn Jose) na handang gawin ang lahat maangkin lang ang yaman at kapangyarihan ng yumaong asawa. Naganap na ang aksidenteng kumitil sa buhay ni Luming Valiente (Gina Alajar) sa kagagawan ng anak ni Doña Trining na si Theo (Oyo Sotto). Gaano katagal kayang itago ng mag-ina ang sikretong ito na siguradong sisira sa matalik na pagkakaibigan ni Theo Braganza at Gardo Valiente (JC De Vera)?
Sa kasalukuyang takbo ng kuwento, nagbalik na sa hacienda ang magkakapatid na Braganza na sina Theo, Leona (Nina Jose) at Maila (Nadine Samonte) at muli nilang nakasama ang kaibigang si Gardo. Sa kabila ng umiinit na pag-aaklas ng mga trabahante ng Hacienda Braganza sa hindi makatarungang pagtrato sa kanila ni Doña Trining, uusbong ang pagmamahalan sa pagitan nina Gardo at Maila, na pipilitin namang sirain ni Leona.
Ngayong mga binata’t dalaga na ang mga karakter nina Gardo Valiente at Theo, Leona at Maila Braganza, tuloy-tuloy ang maiinit na tagpo ng hindi mabitiwang kuwento ng Valiente. Tutukan ang paglalim ng pag-iibigan at pagkawasak ng pagkakaibigan sa Valiente, mapapanood gabi-gabi mula Lunes hanggang Biyernes pagkatapos ng Nandito Ako sa TV5.
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Water is one of the most important elements for us to survive. Many say that even without electricity, as long as there is enough water, survivability is higher. The human body could survive 4 weeks without food, but it would only last no longer than 3 days without water. About 2/3 of our body weight is composed of water, because there are many body processes that needs it in order for the body to function properly.
Water helps in breaking down nutrients and minerals so the body can easily absorb them, and then transports oxygen and the broken down nutrients to the different cells in our body. Water is also important in getting rid of toxins and regulating body temperature, as cooling and heating is distributed through perspiration. It also lubricates the joints and regulates metabolism.
More than the role it plays in terms of our bodily functions, regular intake of water plays a key role in the prevention of diseases. The same way, it is needed to maintain proper hygiene in evacuation centers and shelters.
Since water is so important to the human body, it would only make sense that the quality of water one should drink should be just as important as the quantity one needs. Drinking water should be safe and free of contaminants for better health and wellness.
Crystal Clear, the leading brand of purified drinking water in homes and offices nationwide, hold fast to its commitment of delivering fresh, crisp, great tasting and most especially safe drinking water to Filipinos. Crystal Clear understands how safe drinking water is very important to the body and over-all well being.
Quality of water in the Philippines has become an even more important realization these past few years, given the fact that the country sits in one of the most calamity prone areas in the world and right on the path of the so-called “Pacific Ring of Fire” where volcanic activity is most lively.
Once a natural disaster, whether a ravaging typhoon, earthquake or volcanic eruption hit the country, expect many to fall victim to its damaging effects—and more dire consequences like lack of shelter, food, clothing and water, especially safe and fresh drinking water, would naturally follow. Water, in particular, is the one most commonly lacking in many evacuation centers that house calamity victims.
It is good to note that Crystal Clear realizes this as it is one of the very few companies that dedicates itself to be at the forefront of providing safe drinking water to evacuation centers during times of disasters, knowing that water is a vital component that assures our kababayans will survive through any harrowing ordeal brought about by disasters.
Aside from continually advocating for new technological improvements in water purifying systems and setting high standards in the Philippine bottled water industry, Crystal Clear also continues to partner with local government units (LGUs) in order to help them in terms of disaster preparedness. This is realized through the construction of local water filtration systems to provide for a safer and healthier drinking water during times of calamities.
Because Crystal Clear understands that every drop of water brings life.
When I watch Kyle during The Pinoy Junior Masterchef series, I believe that he made anew saying; the way to your mom’s hearth is thru her stomach. With that in mind, I’m so happy to inform you guys that thi March 1 (Thursday), 10 am at the PICC, Kyle Imao, hailed as the first Pinoy Junior Masterchef will be in the midst of major players in the food and beverage industry. The 12-year old champ will do the ribbon cutting for Tradecon as it launches its 5th annual Food and Beverage Expo and HORECA (Hotel, Restaurant and Caterers Expo) which will run until March 4. Over 300 exhibitors will be present at the expo, including both local and international suppliers, distributors, and manufacturers. International exhibitors from Indonesia, Malaysia,
Thailand, Vietnam, Korea and the United States will also showcase their products .For more information, log on to pifbex.com or call 395-5009.
If your looking for a place to indulge your late night food cravings on a Wednesday night? Or you can’t wait until the weekend to visit your favorite late night food markets?
Then Midnight Mercato, Metro Manila’s premiere late night weekend food market, will be open on Wednesday nights starting February 29 to answer your foodie call!
Indulge in the Midnight Mercato experience and enjoy an extensive selection of foodie favorites - steamed cheeseburgers, crunchy pork belly, wagyu steak on a sticks, deep dish pizzas, authentic Vigan empanadas, ice-cream filled mochi balls, specialty milk teas, dark lager beer cheesecakes – straight from the kitchens of home-based and specialty chefs, while enjoying live acoustic performances and free wi-fi. Wednesday Midnight Mercato is perfect way to celebrate the middle of the week!
Midnght Mercato is open from 10:00pm to 3:00am every Friday, Saturday and Wednesday (starting February 29) and Mercato Centrale is open every Saturday and Sunday from 7:00am to 2:00pm. Midnight Mercato is located at the corner of 34th street and 8th avenue beside MC Home Depot in Bonifacio Global City.