Hotel gives back on Marco Polo’s 763rd birthday

By PR |October 03,2017 - 10:22 PM

Hotel volunteers distribute porridge to the residents of Barangay Apas.
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Executives and associates of Marco Polo Plaza Cebu served porridge and juice and handed out canned goods, duvet covers, and bath towels to 100 families in Barangay Apas on Sept. 26.

The activity was part of the hotel officials and employees monthly corporate social responsibility activity, an activity made more significant with the celebration of the 763rd birthday of the renowned Venetian merchant and traveler, Marco Polo, who traveled from Europe to Asia in the 13th century.

As early as 8 a.m., families with their children lined up as the hotel’s general manager, Brian Connelly, together with hotel volunteers served them porridge and juice.

A pack of useful items were also handed over to the 100 families. This contained bath towels, duvet covers and canned goods.

Apas barangay officials headed by Barangay Captain Ramil Ayuman regularly hold monthly medical and feeding programs in the different sitios. This is in partnership with various government agencies and private organizations.

This month, together with Marco Polo Plaza, they also have partnered with the AFP Central Command Medical Team in providing the medical services during this monthly activity.

This CSR initiative is aimed at reaching out and giving back to the community of Barangay Apas for its continued support in providing security and assistance in different hotel events and activities.

To partner with Marco Polo Plaza Cebu for future CSR activities, please e-mail For other inquiries, call 253-1111 or e-mail

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