MARCO Polo Plaza Cebu kicked off the festivities last Nov. 14 with an online Tree Lighting event in partnershbith GMA Regional TV.
“The last 14 years, we have celebrated our Tree Lighting every year as our way to signify the start of the Festive Season. This year is no different, despite the fact that there is a Covid-19 pandemic. We will continue to be strong and resolved in celebrating these important days with this year’s theme, ‘Christmas As Always,’” said Marco Polo Plaza Cebu general manager Brian Connelly during the online event.
The ceremony started with a heartwarming song from Asia’s Pop Diva and GMA talent Julie Anne San Jose, followed with the blessing of the tree by Msgr. Jim Gorre. Marco Polo Plaza’s Brian Connelly then turned over last year’s donations amounting to P302,558.25 to Ann Marie Tan, station manager of GMA Regional TV Central and Eastern Visayas, and Amabelle Russiana, GMA Kapuso Foundation regional coordinator.
Through the partnership of Marco Polo Plaza and GMA Kapuso Foundation, a total of P1,846,739.82 in donations has already been gathered to help support various projects of GMA Kapuso Foundation such as the Unang Hakbang sa Kinabukasan Project, Give-A-Gift Project and much more. Vice president and head of GMA Regional TV Oliver Amoroso thanked the Cebuanos for this continued support.
Share the joy of the season by donating to the Tree of Hope for only P200 per Christmas ball until Jan. 6, 2021. All proceeds will be given to GMA Kapuso Foundation.
Online donations can also be done via bank transfer:
Name of Bank: Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company
Bank Account Type: Corporate
Bank Account Name: Cathay Intl Resources Corp.
Account Number: 041-3-04151366-8
Celebrate this Festive Season and make memories with your family and friends at Marco Polo Plaza Cebu. / PR