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Mövenpick hotel partners with Gawad Kalinga for its Yolanda Rebuild Program

[Date Created: November 22, 2013]

Manny O. Group pledges up to P20M for communities in Leyte, Samar and Northern Cebu

* Click HERE to visit the main Operation Walang Iwanan: Yolanda (Haiyan) page

GK Founder and Chairman Tony Meloto with Manny O. Group Founder and Chairman Manny H. Osmena at the GK Enchanted Farm 

BULACAN, PHILIPPINES (November 19, 2013)  - Manny O. Group Founder and Chairman Manny H. Osmena and Gawad Kalinga Founder and Chairman Tony Meloto have met and forged a partnership to respond to the needs of our countrymen who lost their homes, loved ones and livelihood in the Yolanda storm.

In partnership with GAWAD KALINGA, the MANNY O. GROUP is committing to rebuild communities with livelihood programs in Leyte, Samar and Cebu with a pledge of up to P20M in donation.

Called the “Yolanda Rebuid Program” of the Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu, the Manny O. Group commits to donate 80 percent of its room revenue proceeds in a “special sale” for room certificates purchased between November 15 to 24, 2013.

Manny Osmena is inviting fellow Filipinos who want to support the rebuilding efforts by purchasing room certificates that they can use or give as gifts, these certificates are valid for 6 months until May 31, 2014 and can be use by making reservations within the period. Yolanda Rebuild Program Donors will get a special rate starting at P6,000/night with breakfast for two (80% - P4,800 will go to Gawad Kalinga).

Meloto said, “The partnership of Gawad Kalinga with Mövenpick Cebu’s Yolanda Rebuild Program is a celebration of hope – that we can rise together from the worst of calamities through miracles of solidarity.”

“I am just amazed how God is working because this is the first time I met Tony,” Manny Osmena said of their November 15th meeting. “To see and realize that we share the same vision and direction in our lives, it is just incredible! Tony and I share the same philosophy - for a business to be sustainable, everybody has to progress – the company, the community and the people. We are both committed to be involve in helping the community while we do our respective businesses. After this “Yolanda Rebuild Program,” we will be looking for a long-term and a sustainable solution in helping each other do our part in rebuilding the nation.”

Donors who want to participate in the Yolanda Rebuild Program may do so by purchasing special Mövenpick Room Certificates through 032 492 7777, 02 586 3071 or  09177024584, Certificates may also be booked online at or at the Mövenpick booth at the Ayala Center Cebu from Nov 22 to 24 or the Landmark Makati and Trinoma until Nov 24, 2013. Mention code REBUILD.

Other discounted room options include a 1-bedroom suite inclusive of complimentary breakfast for two  at PHP8,000/night (P6,400 will go to the Yolanda Rebuild Program/Gawad Kalinga); and a two-bedroom suite inclusive of complimentary breakfast for four is at PHP 12,000 per night (P9,600 will go to the Yolanda Rebuild Program/Gawad Kalinga)

Standard conditions apply: new bookings only, subject to room availability, non-refundable and no cancellations allowed once date reservations for guests have been made. For local residents only. 

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