45 Aeta children benefit from CDC, Clark Marriott’s outreach program

The Clark Development Corporation (CDC) in partnership with the Clark Marriott Hotel recently conducted an outreach program to 45 Aeta children as part of Marriott International’s celebration of Global Customer Appreciation Week 2022.

The said kids are the pioneer batch of students who graduated from CDC-OB Pagsasarili Family Care Center coming from various Aeta communities near this Freeport.

CDC Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Placement Division spearheaded the said event and also handled the transportation of the children coming from areas of Sapang Bato and Sitio Haduan in Mabalacat City, Pampanga and San Vicente in Bamban, Tarlac.

Meanwhile, Clark Marriott General Manager Goeran Soelter said, “It’s very nice to see so many happy faces in the room, I’m sure you guys will have some fun. This is Marriott’s CSR treat for our communities and we’re very proud to continue to do this together so thank you to all of you.”

“We would really like to thank our partners, specifically, CDC. It wouldn’t work without you; you guys are a tremendous help in putting this together as well as getting the kids here. Thank you to the teachers and to the people as well,” he continued.

The kids enjoyed a magic show followed by a sumptuous lunch served by Clark Marriott. They also watched a funny puppet show, participated in games, and received goody bags and balloons before going back home.

For his part, CDC CSRPD Assistant Manager Ronald T. Antonio, on behalf of CDC CSRPD Manager Herbert S. Angeles, expressed his appreciation to Clark Marriott and the participants.

“We are happy to have been part of this outreach program of Clark Marriott Hotel’s Serve360 Initiatives. I would like to thank the teachers and the children who participated in our activity. I hope the kids will remember the event fondly and be one of those memories that will inspire them as they grow up,” he said.

He also thanked Clark Marriott Director of Finance Diana Lazo, Director of Rooms, Rizza Lacson, Director of Food and Beverage Lyle Cajayon, Director of Human Resources Carmen Siongco, Director of Sales and Marketing Charley Magabo, Assistant Director of Finance Jinky Singian, Chief Engineer Reynaldo Lenon, and Executive Chef Jan Broz.

Also present during the activity are Clark Marriott Events Executive Jonas Carreon, Sales Manager Laila Simbulan, Front Office Manager Maan Gomez, Outlet Manager Paulo Manalo, Loss Prevention Manager Ronnie Manalastas, Secretary of the Director of Sales and Marketing Patricia Louise Katigbak, and Executive Housekeeper Danilo Valera, among others.

CDC is always committed and supportive of community engagement initiatives and CSR activities that are geared towards inspiring and uplifting communities surrounding Clark.