Last December 17, I together with 30 other bloggers were given a chance to celebrate the gift giving and Christmas carol that was held for 500 less fortunate kids by the government of Manila together with EMBOA (Ermita Malate Business Owners Association)
With the theme, “Maligayang Pasko” the kids were filled with joy as many different Christmas Activities were held for them. Around 500 kids from 16 different barangays from ages 7 - 12 were given food and gift bags to enjoy and around 1,000 people attended the said event.
According to Michelle Pe, the president of EMBOA, this was held as a way of saying thanks to EMBOA and to everyone else who became a part of Ermita Malate’s growth and improvement. With regards to this, she also made sure that EMBOA and all the other associations in Manila will strive harder to make the community a better place for everyone.
Before the end of the event, Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada said his thanks to everyone who helped and assured that all residents and businesses in Ermita Malate will continue to have good progress as time goes by.
Us bloggers were given the chance to have a tour around the hotels that were affiliated with EMBOA. We were supposed to visit 4 hotels but due to the crowded busy streets of Ermita, we were only able to visit three.
First was Miramar Hotel:

Miramar Hotel is an art deco hotel that is strategically located within Manila’s cultural and business hub and facing picturesque Manila Bay. It’s near a lot of tourist spots and embassies around Manila such as

the American Embassy, The Metropolitan Museum, Museo Pambata ( Children’s Museum ), Rizal Park, Manila Ocean Park, Entertainment City, and a few minutes drive away from the Walled City of Intramuros. It has this old school vibe that reminds you of the old Manila.
For more details and reservations, visit there website HERE.
The second was Hotel Kimberly:

Hotel Kimberly, conveniently located at the Malate tourist belt in the historic city of Manila,  was my favorite among all the hotels that we’ve been to, as you go inside the hotel, you are greeted by their friendly staff that would gladly help you with your every need. They even offered us refreshments and food before we started with the tour. Each room, ranging from P 3,000 - P 6,000 is worth spending on. It’s spacious, clean, and very peaceful. One of the perfect spots to stay at if you want to go on a staycation.

For more details and reservations, visit there website HERE.
And lastly, Manila Manor Hotel:

Sadly, Manila Manor Hotel was not prepared when we got there so we only got to visit and roam around the lobby. This hotel is located at the center of Ermita near Robinsons Manila and St. Paul. It has this Old Manila charm, an ornate lobby, and a cafe on your left just as you enter the hotel.

For more details and reservations, visit there website HERE.
All in all this tour was such a joy since I got to witness a celebration that helps a lot of people and at the same time, to meet a lot of bloggers who later on became friends.

Sabrina Escoto

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