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December 9, 2016 – It’s the most wonderful time of the year at City of Dreams Manila. In almost every corner of the luxury integrated resort, families and children of all ages are ushered in a Christmas wonderland.
 
Amidst the festive ambiance, guests can celebrate and create unforgettable memories with a lavish fare in any of the signature restaurants – The Tasting Room, Nobu Manila, Crystal Dragon and Red Ginger. For a variety of Yuletide gastronomic delights, guests can choose from the more than 20 premium and casual dining outlets.
 
On Christmas Day, families can enjoy a DreamPlay brunch at the Grand Ballroom. Special live performances of DreamWorks characters during the Christmas Day brunch will make the merry-making more fun and exciting.
 
For New Year’s Eve Dinner, guests are spoilt for choice at the various restaurants in the sprawling integrated resort. For sumptuous dinner and a view of the spectacular fireworks display by the Manila bay skyline, guests can opt to spend the New Year’s Eve at the al fresco area of Wave restaurant. 
   
The Tasting Room’s Holiday Buffet & New Year’s Eve Tasting Menu

 

Christmas Day Festive Dinner Buffet

On Christmas Day, The Tasting Room will be offering a festive dinner buffet spread worthy of an unforgettable celebration with family and friends – including one of the restaurant’s noteworthy signature dishes, 52°C Egg with potato mousse, onions, confetti ceps powder, and summer truffle; a Christmas carving station of whole roast turkey, roast pork, slow roast beef rib eye, suckling pig lechon and trimmings; holiday sweet treats such as whiskey pralines at an interactive dessert station, paired with Macalan 12 Years, Glen Morangie 12 Years, Laphroig 10 Years, and Highland Park 12 Years; various cakes such as Hazelnut Ginger Spiced Pecan Tart, Malibu and Mango Christmas Log, Yule Log and imported Italian panettonne; Christmas Pudding with bandy custard and vanilla ice cream; and a premium chocolate fountain with Christmas Dry Fruit Cake topped with marshmallows, fresh fruits and an assortment of meringue.
 
Complementing the range of sumptuous offerings are premium appetizer, salad, bread and soup stations; as well as a whole tuna station with sashimi in torched Miso Emulsion and Shisho Cress, Tuna Tartar Togarashi With Apple Poki and Wasabi Espuma, and Quick-Seared Tuna With Xeres Vinaigrette And Heirloom Tomatoes.
 

Five-Course Dinner on New Year’s Eve

The Tasting Room will likewise offer an exuberant way to welcome the New Year through an exclusive tasting menu which starts with Duck Liver Confit with corn, velouté, chestnuts, rock lobster, caviar berry, onions, soft jelly, tomato, and Greek yogurt followed by Saint-Brieux dive scallops in epazote consommé, cauliflower cream, shrimp powder, water cress salad, and sea urchin. The evening’s entrée is the Hunted 65°c Wild Doe Filet with onions, Fuji apple, ceps of the century and acid mango concluded by Chocolate in Hot and Cold with cappuccino ice cream.
 
The Christmas Buffet is priced at P 3,288++ per cover while the five-course New Year’s Eve feast is P3,999++ per cover.
 

Champagne Exclusive Offering for The Tasting Room, Nobu Manila, and Crystal Dragon

Guests can upgrade their dining experience with an exclusive offering of champagne which will be available from December 1 to 31 at City of Dreams Manila’s three signature restaurants – The Tasting Room, Nobu Manila, and Crystal Dragon. Premium champagne brands Moet et Chandon Brut, Veuve Clicquot Rose, Ruinart Blanc de Blancs, and Dom Perignon are offered at rates of P3,500++, P4,600++, P6,200++, and P11,900++ per bottle, respectively.
 
 
Nobu Manila’s Matsutake and Truffle, Omakase and Holiday Menus
 

Matsutake & Truffle Promotion
 

Two of the world’s prized mushrooms – matsutake and truffle – are stellar additions to Nobu Manila’s a la carte menu exclusively available until December 31. The renowned restaurant creates delightful dishes infused with matsutake’s spicy flavor and truffle’s musky aroma, which includes cold items Tataki Matsutake – seared tuna, matsutake and butter ponzu sauce; Matsutake Suimono Jelly – local uni sashimi, matsutake, dashi jelly and yuzu juice; and Matsutake Lapu Lapu New Style Sashimi – lapu lapu sashimi, matsutake, garlic, ginger, chives and sesame seeds. Hot specials comprise of Lobster Wasabi Pepper – Maine lobster, sautéed mixed vegetables, and fresh ground black pepper; Squid Pasta – seared squid, sautéed mixed vegetables, Japanese 7 spice, and light garlic sauce; Chawanmushi – savory dashi egg custard; Beef Tenderloin Tobanyaki – grilled beef, caramelized onions, asparagus, shiitake, and butter yuzu sauce; Mushroom Kamameshi – Japanese kettle rice, mixed seasonal mushrooms, edamame, and shiitake broth; and Wagyu Beef Yakimono – grilled wagyu beef, miso mushrooms, aged balsamic reduction, and crispy garlic.
 

Monthly Omakase Dinner

Perfect for holidays and get-togethers, the eight-course December Omakase dinner begins with Oyster Phyllo; followed by Kinmedai New Style; Nigiri Oh-Toro With King Prawn, Ikura, White Fish, And Unagi; Sashimi 3 Ways comprising blue fin tuna, karashi su miso and yellowtail jalapeno in salmon tartar; sashimi salad of Tasmanian ocean trout, scallop sushi and kampachi topped with Matsuhisa dressing; Spiney Lobster Shiso Salsa; Wagyu Beef, Foie Gras in dried cherry soy mirin reduction  and roasted vegetables; Hot Soba Clear Soup and Banana Chestnut Bread Pudding with Kuromitsu and Hazelnut Ice Cream.
 

Christmas Day Brunch (Dec. 25)
 

Nobu Manila will be serving up a Japanese-Peruvian holiday experience through a Christmas Day Brunch Omakase menu. A carving station with whole turkey, and prime rib are paired with mixed seafood rice while special hot buffet items include Roasted Kabotcha With Maple Miso Butter, creamy truffle mashed potatoes, Lobster Miso Soup, Braised Short Ribs, Scallop Okonomiyaki and Nobu Style Uni Palabok. Baked Oysters in Truffle Butter, Seafood Poke With Rice Crisps and Rock Shrimp Tempura Creamy Spicy Sauce will be passed around during brunch service. The venue’s acclaimed sushi and special sashimi will also be available. At the dessert table, Christmas-themed delights await diners of this not-to-be-missed Yuletide celebration.
 

Seven-Course Dinner on New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31)

To usher in 2017 is the Nobu New Year’s Eve special seven course Omakase dinner, introduced by a “zensai” of Vegetable and Quinoa Ceviche followed by the Toro Tartar With Osetra Caviar, Wasabi Soy And Kumamoto Oyster Duo. A delightful array of the freshest seafood follows: Nigiri Sushi With Oh-Toro, Kinmedai, Hamachi, Tasmanian Ocean Trout And Unagi; Sashimi Two Ways Comprised Of Australian Scampi, Uni And Truffle New Style and Japanese Snapper Dried Miso; Sashimi Salad Of Kampachi, Blue Fin Tuna And Tachiuo Topped With Matsuhisa Dressing; And Phyllo Wrapped King Prawn In Sweet Truffle Aioli, Smoked Cauliflower Puree And Micro Greens. The sixth course and the evening’s entrée – Seared Wagyu Beef With Foie Gras Miso, Caramelized Onion Dust, and Braised Daikon – balances the meal’s selection of premium seafood fare. Ending the seven-course celebration is Nobu style cheesecake, a unique take on the classic favorite.
 

New Year’s Brunch (Jan. 1)

At the New Year’s Brunch, a carving station offers a Rosemary Miso Crusted Prime Rib perfectly paired with Nobu style sauces creamy wasabi, rosemary den miso and sweet soy anticucho while assorted kushiyaki and pass around items Tuna Poke On Crispy Nori Chip, Washu Beef and Shrimp Tempura With Creamy Spicy Sauce serve as introductory bites to entrees such as Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s signature Black Cod Miso, as well as the Braised Shortrib Sliders and Grilled Chicken Teriyaki Balsamic. Completing the selection are Nobu style creamed corn, Roasted Sweet Potato With Truffle Quinoa, Roasted Cauliflower with Warm Jalapeno Matsuhisa, Yaki Udon and Japanese steamed rice.
 
 
Festive Dining Delights at Crystal Dragon

 

Chinese Roasted Turkey and Turkey Dumplings

For all of December, Crystal Dragon offers Chinese Roasted Turkey and Turkey Dumplings through an exclusive lunch and dinner a la carte menu. Premium selections include Turkey and Vegetable Dumpling served with Spicy Black Vinegar, Poached Chinese Cabbage topped with Egg Drop in Turkey Soup, Stewed Turkey with Chestnuts and Mushrooms in Spice Sichuan Sauce, Pan-fried Turkey Roll filled with Asparagus in Ginger Vinegar Reduction and Braised Fragrant Rice with Turkey and Mushrooms in Tomatoes Gravy.
 

Set Menu for New Year’s Eve Lunch and Dinner (Dec. 30 & 31)

For December 30 and 31, in time for New Year’s Eve festivities, premium set menus for lunch and dinner are available. Set Menu A is composed of Double Happiness Combination Platter: Crispy Prawns with Wasabi Mayo Salad, Deep-fried Eggplants with Pork Floss and Spices; Double-boiled Chicken, Fish Maw Soup with Maca Herbs, and Ling Ji Mushroom; Steamed Cod Fish with Baby Pak Choy in Cantonese Homely Flavor Sauce; Stewed Pork Ribs with Canton Bou and Chinese Wine Vinegar Reduction; Braised E-Fu Noodles with Crab Meat served with Vegetable Parcel and Morel Mushrooms; William Pear Mousse with Oolong Tea Gel, Coconut Malibu Ice Cream.
 
Set Menu B comes with Crystal Dragon Three Combination Platter: Hand Roll Beijing Duck, Crispy Seafood Roll, Poached Soy Herbal Chicken Roll, Stir-fried Crab Meat and Scallop Omelet served in Crispy Cup; Puree of Yellow Pumpkin infused with Truffle and Scallop Dumpling; Steamed Grouper Fillet with Baby Pak Choy, Chopped Ginger and Preserved Turnip; Braised Mushrooms, Bamboo Pith, Sea Cucumber with Vegetables and Bean Curd; Pan-fried Ohmi Wagyu Beef Sirloin with Chef’s Special Sauce paired with Wok-fried Fragrant Rice with Diced Abalone, Pumpkin and Seafood; and Lychee Dome with Pomegranate Gel with Jasmin Tea Ice Cream
 

Dessert of the Month

Offering a delightful dessert to fittingly conclude the savory dishes is the Cantonese restaurant’s Chilled Famous Mango Creamy Pancake available throughout December.
 The New Year’s lunch and dinner set A and B menus are priced at P4,680++ and P6,180++ per cover, respectively.
 
 
Red Ginger’s Festive Season Platters

 

Festive Season Platters (Dec. 16-31)

A Yuletide celebration for Red Ginger brings hearty a la carte dishes daily for lunch and dinner. From December 16 to 31, the restaurant’s Festive Platters let diners experience a range of Southeast Asian cuisine -- Red Ginger Sampler of Malaysian style “Otak Otak”, Lemongrass Chicken Skewers, Charred Salmon Salad and Crispy Crab Wonton; Wagyu Beef Phad Thai made with Stir-Fried Rice Noodles, Marinated Wagyu Beef, tofu, bean sprouts, chives, Tamarind Sauce, and crushed peanuts; Ayam Percik or Roasted Spring Chicken with Fragrant Spices, Coconut Pandan Rice, and assorted Tagaytay leafy greens; Hoisin-Glazed Australian Lamb Cutlets in Asian Herb Salad, Oven-Dried Tomatoes and Coconut crumbs with steamed Jasmine rice; and Babi Pongteh or Nyonya Style Slow-braised Pork with preserved yellow beans, black mushrooms, and Traditional vegetable achara with steamed Jasmine rice.
 
DreamPlay Christmas Feast at the Grand Ballroom

Christmas Day Brunch (Dec. 25)

Families and friends can gather for a fun-filled Yuletide celebration on December 25 and experience a holiday brunch buffet at DreamPlay’s Christmas Feast at the Grand Ballroom from 11 am to 3 pm. The event highlights premium Yuletide fare with live entertainment by the beloved DreamWorks characters and performances by this year’s finalists of the King Julien Dance Off competition. The Christmas Feast package at P2,600 per person also entitles guests to one (1) DreamPlay pass and an exclusive photo opportunity with the DreamWorks characters.
Sunday Grill and New Year’s Eve Barbecue at Wave

Sunday Grill (Nov. 13 to Dec. 31)

Nobu Hotel’s poolside restaurant, Wave, holds weekly Sunday outdoor dinners starting November 13 until December 31 from 5 to 9 PM. Accompanied by live entertainment, an expansive array of buffet offerings showcasing premium salads, breads, grilled meats, seafood paella, and desserts will be on rotation for guests.
 

New Year’s Eve Barbecue (Dec. 31)

Enjoy a mouthwatering spread by dining al fresco style with live acoustic entertainment while enjoying a panoramic view of the fireworks by Manila Bay at Wave for New Year’s Eve dinner on December 31. An expansive variety of appetizers, salads, seafood, breads, cheeses, and desserts are part of the delightful spread together with carvings of Suckling Pig Lechon, Whole Roasted Turkey, Whole Roasted Baby Piglet, Lemon Grass stuffed with House Made Lechon Liver Sauce, Rolled Turkey Leg with Roasted Breast, Stuffing, Cranberry, Turkey Jus, Brussel sprouts and Roasted Carrots. For seafood, Blue Swimmer Crab, King Prawns, Slipper Lobster, Spanish Mussels with Brandy Cocktail Sauce and Condiments, Norwegian Salmon with Soy and Garlic, Grilled Slipper Lobster with Ginger and Shallots, Black Grouper with Preserved Lemon, and Lemon Grass Whole Black Tiger Prawns will be offered. Hickory Smoked Black Angus Beef Brisket, Tamarind Glazed Pork Ribs, and Indonesian Chicken Satay are likewise available for meat lovers.
 
At the dessert station, diners can expect Mince Pie, Deconstructed Mont Blanc, Festive Assorted Éclair, Ginger Bread Christmas Tree, Stolen White Chocolate Cream with Spiced Apricot Compote in Glass, Hazelnut Ginger Spiced Pecan Nut Tart, Christmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce, Malibu and Mango Christmas Log, Selection of Seasonal Fresh Fruits, Yule Log and Imported Italian Pantone, as well as a Chocolate Fondue area with Christmas Dry Fruits Cake, Marshmallow, Fresh Fruits and Assorted Meringue Color. Puto Bumbong, a traditional Filipino Christmas Dessert of Steam Glutinous, Fresh Grated Coconut with Palm Sugar, will also be available.
 
The Wave Sunday Grill and New Year’s Eve dinner are P1,280++ and P2,900++ per cover, respectively, with a choice of one iced tea, soda, or chilled juice. An additional P700++ for the Sunday Grill and P1,000++ for the New Year’s Eve dinner may be availed to upgrade to free-flowing non-alcoholic beverages as well as unlimited local beers and cocktails.
 
For inquiries and reservations, guests can call 800 8080 or e-mail guestservices@cod-manila.com.  
 
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About City of Dreams Manila
 
City of Dreams Manila marks the formal entry of Melco Crown Entertainment into the fast-growing and dynamic tourism industry in the Philippines. The integrated casino resort at Entertainment City, Manila Bay, Manila, officially opened its doors to the public in February 2015 and is operated by Melco Crown Philippines.
 
The dynamic and innovative resort complex, located on an approximately 6.2-hectare site at the gateway to Entertainment City, includes the ultimate in entertainment, hotel, retail and dining and lifestyle experiences with aggregated gaming space, including VIP and mass-market gaming facilities with up to approximately 264 gaming tables, 1,535 slot machines and 114 electronic table games.
 
The integrated resort features three luxury hotel brands: Crown, Nobu and Hyatt, and distinctive entertainment venues, including the family entertainment center DreamPlay, the world’s first DreamWorks-themed interactive play space; CenterPlay, a live performance central lounge inside the casino; and Chaos & Pangaea nightclubs situated at the Fortune Egg, an architecturally-unique structure, with creative exterior lighting design and an iconic landmark of the Manila Bay area.
 
City of Dreams Manila delivers an unparalleled entertainment and hospitality experience to the Philippines and is playing a key role in strengthening the depth and diversity of Manila’s leisure, business and tourism offering, enhancing its growing position as one of Asia’s premier leisure destinations. It has been developed to specifically meet the needs of the large, rapidly growing and increasingly diverse audience of leisure and entertainment seekers both in the Philippines and those visiting Manila from across the Asia region and around the world.
 
About Melco Crown (Philippines) Resorts Corporation
Melco Crown (Philippines) Resorts Corporation, with its shares listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE: MCP), is a subsidiary of Melco Crown Entertainment (SEHK: 6883; NASDAQ: MPEL). It has developed City of Dreams Manila, a casino, hotel, retail and entertainment integrated resort, which has three luxury hotels each with two towers, numerous specialty restaurants and bars, gaming and retail facilities, exciting entertainment venues including a family entertainment center, and a multi-level car park. For more information about Melco Crown Philippines, please visit www.melco-crown-philippines.com.
 
 
For media enquiry, please contact:

Charisse Chuidian
Vice President, Public Relations
Tel: + 63 2 691 8819
or mobile +63 917 557 1815
Email: CharisseChuidian@cod-manila.com

Romina Gervacio
Director, Public Relations
Tel: +63 2 691 8818
or mobile +63 917 8519878
Email: RominaGervacio@cod-manila.com

 


7 WAYS TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS AT CITY OF DREAMS MANILA

December 14, 2016 – City of Dreams Manila ushered in the holiday season with a festive Christmas tree lighting ceremony at The Shops at the Boulevard, the luxury integrated resort’s retail avenue that houses some of the world’s most sought-after brands.
The whimsical Yuletide festivity was led by Paranaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez and spouse Janet Olivarez, Congressman for the 1st District of Paranaque Eric Olivarez with City of Dreams Manila’s Property President Geoff Andres, Belle Corporation’s Vice Chairman Willy Ocier, and 2016 Bb. Pilipinas-Universe Maxine Medina.
 
The Christmas tree lighting ceremony was followed by a 30-minute performance of the premier mixed chorale ensemble of the University of Santo Tomas Singers conducted by Professor Fidel Calalang, Jr. They regaled the audience with their vocal harmonies of timeless Christmas songs.
 
The Christmas tree lighting event marked the beginning of City of Dreams Manila’s roster of holiday activities and offers.
 

Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Carousel 
Paranaque Mayor Edwin Olivarez (3rd from left) & City of Dreams Manila Property President Geoff Andres (3rd from right) pulled the giant candy cane lever to turn on City of Dreams holiday carousel, kicking-off the luxury integrated resort's holiday festivities. From left: With them are Paranaque 1st District Rep. Eric Olivarez, Paranaque Mayor’s Spouse Janet Olivarez, 2016 Bb. Pilipinas-Universe Maxine Medina and Belle Corporation Vice Chairman Willy Ocier.


1.    Gifts Ideas At Café Society
Yuletide revellers can go shopping for sweet, savory, unique or timeless gift ideas for family and loved ones at Café Society.  
Christmas hampers range from the small box, large box, classic holiday to premium decadent. A variety of holiday goodies include English fruit cake, stollen, Yule log cake, gingerbread house, Christmas cookies, macarons, Christmas Santa, a selection of Panettones and other Yuletide treats.
 
2.     Weekend Christmas Parade
 

Christmas Parade at The Shops on weekends


Guests can catch the Christmas weekend parade with DreamPlay’s beloved characters Shrek, Fiona, Alex the lion, Po the Panda, and King Julien the lemur every Saturday and Sunday starting December 17 and 18. The parade will start at the DreamPlay entrance at 6 PM and make its way to the Grand Carousel at The Shops at Boulevard.
 
 
3.    Christmas Choir at The Shops at the Boulevard
 

Christmas choir on Weekends


For an unforgettable Yuletide season, guests can watch the choir performances every Saturday and Sunday. Holiday choir performances include Imusicapella on Dec. 17 and Dec. 24, 3:30 pm; Hail Mary the Queen Children’s Choir on December 18, 3:30 pm; and Kammerchor Manila on December 25, 3:30 pm.  
 
4.    Wild Winter at DreamPlay
 
Holiday attractions and surprises are in store for guests at DreamPlay. Both the young and the young at heart can have a “Wild Winter” experience on December 16 to 18, 23 to 24, 26 to 31, and January 1. Guests who avail of the “Wild Winter” package at P1,500 per person will have VIP access to all attractions plus limited edition DreamPlay goodies such as a Christmas apron and hat, an Alex the lion notebook, a special Christmas-themed gingerbread from Cooking with Gingy, and a printed souvenir photo. The package also provides access to see the Merry Madagascar movie and comes with a free box of popcorn and unlimited iced tea.
 
5.     Merry Live Band Performances at Chaos Nightclub every Wednesday
 
Chaos nightclub hosts the best local artists every Wednesday night at 9 pm, elevating Original Pinoy Music (OPM) to a whole new level. Upcoming performances at the trendsetting nightclub include Side A and The Juans on December 14, Freestyle and MYMP on December 21, and Side A with Kudos loves 80s on December 28.
 
Tickets to see the live band performances every Wednesday at Chaos are at P400 each with one drink.
 
6.     Holiday Party Like a Rock star at KTV at City of Dreams Manila
Guests can sing like a rock star or their favorite pop music icons and immerse themselves in the KTV’s uniquely-themed interiors. Ideal for Christmas gatherings and parties, revelers can have fun and sing to their hearts’ content in their selected KTV room, each one with a different theme inspired by world-renowned cities: Amsterdam, Bangkok, Las Vegas, Marrakesh, or Miami or the Tarot card-inspired rooms: the Sun and Moon, Lovers, Fortune, as well as the combinable Emperor and Empress rooms to accommodate larger groups.
 
All rooms come with en suite powder room and fully-operated touchscreen control pads and start at a consumable food and beverage package of P5,000++ for two hours and up to ten persons. Larger rooms can accommodate up to 30 guests for private parties.
 
The KTV rooms are available from Wednesdays to Sundays, 7 pm to 2 am, and Mondays to Tuesdays by reservation.
 
7.     Family Staycation and Honeymoon for the Holidays Packages
Crown Towers Manila and Nobu Hotel Manila offer luxurious holiday stays for families and couples.
 
Yuletide room package
For a memorable Christmas, families with children can avail of the Yuletide room package either at Nobu Hotel or Crown Towers starting at P17,000. net and P20,000. net respectively. Package includes a two-night stay at a Deluxe Room for Nobu and Resort room for Crown Towers, breakfast for 2 and DreamPlay passes for 2 adults and 2 children.
 
Check-in dates are from December 1 to 30, 2016. Rooms are subject to availability and prior reservation is required.
 
Crown family staycation & honeymoon package
The Crown Family Staycation Package at P11,000 net, comes with an elegant Resort room and breakfast for two adults and two children below five years old at Breezes, and four passes to DreamPlay.
 
The Crown Honeymoon package at P16,500 net lets couples enjoy a romantic stay at a sophisticated Resort Studio with a one-hour couple’s spa treatment at the Crown Spa and dining credit at select City of Dreams Manila restaurants.
 
Nobu family staycation & honeymoon package
The Nobu Family Staycation Package at P9,500 net, comes with an overnight stay at a Nobu Deluxe room with breakfast for two adults and two children below five years old at Nobu Manila and four passes to DreamPlay.
 
The Nobu Honeymoon Package at P15,000 net includes an overnight stay in an Executive room with a one-hour couple’s spa treatment at Nobu Spa and P3,000 dining credit at select City of Dreams Manila restaurants.
 
For inquiries and reservations, guests can call 800 8080 or e-mail guestservices@cod-manila.com.  



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About City of Dreams Manila
 
City of Dreams Manila marks the formal entry of Melco Crown Entertainment into the fast-growing and dynamic tourism industry in the Philippines. The integrated casino resort at Entertainment City, Manila Bay, Manila, officially opened its doors to the public in February 2015 and is operated by Melco Crown Philippines.
 
The dynamic and innovative resort complex, located on an approximately 6.2-hectare site at the gateway to Entertainment City, includes the ultimate in entertainment, hotel, retail and dining and lifestyle experiences with aggregated gaming space, including VIP and mass-market gaming facilities with up to approximately 264 gaming tables, 1,535 slot machines and 114 electronic table games.
 
The integrated resort features three luxury hotel brands: Crown, Nobu and Hyatt, and distinctive entertainment venues, including the family entertainment center DreamPlay, the world’s first DreamWorks-themed interactive play space; CenterPlay, a live performance central lounge inside the casino; and Chaos & Pangaea nightclubs situated at the Fortune Egg, an architecturally-unique structure, with creative exterior lighting design and an iconic landmark of the Manila Bay area.

City of Dreams Manila delivers an unparalleled entertainment and hospitality experience to the Philippines and is playing a key role in strengthening the depth and diversity of Manila’s leisure, business and tourism offering, enhancing its growing position as one of Asia’s premier leisure destinations. It has been developed to specifically meet the needs of the large, rapidly growing and increasingly diverse audience of leisure and entertainment seekers both in the Philippines and those visiting Manila from across the Asia region and around the world.
 
About Melco Crown (Philippines) Resorts Corporation
Melco Crown (Philippines) Resorts Corporation, with its shares listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE: MCP), is a subsidiary of Melco Crown Entertainment (SEHK: 6883; NASDAQ: MPEL). It has developed City of Dreams Manila, a casino, hotel, retail and entertainment integrated resort, which has three luxury hotels each with two towers, numerous specialty restaurants and bars, gaming and retail facilities, exciting entertainment venues including a family entertainment center, and a multi-level car park. For more information about Melco Crown Philippines, please visit www.melco-crown-philippines.com.
 
 
For media enquiry, please contact:

Charisse Chuidian
Vice President, Public Relations
Tel: + 63 2 691 8819
or mobile +63 917 557 1815
Email: CharisseChuidian@cod-manila.com

Romina Gervacio
Director, Public Relations
Tel: +63 2 691 8818
or mobile +63 917 8519878
Email: RominaGervacio@cod-manila.com

 


CHAOS NIGHT CLUB PRESENTS “CANDYLAND,”
2017 COUNTDOWN PARTY  
WITH INTERNATIONAL DJ DUO STADIUMX

 
Manila, December 16, 2016 – A glittery, supercharged and “Candyland”-themed New Year’s Eve countdown party featuring international electronic dance music (EDM) DJ Duo Stadiumx will thrill the nightlife elite at Chaos, City of Dreams Manila. 
 


To jumpstart the party fever and sustain the high-voltage energy of the 2017 countdown party, Chaos resident DJs Supmerman, MVRXX, Marc Marasigan will be spinning the soundtrack of Top 40 hits, hiphop, trap, bass, electro, EDM, House, Nu-Disco/Indie House, dubstep and RnB. Chaos resident hypeman Ronthug, known as one of the new generation club emcee and rap artist will keep the party crowd’s excitement and interaction with the DJ performers.

Stylish party-rockers and power players alike can wear their best candy-inspired outfit not just to see and be seen, but to make their way to the elegant dance floor and dance the night away to the beats of the DJs. 

The New Year’s Eve Countdown party culminates with the live performance of Stadium X.  The Budapest-based DJs and producers David and Sullivan will bring the house down with “Xsound,” the duo’s signature EDM which is a unique and energetic sound fused with production techniques from multiple genres.

Revelers will be treated to the live performance of StadiumX’s best-selling track “Howl At The Moon.”  The song also became one of the most played sound track at the Ultra Miami and various events and festivals around the world.

StadiumX will also perform some of their original hits such as “Ghosts” with Tom Swoon, “Wonderland”, “Glare”, and “Time Is On Your Side.” The DJ duo will also spin their popular remix of “Lovers On The Sun” for David Guetta, “Harmony” for Nicky Romero, “Sugar” for Robin Schulz and “Cash Cash” for Gareth Emery.

P1,000. door charge includes one drink. For VIP table reservations, guests can call 0917-8863678 or e-mail chaostablereservations@cod-manila.com.

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About Chaos

Raw energy and refined beauty collide at Chaos Nightclub at City of Dreams Manila in the Philippines.  The beautiful and bizarre interactions between unexpected design elements inspire audiences to indulge their five senses and have an unforgettable revelry. 

Hammered gold walls lead to grand doors with mysterious cast hands reaching out to pull guests in. Upon entry, undulating golden rain of light is seen flowing from the ceiling above, presenting a fantasy-like atmosphere.  Gnarled branches and candlelight welcome guests at the hostess stand, combining the elements of earth and fire.  This unexpected interaction encourages imagination and sets the tone for the space. 

Guests experience a euphoric release as they enter the main room with an egg-shaped ceiling dome nearly 30 meters high.  A unique jewel cage and glittering golden drapes of light enhance the music experience.  The banquettes nestled around the dance floor unify the space, encouraging guest interaction and revelry.  The layout allows uninhibited energy to flow seamlessly as performers play the popular hits on stage.  Marble walls layered with classical paintings and lush drapery provides an elegant backdrop to the dynamic atmosphere.

Guests journey up the club’s spiraling staircase wrapping an intricate clustered chandelier to the mezzanine level, should they prefer for a sing-along party in any of the 10 KTV suites each equipped with state of the art karaoke facilities for ultimate entertainment.  Some of the KTV rooms have the Tarot card-inspired designs for a unique experience: the Sun and Moon, Lovers, Emperor, Empress, and Fortune.

About City of Dreams Manila

City of Dreams Manila marks the formal entry of Melco Crown Entertainment into the fast-growing and dynamic tourism industry in the Philippines. The integrated casino resort at Entertainment City, Manila Bay, Manila, officially opened its doors to the public in February 2015 and is operated by Melco Crown Philippines.

The dynamic and innovative resort complex, located on an approximately 6.2-hectare site at the gateway to Entertainment City, includes the ultimate in entertainment, hotel, retail and dining and lifestyle experiences with aggregated gaming space, including VIP and mass-market gaming facilities with up to approximately 264 gaming tables, 1,535 slot machines and 114 electronic table games. 

The integrated resort features three luxury hotel brands: Crown, Nobu and Hyatt, and distinctive entertainment venues, including the family entertainment center DreamPlay, the world’s first DreamWorks-themed interactive play space; CenterPlay, a live performance central lounge inside the casino; and Chaos & Pangaea nightclubs situated at the Fortune Egg, an architecturally-unique structure, with creative exterior lighting design and an iconic landmark of the Manila Bay area.

City of Dreams Manila delivers an unparalleled entertainment and hospitality experience to the Philippines and is playing a key role in strengthening the depth and diversity of Manila’s leisure, business and tourism offering, enhancing its growing position as one of Asia’s premier leisure destinations. It has been developed to specifically meet the needs of the large, rapidly growing and increasingly diverse audience of leisure and entertainment seekers both in the Philippines and those visiting Manila from across the Asia region and around the world.

About Melco Crown (Philippines) Resorts Corporation

Melco Crown (Philippines) Resorts Corporation, with its shares listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE: MCP), is a subsidiary of Melco Crown Entertainment (SEHK: 6883; NASDAQ: MPEL). It has developed City of Dreams Manila, a casino, hotel, retail and entertainment integrated resort, which has three luxury hotels each with two towers, numerous specialty restaurants and bars, gaming and retail facilities, exciting entertainment venues including a family entertainment center, and a multi-level car park.
For more information about Melco Crown Philippines, please visit: www.melco-crown-philippines.com.

For media enquiry, please contact:

Charisse Chuidian
Vice President, Public Relations
Tel: + 63 2 691 8819
or mobile +63 917 557 1815
Email: CharisseChuidian@cod-manila.com

Romina Gervacio
Director, Public Relations
Tel: +63 2 691 8818
or mobile +63 917 8519878
Email: RominaGervacio@cod-manila.com


NEW YEAR’S EVE FESTIVITIES AT CITY OF DREAMS MANILA

December 23, 2016 – The luxury integrated resort City of Dreams Manila delights revelers with a spectacular experience to ring in 2017 with a gastronomic adventure in one of the signature restaurants such as Nobu Manila, Crystal Dragon and Red Ginger, and other dining options, and intensifies the celebration with a high-voltage energy of the New Year’s Eve Countdown party at CenterPlay with a 12-hour non-stop entertainment; Chaos Night Club with international DJ Stadiumx; and Wave restaurant, dinner by the Nobu pool area for an outdoor vibe and view of the fireworks display by the Manila bay skyline.

Nobu Manila
For epicureans who’d like to welcome 2017 with a high note, it’s simply Nobu or nothing. With these gourmands and their loved ones in mind, Nobu Manila is prepared to satisfy the most discerning palate with the Nobu New Year’s Eve special seven-course Omakase dinner and New Year’s Day Brunch.

 


7-Course Dinner on New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31)
The New Year’s Eve seven-course dinner includes a “zensai” of Vegetable and Quinoa Ceviche followed by the Toro Tartar With Osetra Caviar, Wasabi Soy And Kumamoto Oyster Duo. A delightful array of the freshest seafood follows: Nigiri Sushi With Oh-Toro, Kinmedai, Hamachi, Tasmanian Ocean Trout And Unagi; Sashimi Two Ways Comprised Of Australian Scampi, Uni And Truffle New Style and Japanese Snapper Dried Miso; Sashimi Salad Of Kampachi, Blue Fin Tuna And Tachiuo Topped With Matsuhisa Dressing; And Phyllo Wrapped King Prawn In Sweet Truffle Aioli, Smoked Cauliflower Puree And Micro Greens. The sixth course and the evening’s entrée – Seared Wagyu Beef With Foie Gras Miso, Caramelized Onion Dust, and Braised Daikon – balances the meal’s selection of premium seafood fare. Ending the seven-course dinner is Nobu style cheesecake, a unique take on the classic favorite.


New Year’s Day Brunch (Jan. 1)
At the New Year’s Brunch, a carving station offers a Rosemary Miso Crusted Prime Rib perfectly paired with Nobu style sauces creamy wasabi, rosemary den miso, sweet soy anticucho. Guests are spoilt for choice with an assortment of kushiyaki or skewered and grilled meat and vegetables, and pass around items such as Tuna Poke On Crispy Nori Chip, Washu Beef and Shrimp Tempura With Creamy Spicy Sauce. The special hot buffet items include Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s signature Black Cod Miso, Braised Shortrib Sliders and Grilled Chicken Teriyaki Balsamic. Completing the selection are Nobu style creamed corn, Roasted Sweet Potato With Truffle Quinoa, Roasted Cauliflower with Warm Jalapeno Matsuhisa, Yaki Udon and Japanese steamed rice.
 


Crystal Dragon
Set Menu for New Year’s Eve Lunch and Dinner (Dec. 30 & 31)
For December 30 and 31, in time for New Year’s Eve festivities, guests craving for Cantonese cuisine can opt for the premium set menus for lunch or dinner. Set Menu A is composed of Double Happiness Combination Platter: Crispy Prawns with Wasabi Mayo Salad, Deep-fried Eggplants with Pork Floss and Spices; Double-boiled Chicken, Fish Maw Soup with Maca Herbs, and Ling Ji Mushroom; Steamed Cod Fish with Baby Pak Choy in Cantonese Homely Flavor Sauce; Stewed Pork Ribs with Canton Bou and Chinese Wine Vinegar Reduction; Braised E-Fu Noodles with Crab Meat served with Vegetable Parcel and Morel Mushrooms; William Pear Mousse with Oolong Tea Gel, Coconut Malibu Ice Cream.
Set Menu B comes with Crystal Dragon Three Combination Platter: Hand Roll Beijing Duck, Crispy Seafood Roll, Poached Soy Herbal Chicken Roll, Stir-fried Crab Meat and Scallop Omelet served in Crispy Cup; Puree of Yellow Pumpkin infused with Truffle and Scallop Dumpling; Steamed Grouper Fillet with Baby Pak Choy, Chopped Ginger and Preserved Turnip; Braised Mushrooms, Bamboo Pith, Sea Cucumber with Vegetables and Bean Curd; Pan-fried Ohmi Wagyu Beef Sirloin with Chef’s Special Sauce paired with Wok-fried Fragrant Rice with Diced Abalone, Pumpkin and Seafood; and Lychee Dome with Pomegranate Gel with Jasmin Tea Ice Cream.
                          
The New Year’s lunch and dinner set A and B menus are at P4,680++ and P6,180++ per person, respectively.

Red Ginger
Festive Season Platters (Dec. 16-31)
A Yuletide celebration for Red Ginger brings hearty a la carte dishes daily for lunch and dinner. From December 16 to 31, the restaurant’s Festive Platters let diners experience a range of Southeast Asian cuisine -- Red Ginger Sampler of Malaysian style “Otak Otak”, Lemongrass Chicken Skewers, Charred Salmon Salad and Crispy Crab Wonton; Wagyu Beef Phad Thai made with Stir-Fried Rice Noodles, Marinated Wagyu Beef, tofu, bean sprouts, chives, Tamarind Sauce, and crushed peanuts; Ayam Percik or Roasted Spring Chicken with Fragrant Spices, Coconut Pandan Rice, and assorted Tagaytay leafy greens; Hoisin-Glazed Australian Lamb Cutlets in Asian Herb Salad, Oven-Dried Tomatoes and Coconut crumbs with steamed Jasmine rice; and Babi Pongteh or Nyonya Style Slow-braised Pork with preserved yellow beans, black mushrooms, and Traditional vegetable achara with steamed Jasmine rice.
 
Wave
New Year’s Eve Barbecue Buffet (Dec. 31)
Enjoy a mouthwatering spread by dining al fresco style with live acoustic entertainment while enjoying a panoramic view of the fireworks by Manila Bay at Wave for New Year’s Eve dinner on December 31. An expansive variety of appetizers, salads, seafood, breads, cheeses, and desserts are part of the delightful spread together with carvings of Suckling Pig Lechon, Whole Roasted Turkey, Whole Roasted Baby Piglet, Lemon Grass stuffed with House Made Lechon Liver Sauce, Rolled Turkey Leg with Roasted Breast, Stuffing, Cranberry, Turkey Jus, Brussel sprouts and Roasted Carrots. For seafood, Blue Swimmer Crab, King Prawns, Slipper Lobster, Spanish Mussels with Brandy Cocktail Sauce and Condiments, Norwegian Salmon with Soy and Garlic, Grilled Slipper Lobster with Ginger and Shallots, Black Grouper with Preserved Lemon, and Lemon Grass Whole Black Tiger Prawns will be offered. Hickory Smoked Black Angus Beef Brisket, Tamarind Glazed Pork Ribs, and Indonesian Chicken Satay are likewise available for meat lovers.
 
At the dessert station, diners can expect Mince Pie, Deconstructed Mont Blanc, Festive Assorted Éclair, Ginger Bread Christmas Tree, Stolen White Chocolate Cream with Spiced Apricot Compote in Glass, Hazelnut Ginger Spiced Pecan Nut Tart, Christmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce, Malibu and Mango Christmas Log, Selection of Seasonal Fresh Fruits, Yule Log and Imported Italian Pantone, as well as a Chocolate Fondue area with Christmas Dry Fruits Cake, Marshmallow, Fresh Fruits and Assorted Meringue Color. Puto Bumbong, a traditional Filipino Christmas Dessert of Steam Glutinous, Fresh Grated Coconut with Palm Sugar, will also be available.
 
New Year’s Day Sunday Grill (Jan. 1)
Nobu Hotel’s poolside restaurant, Wave also holds weekly Sunday outdoor dinners including January 1, 2017, New Year’s Day, from 5 to 9 PM. Accompanied by live entertainment, an expansive array of buffet offerings showcasing premium salads, breads, grilled meats, seafood paella, and desserts are available for guests.
 
The New Year’s Eve dinner is at P2,900++ per person with a choice of one iced tea, soda, or chilled juice and Wave Sunday Grill on New Year’s Day is at P1,280++.
 
Guests can add P1,000++ for the New Year’s Eve dinner and P700++ for the New Year’s Day Sunday Grill  for an upgrade to free-flowing non-alcoholic beverages as well as unlimited local beers and cocktails.
 
CenterPlay
 
Partygoers will have an exceptional time welcoming 2017 from dusk till dawn (6:00 PM to 6:00 AM) with a 12-hour non-stop entertainment and exciting raffle prizes at CenterPlay, situated at the main gaming area of City of Dreams Manila.
 
Live band performances culminate with Freestyle’s grand salvo to the New Year’s Eve countdown party from 11:30 PM to 12:30 AM. Other featured top local bands are Jex and Abby, Silk, Resoul and Trifecta.   
Chaos Night Club
A supercharged and Candyland-themed New Year’s Eve countdown party featuring international electronic dance music (EDM) DJ Duo Stadiumx will thrill the nightlife elite at Chaos Night Club. 
 
To jumpstart the party fever and sustain the high-voltage energy of the 2017 countdown party, Chaos resident DJs Supmerman, MVRXX, Marc Marasigan will be spinning the soundtrack of Top 40 hits, hiphop, trap, bass, electro, EDM, House, Nu-Disco/Indie House, dubstep and RnB. Chaos resident hypeman Ronthug, known as one of the new generation club emcee and rap artist will keep the party crowd’s excitement and interaction with the DJ performers.
 
The New Year’s Eve Countdown party culminates with the live performance of Stadium X.  The Budapest-based DJs and producers David and Sullivan will bring the house down with “Xsound,” the duo’s signature EDM which is a unique and energetic sound fused with production techniques from multiple genres.
 
For Chaos Night Club, P1,000. door charge includes one drink. For VIP table reservations, guests can call 0917-8863678 or e-mail chaostablereservations@cod-manila.com.
 
For dining inquiries and reservations, guests can call 800 8080 or e-mail guestservices@cod-manila.com.  
 


CITY OF DREAMS MANILA WELCOMES THE YEAR OF THE FIRE ROOSTER
WITH LUCK, HAPPINESS AND PROSPERITY

 January 11, 2017 – City of Dreams Manila ushers in the Chinese New Year with exceptional dining options and thrilling entertainment experiences signifying good luck, happiness, and prosperity. Crystal Dragon, one the luxury integrated resort’s premium restaurants, serves exclusive Chinese New Year-themed a la carte and set menus from January 16 to February 11, while 24-hour casual Chinese dining at Noodl8 offers sumptuous dishes for all of January and February. Themed gift items perfect for the festive occasion are likewise available at Café Society.
 
At The Shops at the Boulevard on the upper ground level, a three-day Year of the Rooster festival from January 27 to 29 showcases a variety of fun-filled Chinese New Year-themed activities and performances as well as a God of Fortune spreading gifts and good cheer to guests while roaming around the integrated resort.
 
For evening entertainment, guests can head to City of Dreams KTV’s elegant themed-rooms and sing to their heart’s content with special Chinese New Year ala carte dishes and unlimited Tsing Tao beer included in the package.
 
Crystal Dragon
Set Menus (January 16 to February 11)
The Chinese New Year Happiness Menu starts with Prosperity Salmon Fish Yu Shang with Fruit Salad followed by Braised Eight Sea Treasure and Shredded Abalone Broth; Steamed Cod with Baby Cabbage in Supreme Soy, Hong Kong Style; Wok-fried King Prawns with Reduction Supreme Soya Sauce; Wok-fried Shanghai Rice Cake Sliced with Selected Seafood; and ends with Chilled Mango Pudding with Vanilla Ice Cream and Double Flavor of Chinese New Year Nian Gao Platter.
 
The Chinese New Year Abundance Menu serves Prosperity Salmon Fish Yu Shang with Rock Melon Salad; Double Boiled Sea Treasure with Baby Abalone in Cordycep Flower Soup; Steamed Sea Grouper with Shredded Ginger in Homemade Soy Sauce; Roasted Chicken Roll filled with Foie Gras and Wild Mushrooms; Stew Pork Belly with Sea Cucumber, Bean Curd and Green Vegetables; Wok-fried Shanghai Rice Cake Sliced with Selected Seafood; complemented by Warm Sweetened Eight Treasures Tea with Ginseng in Honey and Double Flavor of Chinese New Year Nian Gao Platter. Both the “Happiness” and “Abundance” menus come with traditional Chinese Tea.
 
 

 A La Carte (January 16 to February 11)
For guests who prefer to dine a la carte, dishes such as Prosperity Salmon Fish Yu Shang; Shredded Roasted Duck with Fresh Fruit Salad in Dressing, Oven Baked Marinated Cod Fish Fillet with Fragrant Golden Garlic, Slow Cook Supreme Sea Cucumber with Abalone and Pork Knuckle in a Clay Pot, Roasted Chicken Roll filled with Foie Gras and Wild Mushrooms; Braised Dried Oyster and Black Mushrooms Roll with Sea Moss; Wok-fried King Prawns with Reduction Supreme Soya Sauce, Wok-fried Shanghai Rice Cake Sliced with Selected Seafood, and Three Flavor Chinese New Year Nian Gao Platter are available. Medium portions are ideal for four to six guests while large orders are best for six to ten.
 

The Chinese New Year Happiness Menu is priced at P3,680++ per person, while the Chinese New Year Treasures Menu is at P 6,680++, both for a minimum of four to six persons. A la carte offerings range from P460++ to P1,680++. Crystal Dragon is open daily for lunch from 12 to 3 pm and dinner from 6 to 11 pm.

Symbolism
The Prosperity Salmon Fish Yu Shang and the Shredded Roasted Duck with Fresh Fruit Salad in Dressing are traditional offerings to fittingly welcome the Chinese New Year. For the Prosperity Salmon Fish Yu Shang, the raw fish symbolizes abundance and good fortune, mixed in with shredded fruits and vegetables which signify wealth, luck, eternal youth, a flourishing business and health. Plum sauce for good fortune, peanuts for long life and stability, olive oil and wonton crisps for a house full of gold bind the ingredients together are tossed as high as possible, believed to bless all who partake of them. The duck represents fertility while the combination of fresh fruits are said to bring wisdom, peace, gold, wealth, fertility, family harmony, health and luck.

Noodl8
Lunar Celebrations (January and February)
Diners can celebrate the New Year with authentic Chinese and Korean fare any time of the day at Noodl8 throughout January and February. Chinese dishes served exclusively during this period are Fried Aromatic Pork Ribs with Seven Spices Salt, Pork & Cabbage Dumpling with Black Vinegar & Chili Oil, Poached Hand Pull Noodle topped with Baby Abalone and Minced Pork, and Double Boiled Warm Sweetened Sesame Ginger Tea with Sesame Dumpling. For Korean offerings, these include Steamed Kimchi Dumpling and Kimchi Dumpling Soup.
 

Prices for the Chinese and Korean a la carte dishes range between P310++ to P688++. Noodl8 is open 24 hours a day and is located on the main gaming area at the ground floor.
 
Café Society (January 16 to February 11)
Guests can likewise bring home Café Society’s Chinese New Year-themed treats or gift them to loved ones to spread good luck and prosperity. Available items from January 16 to February 11 are Mandarin Cake with Rooster Chocolate, White Chocolate with Red Bean Cake, Nian Gao (Tikoy) Box, X.O Sauce, Green Tea Pound Cake, Pineapple Cake with 2017 Fondant, as well as macarons and pralines in half dozen to dozen quantities.
 

Prices range between P680++ to 1,810++. Café Society is open from 10 am to 10 pm on Monday through Thursday and 10 am to 12 am on Friday through Sunday.
 
City of Dreams KTV
Chinese New Year KTV Package (January 28 to February 11)
For intimate gatherings with family and friends during this momentous celebration, guests can head to City of Dreams KTV and avail of the Chinese New Year KTV Package for P10,000++ which includes festive dishes such as Prosperity Salmon Fish Yu Shang, Wok-fried Shanghai Rice Cake Sliced with Selected Seafood, Three Flavor Chinese New Year Nian Gao Platter, and unlimited Tsing Tao beer. The package lets guests choose songs from an extensive selection of Chinese and Korean songs as well as international classics and contemporary pop tunes in one of the venue’s 10 themed KTV rooms, accommodating up to 15 people. City of Dreams KTV is open from 7 pm to 2 am daily and is on the upper level of Chaos Manila nightclub.
 
Chinese New Year Activities (January 27 to 29)
At The Shops at the Boulevard on the upper ground level, a three-day festival features a variety of fun-filled activities such as Chinese calligraphy, fortunetelling and caricature art as well as performances by Chinese opera singers, cultural dancers and Wushu martial artists from January 27 to 29 at 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm. A God of Fortune will be roaming the main gaming area on the ground floor and the upper ground level to hand out ang baos containing gift certificates, discount coupons and chocolates to lucky guests.
 

For restaurant reservations, call 8008080 or email guestservices@cod-manila.com.

 

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