Schedule of Activities

Submission of Nominees:

  • Date: On or before September 15, 2018

Screening:

  • Date: October 11, 2018

Awards Night:

  • Date: November 26, 2018
  • Venue: Grand Ballroom, The Bellevue Manila
The Bellevue Manila, Host for the 23rd Mabuhay Awards

23rd Mabuhay Gold Awardee (2018)

Simonette V. Gusi, 23rd Mabuhay Gold Awardee (2018)

SIMONETTE V. GUSI

General Manager, Acuatico Beach Resort & Hotel Inc. and Acuaverde Beach Resort & Hotel Inc.

It’s true what they say, from humble beginnings come great things. Born in the province of Batangas, Simonette Gusi came from a typical Filipino family with a mother who has taken a monumental leap to work in a foreign country and make ends meet. Fully committed to the goal of helping her parents, she was determined to finish her degree and to be able secure a good job. She finished her course of Bachelor of Science in Tourism at the University of the Philippines - Asian Institute of Tourism, Diliman, Quezon City.

An innate and passionate hotelier, she landed her first job in 1994 as a Front Office Receptionist at Holiday Inn Manila which rebranded to Traders Hotel Manila of the Shangri-la Group where she rose from ranks and acquired 11 years of rock-solid hotel experience. An opportunity to acquire her own resort came, thus, Acuatico opened its doors last 2008 with the goal of making it the most sought-after resort not only in Laiya but in the entire archipelago. She now sits as the resort’s General Manager for the past 10 years. Along with her unwavering efforts to turn the vision into reality, Acuatico has been branded as one of the finest resorts locally and internationally and awarded with Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame as well as the Traveler’s Choice Award for consistently receiving great reviews. International recognitions from certified blog sites
such as Bright Side Huffington Post also included Acuatico as one of the renowned destinations around the world.

The year 2011 paved the way for her to manage concurrently the second property, Acuaverde Beach Resort, a nature resort with the widest beachfront in Laiya. Under her effective skills in this new business venture, Acuaverde received the Certificate of Excellence Award from Tripadvisor and was awarded with the distinguished HSMA Virtus Award for Outstanding Marketing Campaign in 2017 – A Pet Friendly Resort in Laiya. Through extraordinary grit and perseverance, she was able to beat the odds and bring the two properties to the pinnacle of success and international attention.

With the business flourishing, Ms. Gusi does not only create a resort that meets expectations and memorable experiences but properties that genuinely care. She has always articulated her belief that opportunity to build, own and manage the resorts is God’s grace and gift and that we should not only run them very well but we should also ensure the blessing is shared to as many as possible. Acuatico and Acuaverde have been doing various programs and activities for the elderly, for the grade school children of the neighboring barangays, responding with various assistance to the less known but equally devastated places by Yolanda super typhoon and have been providing scholarships to the children of the resorts employees. Since 2014, Acuatico has been supporting the K to 12 Plus project of the German International Cooperation and the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the Laiya National High School and trained the teachers and students in technical vocational tracks for Housekeeping, Front Office and F&B. This long term partnership aims to prepare the students for employment. To date, there are 156 graduates and 60% were hired by participating Laiya resorts.

Simonette is currently the president of ALRO - Association of Laiya Resort Owners and VP-Admin and Finance of GN Solutions, Inc., an infrastructure and telecommunications company, with husband Noli as CEO. They are blessed with two children - Patricia and Jose Rafael.

23rd Mabuhay Awards Finalists (2018)

Heart of the House Finalists

Prelin Keith G. AndradeReservations Agent
The Heritage Hotel Manila

Prelin Keith G. Andrade

Reservations Agent
The Heritage Hotel Manila

Jennylyn C. ArizabalCommis Chef
Hyatt City of Dreams Manila

Jennylyn C. Arizabal

Commis Chef
Hyatt City of Dreams Manila

Florie O. BucongLinen Attendant
B Hotel Alabang

Florie O. Bucong

Linen Attendant
B Hotel Alabang

Jose G. Cascante Jr.Dry Cleaner/Presser
Century Park Hotel Manila

Jose G. Cascante Jr.

Dry Cleaner/Presser
Century Park Hotel Manila

Ysabela Carisse L. De ClaroMarketing and Communications Coordinator
The Bellevue Manila

Ysabela Carisse L. De Claro

Marketing and Communications Coordinator
The Bellevue Manila

Vicente O. EspinosaGround Staff
Blue Palawan Beach Club

Vicente O. Espinosa

Ground Staff
Blue Palawan Beach Club

Jemar Blue R. FelicianoSr. Cost Clerk
Midas Hotel and Casino

Jemar Blue R. Feliciano

Sr. Cost Clerk
Midas Hotel and Casino

Daryl J. IbiasHotel Nurse
Holiday Inn Manila Galleria

Daryl J. Ibias

Hotel Nurse
Holiday Inn Manila Galleria

Victor N. Madelaaundry Attendant
Diamond Hotel Philippines

Victor N. Madela

Laundry Attendant
Diamond Hotel Philippines

Andrew V. ManabatCommis 1
Seda Hotel BGC

Andrew V. Manabat

Commis 1
Seda Hotel BGC

Marlomel D. ManaoisRoom Attendant
AG New World Manila Bay Hotel

Marlomel D. Manaois

Room Attendant
AG New World Manila Bay Hotel

Catherine M. MaxieSeamstress
Marriott Hotel Manila

Catherine M. Maxie

Seamstress
Marriott Hotel Manila

Ivy P. NebreaHousekeeping Team Leader
Greenleaf Hotel Gensan

Ivy P. Nebrea

Housekeeping Team Leader
Greenleaf Hotel Gensan

Elmer D. NemenzoHandyman
Maayo Hotel, Cebu

Elmer D. Nemenzo

Handyman
Maayo Hotel, Cebu

Nenita P. PerilloSeamstress/Houskeeping Coordinator
The Ascott Limited

Nenita P. Perillo

Seamstress/Houskeeping Coordinator
The Ascott Limited

Lyra V. RosalesPurchasing Assistant
Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria

Lyra V. Rosales

Purchasing Assistant
Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria

Bhrian B. UlanoCook ll
Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila

Bhrian B. Ulano

Cook ll
Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila

Front of the House Finalists

Johann Wolfgang I. AnuadaRoom attendant
Maayo Hotel, Cebu

Johann Wolfgang I. Anuada

Room attendant
Maayo Hotel, Cebu

Cassandra T. BanzonRoom Service Captain Waitress
Eastwood Richmonde Hotel

Cassandra T. Banzon

Room Service Captain Waitress
Eastwood Richmonde Hotel

Jeliane Micah R. ChuaReservations Agent
Midas Hotel and Casino

Jeliane Micah R. Chua

Reservations Agent
Midas Hotel and Casino

Mark Joseph M. ChuaFront Office Agent
B Hotel Quezon City

Mark Joseph M. Chua

Front Office Agent
B Hotel Quezon City

Rosally C. CosmeReceptionist
Holiday Inn Manila Galleria

Rosally C. Cosme

Receptionist
Holiday Inn Manila Galleria

Roger B. DacirLifeguard
Hyatt City of Dreams Manila

Roger B. Dacir

Lifeguard
Hyatt City of Dreams Manila

Yeushua Camille D. De JesusSales and Service Associate
Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria

Yeushua Camille D. De Jesus

Sales and Service Associate
Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria

Christine Aira Y. De RamosSales Associate
Seda Hotel Nuvali

Christine Aira Y. De Ramos

Sales Associate
Seda Hotel Nuvali

Jeffrey M. GeneblazoHousekeeping Associate
The Linden Suites

Jeffrey M. Geneblazo

Housekeeping Associate
The Linden Suites

Rezyra Rose B. InguitoFront Office Associate
Green Sun / Casa Bocobo Hotel

Rezyra Rose B. Inguito

Front Office Associate
Green Sun / Casa Bocobo Hotel

Decerie May Z. MalapitanSenior Security Officer
City of Dreams Manila

Decerie May Z. Malapitan

Senior Security Officer
City of Dreams Manila

Maricar A. MangahasWelcome Desk Supervisor
Blue Palawan Beach Club

Maricar A. Mangahas

Welcome Desk Supervisor
Blue Palawan Beach Club

Chambers H. MarceloF&B Reservations Agent
Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila

Chambers H. Marcelo

F&B Reservations Agent
Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila

Mario S. MartinBellman
The Ascott Limited

Mario S. Martin

Bellman
The Ascott Limited

Rizaldy MuñozCaptain Waiter
Dusit Thani Manila

Rizaldy Muñoz

Captain Waiter
Dusit Thani Manila

Jessie M. Olarte Jr.Driver/Bellman
Greenleaf Hotel Gensan

Jessie M. Olarte Jr./p>

Driver/Bellman
Greenleaf Hotel Gensan

Christian Lord S. SanchezCaptain Waiter
Diamond Hotel Philippines

Christian Lord S. Sanchez

Captain Waiter
Diamond Hotel Philippines

Laila Grace L. SisonFood Attendant
Century Park Hotel Manila

Laila Grace L. Sison

Food Attendant
Century Park Hotel Manila

Stephanie Katrine T. TumayayKorean Guest Relations Officer
Novotel Manila Araneta Center

Stephanie Katrine T. Tumayay

Korean Guest Relations Officer
Novotel Manila Araneta Center

Kevin L. VillafuerteBartender
Marriott Hotel Manila

Kevin L. Villafuerte

Bartender
Marriott Hotel Manila

Supervisor Finalists

Ma. Aiko C. Awa-aoFront Office Supervisor
The Bellevue Manila

Ma. Aiko C. Awa-ao

Front Office Supervisor
The Bellevue Manila

Abeven F. BalanagNight Duty Officer
Greenleaf Hotel Gensan

Abeven F. Balanag

Night Duty Officer
Greenleaf Hotel Gensan

Evan Christine A. BaronAdministrative Assistant
Hyatt City of Dreams Manila

Evan Christine A. Baron

Administrative Assistant
Hyatt City of Dreams Manila

Ryan G. BelarminoMIS Officer
The Heritage Hotel Manila

Ryan G. Belarmino

MIS Officer
The Heritage Hotel Manila

Chiko Arvin D. CacanindinCorporate Chef
Cusina Higala Cagayan de Oro

Chiko Arvin D. Cacanindin

Corporate Chef
Cusina Higala Cagayan de Oro

Jose Lloyd C. CapuyanBar Supervisor
Maayo Hotel Cebu

Jose Lloyd C. Capuyan

Bar Supervisor
Maayo Hotel Cebu

Chester C. CortezF&B Supervisor
Microtel by Wyndham

Chester C. Cortez

F&B Supervisor
Microtel by Wyndham

Krishna Dennise M. GallardoDuty Manager
Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria

Krishna Dennise M. Gallardo

Duty Manager
Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria

Angela Eugenia P. GonzalezFront Office Supervisor
The Linden Suites

Angela Eugenia P. Gonzalez

Front Office Supervisor
The Linden Suites

Jhon Russel W. HipolitoConcierge Supervisor
Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila

Jhon Russel W. Hipolito

Concierge Supervisor
Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila

Angela Mariz L. HizonGuest Services Center Supervisor
Seda Vertis North

Angela Mariz L. Hizon

Guest Services Center Supervisor
Seda Vertis North

Mary Rose D. IlaganExecutive Assistant
Luxent Hotel

Mary Rose D. Ilagan

Executive Assistant
Luxent Hotel

Geraldin B. IraolaHousekeeping Supervisor
The Ascott Limited

Geraldin B. Iraola

Housekeeping Supervisor
The Ascott Limited

Jessica R. LiwanagGuest Services Supervisor
Panja Resort Palawan

Jessica R. Liwanag

Guest Services Supervisor
Panja Resort Palawan

Haydee M. MahinayPaymaster
Dusit Thani Manila

Haydee M. Mahinay

Paymaster
Dusit Thani Manila

Lydia G. MedidaSupervisor Century Tsukiji
Century Park Hotel Manila

Lydia G. Medida

Supervisor Century Tsukiji
Century Park Hotel Manila

Michelle A. PamaAccounts Payable Supervisor
Midas Hotel & Casino

Michelle A. Pama

Accounts Payable Supervisor
Midas Hotel & Casino

Eduardo S. QuintanaPerpetual Maintenance Management Leader
Holiday Inn Manila Galleria

Eduardo S. Quintana

Perpetual Maintenance Management Leader
Holiday Inn Manila Galleria

Mary Joy E. RodilHousekeeping Floor Supervisor
City of Dreams Manila / Nobu Hotel

Mary Joy E. Rodil

Housekeeping Floor Supervisor
City of Dreams Manila / Nobu Hotel

Irene R. ViceralFood and Beverage Supervisor
Blue Palawan Beach Club

Irene R. Viceral

Food and Beverage Supervisor
Blue Palawan Beach Club

Manager Finalists

Ma. Ivy Asuncion Y. AbayaCost Controller
Century Park Hotel Manila

Ma. Ivy Asuncion Y. Abaya

Cost Controller
Century Park Hotel Manila

Jose Luis B. AbellarSenior Sales Manager
Seda Hotel BGC

Jose Luis B. Abellar

Senior Sales Manager
Seda Hotel BGC

Cristine R. AlarconDuty Manager
Acuaverde Beach Resort

Cristine R. Alarcon

Duty Manager
Acuaverde Beach Resort

Cirilo C. AlertaLandscape Manager
City of Dreams Manila

Cirilo C. Alerta

Landscape Manager
City of Dreams Manila

Jobeth B. BuelaAsst. Manager- Housekeeping
Hyatt City of Dreams Manila

Jobeth B. Buela

Asst. Manager- Housekeeping
Hyatt City of Dreams Manila

Kristie Ann R. ClaracayFront Office Manager
Kandaya Resort Cebu

Kristie Ann R. Claracay

Front Office Manager
Kandaya Resort Cebu

Mylene M. EndabExecutive Housekeeper
Maayo Hotel, Cebu

Mylene M. Endab

Executive Housekeeper
Maayo Hotel, Cebu

Jerick M. FloranoArea Resident Manager
Hotel XYZ, Tacloban

Jerick M. Florano

Area Resident Manager
Hotel XYZ, Tacloban

Harry S. FurioBanquet Sous Chef
Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria

Harry S. Furio

Banquet Sous Chef
Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria

Gilberto S. GatdulaTQM Manager
Dusit Thani Manila

Gilberto S. Gatdula

TQM Manager
Dusit Thani Manila

Bryan Paul N. LiongAsst. Housekeeping Manager
AG New World Manila Bay Hotel

Bryan Paul N. Liong

Asst. Housekeeping Manager
AG New World Manila Bay Hotel

Jerome I. LozadaChief Steward
Midas Hotel and Casino

Jerome I. Lozada

Chief Steward
Midas Hotel and Casino

Nanette K. MorenoAsst. Housekeeping Manager
The Ascott Limited

Nanette K. Moreno

Asst. Housekeeping Manager
The Ascott Limited

Glennis T. NarcisoFront Office Manager
The Bellevue Manila

Glennis T. Narciso

Front Office Manager
The Bellevue Manila

Manuel N. NarioChef De Cuisine
Marriott Hotel Manila

Manuel N. Nario

Chef De Cuisine
Marriott Hotel Manila

Michelle S. OleaQuality Manager
Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila

Michelle S. Olea

Quality Manager
Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila

Demetrio Jr. A. PlanaHead- Engineering Department
Greenleaf Hotel Gensan

Demetrio Jr. A. Plana

Head- Engineering Department
Greenleaf Hotel Gensan

David Eduard J. PamanBusiness Development and Marketing Manager
Green Sun Hotel Manila

David Eduard J. Paman

Business Development and Marketing Manager
Green Sun Hotel Manila

Romeo V. RiveraSous Chef - Butchery
Diamond Hotel Philippines

Romeo V. Rivera

Sous Chef - Butchery
Diamond Hotel Philippines

Denese M. SorianoChief Engineer
Luxent Hotel

Denese M. Soriano

Chief Engineer
Luxent Hotel

Ernesto C. TanquinticRevenue Manager
Microtel by Wyndham

Ernesto C. Tanquintic

Revenue Manager
Microtel by Wyndham

Marife P. YusonDirector of Sales
Radisson Blu Cebu

Marife P. Yuson

Director of Sales
Radisson Blu Cebu

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