Last November 15, 2012 Dusit Thani held their third annual Christmas Tree Lighting Contest entitling “A Hundred voices, Ten Hopes, One Christmas Story”. The event was overwhelmed with renowned personalities such as Senator Manny Villar, German Ambassador Joachim Heidorn and Tessa Prieto-Valdes, who joined in the celebration of the spirit of Christmas. Dusit Thani’s General Manager, Prateek Kumar welcomed everyone with a heart-warming opening remark that talked about their yearly tradition and their chosen theme for this year’s event: Children, as the hope for the future. 

For this special time of the year, Esquire Financing Inc. partnered with Dusit Thani to bring Christmas joy through their annual gift-giving event. “We believe in financing the future of the Philippines. One of the pillars of development is education, supporting foundations that work with street children enables poverty alleviation.” says CEO of Esquire Financing Inc., Mr. Rajan Uttamchandani. Keeping true to their dedication of giving, Esquire Financing will sponsor the prize of the grand winner that totals to the amount of Php 200,000.00, which will be donated to the winner’s chosen charity.

As one enters the doors of Dusit Thani Hotel, you will be welcomed by dazzling Christmas trees structured from recycled materials created by talented young children from acclaimed educational institutions. Participating grade schools include De La Salle Zobel, Everest Academy Manila, German European School Manila, Mahatma Gandhi International School, MGC New Life Christian Academy, Miriam College Grade School, Paref Southridge, Singapore School Manila and Divine Healer Academy from Cabid-an, Sorsogon.

Each of the participating schools was given a chance to bring along with them their favorite beneficiary, to whom they would want to give back to. The top three winning Christmas Tree’s will all receive a cash prize to be donated to the charity of their choice.

To aid in elevating the hope for our future, you may participate by voting on your favorite Christmas Tree until December 28, 2012. You may do this by clicking LIKE on the Fan Page of Dusit Thani Manila then click LIKE on the photo of choice. Another way is thru ballot voting, where guests will be entitle to one ballot for every purchase worth P500.00 at Dusit Thani Manila. For more information about Esquire Financing visit or email

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Christian Melanie Lee is a freelance community manager/social media manager, chatbot builder, social media consultant, and web developer. She is managing her other blogs under lifestyle, food, music/concert, and Hallyu niche. Last August 2020, her first website project, Choose Khiphop is one of the news authority about Korean Hiphop. Five months later, she and her friends formed a podcast called +82 Khiphop Podcast. In 2018, she had her stint as The Itchyworms' social media manager which led her to do music photography in her spare time. A year later, she had a short stint as road manager for the local band, Join The Club. Currently working as freelance community manager and music photographer.

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