Gift Giving and Christmas Cheers by EMBOA


Last December 17, I had the chance to witness the gift giving activity of Ermita Malate Business Owners Association (EMBOA) held at Remedios Circle Malate, Manila. Through the help of Manila Local Government and other private sectors they shared the  Christmas Spirit of joy, love, happiness and peace  to their less  fortunate Manilenos especially the children.

 imageAccording to Michelle Pe-President of Emboa, this event is their way of giving thanks to the 16 Baranggay who continously support their projects and activities for the development of Ermita Malate. They aim to include it as one of the safest, historical and entertaining tourist spot or attraction in the country.

The crowd were entertained  by the Choir of Philippine Womens University (PWU) and dancers from Universidad De Manila (UDM).

Kids waiting for their gifts

We also had the opportunity to visit two affordable place to stay along Ermita. Perfect for budget travellers or people who just want to relax away from the comfort of their home


Situated at 1140 M.H. del Pilar St. Ermita Manila, the wood interior of their hotel lobby will caught your attention. All their furnitures are proudly made in the Phillipines. Great deal for hotel room rate which starts at P2,300 for Standard Room, inclusive of breakfast. Consists of 24 hotel room which gives each guest stay more comfortable. You don’t need to go out the hotel if you want to eat or hang out, Music Bar and Restaurant are open daily.


If you want fun and something dynamic, this hostel is a perfect match for you. They offer clean and vibrant rooms which really suits your budget. A must place to go for backpackers who wants to explore Manila. They have dormitory room which starts at P495.00 per head inclusive of healthy breakfast. They also arrange food and tourist spot tour for their guest.

Let’s help revive Manila by sharing this to your friends!:)


  1. What an interesting and meaningful Christmas event… i was able to attend several gift giving projects before and I must say na talagang napakarewarding ng feeling na makita yung masasayang bata…May God bless this Association at sana maipagpatuloy pa nila ito for the next succeeding years! Thanks for sharing…
    First time ko dito by the way ^_^
    Happy New year sayo and may we both have a very fulfilling year !


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