Former president Rodrigo Duterte graces Davao City New Year Celebration of Discovery Hotels and Resorts
Former president Rodrigo Duterte  graces Davao City New Year Celebration of Discovery Hotels and Resorts
DAVAO CITY---Former President Rodrigo Duterte attended the Davao City New Year Celebration of Discovery World Corporation (DWC) at Empire Chinese Restaurant and Seafoods Garden at Insular Village, Lanang, this city on Wednesday evening.

Also spotted at the event are Senator Bong Go, Honeylet Avancena and officers of the leading hotel and resorts developer in the country including  DWC chief operating officer John Y. Tiu Jr., Mary Jean D. Codiñera, vice president - investor telations officer, and Catherine Nepomuceno, senior vice president and head of sales and operations.

The Tiu Family, other patriarchs of the city, and some media members, including this reporter, also attended the occasion.

The event was also graced by Fung Shui  Master Melvin Sua, who talked about this year's forecasting on health, wealth, and relationships for every zodiac sign.

Basketball legend Jerry Codinera, the husband of Mary Jean D. Codiñera, and fast-rising basketball coach Charles Tiu, a member of the Discovery Shores family, also graced the event.

DWC and all its subsidiary companies decided to hold the event in Davao City to showcase their current and upcoming properties in  Davao region.

DWC recently announced its arrival in Davao City to become a trailblazer for ultra-high-end developments in the city. DWC also unveiled its new project, Elize Point, which was designed based on the positive energy of the location. 

John Y. Tiu, in his speech, thanked all the people who supported the company for the past year and vowed that under his leadership, they would continue the world-class services to all their clients.

Mary Jean D. Codiñera, for her part, thanked her boss Tiu for bringing his company to Davao City since she is a Davaoeno.

"I am very proud to call myself a Davaoena," Codinera said.

On the other hand, Nepomuceno presented a PowerPoint presentation on the company's various brands all over the Philippines.

She highlighted the company's service-by-heart motto, which made it successful through the years.

She also announced some of the company's new projects in 2023, including the posh property Elize Point in Matina, this city.

The attendees of the event were happy as they did not only celebrate Chinese New Year but also enjoyed the sumptuous dinner and got some Feng Shui advices from Cua. (Romeo Braceros Jr.)

A veteran journalist and sportswriter.

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