December 2, 2011. Imperial Palace Waterpark & Resort celebrated the traditional Christmas Lighting with their adopted kids, the Pardo Elementary  School Dancing Rondalla. Imperial Palace first sighted the talented Pardo Elementary School Dancing Rondalla during the MICE CON 2011, where they wowed the hotel guests and the management with their talent and charm. The swinging of the hips, swaying of the heads, shrugging of shoulders and innocent smiles while playing their instruments are just alluring. Inspiring the management of Imperial Palace, they decided to adopt the group.

Pardo Elementary School Dancing Rondalla

Pardo Elementary School Dancing Rondalla and Violin Ensemble was organized in September 6, 2008 with Mr. Floreto N. Sabay as the Rondalla instructor and Mrs. Maria Sampaguita S> Buenconsejo as the organizer and choreographer. With 30 pioneer members from Grade 1-5, they grew to 71 members after 2 years. They are the first ever dancing Rondalla and violin ensemble in the Philippines.

Imperial palace supports all 71 students with their school needs and other future activities.

Tree Lighting with Kyra Caballero and Asst. general Manager Mr. Jonathan Nowell

The Christmas tree was lighted by Imperial Palace Assistant General Manager Mr. Jonathan Nowell, Ms. Kyra Caballero and a representative from Pardo Elementary School Dancing Rondalla.

Doyzkie with Woppe (Wooppe is Imperial Palace's Mascot)


Ornaments‘s Edd Buenaviaje and yours truly Doyzkie Buenaviaje, had joined Chef Kenny for his Holiday Christmas Special at Cheonsan Chinese Restaurant.  The Christmas Special consist of 6 courses (Appetizer, soup, 2 main course, special rice and dessert.) Below are teasers of Chef Kenny’s Christmas Special.

Appetizer, A platter of dimsum favorites

And I just have to blurt this out, I sooo love their siomai, the best I had!


Breaded Lemon CHicken


Chef Kenny’s Holiday Specials are available daily at Cheonsan Chinese Restaurant from 12nn – 2:30pm and 6pm to 10pm.