Cebu Ukulele

UKULELERS – two words combine to one ukulele and lover. Our short term for ukulele lover.

Here in West Gorordo Hotel, we encourage the sharing of talents in our Community Spaces. Ukulele Cebu holds monthly workshops in the hotel to teach interested participants how to play songs on the ukulele. They also support West Gorordo’s promotion of cycling through their program: “Bikelele”. Members of Ukelele Cebu ride their bicycles around Cebu carrying their instruments with them to show the linkage between music and a healthy lifestyle…

UKULELE CEBU is looking forward to:

1. Know more ukulele players
2. Gain new friends
3. Meet and jam with fellow members
4. Music Collaboration
5. Share intesrest and likes about music
6. Learn more about Ukulele
7. Discover new talents
8. Share knowledge, news about the industry
9. Opportunity to create Ukulele events
10. Opportunity for merchandise or businesses
11. Recognition all over the local islands and possibly all over the Philippines or worldwide our passion for Ukulele.

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West Gorordo Hotel’s Corporate Social Responsibility Program

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Our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR):

Cultivating Self-Reliance via In Reach & Out Reach Programs

As a mission-based business,
corporate social responsibility
and profitability are factors
in our every business decision.

We are “Permapreneurs”,
meaning Permaculture-Inspired Entrepreneurs
working towards a greater synergy of our diverse passions.
We believe in Interdependence.
We Care for the Earth.
We Care for People and
We Care for the Future.

We carry out our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
by following the Permaculture Ethics in our business
and by sharing our experiences with the community.
Everyone in the company (at all levels)
have chosen to contribute to this CSR.

CSR: In reach Program (within the organization)
The Professional staff serving you
undergo a unique continuing education program
in sustainable hospitality
and geo-tourism:
Geotourism is tourism that sustains,
or even enhances, the geographical character of a place,
such as its culture, environment, heritage,
and the well-being of its residents.

What makes GEOTOURISM unique?
• It promotes a virtuous circle whereby tourism revenues
provide a local incentive to protect what tourists are coming to see,
but extends the principle beyond nature and ecology
to incorporate all characteristics that contribute
to sense of place, such as historic structures,
living and traditional culture, landscapes, cuisine,
arts and artisanry,
as well as local flora and fauna.
• It incorporates sustainability principles:
“do-no-harm ethic” and focuses on the place as a whole.
The idea of enhancement allows for development
based on character of place,
rather than standardized international branding,
and generic architecture, western food, and so on.

Here are some of our In-Reach CSR Training Program topics:
• Permaculture Design Course PDC
• Appropriate Technology:
Rocket Stove, Composting Toilet
• Grow your own food:
Organic, Container, Edible Gardening
• Disaster Preparedness and Response
• First Aid Training
• Cultural and Heritage Studies
• Universal Values Formation
• Anti-Human Trafficking Educational Campaign

CSR: Outreach Program
We, the Management Team together
with the Professional Staff serving you at all levels
have committed to building relationships
with the community by sharing our knowledge
about what we love- care for earth, people and future.

Here are some of our Out-Reach CSR Training Program topics:
• Permaculture and Sustainability Education
• Health and Wellness
• Laughter Yoga
• Drum Circle
• Nature Adventures
• Mangrove Seed Hunting and Planting
• Expressive Arts
• Small Family Business Administration

If you have enjoyed your stay with us,
and if you believe in the good
that we are doing for our staff, guests and community –
we encourage you to support us
by staying with us regularly and telling your friends
and colleagues about our place and causes.
You are also welcome to support us
by means of donating your time, talent & treasure
to any of our in-reach and outreach CSR programs.

The Folk Art of Paulina Constancia

The Folk Art of Paulina Constancia

We at West Gorordo Hotel

believe that art opens the heart,

feeds the spirit

and supports our well-being.

We bring you

the folk art of Filipino-Canadian artist

Paulina Constancia.

Her art is characterized by a naive style,

in which traditional rules of proportion

and perspective are not employed.

Meaningful,uplifting,inspiring,

joyful–herart warms the heart,

feeds the mind and enriches the spirit.

Paulina says:

“Art is not an inclination,

it is part of our “Being”.

Art is merely a manifestation

of our awareness of what is inside

and around us.

So in my art,

I am simply being true

to what I see and feel… “

Central to all her creations

is the message of LOVE –

Love for self, love for others;

the love of solitude

and the love of communion.

There’s the love of nature

and life’s simple joys.

And with this message

comes her personal love

of experimenting and learning.

Thus, her work is constantly evolving.

She finds great delight in exploring various media.

Her creative journey

has led her to designing fashion,

composing music, hand building with clay,

telling stories on tiles, painting quilts,

making an assemblage of found metals,

painting with words, and many more.

The journey continues…

Paulina Constancia,

is an artist and poet with a penchant for experimentation.

Her creative spirit

delights in painting with acrylics

as it does with words.

She has trained in the fields of

Fashion Design (El Camino College, California),

Communications (St. Theresa’s College, Cebu, Philippines),

Sculpture (Academy of Art University, San Francisco, California),

Crafts (Insituto Allende &

Centro Cultural de Bellas Artes-

both in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico),

Spanish Language and Culture (University of Calgary, Canada).

She has exhibited her art and poetry

in the Philippines, the Netherlands,

Mexico and in various cities in the U.S. and Canada..

She has published

a bilingual collection of poetry

called “Open Arms/Brazos Abiertos” (2003)

which has four parts:

I- Alegrías Sencillas/Simple Joys,

II- Sobre la Naturaleza/On Nature,

III-Vida y muerte/Life and Death and

IV-Cosas de Amor/All About Love.

Her second book-

a bilingual collection of short stories called

“Cuentos Hispanofilipinos”(2009)

features four light-spirited

and comical stories namely:

The Chinese Man Goes to Mass,

The Monkey and the Scientist,

Tatang Goes to New York

and The Apostle.

Paulina’s artworks

are part of distinguished private

and institutional collections

such as: schools, children’s hospitals,

orphanages, health facilities, convents,

community centres in the Philippines

and other countries.

In Cebu, Philippines

her works may be publicly viewed

at the following permaculture-inspired hotels and sites:

The Mayflower Inn (A Heritage and Permaculture Inspired Hotel),

Elicon House (A Conservation and Permaculture Inspired Hotel),

West Gorordo Hotel (An Essence and Permaculture Inspired Hotel),

Kamagayan Green Zone (An Urban Permaculture Development Site)

and the Katunggan Permaculture Adventure Farm.



Paulina has conducted

arts and crafts workshops

to child refugees, immigrant women,

homeschooled children in the US and Canada;

and to street children, orphans, mothers,

teachers and school children in the Philippines.

She continues to make herself available

to teach and inspire

about art as a practical and powerful medium

for self-discovery and empowerment.

We hope that Paulina Constancia’s art

will serve as a reminder for all of us

to be in touch with our inner spirit

and enjoy the simple joys in life!



Check out her website and blogs:

http://www.paulinaconstancia.com

http://www.daily-dose-of-art.com

Her ‘Utok Pinoy’ illustrations:

utokpinoy.blogspot.com