Dusit & Emilia Sitjar Jewellery to hold charity gala in November

Dusit x Emilia Sitjar Jewellery Charity Gala partnership was inked recently over an intimate gathering at the Lumpini Room of the hotel.

Something big and exciting will happen in the city's social scene. Dusit has partnered with Emilia SItjar Jewellery to mount a charity gala with a dinner and fashion show. The show will also feature the collection of the Davao Fashion & Design Council. SOS Children’s Village will be the beneficiary of the affair.

The partnership was inked recently over an intimate gathering at the Lumpini Room of the hotel. Present at the MOA signing were GM Christoph Kuch, Cluster DOSM Leilani Merilo, Emilia Sitjar Jewellery’s Managing Director Emil Sitjar, SOS Village Philippines-Davao’s representative Daimler Demeterio, Davao Fashion and Design Council President Dodjie Batu, and the director of the show, Jackie Aquino. 

MOA signing

GM Christoph Kuch said, “We are very happy to give Davao something grand but purposeful post-pandemic. Our partners are the best in their own industries, with Emilia Sitjar Jewellery and DFDC taking the fashion scene in Mindanao a notch higher through this event. Of course, all this will be for the benefit of SOS Children’s Village in Davao.”

GM Christoph Kuch

Emil Sitjar and Dodjie Batu also expressed their excitement and gratitude for the creation of the charity gala of the year in Davao. A product of collaborative outputs from the partners, the Dusit Charity Gala aims to merge the Dusit Davao’s 3rd anniversary celebration with a commitment to help the community by paving way in creating better lives for children. 

DFDC"s Dogie Batu, Emilia Sitjar Jewellery’s Managing Director Emil Sitjar & Dusit Cluster DOSM Leilani Merilo 

The two-day charity gala event will be on November 11 and 12, 2022. 

November 11. The event's partners will hold the Dusit Charity Gala Masterclass and the Emilia Sitjar Jewellery Private Show at the Presidential Suite.

Dusit Cluster DOSM Leilani Merilo, said that the Masterclass will have lectures from four esteemed speakers: Emil Sitjar for Jewellery as Investment, Emi Englis of DFDC for The Evolution of Mindanao Fashion, Patty Betita for Elevating Your Persona, and Renee Salud for Building a Fashion Empire. 

The event is dedicated to students in related fields (Php 1500 net), hobbyists, freelancers, and interested individuals (Php 1800 net). The rates are inclusive of lunch and snacks for the full-day sessions. The Emilia Sitjar Jewellery private show is by invitation and appointment.

November 12. Dusit Thani Grand Ballroom opens its doors at 6PM for the Dusit Charity Gala Night. A 4-course Thai special dinner will be served. Tickets, priced at Php 8,000 each or Php 76,000 per table of 10, also includes a souvenir program and a raffle entry.

Emil Sitjar said, "Emilia Sitjar Jewellery will present its 'A Springtime of Gratitude' collection. There's going to be a lot of colors using colored gemstone, and diamonds as well. It's a happy collection, and we want people to be happy when they see the collection. It's springtime for us coming out of the pandemic and it's gratitude I feel with my family surviving that episode." 

Emil Sitjar Jewellery and DFDC will work closely together for this segment of the show. 

Individually, the DFDC designers composed of Dodjie Batu, Aztec Barba, Emi Englis, Edgar Buyan, Benjie Panizales, Windel Mira, Bamba Limon, and Egay Ayag, will present a collection based on the theme "Elements."

Daimler Demeterio of SOS Children's Village said, “This is such a privilege for us in SOS. Having all these partners, and for Dusit to consider us as their beneficiary, will be a very big help for the programs and plans we envision for the kids. We look forward to contributing on the occasion as much as we can.”

“Mindanao has so much to offer and I cannot wait to put all these creations into a memorable show. Kudos to Dusit Davao and its partners. I am sure SOS Children’s Village will gain all the help it deserves,” said show director Jackie Aquino of JCA Productions.

For ticket reservations for the Masterclass and Gala Night, please email davao@dusit.com or call +63 (82) 272 7500 and +63 (82) 322-7000.

Also published in the SunStar Davao newspaper.