MANILA, Philippines — A Filipina was honored as among the top 100 people influencing the Chinese hotel industry, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Wednesday.
The DFA said Rafaela "Apples" Chen, general manager of the International Hoteliers and Associates, was one of five non-Chinese in the "Top 100 People Influencing the Chinese Hotel Industry."
Chen was among the awardees feted in ceremonies in Beijing last Dec. 3 to commemorate the 30 years of reform and opening Up of the Chinese hotel industry.
According to the DFA website (www.dfa.gov.ph), the award was given to people who have contributed "in a large way" to the success of the hotel industry in China. - GMANews.TV