Breaking the Stereotype: Women in Engineering

Engr. Arielle Anne Magalong

International Women’s Day is a worldwide celebration of women’s social, economic, cultural, and political achievements. While this day marks a call to action in advocating gender equality, there are still a number of sectors where women are vulnerable and under-represented in the workforce.

This is not the case in Manila Prince Hotel as the second-in-command of its Engineering department is a woman.

Engr. Arielle Anne Magalong, a 24-year-old Bulacena, assists in overseeing the day-to-day engineering and maintenance operations of the hotel. Having been with Manila Prince Hotel since March 2022, she is grateful to belong to an organization where she is given an equal opportunity to grow and learn.

Addressing gender barriers in the field

Engr. Noel delos Santos, Manila Prince Hotel Chief Engineer did not have second thoughts of hiring Engr. Anne among other candidates as he sees her potential and believes she has the determination to do what her male counterparts can.

With a sense of collaboration and not competition, Engr. Anne proved to be an effective leader and team player to at least 21 peers in the male-dominated workplace.

“It is important to create an environment of trust where people are viewed based on actions and results regardless of their gender,” Engr. Noel says.

Engr. Arielle Anne Magalong

Balancing act: motherhood and engineering

Engr. Anne endures a 4-hour travel from her hometown in Sta. Maria, Bulacan to Manila Prince Hotel and vice-versa. At work, Engr. Ann can be seen holding a radio giving instructions to her team. When she’s home, she is holding her 1-year old baby boy, talking to him with non-sense gibberish from the ABCs to the fundamentals of Electrical Engineering which is her field.

At times Engr. Anne feels the need to demonstrate being a strong, independent woman as people have high expectations of her—as a professional, a wife, and a mother. Whenever she finds herself in challenging situations, she keeps repeating her mantra: “If there’s a will, there’s a way,” which reminds

her to find the balance between her career and family. It may not be easy but it is possible as long as you have the motivation and perseverance. These are the traits that she would like to instill in other women who are interested to pursue a career in engineering.

When asked if she sees the future of engineering with more women joining the field, she answered with a resounding, Yes, naniniwala ako sa kakayanan ng mga babae.”

Manila Prince Hotel Pet Policy

To ensure a pleasant stay for all guests, Manila Prince Hotel management kindly asks the full cooperation of the Responsible Fur Parent. The below policies should be observed at all times:

  • Only vaccinated cats and dogs under the size of 2 feet may stay in Manila Prince Hotel. Proof of vaccination is required.
  • Only one pet per room is permitted. Applicable Pet Fee applies.
  • Only registered in-house pets are permitted on the hotel premises.
  • Pets should always be on a leash or carrier while in public areas of the hotel.
  • Pets should always wear diapers—including inside the guest room.
  • Pets should not be left unattended anywhere within the hotel premises—including inside the guest room.
  • Pet owners should maintain the overall cleanliness and hygiene of pets.
  • Pet owners should properly clean and dispose of any waste.
  • Pets are only allowed in the guest room assigned to owners and at other pet-friendly public areas identified by the hotel.
  • Housekeeping will only service the guest room as long as pets are not present inside the room.
  • Pet owners accept full responsibility for any personal injuries and/or property damage caused by their pets.
  • Pet owners should promptly report and declare any damages caused by their pets.
  • Pet owners are solely liable for any claims, losses, liabilities, damages, costs, charges, fines, penalties, and/or expenses that may arise as a result of bringing pets into the hotel.
  • The hotel may collect and use the information provided about the pet owners and their pets for emergency purposes and to process any applicable fees. Hotel management reserves the right to relocate pet owners and pets when deemed disruptive to hotel operations or causes inconvenience to other guests.
  • Management reserves the right of final interpretation of the policies.
  • Pet owners should be mindful of the hotel’s quiet hours and keep the noise level to a minimum, especially during the nighttime.

Thank you.

Manila Prince Hotel Management