WATCH: Butlers dump ice water on Resorts World Manila bosses


Posted at Aug 29 2014 07:13 PM | Updated as of Aug 30 2014 03:13 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Resorts World Manila's top executives may be a few days late to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge craze, but they made up for it by making individual donations.

In a video posted on YouTube, Resorts World Manila president Kingson Sian apologized for taking so long to do the challenge.

"Sorry it took us more than 48 hours to do this. I was just in the US and arrived yesterday. We've been very busy with our anniversary, but here we are. It's also my birthday today, so I invited some of my colleagues to do this with me," he said.

Aside from Sian, nine other executives from Resorts World Manila joined the ice bucket challenge.

A group of RSW butlers came out to help pour ice water on their bosses.

Sian said they will all be making donations to the ALS Association.

He nominated several companies to do the challenge, including Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp., Seven AD, Saatchi Philippines, Digit and Starcom, with 24 hours.

The ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) Association is behind the ice bucket challenge, which has been taken up by celebrities, political and business figures all over the world, raising over $90 million since July 29.

ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks nerve cells and pathways in the brain and spinal cord, which eventually leads to paralysis.