CONSISTENT, TOP-RATED TELEVISION SHOWS, A multi-million peso hit movies, a string of big endorsements, a handful of upcoming projects that are surely as huge, a legion of die-hard fans and a wonderful family life; just some of the best reasons why today’s it-boy Enchong Dee should be celebrating.
And that’s exactly what happened last November 9 at Buddha Bar in Makati City hours after his production number in the ABS-CBN’s Sunday noontime show ASAP when he gathered friends and colleagues for a special moment of annual thanksgiving and celebration for all the wonderful things and opportunities he’s been blessed with through-out the year.
The Kapamilya young actor’s annual birthday party proved to be a perfect break from an incredibly hectic schedule after a one-week vacation in Australia, Middle East that he turned 26 on November 5 and a relaxing time to hang out with friends who have stood by him as he made his every dream happen.
Some of the personalities with the birthday boy were Enrico Santos, Keren Pascual, Edson Aguiflor, Eloisa Matias, Johnny Manahan, Mariole Alberto, Lerma dela Cruz and Cesar Cailles, Danny Buenafe, Rose Eclarinal, Riza Mantaring, Karen Casas, Mylene Lopa, Isay Alvarez, Kevin Strain, Michael Manuel, Brandon Kandt, Paco Sandejas, Valerie Pama, Atty. Aleli Quirino, Dr. Erlinda Echanis, Nilo Pena, Oscar Orbos, Mel Salazar, Cliff Cabungcal, Patrick Cheng, Riena Novenario Pama, Raymond Ong, Ed Tordesillas, Michael Gerard Enriquez, Jem Camania, Joe Faustino, Jaymie Pizzaro, Evan Uy; Don Gutierrez, Toots Malapad, Jan Michael Chiu, Jojo Saguin and Erick Salud, Enrique Olives, Girlie Rodis, Law Tan, Jo-Ann Maglipon, Ado Escudero, Juan Miguel Ongsiako, Bert de Leon, Rahyan Carlos, Wilfredo Manalang, Anton Juan, Wendell Capili, Joel Mendez and Dante Jimenez; Cory Vidanes, Bibeth Orteza, Sylvia Sanchez, Gang Badoy-Capati, Melinda Garcia, Annabelle Regalado, Loida Bautista and Regina Banaag, Juan Sarte, Miguel Pastor, Noel Manapat, Ria Garcia-Vergara, Josie Tagle, Nicky Rosas, Yna Yulo, Chona Ampil, Evelyn Panlaque, Lilibeth Perez-Nakpil, Rica Vergara-Maceda, Gypsy Baldovino, Tony Ferrer, Yvette San Diego, Nini Araneta-Magsino, Weng Suzara, Atty. Heidi Marquez-Caguioa, Marilen Tronqued, Greg Quimpo, Verna Payawal, Monette Mapa, Tessie Oca Prieto, Susan Vidal, May Cuevas, and others from the WFM group, Jen Tanseco-delos Santos, Zachi C. de Leon, Joy Villaroman, Mitch Ku, Obee Ham, Jingky Soriano, Xanthie Gagaza, Rowell De Torres, Nathan Gatdula Javier, Poch Guevara, Lilit Trinidad, Alex del Rosario Castro, Raoul Panes, Cyrene de la Rosa, Mignon Wycoco Ramos, Keith Padua dela Cruz, Erl Orenza, Arnold Vegafria, Dr. Christopher Rex Gloria, Jose Nolan, Nic Gabunada, Annette C. Alberto, Jundy Cruz, Regina Tañada Mariano, Charit M. Agana, Omar Villaluz, Myra Mendoza Portillo, Leng Trivino Nicolas, Nicolette Moro, Boy Berin and Dennis Castillo, Onat Roldan, Teddy Catuira, Issa Ignacio, Laveena Clavecilla, Joy Miranda-Garcia, Golda Aguilar Roldan, RJ Paculan, Portia Catuira, Anes Victoriano and Joana Paula Victoriano, Abe Rosal, Maricar Mayor Rosal, Mignon Wycoco Ramos, Cherry Pickering, Bobby Ramos, Mara Guerrero Sy, Gian Bautista, Nina Jimenez, Hans Gahol, Lennard A. Buhay, Don Sevilla III, Bobette F. Buenaventura, Raymond Nano and Chinky Veloso, Portia Catuira, Tanks Tankeko, Teddy Catuira, RJ Paculan, Joy Miranda-Garcia, Angelica Tijam, Amir Tohid, Onat Roldan and Golda Aguilar Roldan, Ricco Ocampo, Mikki Gonzales, Jairu Albert, Margaret and Dr. JM Luna, Roxanne Silverio, Aldwin Tan, Maila Garcia, Stephanie Henares, Jazz Herrero, Joy Kuffel, Leni Obles and Dr. Joni Dizon, Manolyn Taylor and Carla Jeongg Huwang, Joan Chung, Jason Lim, Janie and Joseph Lim, John Patrick Lim, Kim Ross delos Santos, Angela Litton, Laxie Villar, Marie Ann Umali, Gabriella Wegfahrt and daughter Alexandra, Melvin Mangada, Atom Araullo, Liza Yao-Bate, Nicole Ang, Charlotte Yu and Jhenel Wong, Marline Dualan, Lala Fojas, Dr. Rosita Leong, Sidney Christopher Bata, Dr. Ellen Palanca, George Uy and Prof. Ceasar Cheng, Joyce Orena, LA Aguinaldo, Jennica Sanchez, Nina Pineda, Cha Ocampo, DJ Emel Rowe and blogger-model Robbie Becroft, Ria Atayde, Vern Enciso, Claudia Vega, Gem Laforteza and Lea San Juan, director Paolo Valenciano, Ed Montalban, Jed Gregorio, Elaine Carag, the Preen team Olivia Estrada, Chryssa Celestino, Randz Manucom and Scout Magazine founding editor Cai Subijano, Chantale Morkoss, Hayley Hewitt, Cristina Repeti, Jar Towsend, Ioana Rafluca Hurmuzache and Sorin Constantin Boureanu, Norman Black, Pablo, Kassandra and Franz Ong, Sorin Adrian Chrita, Bogdana Iullia Balan, Grizelle Gratela, DJ Samir Ayeb, Charlie Cojuangco, Luis Moro III, Ed Misa, Glenn Loop, Casino Español president Jess Cuenco, Del and Marilou Ordoñez, Tony and Lorna Quisumbing, Edgar and Cely Chiongbian, Teodoro and Lolly Diez, Eliza Drilon-Luna, Andrew Ferraris, Carmela Gana, Ruel S. Bayani, Deo Endrinal, Amy Perez, Ken Pagaspas, Rhiza Pascua, Marilu San Juan-Martirez, Shirley Kuan, Armida Siguion-Reyna, Loren Karunungan Disonglo Farmer, June Torrejon-Rufino, Jake Tordesillas, Lucia Santiago-Maisonneuve, Mary Joy de Leon Hans, Maricor Lustre, Anthea Robles, Giselle Sanchez, Elena Tanyu Coyiuto, Samantha Coyiuto, Mark Ngkaion, Donnah and Suzanne So Seng, Nathalie Puey, Danding Genato, Philip Lu, Che de la Cuesta, Pebbles Barretto-Nolasco, Tricia Tan, Ria May Ngkaion, Christine Santos, Christine Alonzo, Camille Zaldarriaga, Rey Infante, Tony Gatdula, Monica Maramag, Reina Chiquillo, Christine Flores, Joana Ballesteros, Kheiy David, April Cruzal, Duanne Perreras, Jen Yu, Irene Dizon, Czarina Jamir, Angelene de Leon, Christie Santos, Meggy Cuisia, Jackie David, Bianca Arambulo, Project: Brave Kids founders Paul and Sigrid Perez, Tam Austria, Jose Joya, Mario Parial, Lydia Velasco, Carlo Magno, Dominic Rubio, Aldrino Abes, Bayani Ray Acala, Armenius Aralar, Manuel Baldemor, Karina Baluyut, Amador Barquilla, Jovan Benito, Glenn Cagandahan, Michael Cacnio, Daniel dela Cruz, Joselito Dayono, Jomar Delluba, Henry Ordona, Ronino Quinto, Edwin Tres Reyes, Camille de la Rosa, Roma Valles, Melvin Culaba, Noli Vicedo, Mary Ann Venturina-Bulanadi, Cony Cajayon, Solano Cruz, Joe Garcia, Ed Bascara, Rey Conmigo, Jun Taniang, Bal Fornaliza, Elver Panuela, Alona Galeria, Nick Aranda, Jun Jacolbe, Aree Salvador, Domeng Labordo, Romy Corporal, Morena Ramos, Clarisa Navidad, Giovani Estrada, Zaldy Pingol, Benigno Religioso, Dan Estrada, Conrad del Carmen, Mar Zape, Manny Magracia, Mars Galang, contemporary painter Lyle Buencamino; filmmakers Sari Lluch Dalena, Camilla Griggers and Dada Docot; and activist artist Al Manrique, Ronald Caringal, Kadin Tiu, Jonathan Olazo, Manok Ventura, jewelry designer Kristine Dee, Paul Syjuco, Patty Gutierrez, Impressions Restaurant executive chef Cyrille Soenen, Maxine and Trix Syjuco, Roy Abraham, Al Evangelio, Nestor Alonso, David Sharpe, Dottie Viajar Wugler, Witold Leszek Szczechura, Gina Limot, Bea Lopez, Cherry Tiosejo Reyes, Carla Larrazabal del Prado, Amanda Tengco, Appetite’s editor in chief Nina Daza Puyat, Patrick Uy, Gary-Ross Pastrana, Hanna Pettyjohn, Rachel Rillo, Steve Tirona, Jose Angel Robles, Alma Veronica Gomez Guerrero, Rosa Luz Marroquin, Jesus Ramos Frias, Lee Paje, Yvette Co, Margo Alesna, Lhean Villanueva, Jehan Manansala, Sigwada Knicolai Mendoza, Vincent Padilla, Grandier, Seiko Katayama, Gene Leysa, Arlene de Castro Añonuevo, Teresita Baldo, Siegrid Anne Bangyay, Lope Bosaing, Jessie Degay, Corazon Degay, Brenda Fuchay, business leaders Choy Sala, Dennis Garcia, Rene and Efren Sarmiento, Jose Sala, Efrain Pelaez, Cebu Yacht Club owner Milo Osmeña, Lito German, Marianne Po, Laurie Jimenez Westfall, Aboitiz Philippines President and CEO Miguel Aboitiz, Buboy Virata, Maricris Floirendo Brias, Far Eastern University Vice President of Academic Affairs Atty. Gianna Reyes-Montinola, Wito Quimson-West, Manny Samson, Camille Santos-Samson, Atty. Duane Santos, Daryl Tan and wife Linda, Carlos Chan, Clinton Campos-Hess, Doctor Milagros Ong-How, Robert Coyiuto, Jr., Elisa Lim, Emilia Yang, Dr. Queenie Lee-Chua, Claudio Condotta, Stella Chua, Dolor Guevarra, Sen. Grace Poe, Marisun Laurel Uichico and Chatty Roxas, Joey Benedicto, Bryan Prieto, Lawrence Jatayna, Karla Gutierrez & Nazer Salcedo, Clarissa Ocampo, Crsipy Laurel, Dino Laurel Imperial, Timothy Uichico, Myrna Casas, Bobby Roxas, Tissa Tan, Frankie Barandiaran and Maria Isabel Laurel Barandiaran, Rebecca Garcia, Carlos Laurel, Richard and Gloria Pink, David Charlton, Kitkat Silverio-Zobel, Camarines Sur 3rd District Rep. Leni Robredo, JP Morgan Chase and Company executive director Amanda Hornberger, Makati Rotary Club president Maila Garcia, jewelry designer Ofelia Nuñez-Wadle, Connie Haw, Marje Syjuco, Camilla Sundman, Michael Chiusolo, Ayna Ong, Katrina Bantug, Serla Russel, Dr. Jazel Anne Agnes, Dr. Jose Aquino, Dr. Adan Hadzlomerovic, Dr. Alexander Palanca, Dr. Jazel Anne Agnes, Junar Quimpo, RJ Segarra, Richard Amigo, National Peace and Order Maintaining Council Deputy Chief and Royal Thai Navy Chief Narong Pipattanasai, blogger Khai Nunag, Nelia Gonzalez, Tessie Gonzalez, Nona Ricafort, Sen. Cynthia Villar, Batangas City Tourism Officer Ed Borbon and LEIPC Officer Erick Sanohan, Ed Borbon, Atty. Ro Dimacuha and Louise Borbon, Cynthia Martinez and Evelyn Periña, Sonny Tanchanco, MSO Marketing Manager Carlos Garchitorena, JP Tanchanco, Frank Shaw, Dr Kimberly Patterson, Rebecca Schlappich, Danielle Kuhlmann aka Cultures in Harmony, MSO President Maan Hontiveros, Liter of Light COO Ami Valdemoro, Asian News correspondent Carsten Stormer, Valerie de Guzman, Director Jeffrey Solares, Rosalie Escudero Blume, sister-in-law Millie Escudero, nephew Dondon Escudero, Cora Relova, John Gaddi, Dr. Louella Gonzalez-Santos, Maria Gonzales-Goolsby, Cindee Teves Jacobs, Philippine Federation of Business and Professional Women treasurer Edith Co, Dennis and Rose Teves, Lily Lim, Juliet Dy, Alfred Ching, former Quezon City 2nd District Rep. and 2010 mayorality candidate Mary Ann Laborero-Susano, Dr. James Dy, Rev. Fr. Allan Rieger, Rudy Ang, Soroptimst officers Dr. Ligaya Tankeh and Cely Ng, Cora Villareal, Linda Marquez and Ruben Villareal, Rico Lardizabal, former Antique governor Sally Zaldivar-Perez, Dick Escalona, Nelia Gonzalez, Bessie Escalona, Philconsa’s Rufino Tan, Dina Aquino, Eli Lilly’s poultry expert and veterinarian Dr. Meliton Novilla, Dr. Mario and Eva Labadan, Joao Branquinho and architect Stephanie Tan-Branquinho, Sylvia Reynoso-Gala, Ernest and Luis Gala, lawyers Val Sanchez and Lee Verceles, “Zalora” Philippines’ Gigi Mabanta, “Chatime” director Johnyan Koa, Retired Major General Jose Mabanta, “Fonterra”‘s Fel Billones, chef Pauline Lagdameo, “Fonterra”‘s food service director Leah Barin, Joey and Marissa Orosa Concepcion, Cathy Narcisco and coach Jong Uichico, BHS operations manager Nina Guerrero, French Baker founder and CEO Johnlu Koa, ”Serendra” general manager Joel Reyes, Josh Knight, Chris Walsh Jr., Antoine Guyon, Ashley Dragan, Ryan Williams and Samantha Humphires, “Regatta” associate brand manager Ira Sarmiento, brand director Ronnie Celestial, Todd Forney, Janet Belarmino, Ryan Ros Calmante, “PeopleAsia”’s Jose Paolo dela Cruz and Ramon Ruiz, “Regatta” marketing specialist Emille de Vera, Isabel Lopez-Vera Cruz, Jaet Emmrich, Paula Borges, golfers Jun Roque, Carol Matsuda, Jill Raymundo, Joanne Cortez, Ikuo Nishino, Steven Ferrer, Arnel Paraz, Gino Bonifacio, Domingo Bonifacio, MDI Group chairman and Wolfpac Mobile, Inc. founder Myla Crespo Villanueva, Kelly Misa, Chairman of the Board and Independent Director of 2GO Group, Inc., honorary consul to Peru and Honorary President of the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. Francis Chua, Art Informal, Art Inday, Art Wednesday, Blanc, Bulacan Artists Group, Galeria de las Islas, Galerie Astra, Grupo Ocho, Kalinawa Art Foundation, L’Arc en Ciel, Nineveh, Philippine Association of Printmakers, FEATI, FEU Fine Arts, U.P. College of Fine Arts, Slash Art/Tin-Aw, visual artist, educator, and cultural worker Alma Quinto, Toto Tarrosa, University of the Philippines Integrated School assistant professor Anton del Castillo, Lory Medina, Carlito Ortega, Frederick Epistola, Batangas City 4th District Rep. Mark Llandro Mendoza, Quezon 1st District Rep. Wilfrido Mark M. Enverga, and Abono party-list Rep. Conrad Estrella, Edwin Galvez, Renel Cecillio, Meryll Yan, Len Davies, Christophe Joyeux, Ron Tolentino, Che Villena, Antonio Oposa Jr., Bo’s Coffee Club Founder and CEO Steve Benitez, Atlanta Festival Ballet Company and Atlanta Festival Ballet School Artistic Director Nicolas Pacaña, Engineer Patricio Primor, former Sen. Miguel Zubiri, Elizabeth and Antonio Yap, former Metropolitan Manila Development Authority chairman Bayani Fernando and his wife former Marikina City Mayor Marides Carlos-Fernando, Rose Libongco, former Vice President Teofisto Guingona Jr., former Senator Ernesto Maceda, Monique Zani, Pagoda Philippines, Inc. president Ernie Yu and civic-oriented Fe Leabres Yu, James Lau, Celia Cuasay, James Jao, Don Valerio, Gener Caringal, Arleen Ong, former Spanish Ambassador Tomas Rodriguez-Pantoja, Roland Reyes, Dennis Socrates, Jose Luis “Cel” Yulo, Bela Vasquez, Chu-Chu Madrigal and Mandy Eduque, Cesar Buenaventura, Dada Lorenzana-Santiago, Rupert Jacinto, Ping Valencia, Red Jacinto and Julie Hidalgo, Boots and Andy Soler, Nora Jacinto, Eddie and Katie Jacinto, Nanette dela Cruz, Africa Valdes-Reynoso, Emily Reynoso-Laws, landscape designer Bobby Gopia, Department of Trade and Industry undersecretary Adrian Cristobal, Jr., Virginia Moreno, Carmen Guerrero Nakpil, Ramon Villegas, Kit Roxas, Jomari Trenas, Paulino and Hetty Que, Lori Ojeda, Msgr. Alberto Boongaling; Msgr. Rafael Oriondo; Fr. Raul Martinez; Fr. Ricardo Adan; Fr. Rogelio Meynardo Beredo; Fr. Greg Landicho; Fr. Luis Manuel Lucero; Fr. Roy Macatangay; Fr. Ernesto Mandanas; Fr. Godofredo Mendoza; Rad Lucas and Chi Calayag’s spiritual adviser, Fr. Dennis Paez; Fr. Richard Panganiban; Fr. Eugene Peñalosa; Fr. Joseph Rodem Ramos; Fr. Wilfredo Rosales; and Fr. Noel Salanguit. Fr. Aloysius Buensalida, Aba Lluch Dalena, Al Perez, Josephine “Jing” Turalba, Lito Carating, Henri Cainglet, Andy Maluche, Thea Paz, Ronald Garcia, Shahid Zahid, Vicky Abad, Paulo Vinluan, Daisy Sison-Payumo; Nellie Bengzon; Chit Gohu, Jamby Madrigal, Marlinda Angbetic Tan, Zonta Club of Cebu II Press Relations Officer Rosario Utzurrum, Chef Dietmar Dietrich, Theresa Alvarez, Evelyn Mate, Ina Sehwani, Rosary Palanca, Mila Llige, Victoria Ortiz, Maribel Carag-Dario, Bobby Novenario, Dr. Socorro Martinez, Claire Bettita-Samson, Christian Espiritu, Mia Virata, Atty. Perry Pe, journalist and cultural advocate Bea Zobel Jr., Nikki Prieto-Teodoro, Linda Floirendo-Lagdameo, Iya Guingona Lagdameo, Gerard Walker, Andre Borromeo, Javier Calero, Mark Gilbert, Baudouin Denis, Fernando Ferrer, Al Camba, Melissa De Leon and sister Toni Abad, Dr. Tyrone Reyes, Ming Arroyo, Django Bustamante, Jenny Peña, Patrick Rosas, Helen Gamboa, Lui Andrada, Manny Reyes, Ramon Chuaying, Roger Chua, Nixon Sy, Glenn Llamas, Bea Locsin, Amanda Carpo and Winston Llamas, Dr. Jonathan Chua, Dale de la Cruz, Biboy Arboleda, Don Miguel Cuaresma and Ian Lorenos, Bettina Aspillaga, Bernadette Lomotan, Henry & Sons Trading and Manufacturing Company, Inc. president Roberto Francisco, Amanda Huibonhua Sandoval, Fernando Peña, EDSA People Power Commission Vice Chairman Christopher Carreon, businessman Miguel Blardony, BusinessMirror Vice President for Corporate Affairs Ricky Alegre, Honorary Consul to Norway in Cebu Candice Gotianuy, Bunny Ludo-Alcordo, Zeny Deen, Socorro Protacio, Rev. Fr. Anthony Pabayo, Lynn Agustin, Ria Romero, Gloria Mara, Corcor Dizon-Bitong, photographer Francis Abraham, Bien Bautista, Photographer Tom Epperson, Jun de Leon, Raymund Isaac, Lita Puyat, film/music video director, Vybe Entertainment chief marketing officer and Furball, Inc director and partner Quark Henares, Filmex, Inc. film director Henry Frejas, film director, producer and film educator Mark Meily, indie / alternative director Raymond Red, Parikshit Bhasin, Ana Martha Moreno, Pastry Chef Sonja Ocampo, jeweler Ginger Ignacio, House of Laurel’s Kathy Teves-Villanueva, Samantha Laurel, Vanessa Morales, Marge Marasigan, Ria and JP Castrillo, Anna Xerez Burgos, Erma Cuizon, Gingging Dumdum, Jovenir Bataican, Manuel Dumdum, Catherine Marie Castillo, Mayra Florencio, Viveva Singson, Edwin Bautista, Joseph Ortega Pollisco, Bayo’s vice president Lynn Agustin, Sonny Bitong, Pinky Estrebillo and Yvette Lejano, Ayala Corporation Head of Public Policy Tony Lambino, Esquire Philippines Web Editor Jonty Aquino-Cruz, Biz Whiz Managing Director Estelle Ople Osorio, McCann Worldgroup Regional Business Director Cia Hatzi, MRM/McCann Managing Director Manny Fernando, McCann Worldgroup Philippines Head of Strategic Planning Gino Borromeo, McCann Worldgroup Chairman and CEO Raul M. Castro, McCann Worldgroup Philippines Managing Partner Bernadette Chincuanco, McDonald’s Philippines President and CEO Kenneth Yang, Coca-Cola ASEAN Business Unit President Manuel Arroyo, Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines President Cecile Alcantara, Coca-Cola Philippines President & General Manager Guillermo Aponte, McCann Worldgroup Asia-Pacific President Charles Cadell; Coca-Cola Philippines Vice President for Public Affairs & Communication Adel Tamano; and McCann Worldgroup Philippines Director for Business Development & Corporate Affairs Tricia Camarillo-Quiambao, marketing director Anubha Sahasrabuddhe and Franchise and Commercial Leadership Director Peter Schaelstraete together with the Coca-Cola Philippines team: Johanna Hife, Steve Little, Rogie Delena, Raymond Villaflor, Coca-Cola FEMSA Commercial Unit Associate Director (Mindanao) Jay Justiniano, Coca-Cola Philippines Sparkling Category Marketing Manager Teejae Sonza, Coca-Cola Philippines Finance Director Eduardo Rearte, Jobert Dumlao, Sharon Tanganco, Roki Ferrer, Rachel Cruz, Francis Chua, Franz Decloedt, Yasmin Mallari, Jenny Cinco, Jing Atienza, Criselda Pascual, Mavel Banocnoc, Thess Acuna, Franco Jorge, Stephanie Castillo, Tish Condeno, Jaideep Kibe, Nicamae Baylen, Jenalyn Perez, Barry del Rosario, and Nikki Lee, Coca-Cola Bottlers (Philippines), Inc. national key accounts director Eric Montinola, Coca-Cola (Philippines) IMC senior sparkling content manager Jenny Cinco, Coca-Cola Philippines senior I-marketing manager Jacinto Gervasio, key accounts manager Herman Medina-Cue, marketing manager for Sparkling Flavors Jonah de Lumen, senior brand manager for Coca-Cola Derek Sotto, ACS Manufacturing Corporation founder, president and owner Engineer Alfonso C. Supetran and wife Lourdes Dacumos, relatives and closest friends from ACS Manufacturing Corporation, Adamson University, Mapúa Institute of Technology and Green Meadows Subdivision, City Delivery general manager Francis Dy, Golden ABC, Inc. Vice President for Sales Operations Dino Sagun, national sales diretor Marge Mankil, TAYO Awards Foundation Co-chairman of the Board of Directors Rollie Fabi, TAYO Awards Foundation Executive Director James de Vera, TAYO Awards Foundation President Aika Robredo, Lenovo Philippines country general manager Michael Ngan, Open Communications Inc. marketing manager and Lenovo Smartphones and Tablets brand marketing manager Patricia Paredes, sales director Nestor Remata, Open Communications product manager Alaena Rae Sy, Wave Mobile Inc. owner Paul Tinsay, Lenovo Philippines marketing communications manager Anna Abola, business unit head Juan Armando Rojo, Carlos Chan’s children Carlson, Archie, Rinby, Larry, Oszen and Shera Chan, Chef Tony’s general manager Anthony Elepano, social marketing manager Ashley Ang, “One FC” senior director for commercial development Maja Grimnitz, “One FC” CEO Victor Cui, “One FC” SVP and head of commercial partnerships Victor Chu, Asheesh Mandhyan, iPay Philippines president Eddie Lee, Timothy Roxas-Chua, Gerard Escay, Diageo “Reserve World Class 2015” participating bartender Antony White of Hooch, Monette and Mike Mapa, MM Vazquez, Jessica Tiongson, Bingo Manahan, Bea Munoz, Julz Savard, Timothy Pabillano Barnes, Ronald and Ruth Ventura, Rico Tan, Agustin Lamm, Liam Dames, Lia Ramos, Kevin Moss, Nana Caragay, Emi Jorge, Tricia Centenera, Moncef El Haddar, Doo Ona, Celine Weckerle, “Women’s Health” editor-in-chief Lara Parpan, David Ludwig, Jun Poblador, Amiel Mendoza, Alex Tabtsov, Arthur Tseischchev, Mike Concepcion, Yvethe Santiago, Parul Shah, Kris Janson, Archie Geotina, The Bellevue Hotels and Resorts (BH&R) marketing and communications corporate director Ryan Chan, The Bellevue Manila assistant marketing manager Mary Eunice Lodripas, The Bellevue Manila’s Vue Bar supervisor Rizzy Lutz, F&B manager Vic Lammatao, The Bellevue Resort director of sales Weng Esteban, Peter Yabut, Joey Torres, “DEFY 123 Triathlon 2015” organization committee member Jerry Santos, Moby de Jesus, “DEFY 123 Triathlon 2015” organization committee member Teddy Tong, Norman Arteficio, Mariella Powell, Isa Isip-de Jesus, Mark del Rosario, “DEFY 123 Triathlon 2015” organization committee member Anthony Kierulf, Michelle Meer, Katrina Cruz, Betsy Medalla, Yvonne Colendrino, Coach Etch Verzola, Kali Kalalo, John Pangilinan, Jerry Evaristo, Mikki Quilala, Mike Advincula, Justine Bernabe, Franchesca de Guzman, Heish Lavina, Mel Abesamis, Bong Gonzales, Anthony Kierulf, Dondi Valdez, Sancho and Jammy Honrado, Liza Abesamis, Solar NRG Philippines’ Grigori Agriopoulos, Clarisse Chiongbian and Mike Cosenheim, Marco Polo Plaza Cebu executive sous chef Juanito Abangan, hotel manager Julie Najar, executive chef Stefano Verrillo, food and beverage manager Joward Tongco, former Marco Polo Plaza Cebu general manager Hans Hauri, fashion diretor Raymond Villanueva, Balletcenter Cebu artistic director Gregory Aaron, MPPC banquet service supervisor Cyrill Escurido, Dr. Vivina Chiu Yrastorza, Sandra and Jurgen Pesch, talent manager and film producer Atty. Joji Villanueva-Alonso, Expat Communications, Inc. President and Managing Director Butch Bonsol, “Expat Magazine” editor Agnes Abrau, Stylebible.ph Associate Fashion & Beauty Editor Zoe Laurente, Andrea Ang of L’officiel Manila, Gela de Dios of Starstyle, and Sarah Santiago of Megastyle; Men’s Health editor in chief Peejo Pilar and Amador Madamba; Top Gear Philippines publisher Jeff Reyes; and JP Calimbas, Richard Cunanan, Kit Payumo and Bert Casal of the Calibre team, Bambi Harper, Woman of all Seasons Bing Carrion-Buck, president and publisher of total PR Marketing and Communications company Seagull Philippines, Inc., Geoffrey Short, Jeremy Cliff, Mabey and Johnson’s Mr. and Mrs. David Forsyth, Lizelle Maralag, managing director of Starcom Worldwide; BBDO Guerrero/Ortega chairman David Guerrero; Campaigns and Grey former chairman Yolanda Villanueva-Ong; Masscom president Ed Cruz and EVP Raymund Timbol; Jon Timbol of Ace Saatchi, Ricky Jalbuena of DDB; Adobo magazine president & Editor-in-Chief Angel Lim Guerrero, Unilever Philippines, Inc. Vice President for Corporate Affairs Chito Macapagal and former chairman and president Howard Belton, Lilia Co and Beth Bravo, ambassador Toto Zaide, Unilever Philippines former environmental consultant Sonny Valencia, and environment crusaders Narda Camacho, Unilab Consumer Health Division former vice-president, Unilab Active Health vice president for operations and BioBalance Institute general manager Alex Fernandez, Josel Garcia, Alex Panlilio, Joey Romana, Joey Peralta, Backy Baquiran and former colleagues from Unilab Consumer Health Division Michelle Ianne Gan and Paolo Reyes, Ed Sunico, Moving and Storage’s well-liked Brian Lane; plus other representatives of British companies in the Philippines, actor and model Troy Montero, actress and cancer survivor Maritoni Fernandez, JAKA Group CEO Katrina Ponce Enrile, actress Angel Aquino, actors Joel Torre, Spanky Manikan, and Miguel Faustmann, former model Cathy Santa Maria-Escano, Secretary and Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago’s cousin Mike Defensor, Pelita Peralta Uy, Miko Salud, Carlo Magdaluyo, Jules Yanga and Bernice Tenchavez, Fashion Forward founder Bong Guerrero, DJ Jon Herrera and Patti Grandidge, Gian Carlos, Kim Nicholas, talent handler Monch Novales and voice-over announcer and DJ Bob Novales, ABS-CBN Global Manila Head Edson Aguiflor, ABS-CBN Global’s Chief Financial Officer and strategic planning head Kai Rodriguez, Skylight Films head and Star Cinema writer, director and Vice President for New Media Enrico Santos, TV headwriter Joel Mercado, Sen. Bam Aquino, STAR’s Christine Dayrit, Astoria Hotels and Resorts chief operating officer Vivian Ng, Jeffrey Ng, Minami Saki executive chef Kimito Katagari, Anthony Cuaycong, Asian Grand Legacy president Miguel Cerdqueda, chef Kimito Katagari and Danny Ocampo, Atty. Jose Malvar Villegas, Astoria Hotel Manager Ping Regalado and Jorle Butic, Albert Sikat and Orlando Quiapon, Jenny Dayao, Stef Juan, Astoria PR head John Tanjangco, Monica Herrera, Michael Ng and wife Emily, NutriAsia’s Renante and Edna Soralbo, Astoria sales manager Coralee Tan, Girlie Jovero and Aki Gadayan, Minami Saki restaurant designer Architect Ed Gallego and wife Bernadette, Plantation Bay Resort and Spa online marketing manager Milal Legaspi, human resources manager Colleen Barcelona, events coordinator Paige Gingete, Rocel Gonzaga, The Palace hotel executives with Plantation Bay Duty Manager Christine Noval, spa manager Chokie Ortiz, special project assistant Malou dela Rosa, public relations officer Hannah Lood and MIS manager Cherry Allego, Xavier Ryan Singh, Daphne Odra-Sanchez, Jen Santos and Richard Alarcon, Boom Sason and Aaron Azreg, Hideo Muraoka and Fatima Rabago and daughter Danda, Sam Richelle and son Myles, Marbee Shing Go and Frank Briones, Swiss Embassy Consul Hans-Peter with Hye-Won FItze, Queen Lema, Raoul Imbach and Jan Hargreaves, The Swiss Yodel Ladies, Debbie Ner, Cristina del Carmen, Brittany Corporation’s team Erwin Mosura, Michelle Bilan, Maria Teresa Paloma, Juvy Geneveo, Andrea Fabian, Michelle Barrientos, General Manager Trixie Dial, Jeaneane Panizales, James Menil, Carla Cadiz, Martin Lim, Cristel Antonio and Jahmina Jeresano, Mabelle and Nonong Torino and children Bettina, Nicko and Anton, Nicole, Theresa, Beatriz, Walbert and Alyssa Vicencio, Albert Yeoh, Alessandra Herrera Kim Jin Wook, Jen Noel, Gordon and Willow Grae Docherty with Geraldine Guevarra, Diana Jeresano and daughter Jahmina, Ron and Malen Cabatuan and children Arkin and Anesca, Brittany Corporation’s Carla Cadiz, Lea Bulatao and Carmina Pariotes, Danielle Borja and Matthew Areglado, Imee de Villa and daughter Louise Andrea, Anton, Bettina and Nicko Torino, Rejean Reposposa, Simon, Yvonne and Sam Raquel with Melve Petalino, Elhison, Elizhka and Indhie Cortez, Angel Estimado and daughter Aera, American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, Inc. chairman and director Don Felbaum, Christian Nabeel and wife Michelle Qureshi, Emily Lizares, Anne Tongoy, Karina Jugo, Febe Malata, Marielle Jesena, Rose Lacson, Pilar Mendezona, Mila Legaspi, Jaye Jesena, Salou Keuls, Mel Bascon, Elsie Gonzaga, Agnes Tinsay, marketing consultant Jojie Dingcong, Miggy Dingcong Cañete, Binggay Legaspi-de la Paz, St. Scholastica’s Bacolod Alumnae Foundation Inc. board members Christine Velez-Vargas and Chole Cuenca-Chua, Dr. Kat Trebol-Villapando, Henni Espinosa, Vivian Zalvidea Araullo, Jeremiah Ysip; Joseph Perry; Jon Santos and Mike Carrion and Bryan Reynoso, John-D Lazatin, Wilson Lee Flores, Melba Eduardo-Solidum, Nicole Ortega, Joy Ortega, Carlo Benavides, Joemer Cahayon and Divine Castillo with son Kenneth, Eva Millan Dantes, Alice Eduardo, Francis Fonacier, Paul Jacob, Jay Macatuay, Benjo Marquez, Mark Wenson Mendez, Josephine Mendoza and Jay Jerry Enriquez, Jade Javier, Marivic Quiero, Zenaida Molina Ranay, Erickson Raymundo, Barbara May Reyes, Rocky Santiago, Sophia Joyce Uy, Timothy Kaygude, Marco Victoria, Edward Mendez, Hayden Kho, Korina Sanchez, Ken Uy, Dr. Ravi Zacharias, Stephen Baldwin, Dr. Vicki Belo, Kerin Ching, Lia Anonas, Rem de Vera (Kaladkarin of the Year awardee), Chiyo Tagami, Harriet van den Borne, Rita Nazareno, Takatoshi Kimachi, Drea Zuleta, Ana Galang, Grace Velasco, Erika Tatad, Judd Figueres and Melvin Mojica, Jay Diaz, Fumio Onishi, Harriet van den Borne, Gerome Vizmanos, Joris Spanhoff, Patrice Ramos-Diaz, Jeroen van Straten and Patty Betita, Primer’s Macel Abejero, Lou Bunyi, Jun Uy, Judy Araneta-Roxas, Lucien Dy Tioco, Ayala Land Inc. executives country manager Bong Gutierrez and former president and CEO Antonino “Tony” Aquino, Ayala Land International Sales, Inc. general manager Anna Tatlonghari, Jaime Laya, Thelma Sioson-San Juan, Luis Carlo San Juan, Mae Vecina, Baby Ruth Villarama, Ayala Malls Marketing Associate Barbie Maceda, Nes Jardin, Chit Lijauco, Millet Martinez-Mananquil, Robinsons Retail Holdings, Inc. President and Chief Operating Officer Robina Gokongwei-Pe, Dr. Philip Buñag, Liane Bautista, Robert Mananquil, STAR’s Regina Belmonte, Xandra Rocha, “Allure” editor, Stargate Media Corporation general manager and “PeopleAsia Magazine” editor-in-chief Joanne Rae Ramirez, Philippine Tatler Traveller editor Mia Borromeo, Minotti Manila general manager and Living Innovations president Ferdie Ong, Town & Country magazine founding editor in chief Monique Villonco, Cheling and Susan Sala, Stella Bernabe, Lydia Alfonso, Janet Alfafara, Desmond Hatton, Maggie Garcia, Neil Rumbaoa, BIGSEED PR & Events Managing Director Jaja Chiongbian and Dexter Cheng, Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company former chairman and Philippine Drug Abuse Resistance Education president Dr. Antonio Abacan, Jr., Puno & Puno senior partner Roderico Puno, Andy Bautista and Carmelo Bautista, Dr. Randy Francisco and “Philippine Tatler” managing director Irene Martel-Francisco, comedian Ate Glow, Ayala Foundation president Vicky Garchitorena, Pinky Marquez, Christine Del Valle, Boboi Costas, Danny Barrientos, Julito Eraña, Anos Fonacier, Gloria Escaño, Rose Alfafara, Tina Bonifacio, Amparo Rodil, Anita Sanchez, Milagros Espina, Merle Cunanan, Juanita Verano, Fe Necesario, Flor Streegan, Inday Avila, Tina Ebrada, Mathea Baguia, Tess Chan, actress and model Maria Persson, Issa Litton, Ayala Theatres Management Inc. marketing manager Rhia Arda, Ayala Theatres Management Inc. Deputy General Manager Atty. Rolly Dueñas, Commercial Business Group Division Manager Marjie Duque, Ayala Land vice president and head of operations and support services commercial business group and Ayala Theatres Management Inc. chairman Rowena Tomeldan, Fairview Terraces general manager Liz Gayla, Ayala Land Commercial Business Group Advertising and Promotions Associate Manager Denise Olanday-Lagayan, Ayala Theatres Management Inc. deputy general manager Atty. Rolly Dueñas, Ayala Land, Inc. president and CEO Bobby Dy, Rich and Carrie Yang, Stephanie Zubiri, Ayala Malls Marketing Services Division Manager Sandy Espinosa, Ayala Land Inc. Commercial Business Group senior division manager and head of marketing Maricris Bernardino Maricris Bernardino, “Mercato Central” co-founder, TV show host, “The Philippine Star” columnist and Monaco Vice Consul RJ Ledesma, Ayala Land Assistant Vice President Javier Hernandez, Ayala Malls associate marketing manager Mitch Suarez, BPI Family Savings Bank Senior Vice President for Retail Loans Ginbee Go, BPI Family Bank President Nabbie Alejo and Senior Vice President and Ka Negosyo Loans Division Head Cedoy Roces, Alpha Southeast Asia CEO and Publisher Siddiq Bazarwala, Tara Litton, Enrique Chua and daughters Tiffany, Ruby Jane and Sheree, Richard Tiu, Mayenne Carmona, Henry and Jojo Sabarte, Marivic Vasquez, Lilibeth and Paqui Campos, fashion photographer Paolo Pineda, “Men’s Health” art director Glen Concio, Enchong’s brother AJ Dee, Samsung Electronics Philippines Corporation product manager for mobile and IT Ien Rivera, business unit director for contents and services Chris Concepcion, Samsung business advisor Mike Cheon, business unit director for IT and mobile team Jojo Vega, SEPCO product marketing head for Mobile Coco Domingo, stylist Sidney Yap, writer and talent manager Noel Ferrer, Dr. William Leung, Gerick Parayno, Ruel Mendoza, Ricky Sison, Johnny Santos, Andres Estella, Ojie Leona, Felix Bacolor, William Ma, ACC Philippines board member Louie Locsin, Josie Natori, businessman George Barcelon and Irene Tan Barcelon, Bridges@Com managing director Franco Santos, chairperson Toni Palenzuela, president Annie Ringor, and managing director Nicole Jacinto, Visions and Expressions Inc. president Susan Joven, Toni Gregory-Palenzuela, Newtrends International Corporation president George Mirani, Ching Cruz, Agnes Huibonhoa, Fe Rodriguez, “Cabalen” owner and president Maritel Nievera, Toff de Venecia and Maki Cruz, Lawyers Amor Sycip Herrera and Mina Sycip Herrera, Tata Mara, Yvonne Quisumbing-Romulo, former Quezon City 1st District Rep. 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Alfonzo Alegrado, Kiana Feliciano, Mara Caparas, Lia Uy and Kyla Genato, Miggy Franco, Jeanne Sy, Kerwin Yaolim John Ong, Justine Sy, Pat Perez, Alina Mabatid, Valerie Ypil, James Chrimski, Enrik Benedicto, Pia Neri, Emily Alcid, Dawn and Margin Feliciano and Jasy Carino, P&G Hair Care senior technologist Shean Lim and communications manager Deidre de Padua, Pantene endorser Catriona Gray, “Mega” magazine editor-in-chief Peewee Reyes-Isidro, stylist Ton Lao, Matrix president and CEO Jay Anthony Agosto, Allergan product specialist Via Perano, business development specialist Jennette Sia, district sales manager Ceejay Jornacion and national sales manager Benilda Soriano, PC/PNP Retired Officers’ Ladies Organization, Inc. officers and board Bienvenida Montoya, Marcy Dayco, Mawie Aglipay, Del Gallardo, Lulu Acharon, Maricris Dayco, Marisol Buena, Esther Domingo, Myrna Delfin and Jane Piad, Cecil Canson, Bleth Castillo, Esther Domingo, Dr. Jana Mora, Flor Reototar, Lilia Revil Tess Joaquin, Cecille Ysulat, Tess Inal, Flor Reototar, Aida Zoleta, Belo Medical Group marketing manager Jennie Julaton, Jo Juan and Dr. Guada Capiz, Dr. Eloisa Buse, associate physician Grace Purificacion, The Rockwell Club Marketing Head Sylveth Ong-iko, General Manager Geng Brillantes, Belo Medical Group, Inc. public relations specialist Milicent Silvestre, Vicki’s assistant Dorothy Espiritu, Edith Arellano, Grace and Lois Villanueva, Yna Burgos and Chielo Manuel, Princess Bagatsing, Jayvee Ramirez, Ian Cordero, Jonah, Kathleen and Keana Gascon, Imelda Manguiat, Rafael Morales, Anthony Dee, Rocky Alejandro Angeles, Mia Gentugaya, Belo Medical Group operation manager non-medical Cecile Molina-Gregorio, Belo Medical Group general manager Agnes Ballesteros Lopez, Dr. Mina Abad-Cesa, Premier Center for Fashion and Design, Inc. president Stella Santos-Salcedo and son Sam Salcedo, medical operations manager Dr. March Babaran, Doctors Michelle de Jesus, Ching Villanueva and Guada Capiz, managing physician Carlo Lozada, associate physician Ericka Velasco, Jon Edmarc Castillo, Romeo Lumagui, Jr., John Christian Joy Regalado, Bhong Paulo Macasaet, John Paul de Leon, Belo Medical Group Business Development Manager Doris Jimenez, Imelda Manguiat, Russell Rodriguez, Marietta Tibayan, Easter Princess Castro, Aaron Roi Riturban, Aldous Benjamin Camiso, Roselle Jean Nonato, Tracy Anne Ong, Belo Medical Group Patient Care Specialists Lovely Tajan, SyCip Law Senior Associates Melyjane Bertillo-Ancheta, Aaron Roi Riturban, Maria Jennifer Barreto, Hiyasmin Lapitan, Belo Medical Group Patient Coordinator Annie Balalio, Leah Abutan, Diana Grace Uy, Maria Viola Vista, Jefferson Miras, Mary Jane Marasigan, Marissa Pascua, Shiela Balauro, Lourdes Aruego, Liza Mapagu, Ric Biancaflor, Tammy Lipana, Mely Corpuz, Helen Macasaet, Mely Corpuz, Mel and Amy Salazar, Nurture Wellness Village co-owner Dr. Mike Turvill, Jackie Boncan, Grace Palma-Tiongco, Liza Mapagu, Joy Asuncion Kelly, Belo Medical Group Tomas Morato managing physician Zaidy Zagala, actress Empress Schuck, Kristoff Abrenica, Jamilla Obispo, Chiqui del Carmen, comedianne Kitkat Favia, Dr. Disney Dulalia, Erlinda Lee, Anna Verdn, Erlinda Lee, Anna Verdon, Donna Santos, Dr. Zaidy Zagala, Carmen Hussein, Dr. Guada Capiz, Dr. Ching Villanueva and Ericka Velasco, Dr. Carlo Lozada, May Lim, Charo Yujuico, Rose Buena, Lai Francisco, Belo Medical Group Greenhills clinic patient care specialists Carol del Pilar, Hazel Manuel, Mary Rose Baluyut, Rosebelle Muyo, Carcy delos Santos, Angel Luz Maga, Josephine Clavio, Jennifer Ibarra, Cecille Gregorio, Mega Atrium branch officer Joy Ramos, Marian Ong, Triple V owner Maridel Villavicencio, Jing Sarao, George Tagle, “Business+Class” magazine art director Florentino Cuevas IV, beauty editor Toni Abad, lifestyle editor Mia Tambunting Padilla, publisher Patrick Lawrence Tan, managing editor Kim Benedicto Lokin, fashion editor Rima Ostwani, president and editor-in-chief Jing Lagandaon, managing director Bing Ramillano, Linton Inc.’s Philip Lim, Association of Young Filipino Chinese Entrepreneurs honorary chairman Michael Chenglay, Segway Philippines president and CEO Wilson Lei, Reia del Rosario, Cris Lao, Former movie actress turned businesswoman and media personality Marissa del Mar, Cathy Turvill, Dr. Cora Claudio, Karim Garcia and Esther Go, AmCham executive director Ebb Hinchliffe, Belo Medical Group PR manager John Eric Ho, AmCham organizing committee Chet Guevara, Maureen Ortiz, Ron Rollorata, Pauline Santos, Rapha Health Institute president Dr. Chris Enriquez, AmCham’s Janica Gaisano, Carol Singson, Froland Tajale, JV Pimentel, AF Creators owner Abbie Flores, April Salonga, Quezon Power (Philippines) Limited Company’s Jeri Mae Descasa, Lala Avendano, BDO-Alba Romeo Management Consultancy manager Ruby Jadoc, Wendy Jane dela Cruz and Sherry Mae Jayme, Peter Lau, Belo Medical Group’s Annie Balalio, Trisha Gesilva, Milicent Silvestre, Dorothy Espiritu 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Matthew Blockley, Juanita Yap, Beth Cristobal, Minerva Tanseco, Chloe Periquet, Bert Basilio, Corazon Manese Perez, Azun Zubiri, Lil Dominguez, Patty Jalbuena, Lita Gelano, Glecy Mojares, Minda Imperial, Joy Conde Cruz, Annabelle Adriano, Malu Unson, Frank Adriano, Pilar Aldanese, Jorge Hizon, Lory Jambalos, Lili Adina, Nellie Valdez, Gilda Salonga, Alice Briones, Pacita de Guzman, Tessie Briones, Nellie Bengzon, Thelma Gana, Kim Bernardo-Lokin, Baby de Jesus, CWC officers Mimi Valerio and Nonie Basilio with husband Bert, Lulu Castañeda, Club Bulakeno former president Tess Castro, PGHMFI chairman Dr. Greg Alvior Jr., president Dr. Edward Tordesillas and corporate secretary Lolita Mirpuri, Letty Santos, Evie Costa, Nori Ongsiako, Mars Lambino, Offie Recto, Baby de Jesus, Glenn Gale, Tessie Rodrigo, Naty Golez, Letty Syquia, Sandie Poblador, Maritess Pineda, Marieliese Evaristo, Cristina Castañer-Ponce Enrile, Diana Santos, Loleng Panlilio, Tessie Amparo, Marjo Ferraren, Luz Cullen, Yaying Dragon and Linda Pastoral, Anette Feliciano, Malou Duenas, Benito Benoza, Edg Samson, Jacqe Yuengtian, Wishnie Torres, IdeasXMachina Advertising, Inc. Senior Account Director Aaron Mempin, Unilever Senior Global Brand Director Paul Katimbang, former model, teacher, fashion consultant and now image and training specialist and businesswoman Olen Lim, Tyrone Valdes, Ipe Cruz, Ian Giron, Andres Vasquez Prada and Al Tengco, Magsaysay Group of Companies President and CEO Doris Magsaysay Ho, model and host Marc Nelson, Tina Maristela-Ocampo, Philip and Trisha Panlilio Cu-Unjieng, bachelor Sander Tantoco, entrepreneur Karen Santos, Bobby and Chingbee Cuenca, Baby Girl Fricke, “Lifestyle Asia” editor-in-chief Anna Sobrepena, Anthony Wahl, David Lim, Linda Ley, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila director of communications Francis de Leon, Jaime Pineda, Peter Lau, fashion and ramp models Trishan Cuaso and Peter Norrdell, Agile Zamora, Willie Vergara with Jack and Sonja Rodriguez, Gary Lising and fashion designer Roy Gonzales, Gerone Olorocisimo with Luigi and Joanne Estella, David and Fides Hsu, Dolores Cheng and Totoy Garcia, Alice Canlas, Marissa Ocampo, Baby Rojas and Lorna Hizon, Gerry Golion and SM Supermalls senior vice president for engineering and security affairs Antolin Paule with SuperStar vice chairman and president Manny Sy and COO Sergio Yu, Junjun and Rowena Suarez, Jet and Alexis Suarez with Alcs Porras and Pleshy Wee, Joanna Suarez and Melissa Racela, Ryan Singh and Lesley Tan, Jean Goulbourn, Frances Lim, Gourmet Farms founder Ernest Escaler, former Senator, Defense Secretary, Radio Philippines Network, Inc. president and CEO and current Eastern Regional Organization for Public Administration Secretary General Dr. Orly Mercado and World Health Organization Regional Office for the Western Pacific Division of Noncommunicable Diseases and Health through the Life-Course Director Dr. Susan Pineda, Probe Productions, Inc. founder and president, TV host and Rappler founding editor Cheche Lazaro, Ces Drilon, Chino Dee, Mitch Valdes, Daniel Teichert and wife fashion designer Maureen Disini, Zelda and Jessica Kienle, Stephanie Kienle-Gonzalez, Jo Ann Bitangcol, Jappy Gonzales, Silverlens’ Rachel Rilo, Romeo Lee, ABS-CBN Sports+Action channel head Vince Rodriguez, Fritz and Kathy Webb, Bea Ledesma, Cecilia and Monique Carrion, Esquire editor in chief Erwin Romulo and Jerome Gomez, Vivian Veloso-Herrera, Bong Dimayacyac, Diane Benisano-Bautista, Beth de Mesa, Gina Ocampo-Haas, Tet Villanueva, Michelle de Leo, Liza Ma, Carol Chen, Bart San Diego, Efren de Jose, Alphie de Guzman, Benjamin Cabrera, photographers Bengy Toda and Denise Weldon, fashion designers Joey Samson, Jojie Lloren, Francis Libiran, Sassa Jimenez, Ivarluski Aseron and Randy Ortiz, SANUK brand manager Vangie Chua Chan, Primer Group of Companies AVP Irene Nieva, Roxanne Barcelo, Eric Tai, Rima Ostwani and Eliesse brand asssociate Alexis Lizares, Primer Group creative director Rhett Eala, photographers Charlie Altomonte, George Tapan, Gutsy Tuason, Isa Lorenzo, Mayie Delgado, Jojo Guingona, Mandy Navasero, Neal Oshima, Ralph Diaz, Romy Gacad, Tilak Hettige, Wig Tysmans, Mark Nicdao, Jake Verzosa, Ronnie Salvacion, Doc Marlon Pecjo, Shaira Luna and Xander Angeles, Jocelyn Oxlade, Dyan Castillejo-Garcia, Jackie Castillejo-Guingona, Ana Kalaw, Raul Teehankee, Pepper Teehankee, Mariko Jacinto, Aye Nuguid, Dani Aliaga, Chris Lopez, “Metro Home and Entertaining” editor-in-chief Anton Barretto, Lifestyle Asia Editor-at-Large Cheryl Tiu, Jack de Mesa, Concepcion Industrial Corporation Vice Chairman of the Board and the Treasurer Renna Hechanova-Angeles, Bingbing Gonzales Quiros, Hands on Manila Board Trustee Gina Africa-Aboitiz, Nick and Alterations Plus president Lucille Carlos-Locsin, architect Manny Miñana, J. Anton Mendoza, Budji Layug, Royal Pineda, Ed Calma, Milo Naval, Tony Gonzales, Tes Pasola, Kenneth Cobonpue, Ana Rocha, Aliya Parcs, Bart Guingona, Michael Williams, Bobby Caballero, Sol Salao and Ernie Fajardo, Sheryn Regis, Bianca Lapus, Mickey Ferriols, former Agriculture secretary and businessman Carlos “Sonny” Dominguez III, TOEPFFER Group, Inc. President Ambassador Narcisa de Leon Escaler, Gothong Southern CEO Bob Gothong, Philippine Red Cross Board Secretary Corazon Alma De Leon, National Competitiveness Council Private Sector Co-Chairman Guillermo Luz, Unionbank of the Philippines Chairman of the Board and CEO Justo Ortiz, Oscar M. Lopez Center Executive Director Mayan Quebral, Scientific Director Dr. Rodel Lasco, Ria Francisco-Prieto, Margie and Jonathan Frank, Matthew Friesh, Ruth Malhotra, Sanj Kaira, ANC producer Rely de Guzman, Richprime Global, Inc. 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The popular leading gorgeous leading ladies actresses Janice de Belen and Coney Reyes, Ellen Adarna, Bea Alonzo, Erich Gonzales, Melissa Ricks, Shaina Magdayao, Bianca Manalo, Jessy Mendiola, comedians Kit-Kat and Vice Ganda, model Phoemela Baranda, former Department of Foreign Affairs secretary Delia Albert, Ambassador Alfredo M. Yao, Audrey Tan-Zubiri, Rosalind Wee, Dette Aquino-Tan, Dolly Guanzon, Lawyers Irene Garcia, Lorna Kapunan and Sonya Castillo, Marie Lozano, Joey Mead-King and husband Ian King, Donna Cuna-Pita, Janine Gutierrez, Daniel Velasco, Iago Faria, Hans Weiser, Daniel Diniz, Kelsey Merritt, Rachel de Villa, Angelo Casimiro, Juan Miguel Severo, Jairus Ferrer, Mea Gey Niñura, Christopher Valentin, Marlon Stockinger, Samantha Lewis, Luisito Rabat, Mark Lopez, Sydney Du, Jerome Tan, Marie Joy Dalo and Edgar Sandalo and hair stylist Liz Uy were also there to make the night even more special.
Guests were refreshed non-stop by Hennessy, the perfect blend of a venerable cognac and the zing of fruity flavors.
A prized talent of ABS-CBN Star Magic, Enchong was discovered as a champion swimmer for the De La Salle University where he was a three-time most valuable player in the men’s swimming division and seven-time swimming gold medalist in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Swimming Championships. He started out appearing in supporting roles in various TV dramas which eventually led him to becoming a sought-after endorser for various brands. Enchong endorses some of the country’s most reputable brands such as BENCH/, TIMEX, arena swimwear, speedo, Adidas, Coca-Cola, Real Leaf Green Tea, Milo, Powerade, Lucky Me, Jollibee and Convergys. (his recent endorsements are Nike, Bench Skin Expert, GAOC – Gan Advanced Osseointegration Center, Bodyworx Spa and Fitness Club, Technopack and COLORurLIFE Nutrilite)
It wasn’t until the primetime soap Katorse that he was “accidentally” paired up with Erich Gonzales, Ejay Falcon and Xian Lim and they clicked as a love team. A string of bigger projects followed such as Tanging Yaman, a political drama launched prior to the May 10, 2010 Philippine automated national elections with Gonzales, Falcon, Matt Evans, Melissa Ricks and Magkaribal, dubbed a “fashion-serye” with Bea Alonzo, Derek Ramsay, Angel Aquino and Gretchen Barretto, the Philippine adaptation of Mexican telenovela Maria La Del Barrio, Ina, Kapatid, Anak, dubbed a “family drama” with Kim Chiu, Xian Lim and Maja Salvador and Muling Buksan ang Puso, with Enrique Gil and Julia Montes.
His Star Cinema movies I Do and Once a Princess, which he starred with Erich, while The Reunion, which they starred Xian Lim, Enrique Gil, Kean Cipriano together with Julia Montes, Jessy Mendiola, Megan Young, Bangs Garcia, and Cristine Reyes, The Strangers, a horror adventure film directed by Lawrence Fajardo and one of the official entries of the 38th Metro Manila Film Festival which they starred Julia Montes, Enrique Gil, JM De Guzman, Cherry Pie Picache, Jaime Fabregas, Johnny Revilla, Art Acuna and Janice de Belen, and Tuhog which they starred Empress Schuck, Jake Cuenca, Eugene Domingo and Leo Martinez and Call Center Girl starring Pokwang and Jessy Mendiola has also garnered good praise from critics and was notably a blockbuster hits.
Let’s not forget, palanggas, that this happening was also Enchong Dee’s birthday. No wonder were giant E’s at the entrance. Over champagne and the birthday cake provided by Goldilocks Bakeshop, the whole gang and the De La Salle University Choir sang Happy Birthday to Kapamilya actor Enchong Dee. It was truly a fun-filled and delightful evening, especially for our Kapamilya star Enchong Dee.
“To all who attended and helped 🙂 Thank you for making this surprise birthday party a success”, he said.
On the line in the cases at bar is the office of the President. Petitioner Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo alleges that he is the President on leave while respondent Karen Lourdes Pascual claims he is the President. The warring personalities are important enough but more transcendental are the constitutional issues embedded on the parties’ dispute. While the significant issues are many, the jugular issue involves the relationship between the ruler and the ruled in a democracy, Philippine style.
First, we take a view of the panorama of events that precipitated the crisis in the office of the President.
In the May 10, 2004 elections, petitioner Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was elected President while Sen. Noli de Castro was elected Vice-President. Some (10) million Filipinos voted for the petitioner believing he would rescue them from life’s adversity. Both Macapagal-Arroyo and de Castro were to serve a six-year term commencing on June 30, 2004.
The inauguration formally ended the Presidential transition of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo that began when Arroyo won the 2004 Philippine presidential election. Her inauguration took place in Cebu marking it the first inauguration to be held outside of Luzon. Cebu became the place of inaugural as a gesture of gratitude for Arroyo garnering the highest number of votes.
The President arrived at exactly 7:45 a.m. She came dressed in an Inno Sotto-recycled green, silk chiffon gown with a brooch emphasizing its elegant, flowing lines. Her only other jewelry were her earrings.
The inauguration took place at the Quirino Grandstand, Rizal Park, Manila and Cebu Provincial Capitol, Cebu City as revealed by President Joseph Estrada on his final State of the Nation Address on July 28, 2003.
Among those who braved the gusty winds and intermittent drizzles were former president Fidel V. Ramos, Supreme Court Chief Justice Hilario Davide, Jr., House Speaker Jose De Venecia and wife Gina, Senate President Franklin Drilon, members of the Cabinet, Metro Manila mayors led by Manila Mayor Lito Atienza, members of the Senate led by newly-elected senator Manuel “Mar” Roxas II, Jamby Madrigal, Ralph Recto, members of the House of Representatives and foreign dignitaries who were all seated at the center stage of the grandstand.
Vice President Noli de Castro arrived a few minutes ahead of the President who came in at exactly 7:45 a.m. She was accompanied by her husband, First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo, son Dato and his wife, Cacai.
A 21-gun salute from the Philippine Marines greeted the President’s arrival. She was given the traditional military honors before trooping the line with Armed Forces Chief of Staff Gen. Narciso Abaya.
At the stage, the President was welcomed by the four members of the cabinet which included Social Welfare and Development Secretary Dinky Soliman, Defense Secretary Eduardo Ermita, Interior and Local Government Secretary Jose Lina and Metro Manila Development Authority Chairman Bayani Fernando.
The national anthem was sang by singer Sarah Geronimo. It was followed by an ecumenical prayer given by the religious leaders from the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines, El Shaddai, the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches and the Iglesia Ni Cristo, and Islam.
Then Executive Secretary Alberto Romulo introduced Arroyo and gave her speech that lasted for 20 minutes.
Singers Jolina Magdangal and Mark Bautista along with the Ateneo Chamber Singers rendered the inaugural theme song entitled “Tayo Na” while young performer Dindi Larena narrated her own version of the song “Para sa Inang Bayan,” a special composition of Jessie Lucas.
The President left the Quirino Grandstand shortly before 9 a.m. to fly to Cebu City, where she took her oath of office along with De Castro at the Cebu Provincial Capital. The oath was administered by Chief Justice Hilario Davide, Jr.
Oath of office
Clad in an aquamarine terno the President arrived at the Capitol at 11:45 a.m., 10 minutes after the arrival of Vice President Noli de Castro. She was given arrival honors, including a 21-gun salute by soldiers in green uniforms adorned with yellow stripes, and white pants.
After trooping the line, the President stood on stage and waved to the Cebuano crowd which gave her a little more than a million vote lead over closest rival Fernando Poe, Jr. in the May 10 elections.
Actress Nora Aunor, who supported Mrs. Macapagal-Arroyo, sang the National Anthem. An ecumenical prayer followed.
Supreme Court Chief Justice Hilario Davide, swore in Vice President Noli de Castro at 11:50 a.m. and Macapagal-Arroyo at 12 noon. A 21-gun salute honored the President as she signed her oath of office.
After the inauguration of the new President, Estrada chose to leave the Cebu Provincial Capital by riding in a Jeepney which he and Macapagal-Arroyo had ridden in on the way to the ceremonies, to make the point that he was once again an ordinary citizen, when he board a plane back to Manila from Villamor Airbase in Pasay City and moved to his new home at Manga Avenue, Barangay 581, Santa Mesa, Manila.
His supporters greeted his declaration with a roar of approval, and repeated chants of Estrada’s nickname: “Erap!”
Estrada said he was ending his long political career by serving the people of Manila.
Born in the city’s Tondo district, he had been mayor of San Juan del Monte, senator and vice president.
After Estrada retired to private life following the end of his term he remained active in the Philippine political scene, constantly voicing opposition and dissent to government actions and policies, which he deemed as threats to the liberal traditions and democratic foundations of the country.
The president proceed to the Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa, Cebu for a vin d’honneur. Then, she proceeded to the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral for a mass presided by Archbishop Ricardo Cardinal Vidal.
“President Estrada goes back to being Citizen Erap”
former president Joseph Estrada
Former president Joseph Estrada yesterday noon went back as a private citizen and returned to their family residence at Manga Avenue, Barangay 581, Santa Mesa, Manila.
Two hours before he relinquished his presidency to his “anointed” successor, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Mr. Estrada was a picture of a relieved President who wanted the turnover ceremonies to be done over with a quickly as possible.
Mr. Estrada and Mrs. Macapagal-Arroyo had a 40-minute closed-door talks yesterday at the Palace Music Room as they await the time to go to the Cebu Provincial Capitol, Osmeña Boulevard, Cebu City for the inauguration program supposed to start at exactly 11 a.m.
But after nothing the heavy drizzle yesterday morning which threaten to dampen the inaugural rites, Mr. Estrada asked Mrs. Macapagal-Arroyo if they could go to the Capitol ahead earlier for fear that people will get soaked and rained even the inaugural affair could start.
The Palace Press Corps who were awaiting for the two to come out gave Mr. Estrada a parting group singing “Paalam Na” to which the outgoing President gave his distinct wry smile.
“Maybe, I will miss the people here, all the people who worked with me in the Guest House,” Mr. Estrada told the Palace newsmen, adding, “I’ll miss you.”
Asked what she is looking forward to now that he is out of the Palace, Mr. Estrada replied: “To my freedom.”
The 67-year-old former movie actor and fashion and ramp model has moved their family home in Manga Avenue where he will stay with his mother Dona Mary and son Jinggoy and Jude.
As a former President, Mr. Estrada will receive a monthly pension of P3,500 which is doubly lower than the new monthly pension he has earlier approved former Presidents of the country.
Mr. Estrada had her last military parade honors, capped with a 21-gun salute when he and Mrs. Macapagal-Arroyo arrived for the inauguration rites.
The weather improved and the whole inaugural rites went on smoothly as the sun shones throughout the ceremonies.
“That’s the Erap weather,” a solid Erap loyalist commented.
But the crowd not let go off with the outgoing President as they kept chanting “Erap! Erap!”
The surprise of all when Mrs. Macapagal-Arroyo buzzed at his cheeks after she was sworn in by Supreme Court Chief Justice Hilario Davide.
“It (kiss) had prior approval by Mr. Estrada,” Cabinet Secretary Ignacio Bunye said.
When the inaugural program ended, Mr. Estrada and Mrs. Macapagal-Arroyo had their last handshake to symbolize the smooth transfer of power from one President to another.
Mrs. Macapagal-Arroyo escorted Mr. Estrada down to the stage to her awating jeepney that took him to Mactan-Benito Ebuen Air Base. After the plane was laned in Manila he rided the jeepney from Villamor Air Base to Manga Street, Sampaloc, Manila.