Well Worth The Wait

Philip­pine tatler ball

Hong Kong Tatler - - Faces -

Carmela and Alain Borg­ers

Sonny and Tootsy An­gara

Marge and Je­sus Tam­bunting Doris Ho and Tony Al­varez II

Do­minique Le­may It was sorely missed in 2013, hav­ing pru­dently been can­celled as Ty­phoon Hagupit, which proved to be so dev­as­tat­ing, was ap­proach­ing, so when the Tatler Ball re­turned to Manila in 2014, it was no sur­prise that the Rizal Ball­room of the Makati Shangri-la was filled to ca­pac­ity with the coun­try’s most il­lus­tri­ous per­son­al­i­ties. Philip­pine so­ci­ety’s elite ar­rived dressed to the nines to en­joy a grand, lon­gawaited cel­e­bra­tion, which was de­clared a great suc­cess. Many of the guests said it was the best so­cial event of the year. Michel La­mu­nière, the vice-pres­i­dent of the Edi­presse Group, ad­dressed the gath­er­ing on be­half of Edi­presse Me­dia Asia. He was ac­com­pa­nied by his wife, Ta­mara, the group’s man­ag­ing direc­tor for in­ter­na­tional sales. Philip­pine Tatler raised more than 6.4 mil­lion pe­sos (HK$1.1 mil­lion) for the Vir­lanie Foun­da­tion on the night, sur­pass­ing its goal of 5 mil­lion pe­sos. The ef­forts of so­ci­ety’s most ex­cep­tional in­di­vid­u­als were also recog­nised dur­ing the evening with the pre­sen­ta­tion of the an­nual Philip­pine Tatler Awards. En­ter­tain­ment in­cluded per­for­mances by the Vir­lanie Chil­dren’s Choir, “Di­vine Diva” Zsa Zsa Padilla and New-york based tap dancer Omar Ed­wards, whose moves pre­pared the guests for a night of danc­ing to the mu­sic of The 8-Track Band. Phi­lan­thropy and ex­cel­lence in an am­biance of el­e­gance and con­vivi­al­ity—there is no bet­ter way to spend an evening.

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