Cou­ture for a cause

Manila Times - - LIFESTYLE - HI! SO­CI­ETY BECKY GAR­CIA

Hui­bon­hoa, Mario Katig­bak, Mar­ian Ong, Sandie Poblador and Elaine Ro­jas Vil­lar with Johnny Lit­ton stand­ing as ad­viser.

the runway wear­ing the most spec­tac­u­lar gowns by top lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional de­sign­ers are 2017 Style Icons Milo Bon­doc and Sha­ree Ann Tan along with the Best Dressed Women of the Philip­pines awardees Annabel Uy-Bra­ganza, Maria Vic­to­ria Tengco- Bur­gos, Ya­mani Cali­wara, Ruby Tan Chua, Dr. Jen­nie Fran­cisco- Diaz, Ve- ron­ica Ho, Rose­marie Tee Licup, Nina Paula Ver­gara Ng, Brenda Ngo, Ka­t­rina Ponce En­rile, Katz Mon­teale­gre- San­tos, Min­erva Mon­de­jar Steiner, Robina Marie Ko-Tan and Jennifer Tieng.

Sim­i­larly, 2017 Men of Ex­traor - den­tial com­mu­ni­ca­tions sec­re­tary Martin An­da­nar, Ge­off An­dres, Kim Atienza, chief pres­i­den­tial le­gal coun­sel Sal­vador Panelo, Jose Sober­ano III, Kevin Tan, Dennis Uy, Fred Yu­son and se­na­tor Juan Miguel Zu­biri stormed the stage look­ing dap­per and wor­thy of the ti­tle they now hold. But more than the gor­geous dresses and the crisp suits, ev­ery­one in at­ten­dance kept in their hearts the evening’s worth­while cause.

rais­ing event was ini­ti­ated by the late great Imelda Co­juangco, in aid of un­der­priv­i­leged cancer pa­tients who are be­ing sup­ported by the PCS. The evening raised an ad­di­tional P1 mil­lion for cancer pur­chased the fol­low­ing valu­able pieces: Sy­a­tong, a paint­ing by Min­danaoan artist Kublai Mil­lan and Nu­tur­ing in Am­ber 2017, a glass sculp­ture by renowned artist Ra­mon Or­lina, as well as a five- day, four- night wellness stay at the Medi­zin Zen­trum Bad Salzhausen in Ger­many in which was gen­er­ously do­nated by Ar­torn Chi­nalai of In­te­gra­tive Health Man­age­ment of Thai­land.

To the peo­ple be­hind this worth­while cause, may your tribe in­crease!

The Best Dressed Women of the Philip­pines work­ing com­mit­tee (front row, from left) Tan­za­nia Con­sul Betty Chua and Gam­bia Con­sul Agnes Hui­bon­hoa, An­gola con­sul He­len Ong, ad­viser Johnny Lit­ton and se­lec­tion and or­ga­niz­ing com­mit­tee mem­ber Jayelles’ Roselle Re­bano, (back row, from left) Mar­ian Ong, Roy Gon­za­les, Sandie Poblador, Mario Katig­bak and Ma­bel Abaño

Best Dressed Women of the Philip­pines se­lec­tion and or­ga­niz­ing com­mit­tee mem­ber Roy Gon­za­les (cen­ter) with PCS Pres­i­dent Co­ra­zon Nge­lan­gel and Chair­man An­to­nio Guer­rero

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