Proudly made in the philippines
In line with Bayo’s 25th anniversary campaign, “Made in the Philippines,” the people behind the homegrown clothing brand honored 25 Filipino women known for being stylish, excelling in their own fields, and spearheading community work.
Leading the list is Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa, also the new face of the fashion label. Joining Kylie in the roster are social entrepreneurs Liza Crespo and Marielle de Leon-Lazaro of Tali Handmade; Elizabeth Lee of E-motors; Reese Fernandez Ruiz of Rags2Riches; Nanette Medved-Po of HOPE, a social enterprise that sells bottled water to help build classrooms; and Anya Lim of Alternative Nest and Trading/Training Hub for Ingenious/Indigenous Little Livelihood (ANTHILL).
Also on the list are champions of volunteerism Kara Magsanoc-Alikpala of ICanServe Foundation; Rocky Tirona of Fish Forever; Alexandra Eduque of MovEd; and Nancy Cu Unjieng of Compassion and Responsibility for Animals (CARA) Welfare Philippines.
The business sector is represented by Pinky Yee of Goldilocks; Olivia LimpeAw of Destileria Limtuaco & Co., Inc.; Maria Isabel “Beng” Tesoro of Tesoro’s Philippine Handicrafts; Olivia Puentespina of Malagos Farmhouse Cheese; Rose Anne Bautista of FINO Leatherware; Ivy and Cynthia Almario of Atelier Almario; and Annette and Maritess Gozon of GMA Network.
Outstanding individuals— Department of Agriculture Undersecretary Berna Romulo Puyat; Ballet Manila founder Lisa MacujaElizalde; ballet dancer Candice Adea; artist Olivia D’Aboville; and beauty queenturned-inspirational speaker Miriam Quiambao-Roberto—are also recognized by Bayo. bayo’s 25th anniversary campaign launch rigodon ballroom the peninsula manila, makati city september 25, 2017
Bayo’s brand ambassador Kylie Verzosa (first row, third from left) led the fashion show featuring the holiday collection of Bayo’s designerin-residence Francis Libiran (first row, fourth from left). Flanking Kylie and Francis are the power couple behind Bayo: Anna and Leo Lagon (second and fifth from left). Anna is the company vicepresident and chief creative officer, and Leo is the chief operating officer.
Past Bayo endorser Lea Salonga entertained questions from the press before heading to the Rigodon Ballroom to watch the program.
Three recognizable showbiz names made it to the Bayo list: (L-R) Nanette Medved-Po, Miriam Quiambao-Roberto, and Annette Gozon.
In her past career as an actress, Nanette starred in the movies Darna and Hiram na Mukha. Miriam went into TV hosting and acting after she competed in Miss Universe 1999, where she placed first runnerup. Annette, a lawyer, is the president of GMA Films.
Janella Salvador, who endorses the Love by Bayo line for the younger set, sang “The Journey” during the program. Her song choice became extra special because its original singer, Lea Salonga, was watching in the audience.