Proudly made in the philip­pines

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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.

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