• Joel Cruz’s double celebration at CCP

    Becky Garcia

    Becky Garcia

    Filipino perfume icon Joel Cruz could not have chosen a better venue to mark two momentous occasions than  the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

    The Central Affirmative Co. Inc. and Signatures by Joel Cruz Inc. president and CEO hosted a sumptuous dinner at the Nicanor Abelardo Auditorium to celebrate the 85th birthday of his beloved mother Milagros, and the 13th anniversary of Central Affirmative Co. Inc., the company that manufactures the trail-blazing brand Aficionado Germany Perfume.

    A true philanthropist, Cruz also took the occasion to share and give back to the community as he launched his Joel Cruz Aficionado Foundation Inc. In lieu of gifts, guests were encouraged to make donations to the newly launched foundation, the Shining Light Foundation or the San Rafael Church in Laguna.

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    Meanwhile, the exceptional Savannah tennis court of Plantation Bay Resort and Spa in Mactan Island, Cebu was the site of the third and final round of the Davis Cup Asia Oceania Group 2 Tie.

    It is the fifth year the award-wining resort known for its colonial-plantation architecture and world-class amenities has hosted a round in the world’s largest annual international team competition in men’s tennis.

    Plantation Bay acting general manager Nenette Castillon and her efficient resort staff made sure the home team and New Zealand delegation had an overall, unforgettable experience during the Davis Cup welcome dinner and awarding ceremony held at the shell-clay court.


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