Marissa’s way

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Becky Garcia

Becky Garcia

Businesswoman and former president of the Inner Wheel Club of Manila (IWCM), Marissa Fenton, gathered about 50 of her friends from the different civic associations she is involved with—like the Catholic Women’s Club, Friends for Cultural Concerns of the Philippines (FCCP), Johann Strauss Philippines and of course IWCM—to join her in celebrating her birthday on August 10 at the popular One Way restaurant in Makati City.

Guests enjoyed not only the special menu created by the chef but the entertainment featuring singer Chanteuse Lillibeth Garcia.

The birthday celebrant Marissa Fenton (center) with Evie Costa (left) and Marianna Lorza-Ostwani

The birthday celebrant Marissa Fenton (center) with Evie Costa (left) and Marianna Lorza-Ostwani

Celebrity guests who were present like famous balladeer Arthur Manuntag and actor and director Ricky Davao, who were also asked to render song numbers and were well applauded by Marissa’s friends.

Other guests also contributed to the fun by their song numbers were Tessie Amparo, Caruso restaurant owner Emilio Mina who is getting to be a favorite guest nowadays, and Greek Elvis, Dr. George Sarakinis who not just sang Elvis hits but also Tagalog and Visayan songs.


Of course not to be outdone in the singing and dancing was the celebrant herself.

How can you not have fun in this kind of celebration? To Marissa, you really know how to party! More celebrations to come.

Meanwhile, once again it’s that time of the year where fashion and charity unite as the newest set of lovely 2015 Best Dressed Women of the Philippines was introduced in an afternoon hosted by The Bellevue Manila at their posh Signature Club.

The Best Dressed Women of the Philippines selection and organizing committee members: Seated from left) Elaine Villar, Roselle Rebano, event chairperson Angola consul Helen Ong and Mabel Abaño; the 2015 Best Dressed awardees (standing from left) Jarelle Palabay Gonzales, Style Icon Grace Ong Gobing, Anna Sia, Mia Cabawatan-Lozada Natalie Diane Lim-Ang, Eni Alba, Style Icon Joy Wambangco-Rustia and doctor Hazel Paragua-Zuellig

The Best Dressed Women of the Philippines selection and organizing committee members: Seated from left) Elaine Villar, Roselle Rebano, event chairperson Angola consul Helen Ong and Mabel Abaño; the 2015 Best Dressed awardees (standing from left) Jarelle Palabay Gonzales, Style Icon Grace Ong Gobing, Anna Sia, Mia Cabawatan-Lozada Natalie Diane Lim-Ang, Eni Alba, Style Icon Joy Wambangco-Rustia and doctor Hazel Paragua-Zuellig

Leading the delightful afternoon last August 2, which officially raised the curtains for the 12th edition of the biggest charity ball for the benefit of the Philippine Cancer Society, were hardworking Best Dressed Women of the Philippines event chairperson Angola consul Helen Ong together with the dedicated selection and organizing committee members Mabel Abaño, Roselle Rebano and Elaine Villar and Philippine Cancer Society trustees Dr. Angela Crisostomo and Dr. Conrado Lorenzo and executive director Dr. Rachael Marie Rosario.

Formally introduced as this year’s ladies of style and substance were Style Icons Grace Ong Gobing and Joy Wambangco Rustia and awardees Eni Alba, Natalie Diane Lim-Ang, Danda Crimelda I. Buhain-Garcia, Maika Garcia, Jarelle Palabay Gonzales, Mia Cabawatan-Lozada, Anna Moncupa, Ann Ong, Dr. Elsie Badillo-Pascua, Anna Sia, Patch Savellano-Singson and Dr. Hazel Paragua-Zuellig.

Philippine Cancer Society executive director Dr. Rachael Marie Rosario and B Hotels managing director Ryan Chan with PCS trustees (seated) Dr. Conrado Lorenzo and Dr. Angela Crisostomo

Philippine Cancer Society executive director Dr. Rachael Marie Rosario and B Hotels managing director Ryan Chan with PCS trustees (seated) Dr. Conrado Lorenzo and Dr. Angela Crisostomo

Also gracing the gathering were the ever-supportive Ambassadors for Life Rosemarie Basa, Annabel Uy-Braganza, Rey Castillo, Sheree Chua, Marcott Almeda, Elizabeth Co, Maila Garcia, Connie Haw, congresswoman Ann K. Hofer, Virginia Lane, Shelly Lazaro, Jacqueline Michelle Lim, Carol Mercado, Lynette Padolina, Angie Sison, Nikki Tang, Salome Uy, Elizabeth Ventura, Ofelia Nuñez Wadle, Jennifer Helen Weigel, Myrna Tang Yao and Agile Zamora.

With their undying passion, the Best Women of the Philippines is now on its 12th year of helping Filipinos fighting cancer all over the country. It was first conceptualized in 2004 under the tutelage of honorary chairperson Imelda Cojuangco

The stage is all set for the Annual Awards Ball on September 22 at the Makati Shangri-La’s Rizal Ballroom.

 

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