(From left) Takako Okada, Italian ambassador Giorgio Guglielmino, Ilocos Norte 2nd District representative Imelda Marcos, Murano owner Marco Roberto Ascione, Thai socialite Susie Theerathada, Becky Garcia and Olah Gray Brady lead the ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of Sogni Di Vetro Murano Showroom in Okada Manila
An Italian affair
BUSINESS CHIC - Johnny Litton (The Philippine Star) - July 16, 2018 - 12:00am

Talented painter and poet Marco Roberto Ascione recently celebrated his birthday along with the opening of Sogni Di Vetro Murano Showroom in Okada Manila, Parañaque City. The guests were welcomed by greeters dressed in 17th century Venetian costumes, perfect for the exceptional Italian artworks displayed inside the showroom. Marco Roberto also presented a lavish gift – Imperial Beluga caviar – to the VIPs who served as ribbon cutters for the opening ceremony. Attended by the celebrator’s girlfriend Olah Gray Brady along with other distinguished guests from the government, business, diplomatic and social circles, the double celebration was a true commemoration of all things elegant and lavish in Italian culture. Many happy returns, Marco Roberto, and congratulations for a successful opening!

RLC wins big at BCI Asia Awards 2018

Receiving the award during the BCI Asia Awards 2018 are (third from left) Henry Yap, RLC Robinsons Luxuria, Residences and Communities business unit general manager and (second from left) Manny Arce, RLC VP for construction and design. Giving the award are (rightmost) Matthias Krups, BCI Media Group chairman and (leftmost) Philip Trapaga, Concepcion Midea Incorporated general manager

Robinsons Land Corporation (RLC) added another feather to its cap as it was awarded one of the country’s Top 10 Developers during the BCI Asia Awards 2018 held at Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. Held in seven Asian territories, BCI Asia Awards has established itself as a pioneer of the most anticipated and coveted award for the construction sector across Southeast Asia. This year’s win makes it the seventh time that RLC has made it to the award-giving body’s elite list of top developers in the Philippines. Congratulations to the entire Robinsons Land Corporation team and to its president and CEO Frederick D. Go for this remarkable win!

A glimpse of Philippine culture and arts

(From left) Tanghalang Pilipino company manager Carmela Manuel, Natalya Bronzova, Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) president Nick Lizaso, Russian ambassador Igor Khovaev, CCP’s Gemma Marco, Victor Balashov and CCP’s Sheila Salvio

The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) under the helm of president Nick Lizaso continues to strengthen cultural ties with other Asian countries as two of its resident companies will take part in shows abroad. CCP’s resident drama company Tanghalang Pilipino will participate at the International University Theater Association’s XII World Congress and Theatre Festival to be held in Moscow, Russia in August. Meanwhile, the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO) has been invited by the Association of Japanese Orchestras to perform at the Asia Orchestra Week to be held in Kuji and Tokyo, Japan in October. Congratulations to the Cultural Center of the Philippines for continuously uplifting Philippine culture and arts!

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