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Masquerade ball to raise funds for beautification

- Mitchelle L. Palaubsanon () - December 17, 2011 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines - The Beautiful Cebu Movement Foundation Inc. will be holding a Masquerade Ball next year to raise funds to be used to beautify the major streets of Cebu City.

The chairwoman of the foundation, Mariquita Salimbangon-Yeung, said that this event will be an evening of entertainment at the Grand Pacific Ballroom of the Waterfront Cebu Hotel and Casino, on Feb. 29, 2012.

Yeung, a businesswoman and philanthropist, said that she will be auctioning some of her collections as well as some collections of Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia.

The entire show will be directed by Yeung’s son, Martin, who is a Hong Kong-based businessman.

“This will be an incredible, beautiful and once-in-a lifetime event,” Yeung said.  

Officers and members of the foundation will be wearing their own respective Venetian inspired gowns which will be designed by Cebu’s famous designers.

Yeung said that her group is doing this for the love of Cebu. She herself has donated P1 million to the beautification project.

She reiterated that instead of criticizing Cebu, everyone must do their share.

Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama who attended the launching of the ball yesterday said that everyone should forget crab mentality and stop questioning motives.

“We need to beautify our city. Making Cebu beautiful is the right thing to do,” the mayor said. —(FREEMAN)

BEAUTIFUL CEBU MOVEMENT FOUNDATION INC CEBU CEBU CITY CEBU CITY MAYOR MICHAEL RAMA CEBU GOVERNOR GWENDOLYN GARCIA GRAND PACIFIC BALLROOM OF THE WATERFRONT CEBU HOTEL AND CASINO HONG KONG MAKING CEBU MARIQUITA SALIMBANGON-YEUNG MASQUERADE BALL YEUNG
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