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Sip through time and tradition

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Sip through time and tradition
(From left) Dr. Nona Ricafort, Melinda Lazaro-Castillo, Catholic Women’s Club (CWC) president Mimi Valerio, Senator Cynthia Villar, Bulacan 4th District Rep. Linabelle Villarica, CWC first vice president Terry Tambunting, Nene Pe Lim, and Menggay Cabarrus during the Tea Pouring ceremony.

In a grand celebration of tradition and camaraderie, the Catholic Women’s Club’s (CWC) Annual Tea, an esteemed gathering since 1939, held its 2023 edition at the Alabang Country Club in Ayala Alabang Village, Muntinlupa City.

Sponsored by Reuben Valerio, the supportive husband of CWC president Mimi Valerio, the event showcased a rich history dating back to its inaugural assembly held at The Manila Hotel, attended by notable guests including the late, great former president Manuel Quezon and his wife, the late former first lady Aurora Quezon, who personally poured tea for esteemed attendees.

This year’s Annual Tea, chaired by CWC first vice president Terry Tambunting, honored longtime members and active past presidents, recognizing their invaluable contributions to the club’s 102 years of service to humanity. President Mimi led the awarding of specially made, limited-edition plates featuring the CWC patroness, Our Lady Help of Christians, to those who have achieved 25 years of service. In addition, committee chair Ningning de Ocampo led the launch of this year’s featured artist, Tam Austria, whose artwork, from the personal collection of Baby Hidalgo, was printed on the 2023 Limited Edition Plates.

(From left) Nikki Valerio, Velia Cruz, CWC past president Maritess Pineda, 2023 Limited Edition Plates Committee chair Ningning de Ocampo, Baby Hidalgo, and Nina Dizon.

The notable gathering was further highlighted with the presence of special guests, Senator Cynthia Villar and Bulacan Fourth District Representative Linabelle Villarica, who are active CWC members, during the Tea Pouring ceremony. An event steeped in history, art, and recognition, the CWC Annual Tea remains a timeless tradition of prestige and honor.

Youthplus Medical Group Incorporated medical director Dr. Yohann Kae Panis-Luzano and president-CEO Rex Luzano.

On innovative skin solutions and premium care

In the vibrant landscape of Eastern Visayas, Dr. Yohann Kae Panis-Luzano, an innovative dermatologist, stands tall and makes waves in both aesthetic and pathological practices across Region 8. With five strategically located branches of her topnotch clinic, Youthplus Skin and Laser Center — three in Tacloban City, one in Ormoc City, and one in Catarman, Northern Samar — Dr. Luzano’s influence extends far and wide. Moreover, her commitment to excellence, backed by a stellar educational background and over a decade of experience, is evident in her practice, offering specialized care in dermatology and plastic surgery.

Further cementing the number-one status of Youthplus is the partnership with DermAsia Corporation, a trusted distributor of technologically advanced medical devices in the country, led by its hardworking CEO, beauty-preneur Nikki Tang.

Several top-of-the-line aesthetic devices being used in Youthplus skin centers include Pollogen Legend, an aesthetic system using non-surgical techniques for skin rejuvenation that incorporates three leading and clinically proven industry technologies, namely Hybrid Energy with Volumizing Effect, TriLipo RF Energy with Dynamic Muscle Activation (DMA) and TriFractional Technology; Asclepion Dermablate, a machine that uses ablative laser, wherein tissue is ablated very precisely from the skin surface, ensuring that the surrounding skin remains unaffected; Asclepion QuadroStar PRO, a laser machine that emits yellow light, which is well absorbed by hemoglobin and melanin, is an innovation allowing vascular and pigmented skin lesions to be removed efficiently and gently; and DermaClear, a platform that simultaneously clarifies, soothes, and moisturizes the skin, infusing it with powerful antioxidants designed to purify and nourish.

The hardworking dermatologist has also shared her journey of discovery during the height of the pandemic, which led to the creation of the Dr. Y Cosmeceuticals (Dr. Y+) line. Among the top-notch innovations are the newly launched Dr. Y+ Premium Glutathione with Fibersol 2 and Ligonberry, which is a skin-lightening agent and all-in-one solution that addresses overall health, including combating acne. For those seeking exceptional results, the visionary doctor-entrepreneur invites you to explore the comprehensive services and products provided at Youthplus.

Elite Mrs. Universe Official 2023 Eimee Edralin Cragun looks radiant with her trophies.

Ageless elegance reigns

Amid the glittering ambiance of the Grand Hyatt Manila’s 62nd floor, Eimee Edralin Cragun basked in the glow of her latest triumph: being crowned Elite Mrs. Universe Official 2023. The celebratory dinner echoed with applause for this 54-year-old beacon of grace and elegance. Having claimed her first crown as Mrs. World in Russia at 37, this lovely lady’s inspiring journey is nothing short of remarkable, proving that beauty and self-confidence knows no age. As she steps into this new chapter as a two-time beauty queen, the statuesque stunner stands as a testament to the enduring power of inner strength and the radiance that emanates from within.

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