Society for Cultural Enrichment Inc. (SCEI) committee. (From left) Event chairperson Ofelia Wadle, Len Olbes, Bo Muralla, Sheree Chua, SCEI chairman Angola Consul Helen Ong, Eni Alba, Marian Ong, Gambia Consul Agnes Huibonhoa and vice chairman Dr. Jimmy Laya.
A reason for ‘Seasons’
OH YES, IT’S JOHNNY! - Johnny Litton (The Philippine Star) - May 5, 2019 - 12:00am

The Society for Cultural Enrichment Inc., headed by chairman Angola Consul Helen Ong and vice chairman Dr. Jimmy Laya, recently held its annual charity fashion show titled “Seasons.”

Ofelia Wadle, Consul Helen Ong and celebrated fashion designer Jun Escario.

The fundraiser, held at the Rizal Ballroom of Makati Shangri-La Manila and organized by event chairperson Ofelia Wadle, showcased the spectacular works of celebrated fashion designer Jun Escario.

Ihoko Haneda of Japan, Tanzania Consul Betty Chua and your columnist.

The event was held for the benefit of dance scholars and a program to expose public school teachers to culture and the arts. It was also organized to gather funds for the purchase of a Cryotherapy machine for the Philippine Cancer Society.

(Seated, from left) Frankie Alba and parents lawyer VA and Eni Alba, Nini Layug and Grace Gobing; (standing) Jayelles’ Ina Bugayong and Roselle Rebano with Madison Galeríes owner Joy Rustia.

The Cultural Achievement Awards were bestowed by celebrated artists Edgar Doctor, Karen Concepcion, Roy Gonzales and Danny Dolor to a select group of individuals.

(From left) Amelia Ting, Connie Haw, Lourdes Yao and Agile Zamora.

Kudos to the Society for Cultural Enrichment Inc. for yet another worthwhile and successful fundraiser! *


Happy birthday to our celebrators today, Conchitina Bernardo and Joysie Rufino.

Advance birthday greetings to actress Helen Gamboa-Sotto and Gilbert Teodoro, May 7; Robert Coyiuto Jr., May 8; Boling Tuason Reyes and Miguel Montenegro, May 9; Justice Edgar Cruz and Chit Salud, May 10; Berna Lomotan and Angola Consul Helen Ong, May 11.

So, how was your week?

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