90 reasons to rejoice
(From left) Victor and Beibi Prieto, Cocoy and Elaine Prieto, Vernon Prieto, celebrator Nena Prieto, Tina and Ira Flores and Kara and Virgil Prieto.

90 reasons to rejoice

OH YES, IT'S JOHNNY! - Johnny Litton (The Philippine Star) - January 26, 2020 - 12:00am

Philanthropist Renena Prieto recently celebrated her 90th birthday at the Garden Ballroom of EDSA Shangri-La, Manila in Mandaluyong City, which was lovingly hosted and organized by her children Victor, Cocoy, Vernon, Tina, Virgil and Valerie.

Fondly known as Nena, this remarkable woman, a devotee of Ina Poonbato, patroness of Botolan, Zambales, has helped build chapels, schools, a home for retired priests, and is a staunch supporter of the charitable endeavors of the new Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle and Cardinal Orlando Quevedo.

(From left) Carrie Bautista, Ambassador Mercy Tuason, Nena Prieto, Baby de Jesus, Ningning de Ocampo and your columnist.

Her special day began with a thanksgiving Mass led by Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, followed by dinner and a wonderful performance of Broadway songs by Cocoy Laurel and Francis Corona.

It was a wonderful celebration of the life of a beloved wife, mother, friend, and all-around wonderful woman.

Many happy returns, dear Nena!

(From left) Agile Zamora, celebrator Advance Paper Group of Companies president Connie Haw, Myrna Yao, celebrator DMark Beauty Corp. CEO Nikki Tang and Mags Cue.

Best buddies for life

A wonderful group of ladies fondly dubbed “Best Buddies” celebrated the birthday of DMark Beauty Corp. CEO Nikki Tang and Advance Paper Group of Companies president Connie Haw.

Guests and your columnist enjoyed the authentic Chinese cuisine from the well-loved No. 8 China House at the Grand Hyatt Manila in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

Many happy returns, Connie and Nikki!

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