(Front row, from left) Pan Pacific Wine connoisseur Poly Porquez,  Panamanian chef Hector Herrera Palmer, Egypt Ambassador Ahmed Hassan, Panamanian Ambassador Rolando Guevara Alvarado, Rep. Imelda Marcos, Richard Pan Pacific Manila’s Masselin and Juvy Agudon and former Governor Luis ‘Chavit’ Singson. (Back row, from left) Ms. Earth Mexico, Sri Lanka Ambassador Aruni Ranaraja, Ms. Earth Argentina, Singapore Ambassador Kok Li Peng, Brazil Ambassador Rodrigo Amaral do Souza, Chile Ambassador Jose Miguel Capdevila, Argentina Ambassador Jose Nestor Ureta, Israel Ambassador Rafael Harpaz, Venezuela Ambassador Capaya Rodriguez, Ms. Earth Venezuela, Ms. Earth Panama, Mexico Ambassador Gerardo Lozano, French Ambassador Nicolas Simon Pierre Galey, Korean Ambassador Han Dong-Man, Ms. Earth Guatemala and Russian Federation Ambassador Igor Khovaev.
Photos by Joey VIDUYA
Panamanian Cultural Night @ Pan Pacific Manila
(The Philippine Star) - November 4, 2018 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Pan Pacific Manila, the Embassy and Consulate General of the Republic of Panama was invited to showcase their rich culture and heritage through a Panamanian dinner and cultural show on Oct. 12 at the Pacific Lounge with an outstanding view of the city of Manila.

Ambassador Rolando Guevara Alvarado, Zambia Consul Louie Ablaza, Guatemala Consul Amelia Ablaza, Madam María Verónica Foxley, Singapore Ambassador Kok Li Peng,and Madam Mariza Lozano.

VIP guests, members of the diplomatic and consular corps and the media enjoyed a five-course meal prepared by young Panamanian chef Hector Herrera Palmer, who carefully selected the dishes that were perfectly paired with wines from Argentina and Chile for an authentic Panamanian gastronomic experience.

Ms. Earth Panama Diana Lemos, Singapore Ambassador Kok Li Peng, former Governor Luis 'Chavit' Singson, French Ambassador Nicolas Galey, Richard Masselin, Rep. Imelda Marcos, Ambassador Rolando Guevara Alvarado, DFA Asec. for American affairs Maria Lumen Isleta, and Russian Federation Ambassador Igor Khovaev.

The celebration started with welcome remarks from Richard Masselin, GM of Pan Pacific Manila, followed by a short message from Panamanian Ambassador Rolando Guevara Alvarado, stating that such evening should be remembered as the Panamanian joy for life.

Adding to the glamor of the evening was the presence of Miss Earth 2018 candidates from Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela, Guatemala and Panama together with Ambassador Rolando Guevara Alvarado (second from left).

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