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At the peak of life at 75

OH YES, IT'S JOHNNY! - Johnny Litton () - November 14, 2009 - 12:00am

A memorable event recently took place at the Shangri-La Makati’s Rizal Ballroom where the affable, distinguished Senator Edgardo Angara launched his Mapping the Philippines coffee-table book and advocacy campaign dubbed “OMG” (Oh My Gulay!), both coinciding with the celebration of his 75th birthday.

The senator’s family were on hand to show their love and support, led by his lovely wife, Gloria, son, Congressman Sonny and grandchildren Nessy, Ines and Manolo. Members of the diplomatic corps, colleagues from the Senate and House of Representatives such as Senators Loren Legarda, Franklin Drilon, Robert Jaworski, Miguel Zubiri and Richard Gordon, House Speaker Prospero Nograles, Congressman Teddy Locsin, close friends from the academe and, society, business figures and old friends such as National Artists Billy Abueva and Sionil Jose, had a great time as they were serenaded by Sarah Geronimo and the world-renowned UP Singing Ambassadors.

Capping off the night was a short speech by the celebrator as he thanked everyone for their continued support and encouraged them to uphold his poverty alleviation advocacies.

Happy birthday and more power, Ed!

Wise shopping at the Commonwealth

Coinciding with Shopwise’s 11th anniversary was the recent grand opening of the shopping mecca’s eighth store at Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City, which was decked out in festive Filipino-inspired décor creatively arranged by Nena Tantoco.

Notable personalities present during the event included Ambassador Bienvenido Tantoco, Sr., Shopwise president Donnie Tantoco, his wife Crickette, with daughter Camille, Quezon City Mayor Sonny Belmonte, Shopwise vice president for marketing Frances Yu and vice president for store operations Manuel Alberto, Alaska president Fred Uytengsu, just to name a few. 

The event-filled day was capped off by live performances by Gary Valenciano, son Gab, and Geneva Cruz.

Congratulations!

BIENVENIDO TANTOCO BILLY ABUEVA COMMONWEALTH AVENUE DONNIE TANTOCO EDGARDO ANGARA FRANCES YU FRED UYTENGSU GARY VALENCIANO GENEVA CRUZ SHOPWISE
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