Birthday boy Bingen Mendezona and his wife Annette Mendezona
The big 6-0
C‘EST CEBU - Honey Jarque Loop (The Philippine Star) - June 2, 2018 - 12:00am

Turning 60, whether dreaded or anticipated, cannot be avoided. Like everyone else, one normally has ideas about what it means to be 60.

Andre Zozobrado and Boy Co
Christina Sasnovski and Isabel Velasco

Birthday celebrant Bingen Mendezona knew exactly how he wanted to celebrate  his milestone — to have his family and dear friends enjoying each other’s company, sharing great conversations and savoring the food and wine that he carefully selected for them.  

Cris Lebumfacil, Joy Martinez, Ed Gonzalez
Grace Lozada and Lisette Garcia

Ever-supportive wife Annette Mendezona took charge of all party arrangements, collaborating with Casino Español de Cebu executive chef Rico and his team to come up with  a delightful spread of sinfully tasty  appetizers.

Javi Sala and Tony Lozada

The room was abuzz with well-wishers that included former classmates, fellow bikers, officemates and childhood friends. The celebrant's brother Johnny and his wife Betty, long time residents of the US, flew home to make the party more memorable.

Lenny Durano and Elizabeth Cuenco

The celebration continued on high energy as the revelry went on with more food and drinks. Bingen and Annette then  led the dancing to the ‘60s sounds.

Nicnic Climaco and Allan Lee

As in all birthday celebrations, invitees gathered around Bingen as he made a silent wish before blowing out the candles.  

Jackie Uy and Corinna Sosa with (seated) Maurine Clavano and Nenette Paulin


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