Robinsons Land Corporation (RLC) president Frederick Go, Zonta Club of Makati and Environs president Maritess Pineda, artist Carlos “Totong” Francisco II, Kimnetix founder Kim Marcelo, artists Ronna Manansala and Marco “Macoy” Coching, Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) founder Cecile Guidote-Alvarez and Filipino Heritage Festival president Mita Rufino during the ribbon-cutting ceremony of "Legacy: Beyond the Blood" exhibit at Robinsons Galleria.
A loving legacy
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Robinsons Galleria, the flagship mall of Robinsons Land Corporation (RLC), showcased yet again its unfailing support to Filipino artists as it held another art exhibition. "Legacy: Beyond the Blood," the exhibit was recently mounted at the Level 3 Veranda of Robinsons Galleria.

Totong Francisco with his work, "Full Bloom"

The three grandchildren of three National Artists for visual arts — Carlos “Totong” Francisco II, grandson of Carlos “Botong” Francisco; Ronna Manansala, granddaughter of Vicente Manansala; and Marco “Macoy” Coching, grandson of Francisco Coching — continued their grandfathers’ legacy through their own art and style, proving that the greatest treasure one can pass on to the next generation is a legacy of passion, character, and creativity. 

Independencia: The flavors of Mindanao

Marco Polo Plaza Cebu (MPPC) general manager Brian Connelly

Café Marco took their guests to a gastronomic exploration through Southern Philippines with Independencia: Flavors of Mindanao. Located in top-notch five-star hotel Marco Polo Plaza Cebu (MPPC) under the notable leadership of general manager Brian Connelly and director of sales and marketing Lara Constantino-Scarrow, Café Marco welcomed guests who were treated to an interesting mix of flavors and textures.

MPPC communications manager Manna Alcaraz, Jaime Picornell and MPPC director of sales and marketing Lara Constantino-Scarrow

Marco Polo Davao executive chef Alex Destriza and senior cook King James Tinio also came by as guest chefs. It was an unforgettable commemoration of the best of Philippine cuisine. 

Very inspiring presidents

Dr. Mildred Vitangcol, District 3830 district secretary Fritz Rafael Ocampo, Rotary Club of Parañaque past president Richard Carino, District 3830 district governor Al Montecillo and SAG Beth Rabuy of 0perations

Rotary Club of Makati Uptown (RCMU) past president and District 3830 district coordinating chair for public image Dr. Mildred Vitangcol was at the helm of the recently concluded 2019 District Recognition Ceremony held at the Tanghalang Haribon Auditorium in Insular Life Corporate Center in Pasay City.

Organized by the bighearted philanthropist and well-respected businesswoman Dr. Mildred together with event co-chair Rotary Club of Makati San Lorenzo past president Cynthia Reyes, the event was the district’s way of recognizing the outstanding achievements of the 2018-2019 Rotary Club leaders.

Dr. Melanie Omar

Aside from a Leadership Award, the Very Inspiring Presidents also received numerous trophies and certificates from Rotary District 3830 district governor Al Montecillo, who commended them for their exemplary performances. 

CARLOS “TOTONG” FRANCISCO II INDEPENDENCIA ROTARY CLUB OF MAKATI UPTOWN
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