Neri: In the limelight

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

PASUNDAYAG 2014 unfolded at Ayala Activity Center one sultry summer night as the culmination activity of Cebu City's Summer Workshop. The activity has been designed to develop the underprivileged youth in society. It was a colorful extravaganza that featured a fashion show, a variety of songs and dances, our Sinulog celebration, as well as festivals from neighboring countries. Mayor Mike Rama gave the inspirational message.


Fashion and fun were again the key words during the launching of Aeropostale, the American fashion mega brand specializing in casual wear and accessories for teens.


Venue was The Gallery of Ayala Center. The fun started with lively music in the air to set a vibrant mood. A fashion show followed with Cebu's young achievers parading the brand's latest collection. The Cebu Style League is composed of sports and fitness enthusiast Alyssa Sacal; future architect, scuba diver and ballerina Arisa Onozawa; soccer player, budding artist, and model Gabi Woolbright Darza; International School Activities Conference (Isac) MVP and academic achiever Illeana Osmeña; No. 4-ranked tennis player in the Philippines in the girls under 16 category Jana Pages; jetskiing beachcomber Katalin Ugarte; chemistry graduate and corporate executive Nicole Li; Miss Cesafi 2013, soccer mid-fielder and student council secretary Nikki Tilka; varsity soccer team captain and volleyball player Pheobe Smith; Basketball power forward, soccer goalkeeper and Yellow Boat of Hope volunteer Reona Ido.

Rounding up the bunch of bright, young personalities and next generation are basketball and volleyball varsity player and aid volunteer Alex Osmeña; multi-awarded Autocross racer and sports enthusiast David Lim Jr.; Basketball and soccer varsity player and "well-rounded student awardee" James Lotsof; Cebu's four-time karter of the year and Macau Grand Prix Asian Karting Open champion Jette Calderon; basketball player, karter and model JT Gullas; student council president, accomplished debater and budding artist Julian Cobonpue; architecture student Kenzo Canizares; school leader, entrepreneur and altruist Marcko Durano; multi-awarded Cebu debate team captain, Philippine debate team member and football player Mikkel Neri and United Football League Player Tom Booth.

After the show, the Up Dharma Down band dished out pulsating numbers so the party went on and on. Kudos to event organizers Jaja Rama and Vanessa Deen of Bigseed.

Aeropostale is exclusively distributed by Store Specialists Inc. (SSI) the reason why SSI EVP Anton Huang was very much around.


A summer in Paris was recreated at the Pacific Ballroom of the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel during the Top Accounts Appreciation Party of the two Waterfront Hotels in Cebu.

From Lorena Pangan, the very amiable marketing and communications officer of Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino (WAHC), we learned that the top travel accounts of the airport hotel are Yoohan Travel and Tours, Hana Tour, Nubeeda Tour, MT ARS Dream and Friendship Tours. Its top 5 corporate accounts include PAL Express, Cebu Microelectronics Inc., SDV Philippines, Tsuneishi Heavy Insuatries and Muramoto Audio Visual Inc. A special award was given to Agoda as the Top Online Travel Agency for 2013. Daemyung Corporation, Pagcor Cebu and Pagcor Mactan were also special awardees.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on June 18, 2014.


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