The Embassy of Italy in Manila celebrated on June 2 the 77th Italy’s Republic Day with cocktail reception at the Grand Ballroom of the Grand Hyatt Manila in BGC, Taguig City.
Italian Ambassador Marco Clemente and wife, Mme. Maria Rosaria, received more than 500 guests from the Philippine government, Diplomatic Corps, Consular Corps, business leaders, and members of the Italian community. Joining the Italian Ambassador Marco Clemente in the toasts were Department of Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Eduardo Jose De Vega and Dean of Diplomatic Corps, Apostolic Nuncio Charles James Brown.
US Ambassador Mary Kay Carlson and Thailand Ambassador Tull Traisorat
Ambassador Christian Halazi Lyster, Ambassador Marco Clemente, Ambassador Hoang Huy Chung, Matteo Guidicelli and Ambassador Abdul Malik Melvin Castelino
Consul Antonio Gallo, Saeed Ahmad and Maricelle Gallo
Thelma Francisco, Titanilla Toth, Anagine Guevara, Consul Mellie Ablaza and Annabelle Pamplona
Ambassador Simon, Marco Clemente and Maria Rosaria Brizi
Lulu Boon Beano with Hi Society
During the toasts, the national anthems of Philippines and Italy were played by the Manila Symphony Orchestra and Manila Symphony Junior Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Jeffrey Solares. Manila Symphony Orchestra is one of the oldest orchestras in Asia and the longest surviving artistic institution in the Philippines.
Meanwhile, incoming Club Bulakeño President Emmy Florentino Gonzalez celebrated her birth milestone with dear friends at her posh Magallanes Village home.
Together with her children Carlo, Marla flying in from Vancouver, Andrea and Marco, the gorgeous hostess welcomed her guests with a mouth-watering array of appetizers with various cheeses and cold cuts and a wide assortment of sushi.The main entrees consisted of the celebrant’s famous home cooked callos with seafood paella, rib-eye steak, and signature lengua.
Guests included ice queen Alice Samson, Chuchi Villar, Gyngyn Quiazon and Zonta Club executives Rita Dy, Lizette Lim, and Beging Soriano and singer Darius Razon.
Enjoy your special day dear Emmy
Marco, Carlo, Emmy, Marla, (seated) Andrea and Franny Gonzalez
Alice Samson and Connie Haw
York Vitangcol, Ping Valencia, Bo Muralla, Mildred Vitangcol, John Gaddi and Sonny Tanchanco
Tessie Palma, Rowena and Donna Florentino and Joey David
Chuchi Villar and Ricky Agana
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