Espina: ‘My four seasons’-A A +A
Monday, August 26, 2013
AN ADVANCE copy of a coffee table book about consummate artist Ingrid Sala Santamaria was previewed over lunch with selected lifestyle writers organized by Zontian Tina Ebrada.
Edited by my old friend and classmate, Amor Hernando, the book, Santamaria! My Four Seasons, contains a hundred or more feature articles covering spring (1940 to 1961); summer (1962 to March 1990; autumn (April 1991 to September 2012); and winter (Sept. 8, 2012 onward), written by Cebu’s lifestyle writers. For more details, visit ingridsalasntamaria.com.
At the Consular Corps
The Consular Corps of Cebu, led by chairperson Consul of Israel Emily Benedicto Chioson, tendered lunch at the Casino Español to meet and listen to a message of Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide, who spoke about some of his priorities of building more hospitals in the Province of Cebu and expanding international relations.
He was saddened by the recent sea tragedy and oils spill which resulted to deaths, loss of resources and income of the farmers and the fishermen. He promised to help in any civic project which will benefit Cebu.
Ms. Cebu Toursim reunion
Those were happy and challenging decades we had with then chairman, Cebu City Tourism Commission, Vice Mayor Renato Osmeña across the administrations of former mayors Tomas Osmeña and Alvin Garcia. Tourism commissioners Nelia Neri, Joseph Gaisano, Kit Borromeo, Beth Reyes, Alice Queblatin, Philip Rodriguez, Paul Loo, Ed Alegrado and MCE; committee members of Ms. Cebu Tourism Monette Aliño, Sonia Go; artistic choreographer Junjit Primor, Cebu’s leading designers, airline sponsors Philippine Airlines and Cathay Pacific set the trend in crafting meaningful beauty pageants from the thematic script, to the production number, to the quality of charming and intelligent Cebuanas who then became Cebu’s ambassadresses of goodwill.
The beautiful ladies promoted Cebu as a destination for heritage, arts and culture.
The recent homecoming brought memories of how friendship blossomed among all of us. As the song goes: “Those were the days, my friend la, la, la!”
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on August 27, 2013.