DAVAO'S grand affair was celebrated with high hopes for the future. In the past years, the younger set has been visible among the crowd that filled the large ballroom. This year’s 54th Hijos de Davao gala ushered the presence of new faces from the younger generation of Davao immigrants of old and new—and they all came stylishly dressed to the occasion. The “Davao family” is getting bigger.
Foundation president Vince Garcia looked back to last year’s celebration when his fellow officers were apprehensive over the Marawi incident and the declaration of Martial Law. Would it be wise to scale back the event?
This was nothing new to Hijos de Davao. It was Board member Rose Cabaguio who reminded the foundation that in 1972 Martial Law was also declared yet the event was never cancelled.
The event tuned out to be a well-received and festive one.
So was this year’s event. Following previous event’s injection of a fashion show that featured modern take on indigenous design, this year featured a mother and daughter fashion show.
Speaking of fashion, the beautiful Cecilia Reta, broke the practice of having a non-Davao-based designer to tap for a muse’s gown. Cecilia turned to the family’s trusted local designer, John Belandres, to create the elegant number she wore to the night’s affair. She was radiant princess of the evening.
Officiating the coronation of the muse were Executive Secretary to the President Salvador Medialdea, Margie-Moran Floirendo, Cong. Karlo Nograles, Cong. Milen Albano, Vince Garica and Anette Tionko.
A toast to Hijos de Davao!
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DAVAO. The 54th Hijos de Davao muse, Cecilia Reta, and her escort, Cody Gahol. (Jinggoy Salvador)
DAVAO. The muse and her family. Rodolfo, Jessieden & Cornelio. (Jinggoy Salvador)
DAVAO. Cody with the Gahol clan. (Jinggoy Salvador)
DAVAO. Anette Tionko Cong. Milen Albano, Margie Moran-Floirendo, the muse and her escort, Salvador Medialdea, Cong. Carlo Nograles and Vince Garcia. (Jinggoy Salvador)
DAVAO. The 54th Hijos de Davao Rigodon de Honor participants. (Jinggoy Salvador)
DAVAO. Officers, Board directors and advisers of Hijos de Davao Foundation -- Marissa Tionko, Benjie Lizada, Lourdes Estanislao, Vince Garica, Rose Cabaguio, Carmen Diano, Jacqueline Dizon and Isabel Lemen. (Jinggoy Salvador)
DAVAO. (Standing, clockwise) Cong. Carlo Nograles, Toni Ang, Antonio Garcia, Exec. Sec. Salvador Medialdea, Dennis Uy and Rodney del Rosario. (Jinggoy Salvador)
DAVAO. Perla Palma Gil and Nely Hizon. (Jinggoy Salvador)
DAVAO. Pia Rodriguez, Nena Hizon, Naty Fortich, Dicdic Rodriguez and Kristine Fabregar. (Jinggoy Salvador)
DAVAO. Sylvia and Arthur Garcia, Baby and Binggoy Montemayor. (Jinggoy Salvador)
DAVAO. Imee Garcia, Rossana Loceo Jackie Dizon with grandson and Baby Garcia. (Jinggoy Salvador)
DAVAO. Cecilia and her clique. (Jinggoy Salvador)
DAVAO. Betty Medialdea, Che Uy, Rochelle del Rosario and Eetang Ang. (Jinggoy Salvador)
July 03, 2018
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