TOMORROW'S “big do” is the Perlas Awards of Philippines Foundation Inc. (PFI), at SM Cinema One, at 5 p.m.

Three Valuable Filipinos will be honored during the program: Valuable Scout Master Apolinario Ocaba Leyson; Valuable Educator and Conservator of Cebuano Classics Jose R. Gullas; and Valuable Entrepreneur Julita Urbina.

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The late Ernesto Aboitiz will be given a posthumous award in recognition of his service to the community through various human resoures and environment-related projects and his leadership in the Bishop Businessmen Conference and other civic groups.

A TOAST FOR KOREAN AIR. The airline staff led by GM Paul Han (left): Ann Momongan, April Villanueva, Stella Song, Nina Marie Inso, Aiza Catipay, May del Castillo, and Arah Balbona.

The Perlas award for Valuable Institution goes to the Cebu Puericulture Center and Maternity House, founded in 1922, for the years of service dedicated to maternal and child care, and for the training it has given to nurses and midwives.

To be given special citations are Aproniano de la Cruz Magalona, a postman who has worked diligently for 30 years; and to Adonis Dave Baraclan, an eight- year-old with

cerebral palsy who has demonstrated creativity by developing computer skills to express his thoughts .

PFI is headed by its president, Fr. Ernesto Javier S.J.


Korean Air through its very amiable regional manager Paul Han hosted an appreciation dinner for its top producers at the Northtown Residence Clubhouse. It was an intimate dinner affair featuring Korean food specially taken cared of by Mrs. Han. Oh yes, the full staff of the airline led by Ann Momongan was very much around.

Paul H. excitedly shared the good news that once again Korean Air’s Cebu office is the highest earner among the regional offices worldwide. Indeed, another feather in the cap

of the hardworking regional manager and his team. Paul is very well-loved by the travel agents because he has an extraordinary sense of humor and is lots of fun.

The happiest faces at the party were the top three producers: Michael Carvajal of Travelways, Aida Uy of Cebu Fortune Travel and Cherrypie Callelero of Grand Holidays.


The newest seafood resto in town is Oyster Bay at the Bridges Town Square in Plaridel St. in Mandaue City. A brainchild of seasoned businessman Ed Alegrado, Oyster Bay offers everything fresh. What’s unique is that there is sea water running through the pond in the premises. The invites to the grand opening read: ”A treat for you awaits, much like a day at the beach with a fresh catch of seafood and more.” Yes, live seafood is the specialty of the house. Check out the different acquariums and make your choice. Enjoy!