Thursday, September 16, 2021

Neri: In the limelight


“MYTV” is our TV...Yes, it is the only Cebu-based lifestyle network in town (Channel 30) which features various topics ranging from politics, religion, travel, sports, business, health, food, fashion, the arts etc. It was established by the Big Three of the International Marketing Group (parent company of My TV): Jose Enrique delas Peñas, Noel Arandilla and Bart Borja. IMG founder and president Joen said that after eight years in the business, MyTV has a new logo to highlight the changes and progress in the network. The new logo was launched during a dinner affair at the Arctic Room of Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino.

It was an Appreciation Night as well because the men and women behind its success were recognized. Honored with the Diamond Award was MyTV managing director Valeriano “Bobit” Avila who is credited by the Big Three and the entire team as its moving spirit for steering the network in the right direction. Program director Dante Luzon and his staff as well as the hosts of the different programs were also called onstage and had their photo ops with Joen, Noel and Bart.


On the occasion of its 30th anniversary, the Cebu Tours and Travel Association (CTTA) organized a Gala Night at the City Sports Club of the Cebu Business Park. It was a glittering affair with the attendees in formal wear led by CTTA president Angelita Dy and vice president Alan Carvajal. On centerstage were industry partners who were cited for their invaluable contribution and continuous support to CTTA. Fun and games marked the celebration with lots of raffle prizes adding to the evening’s excitement.


Dusit Thani Resort in Mactan opened with a big bang bringing to town Department of Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat, Dusit International chief operating officer Khun Boon Kwee Lim and Robinsons Land chief executive officer Frederick Go. On the frontline was Dusit Thani Mactan general manager David Anthony Baldwin who did host duties. The festivities started at the Grand Lobby and went on to the Grand Ballroom.


It is definitely a new look for Sacred Heart Center after 43 years of existence. Newly renovated with upgraded facilities, the center was inaugurated with Archbishop Jose Palma, the Jesuit Fathers of the Sacred Heart Parish and benefactor Ambassador (ret.) Francisco Benedicto in attendance. Of course, the hardworking men and women of the Sacred Heart Parish Association were very much around. Sacred Heart Center is managed and operated by the Sacred Heart Parish Ladies Association. For inquiries, please call 253-9531.


Heartfelt thanks to everyone who remembered me in a special way during the holiday season. God bless us all!


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