IT was a January nuptial for Bjorn, son of Ramon and Teresita Torreon, and lovely bride Jacqueline, daughter of Amorito and Tiffany Eborlas, at the St. Therese of the Child Jesus Parish Church in Lahug, Cebu City.

The mid-afternoon rites had the following sponsors: Cordova Mayor Adelino Sitoy and Milagrosa Calatrava, Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama and Jane Y. Llaban, Peter Roca and Anna Goh, Percival Eborlas and Geraldine Rama, Remy Zafra and Josie Pereyra, engineer Cesar Orbeta and doctor Sonia Ecarma, Maj. Mauricio Torreon Jr. and Beth Methcalf, Maj. Vicente Saavedra and Charito Moriarty, Sergio Awi and Maricon Frac, engineer Tito Capuyan and doctor Teresita Parcon, Hon. Veronico Sardon-Cillo and lawyer Evangeline Abanilla, Crisaldo Rendon and Eleonor Hayco, Peter Namare and Yuko Ishikawa, Col. Ronaldo Torreon Sr. and Isabelita Torreon, Adriano Zabala Jr. and Ingracita Zabala, Camillus Laurel Allego Jr. and Josefina Lizondra and, Col. Rolando Lahay-Lahay and Josie Lahay-Lahay.

Standing as best men were Reyneflor Ucag and Quinciano Roiles, while maids of honor were Honely Eborlas and Quinlan Huang.

The secondary sponsors were Ranniel Espinosa and Johanna Espinosa (veil), Sharon Herrera and Enrique Herrera (cord) and Bernie Tumarong and Juliana Tumarong (candle).

Following the formal ceremony, the couple entertained their many guests at the New White Gold House restaurant.

We would like to wish the newlyweds a lifetime of love and happiness!

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Quintessential public relations guru and now ebullient food writer Aissa de la Cruz originally hailed from Manila, but she has made Cebu her new home, due to relocation of the family to our Queen City, when hubby Ed transferred his practice here. Ed himself was born in Pangasinan, and he too, has embraced Cebu, which was many moons ago.

Aissa and Ed have both adjusted to the southern lifestyle, and each year, when she celebrates her red-letter day, her guest list always includes her fellow Manileños who, like her, have lived in and loved Cebu.

So on her recent birthday, Aissa treated a select ladies group to lunch at Choi City Restaurant, where who else, but the celebrant, personally chose the sumptuous menu that day.

Many happy returns, dear Aissa!