Celebrities, models, moghuls and businessmen, creatives and socialites celebrated Philippine Independence Day’s grand affair, the MEGA Pinoy Pride Ball last June 12 of 2012 @ Rizal Ballroom, Makati Shangri-la Hotel with patriotism and elegance on its 3rd Year.
All the Honorees flagged and awarded with their excellence, dedication, hard work and pride on their different fields. The 19 awardees, international news anchor (BBC) Rico Hizon, real-estate innovator Robbie Antonio, fashion designer Cary Santiago, artist Olivia D’Aboville, industrial designer Kenneth Cobonpue, Emmy Award-winning producer Mike Carandang, equestrienne Toni Leviste, echo-warrior Chit Juan, artist Nikki Luna, food maven Lori Baltazar, songstress Lea Salonga, Cannes Award-winning film director Brillante Mendoza, social entrepreneur Reese Fernandez-Ruiz, filmmaker and writer Pepe Diokno, business leader Manny V. Pangilinan, retail mogul Ben Chan, international fashion blogger BryanBoy, design collaborator Lesley Mobo, and influential athlete Manny Pacquiao were all introduced by distinguished people that complement their field. They were all given lovely 6-foot trophies designed by Carlo Calma
The highlight of that night was the fashion show of Global Pinoy honoree, Filipino Dubai-based designer Furne One of Amato house, a world class collection that was inspired by the intrigues, beauty, tales and dangers of the wartime female femme fatale and spy, Matahari.
Here are some of the VIP Guests from the said Event:
Camille Co, Lissa Kahayon and Patricia Prieto
Joey Mead, Marc Nelson and G Tongi
Lucy Torres-Gomez and Richard Gomez
Hideo Muraoka and his non-showbiz GF.
Enzo Pineda, Mikael Daez and Rocco Nacino
Sheena Halili and Joyce Ching
Best Dressed of the Night, Bianca Valerio
MENU FOR THAT NIGHT
Pan De Sal na Binudburan ng Buto ng Kalabasa
(Pumpkin Seed Pandesal)
Kilawing Pagi at Pata Humba Croquettas
(Poached Stingray "kilawin" with Star Anise Pork humba Criquette)
Tanglad at Luya Sherbet
(Ginger and Lemon grass Sorbet served in a Bamboo shoot)
Mechading Baka, Patatas na may Truffle, Sibuyas at Beans
(Braised Beef Mechado, Truffle Potato Puree, Shallot and Beans)
Hinurnong Buko, SAging at Langka at Guyabanong Sorbetes
(Baked Young Coconut, Banana and Jackfruits in Philo Pastry and Sour Sop Ice Cream