Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A Tatler Evening: A Benefit for the CHILD PROTECTION NETWORK

The Child Protection Network is a Filipino, non profit, non stock charitable foundation for the treatment of abused children.  A donation of Php 9,576 will cover the medical treatment of one abused child and will include support services like legal counseling, psychiatric counseling, family conferences with a social worker and repeat visits to check on the child.

Irene Martel, Tatler's publisher and one of the Trustees of the Board, put together an evening of charity to raise funds for the CPN. Guest of Honor was David Bradley, Chairman of the organization. The other members of the Board of Trustees gave their moral support and joined Irene in organizing a most successful evening. 

This evening, a lot of money was raised through an auction of 3 items.  A week stay at the Bradley Home in Valfond, Provence France was one of the items auctioned. It was won by a bidder for US 15,000.  The villa is a fully renovated early 19th century "maison de noblesse" in a 4-acre walled garden.  It has 6 double bedrooms and 6 private baths.

There were tables that were bought for a premium. My friends and I were hosted by young entrepreneur Joseph Calata of Calata Enterprises who was one of the major donors of the evening.  Composer/Musical Arranger Ryan Cayabyab's  show of Broadway musicals after the auction was a huge hit with the audience.  Ballroom dancing followed the show and was the highlight of the evening.  Music and Dance uplift the soul and are usually a big part of most Tatler events.

Chairman of Child Protection Network David Bradley, and Consultant to the Board Katrina Legarda

Founder of the Philippine StarBall Pinky Puno, Congress woman Nikki Prieto Teodoro and Presidential Candidate Gilbert Teodoro

Nel Salvador with my host for the evening, young entrepreneur and philanthropist Joseph Calata

Drool over her shapely legs! Tess Schoefer, chic in a bronze mini by English designer Tony Boyle and Linda Ley, elegant in a chiffon item by Yvone Quisumbing.

Taking a moment off from dancing- Pinky Puno, Fe Rodriguez, Susan Joven, Chito Antonio, Linda Ley, Ching Cruz (seated) with a friend

Consul Heleng Ong's 62 carat black diamond was a stunner! 

Manila's Knit Queen, Fashion Designer Lulu Tan Gan

3 generations of beauties- Mommy Maripi Muscat (middle) with daughter Nicole Ortega and grandaughter Natalia Ortega

Mia Borromeo, a member of the Board of Trustees and Editor -at- large of Tatler Magazine 

Statuesque fashionista and boutique owner Tina Maristela Ocampo

Anyone for Line dance? 

I was happy to see a good friend, investment banker Noel Escaler


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