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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

MEGA's 20 Global Filipino Awardees

On it's 20th anniversary, Mega Magazine selected 20 Pinoys who made their mark globally. Those that were chosen "had to go against great odds and emerged more compassionate worldly and also more rooted to the Philippines."

The awardees were: 
1. Rico Hizon (International News Anchor, BBC) 
2. Robbie Antonio (Real Estate Innovator)
3. Cary Santiago (Fashion Designer)
4. Olivia D'Abboville (Artist) 
5. Kenneth Cobonpue (Industrial Designer) 
6. Mike Carandang (Emmy Award Winning Producer) 
7. Toni Leviste (Equestrienne)
8. Chit Juan (Echo- Warriors) 
9. Nikki Luna (Artist- Activist) 
10. Lori Baltazar (Food Maven) 
11. Lea Salonga (Songstress) 
12. Brillante Mendoza (Cannes Award-winning Film Director) 
13. Reese Fernandez-Ruiz (Social entrepreneur) 
14. Pepe Diokno (Award-winning Film Maker and Writer) lu
15. Manny V. Pangilinan (Business Leader) 
16. Ben Chan (Retail Mogul) 
17. BryanBoy (International Fashion Blogger) 
18. Lesley Mobu (London based Design Collaborator)
19. Furne One (Fashion Designer) 
20. Manny Pacquiao (Influential Athlete) 

For more information about the Global awardees and their accomplishments, read about them in the June issue of Mega magazine. 

The event was held at the Rizal Ballroom of  Makati Shangrila Hotel.  It was an elegant evening of fine dining and entertainment. Manny O's Wines and bubbly kept us in high spirits.  Commes toujours, the guests came dressed to the nines, reiterating once again the fact that we are among the most "fashionista" people in this part of the globe.  

The evening was capped by Furne One's avant-garde collection.  Sari Yap, Mega's founder and Editor-in-Chief did the honors of introducing him as one of Mega's earliest talents.  

Let's drink to the next 20 years of Mega, the Philippines' Best Fashion Magazine.

The brains and founder of Mega Magazine, Sari Yap.

Linda Ley, Aida Cobanquiat, Charlene Cobanquiat Tiu, Suzette Lopez

Sheila Romero

Songbird Pops Fernandez and young entrepreneur Mia Florencio

Did they synchronize their colors? Audrey Tan Zubiri and Tedrick Yau 

Japanese/Brazilian models Hideo Muraoka and Fatima Rabago

Marivic Vasquez, Jose Mari Trenas and Nympha Valencia

Wyg Tysman, Lucy Torres Gomez and Bench Model Icon, Richard Gomez

Cary Santiago, one of the Global Pinoy awardeees and myself 

Knit Queen Designer who is now mixing Pina in her collection, Lulu Tan Gan and myself in an Ito Curata popsicle orange oooh lala gown. 

Haute couture lady Faye Tinga

Events Associate of One Mega Group Elle Ong, so roaring 20s in a Jerome Lorico white fringed number and fiance, Arens Pe, also in a Jerome Lorico.

Ferdie Salvador and Lesley Mobu, London based Fashion Designer is one of Mega's Global Pinoy Awardees

Leading man Cris Badiola with his leading lady in a Korean teleserye, Linda Ley, and fashion stylist Melo Esguerra. 

In Tan Gan Pina Filipinana, Xandra Rocha and Jessica Tan Gan.

Leading man Cris Badiola and contender for the leading lady role, Suzette Lopez

Another contender for the leading lady role, Mayenne Carmona

Enjoying the bubbly, Lane Movers Lady, Virginia Lane

Love birds forever, Top Honcho of Mega Publishing Group Jerry Tiu and Lian Tiu

Avant garde Supreme guy Tim Yap and Meryll Yan, publisher of Mega Magazine

Sculptor Carlo Calma, a global Pinoy awardee and his lady friends

Phoemela Baranda in Frederick Peralta haute couture

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