Friday, July 24, 2009

imelda parties while cory is dying

who says life is fair? tell me who!

here's an interesting story by crispina belen of the manila bulletin about imelda marcos' lavish 80th birthday party held recently in manila.

judge for yourself...

here's the story:

It was a grand “surprise” birthday bash tendered for former First Lady Imelda Romualdez Marcos last July 2 at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza, the hotel she built more than two decades ago. The elegantly formal party, prepared by FIRM (Friends of Imelda Romualdez Marcos), was to celebrate her 80th birth anniversary.

Earlier in the day, a morning mass was held at the Sto. NiƱo Church in Tondo attended by a cheering throng of well-wishers from the families she provided homes for during the time that she was First Lady.

FIRM appointed Mari Hilario and Creative Files, Inc. to prepare an elegant dinner reception for Mrs. Marcos. It was auspiciously coincidental that Mari and Rep. Bongbong Marcos were classmates at De La Salle Greenhills during their grade school years. Mari and his team came out with a beautiful event that is definitely a most memorable experience for Mrs. Marcos and her well-heeled and bejeweled VIP guests.

When she came down from her room, the celebrator was met by eight violinists of the Manila Strings Ensemble who serenaded her with her favorite songs. She was welcomed by the executives of Sofitel Philippine Plaza led by GM Bernd Schneider. She was then given bouquets of red roses by children of her supporters. Mrs. Marcos shed tears of joy with the warm and lavish welcome given her.

Among her special guests was another former First Lady, Dewi Sukarno of Indonesia. (It is remembered that Dewi Sukarno slashed the face of Filipina international socialite Minnie Osmena during an encounter at a party in the US years ago.) Anyway, Dewi gifted Mrs. Marcos with a framed photo of them together taken during their heyday as first ladies.

Aside from Dewi Sukarno, the guests included members of the diplomatic corps, her friends from Senate and Congress and old-time friends.

Bongbong delivered the welcome remarks, followed by accolades from the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China Liu Jian Chao, Dewi Sukarno, Rep. Roquito Ablan, Jr., Pitoy Moreno and Cory Quirino.

There was also a musical program and leading the performers was Anthony Castelo who came from the US just to sing for his favorite and beloved ninang. Imelda Papin, who was also very close to Mrs. Marcos, performed via a video tape from Las Vegas.

The show was opened by an Italian pianist, Andrea Spolti, followed by the Angelos, Victor Wood, Aristeo Demavivas, Dulce and upcoming singers Bianca Lopez, Fame Flores, Zsaire Vidal and others.

The highlight of the evening was the appreciation speech by Mrs. Marcos and a prayer she offered for the speedy recovery of former Pres. Cory C. Aquino.

Given the very limited time given to Mari Hilario and Creative Files, they however pulled off with flying colors. Mrs. Marcos even signed an old photograph with Mari and former First Lady of Guam Madeleine Bordallo as her gift to Mari for the very efficient management of the event.

Creative Files, Inc., one of Manila’s premier event stylists, has made a name in the industry, handling events in the Embassy circle like the Arab Republic of Egypt, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom of Belgium, the Republic of France, and Taiwan (Republic of China); they’ve also done business with members of the Chambers of Commerce and foreign associations like Le Club (for the annual soiree), the European British, German and Spanish Chambers of Commerce and American Women’s Club among other accounts.

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

she should gth! nyahahaha

Anonymous said...

"The highlight of the evening was the appreciation speech by Mrs. Marcos and a prayer she offered for the speedy recovery of former Pres. Cory C. Aquino."

- that's b.s.!

Anonymous said...

what's the gth and bs all about...all these years....Imelda can stand tall despite all the accusations, she still has to be convicted. For all we know it's all politics from then to now. But let us rejoice instead that people still celebrate life. Look at the good side and enjoy for all it's worth. Being at the positive side makes life more rewarding...

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