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Bacolod City, PhilippinesThursday, October 11, 2012

Bamboo’s hearty birthday bash


The invitations were typically artistic and colorful.

Which is what you would expect from two very artistic people – Bamboo Tonogbanua and Lourdes Lipa. Aside from celebrating a birthday, it was also a dinner to honor balikbayans Dominic and Delia Pangborn, sister of Lourdes and Emma Lipa.

We always look forward to Bamboo’s parties at his stylish residence. Aside from the food (which is always yummy), they make you feel like you just walked into a New York apartment with its Manhattan flair. This must have been influenced by his yearly trips to New York where he stays for months on end. The place was brightly lit with colorful mini-lights, giving it a definite Christmas ambiance.

By the time I got there, the place was full of Bamboo’s friends from the media, the art world and LCC contemporaries, aside from the friends he had from way back when. Bamboo is the type of person who keeps friends close to him. He is so giving and eager to help in any way he could, which is why he is truly loved by all.

Dinner was superb - it would have satisfied a connoisseur! We indulged in the paella, lengua, chili con carne (which is Bamboo’s piece-de-resistance), tacos, chicken relleno and so many more to-die-for delights. I was so full but Agnes Cuenca seduced me with the dessert – fruit compote filled with succulent peaches! How could I resist!

Bamboo flitted from table to table, inviting everyone to the opening of his famous Christmas Village very soon. This would be an added attraction to the visitors coming to Bacolod for the MassKara Festival. The magical appeal of his Christmas Village has brought so much joy to families who have made it a must-see tradition every Christmas.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Bamboo and Lourdes! May you have many more to come!*

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Drugstores group
induction Oct. 18

The Drugstores Association of the Philippines–Negros Occidental Chapter will hold the induction of the newly-elected members of its Board of Directors October 18 at the O’Hotel in Bacolod City, a press release from the group said.

DSAP national president Julie Marquez will swear into office the new Negros Occidental officers headed by Dorothy Ann Valencia of Pharma V Drugstore as chairman of the Board, with Katrina Lopez of Farmacia Lolita de Isabela, as president.

Other officers of DSAP-NO are Elexis Divinagracia of Gemelynn’s Pharmacy, vice president for North; Mary Jane Garciano of Serjohn Pharmacy, vice president for Central; Jovelyn Blancaflor of GBX Pharmacy, vice president for South;

Angie Buensuceso of AJB Pharmacy, secretary; Mary Joan Villanueva of Consuelo Drugstore, treasurer; Kimmei Ross Flores of Triple K Pharmacy, assistant treasurer; Nelia Ortaliz of Botika Nelia, auditor; Arlene Alob of Dancalan Drugstore, assistant auditor; Emy Cadungon of Emy’s Drugstor, public relations officer; Jesus Tan Jr. of Marilou Drugstore, Claire Vargas of GBX Pharmacy, and Juje Lucero of 978 Pharmacy, directors.*

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Drugstores group induction Oct. 18
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