The 12th ‘Manila’s Best Dressed’ Gala Night Earmarked for Charity


The 12th ‘Manila’s Best Dressed’ Gala Night –

Earmarked for Charity

One glimpse at the theme of the 12th Manila’s Best Dressed Gala Awards Night says it all.  “Glamour and Elegance with a Heart” was a salute to the awardees’ outstanding leadership and contribution to society.  The event was held recently at the Grand Ballroom of the Dusit Thani Hotel.  Honorary Chairman MBD Woman of Style 2010 awardee, Olga Severino Martel said in her speech: “Beauty is not in the face alone; beauty is a light in the heart.” Most notably, Consul of Gambia Agnes Huibonhoa, a multi talented entrepreneur and dedicated philanthropist received the MBD Woman of Substance 2011 award. The MBD Woman of Style 2011 was awarded to Virginia Lane, who looked radiant in a luminescent goddess gown by Jeanne Goulbourn,  Publisher Babe Romualddez received the ‘Man of Style’ 2011 Award.

It was a fine event for a fine cause – the BayaniJuan sa Calauan, which builds a better tomorrow with their relocation center for displaced dwellers from the Estero de Paco and scholars of the Romblon State University. Having their moment of  glory  were best dressed awardees:  Marivic Madrigal Vazquez,  Katrina Ponce Enrile, Dr. Aivee Teo and Dr. Z Chen Teo,  Cong. Fatima Aliah Dimaporo, Cong. Linabelle Ruth Villarica, Kim Lokin, Pitang Tiongson, Rema Ohno,  Baby de Jesus,  Mache Torres, Jose Mari Trenas, George Yang, Noel Gonzales and David Ackerman. Chairman and Founder of the Manila’s Best Dressed Awards is Karr Marin, with Cong. Imelda Romualdez Marcos as MBD Adviser.


Among the evening’s stunners were: MBD Woman of Substance 2011 Consul Agnes Huibonhoa, in Auggie Cordero, Honorary Chairperson Manila’s Best Dressed Awards 2011 and MBD Woman of Style 2010 Olga Severino Martel in Auggie Cordero; Marivic Madrigal Vazquez in Jojie Lloren, Rema Ohno in Goulee Gorospe, Katrina Ponce Enrile in Cary Santiago and MBD Woman of Style 2011 Virginia Lane in Jeannie Goulbourn
Consul of Gambia Agnes Huibonhoa, Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, Ambassador Cristina Ponce Enrile and Olga Severino Martel
Consul of Syria Issam Eldebs, Esther Egurube, wife of the Ambassador of Nigeria, Gracita Sieber, wife of the Ambassador of Switzerland and Babe Romualdez, MBD Man of Style 2011
Mme Abbas, Georgette Wilson, Ambassador of Egypt Ahmed Abbas and Consul of Australia Hugh Wilson
Deputy Chief of Mission, Minister Motohiko Kato of Japan, Consul General of Monaco Fortune Ledesma, Consul of Gambia Agnes Huibonhoa and Consul of Eritrea George Yang,
Manila’s Best Dressed Awardees Dr. Aivee Teo and Dr. Z. Chen Teo
Tim Yap and Tessa Valdes
Ambassador of Austria Wilhelm Donko and Mme Yan Donko
Mary Chua and Roger Chua
Ric Tiongson and Pitang Tiongson
Best Dressed Awardees Mache Torres and David Ackerman
Soprano Marie Anne Dominese and Baritenor Jack Salud