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Filipino Dubai: The First Terno Ball in the UAE

Filipino Dubai: The First Terno Ball in the UAE

Photos by Eros Goze

 

Filipino Culture showcased at prestigious Terno Ball in Dubai

Screen Shot 2014-11-11 at 1.50.27 PMIllustrado, under the patronage of the Diplomatic Ladies of the Philippine Consulate General together with the Ladies of the Filipino Community in the UAE hosted a unique and prestigious showcase of Filipino culture in the United Arab Emirates for a select group of VIPs.

The Terno Ball, attended by some 300 diplomatic dignitaries, as well as leading community figures, was held on the 7th of November at The Atlantis Hotel – The Palm Jumeirah.  A highlight of the event is the “Rigodon de Honor” – a traditional Filipino-Spanish quadrille folk dance, performed by select Philippine Consulate General staff members.  Dancers from the United International Private School and the Filipino Dancesport Social Club performed folk dances “Sayaw sa Bangko” and “Tinikling.”  Filipino fashion designers, including Michael Cinco, Ezra Santos, Jimi Buenconsejo, Bandoix Flores, Carla Fuentes, Alberr Fontanilla, Bambi Alcantara and Nelson Buhain, also showcased one-of-a-kind Filipiniana-inspired couture gowns.

According to Mrs. Lucila Cimafranca, wife of Philippine Consul General Frank Cimafranca and main patron of the event, “It is our hope that through this event, we will able to share and champion the magnificent beauty of the Filipino culture on the world stage. Many Filipinos have experienced great triumph in the UAE. This momentous gathering is an opportunity to pay tribute to these trailblazing kabayans, and also a chance for us to show our gratitude to the country and community that has been a truly gracious and generous host to the Filipino people.”

The event is sponsored by BMW, Ghena Tourism, Ayala Land International, Al Saif Group of Companies, The Farm at San Benito, Ariel Weddings and Rotana Hotel.

Special thanks to: MODELS:  Ann Llagas, Glacy Marano, Benedickte Namia-Gamelgaard and FLC Models and Events; HAIR & MAKE-UP TEAM:  Jhoana Nelissen, Yhence Sioting, Maricel and Bobby Caparas.

 

 

 

 

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Consul Giovanni Palec and his wife Novelyn

Consul Giovanni Palec and his wife Novelyn

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Venus Abad and Delmer Cruz of the POLO-OWWA Dubai

Venus Abad and Delmer Cruz of the POLO-OWWA Dubai

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TV and radio personality Jeff Price and wife Cynthia Villanueva-Price

TV and radio personality Jeff Price and wife Cynthia Villanueva-Price

Delmer Cruz - Labor Attacheb POLO-OWWA Dubai

Delmer Cruz – Labor Attacheb POLO-OWWA Dubai

Venus Abad - Asst Labor Attache - POLO OWWA Dubai

Venus Abad – Asst Labor Attache – POLO OWWA Dubai

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Bobbie Carella and her daughter

Bobbie Carella and her daughter

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Dubai Duty Free's Lilian Vargas with Sanrtiago Gagaza Fronda of Petrixo oil and his wife

Dubai Duty Free’s Lilian Vargas with Sanrtiago Gagaza Fronda of Petrixo oil and his wife

Jeff and Cynthia Price

Jeff and Cynthia Price

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Model Glacy Marano

Model Glacy Marano

Community leader Matilyn  Bagunu

Community leader Matilyn Bagunu

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Designers Alberr Fontanilla (L) and Carla Fuentes (R) with friend

Designers Alberr Fontanilla (L) and Carla Fuentes (R) with friend

Fashion Forward founder Bong Guerrero and companion

Fashion Forward founder Bong Guerrero and companion

Lucille Ong

Lucille Ong

Bobby Carella - Phil Business Council of Dubai Chairman

Bobby Carella – Phil Business Council of Dubai Chairman

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Consul Gen Frank and Mme Lu Cimafranca with guests

Consul Gen Frank and Mme Lu Cimafranca with guests

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Phil Business Council Abu Dhabi's Agnes Briggs with Lalaine and Mon Benitez of Illustrado

Phil Business Council Abu Dhabi’s Agnes Briggs with Lalaine and Mon Benitez of Illustrado

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Ramon and Cherry Navea

Ramon and Cherry Navea

Agnes Aquino-Briggs

Agnes Aquino-Briggs

May Rico - PCG Dubai

May Rico – PCG Dubai

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Entrepreneur Emil Parcia (right) and companion

Entrepreneur Emil Parcia (right) and companion

Cultural Officer Cheche Caparas and husband

Cultural Officer Cheche Caparas and husband

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FDSC - Tinikling

FDSC – Tinikling

FDSC - Tinikling

FDSC – Tinikling

Mme Lucila Cimafranca welcoming guests

Mme Lucila Cimafranca welcoming guests

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Phil Business Council Abu Dhabi's Agnes Aquino-Briggs

Phil Business Council Abu Dhabi’s Agnes Aquino-Briggs

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Phil Business Council Abu Dhabi's Mogens and Vikk Mikkelsen

Phil Business Council Abu Dhabi’s Mogens and Vikk Mikkelsen

Journalist Mariecar Jara and companion

Journalist Mariecar Jara and companion

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Journalist Mariecar Jara

Journalist Mariecar Jara

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Lucille Ong - former Philippine Business Council of Dubai Chairman

Lucille Ong – former Philippine Business Council of Dubai Chairman

Key members of the Philippine Business Councils of Dubai and Abu Dhabi with Mme Lucila Cimafranca  L-R: Jovy and Janet Tuano, Agnes Pedrosa Marelid, Mme Lucila Cimafranca, Lucille Ong, Bobbie Carella, Agnes Aquino-Briggs and Atty. Barney Almazar

Key members of the Philippine Business Councils of Dubai and Abu Dhabi with Mme Lucila Cimafranca L-R: Jovy and Janet Tuano, Agnes Pedrosa Marelid, Mme Lucila Cimafranca, Lucille Ong, Bobbie Carella, Agnes Aquino-Briggs and Atty. Barney Almazar

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Mme Lucila Cimafranca with the wives of diplomats

Mme Lucila Cimafranca with the wives of diplomats

Designer Alberr Fontanilla

Designer Alberr Fontanilla

Designer Carla Fuentes

Designer Carla Fuentes

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Entrepreneurs Jovy and Janet Tuano of the Phil Business Council - Abu Dhabi

Entrepreneurs Jovy and Janet Tuano of the Phil Business Council – Abu Dhabi

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Natalija Norikova (right) of BMW and companion

Natalija Norikova (right) of BMW and companion

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Gurbax Sing of BMW and family

Gurbax Sing of BMW and family

Vanessa and Rolly from Ayala Land International

Vanessa and Rolly from Ayala Land International

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Community Leader Gina Salazar

Community Leader Gina Salazar

Comunity leader Tinette Samala-Pudda

Comunity leader Tinette Samala-Pudda

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Consul General Frank Cimafranca and wife Mme Luciila Cimafranca

Consul General Frank Cimafranca and wife Mme Luciila Cimafranca

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Consul General Franl Cimafranca

Consul General Franl Cimafranca

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Jennifer Gonzales of UIPS

Jennifer Gonzales of UIPS

 

Carla Fuentes' Terno

Carla Fuentes’ Terno

Ezra Santos' rich crimson terno

Ezra Santos’ rich crimson terno

Bambi Alcantarra's Terno

Bambi Alcantarra’s Terno

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Jimi Buenconsejo's Terno

Jimi Buenconsejo’s Terno

Jimi Buenconsejo's Terno

Jimi Buenconsejo’s Terno

Carla Fuentes' Terno

Carla Fuentes’ Terno

Michael Cinco's Ternos

Michael Cinco’s Ternos

Michael Cinco's Terno

Michael Cinco’s Terno

Michael Cinco's Terno

Michael Cinco’s Terno

Alberr Fontanilla's Terno

Alberr Fontanilla’s Terno

Alberr Fontanilla's Terno

Alberr Fontanilla’s Terno

Jimi Buenconsejo's Terno

Jimi Buenconsejo’s Terno

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Nelson Buhain and Models

Nelson Buhain and Models

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Michael Cinco's Terno

Michael Cinco’s Terno

 

 

Michael Cinco's Terno

Michael Cinco’s Terno

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