June 18, 2016
Written by Cat Arambulo-Antonio
Categories: Motherhood


Every year MEGA Magazine celebrates Independence Day by honoring select Filipinos for their global achievements.

This year the 7th Pinoy Pride Ball was held at the Grand Ballroom of Shangrila-La, Fort.

And as always, the ballroom was beautifully decorated by Robert Blancaflor. The same guy who did my Despidida de Soltera and wedding. Gosh, I love his work. Stunning!


How can you not take photos of the 5 course Filipino Themed Dinner? I just have to say that the Tres Leches tastes as good as it looks. YUM!

Pinoy Pride Awardee Charice sang a meddly of Pinoy hits..

The shadow performers El Gamma Penumbra was amazing.

And of course Eric Santos rocked the house.

This needs no caption.

Presenting the awardees of the evening. The AHHHHMAZINGLY talented Filipinos! And since I’m all about empowering women, I can’t help but acknowledge the ladies of the evening:

Inventor Aisa Mijeno

Vocal group 4th Impact

Les Miserables’s Rachelle Anne Go

Restauranteur Margarita Fores

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach

And of course, the woman behind all of my statement accessories, my dear friend: Ann Ong.

The only photo I have of the woman behind the success of MEGA Editor-In-Chief Peewee Isidro.

And of course Creative Director Suki Salvador with Lifestyle Asia’s Franco Laurel and his gorgeous wife, Ayen.

Others spotted: My friend and fashion designer Patty Ang with Migs Almeda.

Can’t miss the power bloggers Kim Jones & Mari Jasmine.

I actually missed pretty momma Maite Tamparong-Uy at the event but I just had to have her in this entry.

Our seat mates and the doctors who are responsible for making me feel beautiful: Dra. Aivee & Dr. Z Teo.

And of course, the last but definitely not the least: everyone knows Sari Yap & Jollibee!

Congratulations to the MEGA team for such a successful event. Thank you so for having us.

I must say, it gets better every year!

Til my next post…


Photos courtesy of One MEGA |┬áRead more about The New PH awardees in the June 2016 issue of MEGA which features iconic Filipinas, Les Miserables’s Rachelle Anne Go and pop superstar Sarah Geronimo on the cover. MEGA is available in all leading bookstores.

- Cat Arambulo-Antonio


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