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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