This year’s grand celebration was by civic-minded personalities Flora and Sheree Chua who hosted their biennial birthday celebration, “Flora & Fauna: Luzviminda,” at the in-demand Grand Hyatt for the benefit of the House of Hope Foundation, a charitable institution for children who suffer from cancer in Mindanao.
The event got off to a roll with a gastronomic journey centered on comfort food from different parts of the archipelago such as lechon baka, kwek-kwek, poqui-poqui and bam-I, which were served with pre-show cocktails. Once the doors swung open, the show started with a serenade from the Mandaluyong Children’s Choir featuring folk songs and classic OPM hits.
Special dishes highlighting the delicacy of the islands accompanied each segment of the program. The first act, “Luzon,” ushered in indigenous dancers taking the audience of a journey of creation from Philippine Myths and Legends accompanied by Idol Philippines’ Lucas Garcia, followed by a fashion show inspired by Northern fabrics by Albert Andrada and Paul Cabral.
Director: Elmer Lapena
Account Manager/ Concept: RCXY Bautista
Project Manager: Kookz Cordero
Design: Camille Beatriz Morales