The Best-Dressed Support the Best Cause

The pink carpet was finally rolled out for the Philippine Cancer Society’s annual Best Dressed Women of the Philippines Awards Ball! We recently celebrated a milestone year for the event at 20 years. Or those are two decades of making a difference in the lives of so many of our kababayans! The impact of this event continues to grow every year, that’s why we continue to give it our full support. Take it from me
— an Ambassador for Life for over a decade!

So it’s no surprise the Grand Ballroom at Shangri-La The Fort was packed. Hundreds of exquisitely dressed ladies and gentlemen showed up to help the Philippine Cancer Society surpass its goals yet again. I could feel the good vibes in the air with everyone buzzing and happy to be there. It was the perfect atmosphere for the night.

Nene Leonor


Shilpa Tolani and Judith Tan.


Sheila Romero, Frannie Jacinto and Linda Ley.


Consul Helen Ong accepted the Legacy Award.


Ramon Orlina, Richie Lerma and RJ Ledesma.


Nini Licaros, Toots Tolentino, Thelma Sioson San Juan, Randy Ortiz, Henri Calayag and Tonichi Nocom.


Dra. Elsie Pascua and Ruby Chua.


Tiffany Syson Cuña.


Lovelyn Segovia


Nikki Tang

All eyes were on the pink carpet, with a full program of ladies and gentlemen who presented their most attractive selves on the ramp,  highlighted by a special auction of a new Orlina sculpture worth P2.4 Million. Congratulations to Bobby Alvarez for acquiring this piece!

We were also welcomed with a speech by the queen of the BDWP, Tita Helen Ong herself. I will always be in awe of her dedication and commitment!

Patrick Cue, Jojo Silvestre and Paolo Cue.


Harold Co and Flora Chua.


Jacqueline Michelle Lim, Mags Cue and Carol Mercado.


Ofelia Wadle and Bong Prada Lim.


Senator Dick Gordon and Mario Katigbak.


THE columnist, Helen Ong, Bobby Alvarez and wife Claire.


Dana Silverio


Cocoy Cordoba


Crystal Jacinto


Aj Olpindo, Ces Rodriguez and Nini Licaros.


Atty. Salvador Panelo and Bo Muralla.


Caroline Galang Taojo


Ching and Philip Cruz.


Jennifer Weigel and Anna Sia.


Katrina Ponce Enrile and Malou Martinez.

The spotlight was without a doubt on the men and women who strutted their stuff: The Men of Influence, which includes my wonderful hubby, Wopsy Zamora; this year’s Best Dressed Women; and even the Ambassadors for Life.

Yup, I got the chance to walk down the pink carpet, too! A few more conversations and picture taking galore, and just like that, it was time to go home. Happily, because the event was a resounding success.

Again, congratulations to the people committed to this cause, from Tita Helen Ong and the organizing team, to this year’s awardees. And of course, everyone who attended and gave their full support. Cheers, everyone! See you all again next year.