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Cosmo Iloilo’s biggest fashion spectacle will finally be unveiled in a glittering dinner show with no less than renowned Ilonggo fashion designer NONO PALMOS showcasing his Hablon stunners on the runway at the elegant Jade Ballroom of the Grand Xing Imperial Hotel, dahlings!
The much-awaited event, aptly dubbed “Gwapa/Gwapo”, will take center stage on March 25, 2017 at 6 p.m.
Spearheaded by the ever gracious philanthropists, Dr. PACITA TRINIDAD-GONZALEZ and daughter Dr. GOLD T. GONZALEZ, the show aims to raise funds for the Raul M. Gonzalez Sr. Foundation for the continued free medical services for indigent Ilonggos at its Medical/Dental/Diagnostic Digital Imaging Clinic in Petalsville, Tabuc Suba, Jaro, Iloilo City.
What makes this fashion spectacle so unique are the 21 distinguished Ilonggo achievers and leaders who unselfishly lent their time and presence to personally walk on the fashion runway garbed in the latest prêt-a-porter and haute couture collections of NONO PALMOS.
They are: Atty. RAUL T. GONZALEZ Jr., Dr. CHARMAINE GONZALEZ-CASTILLO, NORMA P. ROSALES, DR. MARYLOU ARCELO, MAYOR TRIXIE FERNANDEZ, DARLENE GO, DIANNE JIMENEZ, DOLLY CHUA, KATHLEEN YNION, PRIMA BUCKLEY-SWEENEY, SHEILA DRAPER, VIRMA YASA, PUTLI FUERTE, ADOLFO and GRETA NGALONGALAY, ATTY. JOEBERT and RHEA PEÑAFLORIDA, MAYOR MAC NAPULAN, DR. ROLLIN TABUENA, JOJO ANG and NIKKO R. CID.
Adding glam to the event is a performance by Violin Virtuoso John Lesaca.
NONO PALMOS, who hails from Miag-ao, Iloilo, is an advocate of heritage fabric Hablon which he always promotes in his fashion show abroad.
The eponymous museum and clinic is the legacy of the late statesman RAUL M. GONZALEZ SR., a three-term congressman of the Lone District of Iloilo City and Justice Secretary during GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO’s presidency. It was built in his honor by his wife Dr. PACITA TRINIDAD-GONZALEZ and children.
Prominent political and diplomatic corps personalities are expected to grace the affair.
So see you all there, dahlings!