The Emperor’s Birthday

A RECEPTION to celebrate the birthday of His Majesty, the Emperor Akihito, will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 13 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Marco Polo Plaza Hotel.

Hosting are the Consular Office of Japan in Cebu and Atsushi Veno, Minister and Deputy Chief of Mission of the Japanese Embassy in Manila.

Gentlemen are requested to wear a business suit or Barong Tagalog.

Speaking of Japan, Dr. Warfe Engracia has just been there as representative of the Rotary Club of Mactan and as guest of the Rotary Club of Omiya.

Dr. Engracia was in his capacity as Chairman of the Organ Imaging Department of Southwestern University–Sacred Heart Hospital PHINMA as per request of the medical director Dr. Takashi Nakagawa of Omiya, Japan.

He was accompanied by the Rotary Club of Mactan president Reynante Mangayao and secretary Maita Manglapus. Dr. Engracia was instrumental in sending Dr. Odalie Aznar Madamba, Dr. Mark
Caballero and Radtech Reymond Velasquez to participate in VTT
ultrasound training in Japan.

This was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Omiya in coordination with the Rotary Club of Mactan. As Dr. Engracia says, “Ultrasound is very important and a safer tool for medical diagnostic purposes, particularly for obstetric gynecology.”

For today at 6 p.m. is the Christmas tree-lighting ceremony and celebration at the Shangri-la’s Mactan Resort and Spa hosted by general manager Rene Egle.

Also today at 5 p.m., Rustan’s and Bernardaud present their
collection of the finest Limoges porcelain at the store’s third level. It is hosted by Mariquita Yeung and Ferdi Salvador for the benefit of Operation Smile.

And also today is a trunk show by All That Glitters at Holicow
in Crossroads, Banilad. Featured are jewelry pieces with authentic gems by Amanda Luym and Cacay Moras.

For tomorrow, Dec. 2, at 6 p.m.: Rhea de Vera-Aguirre, general manager for Louis Vuitton Micronesia and the Philippines, presents the Louis Vuitton Cruise 2017 collection at the 4th level of Park Point Residences, Ayala Center
Cebu, Cebu Business Park.

TAGS: hotel, Japan, Marco Polo, Marco Polo Plaza Hotel, Phinma, Sacred Heart, SWU
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