Meet Joel Cruz’s adorable twins
The unassuming Joel Cruz, president and CEO of Aficionado perfumes, introduced his third set of adobrable twins, Charles and Charlotte, to the Christian world.
Charles’ name is of German origin meaning “free man,” while Charlotte is French for “petite.”
Maridol Cruz, Albert Castillo, Trisha Elegino-Castillo, Milagros Cruz, Kyla and Mike Cruz, (front) Prince Sean and Princess Synne Cruz
The twins are from the same surrogate mother from Russia, making all Joel’s six children true brothers and sisters.
The christening was held at the St. Vincent De Paul Parish at Adamson University, which is run by Vincentian priests, in San Marcelino, Manila.
Event stylist Mari Hilario decked the parish in autumn flowers, while the swags came in Prussian blue, burgundy and gold to complete the royal Russian theme.
Godparents included the “who’s who” in politics, business, entertainment, famillie and his now tons of breeds, naturalmente.
Atty. Jasmin Regis-Sy, Kit Regis, Milagros Cruz, Jill Regis, Marilou Regis
Baby Charles’ godparents are — namedropping time, palanggas — Senator Tito Sotto represented by son Councilor Gian Sotto, Senator Joel Villanueva, PNP General Gilbert Cruz, Muebles Italiano president Noel Gonzales, Mark Cruz, Dave Nucom, Michael Sy, Jiro Shirakawa III, Rep. Vilma Santos-Recto, Senator Loren Legarda, Senator Nancy Binay-Angeles, GMA 7 newscaster and Kapuso Foundation EVP and COO Mel Tiangco, Kyla Cruz, Vanessa Cruz-Nucom, Aficionado corporate lawyer Atty. Jasmin Regis-Sy and Kit Regis.
Baby Charlotte’s godparents were Senator Panfilo Lacson, PNP Chief Ronald Dela Rosa, Chavit Singson, Batangas Mayor Randy James Amo, Vice Ganda, Albert Castillo, Royce Ramos, Capt. Miguel Regis, megastar Sharon Cuneta-Pangilinan, Senator Cynthia Villar, Marla De Leon, actress Anne Curtis, Trisha Elegino-Castillo, Avic Cruz and Jill Regis.
The banquet was held at the Manila Hotel Tent with entertainment by the Lleghiero Strings, multi-awarded UST Singers, Asia’s Diva Dulce, tenor David Ezra and the all-male group Angelos and the Marcy David Band.
Ambassador Victor and Connie Garcia, Senator Nancy Binay-Angeles, Joel Cruz, comedian Eric Nicolas and wife Ethel
Joel was ecstatic with the arrival of his third set of twins and fulfills his dream of having a big family to continue his desire to help the less fortunate.
No wonder, dahling, you are so blessed.
ACC Philippines’ Art for a cause at Leon Gallery
Ken Natori with world-renowned designer Josie Natori and Leon Gallery owner Jaime Ponce de Leon
The Asian Cultural Council Philippines, in partnership with Leon Gallery, held the ACC Philippines Art Auction 2018 recently. The benefit event will help support several of ACC Philippines’ fellowship programs.
Cocktails were prior to the day before the auction at Leon Gallery so patrons could preview the artworks, furniture, religious paraphernalia and historical documents. The event was attended by ACC Philippines members such as Ernest Escaler, Josie Natori, Malu Gamboa, Maribel Ongpin, Dr. Joven Cuanang, Rajo Laurel and the gorgeous Ching Cruz.
Tats Manahan with Mico Manalo and Lisa Guerrero Nakpil
Other guests were Irene Marcos-Araneta, Fernando and Kit Zobel, Jay and Crispy Laurel, Ken Natori and Tingting Cojuangco. The curators of the ACC Philippines 2018 auction were Martin I. Tinio Jr. and that brilliant lady of stature Lisa Guerrero Nakpil, no less, dahlings.
The grandest auctions in the Philippines have always been masterfully conceptualized and facilitated by Leon Gallery. We just have to wait for the next one as this one was even five notches higher, palanggas.
Marot Moreno with Andres Barrioquinto’s painting
Leon Gallery is on the ground floor, Eurovilla 1, Rufino corner Legazpi Sts., Legazpi Village, Makati.