CEO Noel Sinclaire Sy welcomes the guests to The Mansion Christmas Lighting Ceremony; Iloilo City Councilor Dr. Candice A. Tupas, BPRI President Nena Sy-Lim and DOT VI Regional Director Atty. Helen Catalbas led the ceremonial lighting of the Christmas Tree; and the buffet table groaned with hors d’oeuvres at par with the best hereabouts.
As they say, “It is the time of the year to be jolly!” So, The Mansion launched its brand of Holiday Celebration with a simple yet elegant Christmas Lighting Ceremony. The intimate cocktail party gathered 50 A-Listers in business, society and government service.
Iloilo City Councilor Dr. Candice A. Tupas, Judgee Peña, Alfonso Tan, Iloilo City Councilor Jay Treñas, Nena Sy-Lim, Sarah O. Peña and Noel Sinclaire Sy; Gerardo and Marissa Hortillas with Rafael Jardeleza Jr and DOT VI Regional Director Atty Helen Catalbas; Carlo Araneta, Iloilo City Councilors Jay Treñas and Dr. Candice A. Tupas, and yours truly; and Nena Sy-Lim, Helen and Alfonso Tan and Patrick Lim
Amid the string music of the artists of the Velez School of Music, the well-heeled guests enjoyed on Tex Mex Nachos, Pulled Pork Sliders, Egg and Chives Open-Face Sandwiches, Shrimp Cocktails with Arrabiatta Sauce, Smoked Salmon with Cream Cheese Bruschetta and Grilled Chicken Teriyaki Skewers. For the sweet treats, there were Caramelized Pineapple Tart and Homemade Pineapple Tart. All were complemented by Piña Colada, Sparkling Red and White Wine, and Teeling Scotch Whiskey.
Sheilla Marie Golez-Tiongco with daughter JM Tiongco; Nena Sy-Lim with Maridel Uygongco and Generosa Uygongco; Pane Rosales, Susan Uy Reyes, Pangging Rosales and Solinda de la Cruz; and Jane and Robert Uy and Noel Sinclaire Sy
Après the Welcome Address of CEO NOEL SINCLAIRE SY, who outlined the Hotel’s mission and vision in the coming year, Brightside Properties and Resorts, Inc. (which owns and operates The Mansion) President NENA SY-LIM and special guest Department of Tourism Region VI Regional Director Atty. HELEN CATALBAS led the ceremonial lighting of the Christmas Tree and decor. Goodlooking CARLO ARANETA was the program host.
Tata and Bulak Loring; Nonoi Ybiernas, Sandra Gomez, Nena Sy-Lim and Noel Sinclaire Sy; and Pepoy Tancinco, Bo Parcon and yours truly
Representing Mayor JOE ESPINOSA III of Iloilo City were City Councilors CANDICE ALMUSIN-TUPAS and JAY TREÑAS, chair and co-chair, respectively, of the Committee on Tourism of the Iloilo City Council. (Photos by Ray Tabafunda)