Club Bulakeno Celebrates Its 31st Anniversary Annual Grand Ball


Sunday December 1, 2019


IN OTHER WORLDS
By: BECKY GARCIA

Club Bulakeno recently held its 31st Anniversary Ball at the Makati Shangrila Hotel last November 16, 2019.entitled “Pagdiriwang Ng Pistang Pilipino”, a celebration of different festivities in all the regions of the Philippines, highlighting Bulakan festivals.

As a fitting tribute to the founder the late Engr. Genaro “Gene ‘ Reyes, this celebration coincided with the launch of the Genaro G. Reyes Foundation Inc. presented by Ms. Zenaida “Nedy” R. Tantoco, Past Presidents Atty. Jimmy Buhain, Milo Bondoc, and current Presidents, Jay Jay Ponce Gonzalez and Virma Vergel De Dios, together with the family of Engr. Reyes, headed by his wife, Mrs. Lydia Reyes.

The Genaro G. Reyes Lol Foundation Inc. is a tribute to the late founder of Club Bulakeno and will do various charitable projects to benefit indigent Bulakenos in the Province of Bulakan, as well as providing Educational Financial Assistance to deserving students of Bulacan State University (BSU) in Malolos, Bulakan, together with the Club Bulakeno Inc.

The program began with the formal turnover of Club Bulakeno leadership to Presidents Jay Jay Ponce – Gonzalez and Virma P. Vergel de Dios from Atty. Jimmy Buhain and Milo Bondoc, followed by the parade and presentation of the Club Bulakeno 2019 Muse, Carmen Lim Llenado and the Club Princesses Vivienne Vergel De Dios Garcia and Denise Reyes Baldonado followed by a grand entrance of the Queen of the Bulacan Festivals, the Hon. Mayor Linabelle Villarica of Meycauayan, Bulacan, together with her husband, Hon. Congressman Henry Villarica.

As a tradition, the Past Presidents, current Officers and Members of Club Bulakeno, together with friends of Club Bulakeno presented a series of traditional Filipino dances. The culmination of the program featured the colourful and lively presentation of the various Queens of the Philippines Festivals, Linda Villanueva, Sol Tan Gatue, Cris Yenko, Lina Castillo, Myra Fernandez Sy, Shirley Young Sobremonte, Regielyn Supangan, Emmy Florentino Gonzalez, Ayna Ong, Mhel Pechera and the King and Queen of Philippine Festivals, York and Dr. Mildred Vitangcol.

The funds raised from generous friends and supporters will be used by Club Bulakeno Inc. in various charitable projects, aiming to improve quality of lives of indigent Bulakenos. Congratulations and best wishes to Club Bulakeno.

 



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