Celebrities and media personalities, as well as key names from the business and political sectors, were greeted with an exhibit of terno creations by fashion designers such as:
Eric de los Santos
Sen. Pia Cayetano by Paul Cabral
another one by Russell Villafuerte
Kaye Tinga by Pepito Albert
Audrey Tan Zubiri by Rajo Laurel
Audrey Tan Zubiri (again) by Inno Sotto
Further down the walkway, Pinay supermodels wearing Frederick Peralta’s ternos and accessories by Jewelmer welcomed the invited guests as they made their way to their tables set with centerpieces done by Robert Blancaflor. They were presented again during the program proper:
The five-course meal was especially made by chef Gene del Prado, inspired by the rich Filipino heritage—a mélange of flavors from kesong puti, kangkong, lapulapu and various vegetables and fruits. Mango pudding, ube macaroon and cashew sans rival made great desserts for a fabulous sit-down dinner. Complementing the night were Musikito String Orchestra, which played OPM songs, and JM Rodriguez, who sang for the attendees.
It was definitely a night packed with Pinoy pride, thanks to the host. “We started Mega Pinoy Pride last year, and from then on, we decided to make it an annual event,” says Sari Yap, Mega Publishing Group’s president and CEO and editor-in-chief of Mega magazine. “More than anything, Mega Publishing Group prides itself with the talent of Filipinos, which explains why all our 10 titles are homegrown and not franchises,” she continues.
Mega Pinoy Pride Terno Ball 2011 was mounted by Mega Publishing Group’s events arm, Events 100.