Busy as bees at the HyvEBy Maurice Arcache
Philippine Daily Inquirer
The HyvE, a club at Bonifacio Global City (8/F W Global Bldg., 9th Ave. cor. Lane P), has become a favorite of Manille’s night owls.
Spotted recently was Andy Vazquez-Prada; Agnes Desiderio and Verna Wee in one of the VIP rooms chatting with PBA cagers Jerwin Gaco and Peter June Simon.
In another corner, Katrina Razon and her gang were seen dancing. Other personalities holding court were Jerika Ejercito, Nicole Jacinto, brothers Quint and Zane Fransler, Duane Santos, and couple Marco and Rosanna Rodriguez, palanggas.
Moët Hennessy provided libations the whole night, dahlings, with an array of choices including my favorite Moët Chandon Champagne; Glenmorangie Whisky; Belvedere Vodka and Hennessy Cognac.
Après, there was a grand sparkler parade for the champagnes.
But the standout eye-catcher was, naturellement, the glow-in-the-dark Dom Perignon Luminous Label which, take note, is available only at HyvE!
The excitement of the bash went a notch higher when Paolo Valenciano jumped from the speakers onto the stage and performed with international violinist D-Sharp—making the HyvE the talk of the town to this day.
Check it out, and moi assures you it won’t be your last visit, palanggas!
Coinciding with the 95th birth anniversary of the late Philippine Supreme Court Chief Justice Claudio “Dingdong” Teehankee, no less, was the conferment of the 2013 Rule of Law Awards by the Teehankee Center for the Rule of Law at the Ateneo Law School.
There were two awardees: Hon. Artemio V. Panganiban, the 21st Philippine Supreme Court Chief Justice and chairperson of the Foundation for Liberty and Prosperity, “for his exemplary public service and promotion of his philosophy of liberty with prosperity”; and Hon. Ameurfina A. Melencio-Herrera, Associate Justice of the Philippine Supreme Court (1979-1992) and First Chancellor, Philippine Judicial Academy (1996-2009), “for her dignified obedience to universal concepts of justice… and her developing the Academy into the institution it is today that concretely furthers the cause of an independent bench and bar devoted to excellence and legal learning.”
It was such a proud moment for all to have such distinguished luminaries in the field of justice receiving this award, dahlings.
In remembrance of Teehankee, there was a special exhibit featuring awesome vintage photos from the famille’s album. Born in Manila on April 18, 1918, Claudio Teehankee was the seventh of eight children of parents Dr. José Teehankee and Julia Ong y Sangroniz.
Nicknamed “Dingdong,” he was a devoted son, as well as a loving husband to Pilar Duldulao Javier for 50 years, and caring father to nine children.
Teehankee placed No. 1 in the bar exams of 1940 and practiced law for 25 years, palanggas, before he was drafted into public service as justice undersecretary in 1966; promoted to justice secretary in 1967; appointed as associate justice of the Supreme Court in 1968; and served as chief justice from 1986 to 1988.
Viewing the exhibit brought back fond memories, since my father Joseph Arcache and our famille and the Teehankees have been family friends for a long time.
Evelyne Teehankee Zulueta and another brilliant lawyer, Ambassador Dondi Teehankee, are also my dearest pals, dahlings.
The 2013 Rule of Law Awards and special exhibit were held at the Justitia Room of the Teehankee Law Center at Ateneo Law School in Rockwell Center. The events reflected the virtues of Teehankee—an honest person much admired for his uncompromising work in the judiciary, palanggas.
The day après that night at HyvE, moi had to rush over to Svenson for a dye-job and then to Belo for a facial, before dashing off to the opening of Italian furniture brand Novamobili at Building 6 (third floor of Fully Booked) in Bonifacio High Street, Global City.
Super nice couple Jaime and Chris Daez, owners of Fully Booked, are also the brains behind Novamobili Philippines.
Jetting in from Italy for Novamobili’s seventh showroom in Asia was Mario Battistella, president of Novamobili, but of course.
“We are very excited to open our Manila showroom. We hope to meet our Filipino clients’ discerning taste when it comes to top-quality furniture,” said Novamobili marketing manager for Asia Alberto Battistella.
Also in attendance was Novamobili director for Asia Dario Reicherl.
For more info on Novamobili, visit its showroom at Building 6, 11th Ave., Bonifacio High Street, Global City; tel. 7382430; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.