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Asian Dragon Magazine marks 10th anniversary with book launch

/ 03:08 AM November 27, 2016
The covers of Asian Dragon Magazine throughout the years

The covers of Asian Dragon Magazine throughout the years

Asian Dragon celebrated its 10th anniversary  at  Makati Shangri-La with a book launch.

“A Decade of Dragons” celebrated the cover stories of  movers and shakers, many of them leading lights of the Filipino-Chinese community.

Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea was guest of honor,  accompanied by senior government officials, including Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre, Economic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia and Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno. The diplomatic community also attended in full force.

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All 52 covers of Asian Dragon were displayed on the foyer of Rizal Ballroom. An amazing group portrait was staged, including many of the famous cover subjects.

Wilson Lee Flores, Alfredo Yao, Susan Vergara, Salvador Panelo, Pinky Tobiano-Robles, Ruby Chua, Josie and Richard Go, Juanch Robles

Wilson Lee Flores, Alfredo Yao, Susan Vergara, Salvador Panelo, Pinky Tobiano-Robles, Ruby Chua, Josie and Richard Go, Juanch Robles

Among the guests were Abba Napa and Eli Antonino, the sexy and beautiful restaurateurs of the successful Moment Group; Cesar Virata, former prime minister; businesswoman Evelyn Lim Forbes; Sen. Grace Poe; Nedy Tantoco and Anton Huang of Rustan’s and SSI; Washington Sycip, godfather of Philippine business.

Asian Dragon’s first coffee-table book, “A Decade of Dragons,” is a commemorative compilation of  cover stories of the first 10 years. A life-size coffee-table book was opened onstage, and Destileria Limtuaco’s Lady in Red, Meg Imperial, emerged from within and handed the first copy of the book to the guest of honor, Secretary Medialdea.

“It is on such special occasions, when we celebrate important milestones, that we are reminded of the very reason we’re here and motivated, no matter how difficult the process may be, to keep going and improving,” says Asian Dragon’s publisher Olivia Limpe-Aw.

GeraldineOng, Jerome Ong, CorazonOng

GeraldineOng, Jerome Ong, CorazonOng

“We have featured many of the country’s most prominent people in our cover stories, whether Chinoy or not, and we have strived to portray them as they are,” Asian Dragon’s editor in chief Apa Ongpin writes in his foreword for the book. “These are stories of greatness, not just in the context of Filipino society, but in the wider sphere of human achievement.”

“A Decade of Dragons” is available at National Book Store  and  Foresight Books Publishing & Distributing Co., Inc. Call  3617491-98 local 811.

Kenny Ng,Wolfgang Huppenbauer, Felix Ang, George Yang

Kenny Ng,Wolfgang Huppenbauer, Felix Ang, George Yang

Peter Coyiuto, Antong Huang, Dante “Klink” Ang II, Edgar Injap Sia II

Peter Coyiuto, Antong Huang, Dante “Klink” Ang II, Edgar Injap
Sia II

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TAGS: “A Decade of Dragons”, Asian Dragon Magazine, Benjamin Diokno, book launch, Ernesto Pernia, Filipino-Chinese communituy, Makati Shangri-La, Salvador Medialdea, Vitaliano Aguirre
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