Century Tuna recently launched its new and improved Chili Corned Tuna product line in a festive event that also welcomed its latest endorser, Luis Manzano.
“Consumers of Century Corned Tuna put a premium on value for money and that’s why we’ve introduced this new variant that’s bigger and allows for more servings per can with a hotter flavor,” said Greg Banzon, Century Pacific Food Inc. vice president and general manager.
Banzon added that Century Pacific “is excited to welcome Luis Manzano as the newest member of the Century Tuna family.”
Joining Banzon in receiving guests were marketing manager Gela Pecson and senior product manager Noel Lazaro.
Manzano, son of show-biz royalty Vilma Santos and Edu Manzano, has also carved a name for himself in the entertainment industry.
He has appeared in a string of movie box-office hits straddling comedy and drama. He’s likewise a popular TV game show host.
“I’ve always loved Century Tuna. It’s something I always have especially since I’m constantly on the go,” Manzano said.
The fun, fiesta-theme event, held at Sarsa Kitchen in Makati, had radio jock Sam YG as emcee.
‘Run & Save A Life 6’
For the sixth consecutive year, the Belo Medical Group (BMG), with St. Scholastica’s Bacolod Alumnae Foundation, Inc. (SSBAFI) headed by Jean Velez-Trebol and with the support of Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon Jr., recently staged the 10K Run & Save A Life 6.
The historic provincial capitol building, overlooking the famous Bacolod lagoon, was the starting point of the annual running event which aims to raise awareness and assistance for SSBAFI’s health projects.
Organizers Christine Velez-Vargas, Chole Cuenca-Chua and Jarie Jalandoni-Yulo were overjoyed with the turnout of almost a thousand registered participants.
Naturellement, representing BMG in the race was actor, model, host and multisport athlete Derek Ramsay. SSBAFI is one of his favorite charities.
Joining Derek was award-winning actress, model and recording artist Lovi Poe who had enough stamina to finish the run all the way to Talisay City.
Also spotted was BMG boss Dr. Vicki Belo’s daughter and Intelligent Skin Care managing director Cristalle Belo Henares-Pitt, as well as publicist Jojie Dingcong.
‘The Nether’ in Fila gala
Fila sponsored the gala night of Red Turnip Theater’s “The Nether” at the Spotlight Theater Power Mac Center in Circuit Makati.
“The Nether,” a science-fiction drama written by Jennifer Haley, won the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. It explores the ethical questions and moral consequences of living out one’s hidden desires and fantasies.
After successful Off-Broadway and West End runs, this dystopian play made its Asian premiere via the Red Turnip Theater production.
Attending the gala night were Fila Philippines CEO Cris Albert, as well as Wanda Louwallien, Marge Enriquez, Agot Isidro, Rachel Alejandro, Girlie Rodis, Bianca Araneta-Elizalde, Javi and Lexi Berenguer-Testa, and Jake Letts.
Albert looked stunning in a printed gown.
In true Red Turnip fashion, guests were treated to an open bar, courtesy of Ralph’s Wines and Spirits.
A hit since it first premiered in Los Angeles, “The Nether” begs the question: In a computer-generated space, is there no room for ethics and morality?
The Red Turnip production stars Bernardo Bernardo, Jenny Jamora, Bodjie Pascua and TJ Trinidad. Making their debuts, young actresses Alba Berenguer-Testa (“Annie”) and Junyka Santarin (GMA 7’s “Pyra”) alternate in one of the pivotal roles.
Ana Abad Santos, Red Turnip co-founder and award-winning actress (“Apocalypse Child,” “Time Stands Still”), returns to the director’s chair with her own, brilliant, intelligent take on the one-of-a-kind thriller.
Après the successful opening, the audience hailed the production as “arresting,” “provocative,” “daring and relevant” and a “rare gem of an intelligent play.”
Only four years old, Red Turnip has already left an indelible mark in the theater scene. “The Nether” surely adds to its growing list of groundbreaking achievements.