The wedding of 2 nurses
Nurses Louie Abanico and Neslene Salanap got married Dec. 10 at the Santa Clara Chapel in Brgy. Mandalagan, Bacolod City, which was officiated by Fr. Nomeriano Esporsado.
Louie is the son of Melchor and Nonie Abanico, while Neslene is the daughter of Nestor and Arlene Salanap.
The principal sponsors were Roy Balicas, Alexander Joseph, Dr. Jesus Rey Paltriguera, Maj. Gen. Ricardo Brillantes (Ret), Eduardo Pison, Melchor Pelaez, Engrs. Rene Gumban and Jovil Gonzalodo, Roberto Juan Ereneta, Benjie Lim;
Ma. Cheryl Joseph, Ma. Mina Pellejo, Dr. Dorita delos Santos, Melba dela Rosa, Merlyn Miranda, Milagros Pelaez, Rosa Escora, Engr. Mary Ann Gonzalodo, Lucita Ho, and Erna Locsin.
John Eric Bacomo was the best man, while Kristin Mae Paltriguera was the maid of honor.
The groomsmen were Chester Escaro, Wennmar Espeleta, Jose Marie Ramos, Rhean Gutang and Jensen Ian Carlos, while the bridesmaids were Rhea Marie Grandea, Raleen Joy and Sarah Jane Paltriguera, Mellissa Abanico and Camille Grace Cosico.
Paul Michael Lerum, Jan Ozcar Flaviano and Carl Joshua Lerum were the junior groomsmen, while Gabrielle Anne Bayoran, Darielle Eloise Tuando and Lindsay Lerum were the junior bridesmaids.
The secondary sponsors were Alex Bacomo and Pretty Anne, Renwel Belenio and Jerry Pearl Javelona, and Peter Paul and Ma. Lourdes Bautista.
Dondie Miguel Abanico was the ring bearer, Briton Javelona III – coin bearer, and Jerell Simon Delaliarte - Bible bearer.
The usher and usherettes were Katrina Grandea, Glenda Salanap, Charisse Joy Cosico and Kylle Louisse Espeleta, while those who showered the aisle with flowers were Danielle Anne Lerum, Angeli Decierdo, Maxxine Marie Paltriguera and Marie Angelique Descartin.
Reception followed at the Nature's Village Resort in Talisay City, Negros Occidental.*
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It was a memorable joint induction ceremony of the Bacolod Traders Lions Club, Council of Lions Clubs Presidents of Negros, and the Bacolod Traders Leo Club recently, held at SMX Convention Center in Bacolod City.
Inducted as this year's officers of the Bacolod Traders Lions Club were Joseph Rojas as president, Rodereck Necessario – 1 st vice president, Joeny Bigay - 2 nd VP, PDG Rogelio Raymund Tongson Jr. - secretary, Jason Uy Tan - treasurer, Elias Gregorio – club membership chairperson and Dwight Semcio – auditor, among others.*
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The works of Rafael Paderna
The “Works of Rafael Paderna” highlights the artist's creative strengths in design, sculpture and painting within the halls of his newly-opened art and food space, Tacorrito.
Arthel Tagnipez describes Paderna's most recent creative focus as transforming a timeworn, vacant house into his new restaurant and art space, revealing his refined talent in architecture and design.
Most of the furniture as well as interior of the space is stapled with the polished persona of Paderna's designs, from the coarse textured white walls to the cemented tables and chairs. Within the confines of this space, we find his signature brass sculptures which emphasize the contour of figures in motion, as well as his acrylic and paper works, which show a more delicate side to the artist's metal works.
Paderna (b. 1942) is a multi-disciplinary artist primarily working with metal and cement, as well as water-based mediums. Having graduated from the University of Sto. Tomas with a degree in Fine Arts, major in Advertising, Paderna became one of the pioneering professors of the Architecture and Fine Arts Department at La Consolacion College.
He has participated in numerous exhibitions, including several shows in the Philippines and America. Paderna also has numerous titles to his craft, including being a Garbo sa Bisaya Awardee during the Visayan Islands Visual Arts ExCon (Bacolod City, 2014), former president and co-founder of the Art Association of Bacolod, and former vice-president of the Art Association of California.
After a 25-year hiatus, Paderna returned to Bacolod City to focus on his craft.
The Works of Rafael Paderna runs until January 14 at Tacoritto, at Margarita Street, Eroreco in Mandalagan, Bacolod City.*