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A white 58th birthday bash at the hacienda

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• ROGER D. BELTRAN

Birthday celebrator Councilor Mark Vargas with former Governor Isidro Zayco; right, with women power leader of the south, Congresswoman Mercedes Alvarez-Lansang and former Board Member Helen Zafra*

Ilog town’s fashionista Councilor Mark John Vargas recently celebrated his 58th birthday in a white-themed party of glitz and glamour.

Set at their hacienda house, family and friends arrived from everywhere, bringing them to the middle of the sugarcane plantation in the mountain area of Sitio Mangga, Barangay Guiljungan in Cauayan.

Accoutered in all white Versace, Councilor Mark, the former vice mayor of Ilog, welcomed the guests with champagne while dancing to the beat of a ‘patik patik’ band.

Councilor Mark with his mother Doña Remedios Vargas and Rejean Sayon; right, the architect of the Vargas hacienda house that was built in 1973, Nani Tronco*
Councilor Mark blowing the candle of his hacienda white motif cake, with Evelyn Lattman and Cecile Smith*
Mercedita Zayco, Councilor Mark Vargas and Maricel Suclan (l-r, seated); San Enrique Vice Mayor Carlo Magno, Dr. Tet Magno, former Kabankalan Mayor Pedro Zayco, Efren Cahutay, former Governor Isidro Zayco, Aileen Tan, Babette Albayda, Totem Lasola and former Board Member Helen Zafra (l-r, standing)*
Grace Aves, Engr. Clemente Daguia, Ligaya Daguia, Karen Perez, Ted Perez, Gian Perez and Joji Denaga*
Dr. Josephine Tan, Milagros Barcoma, Mary Joy Cañonero, Elvi Summer Idiosolo, Poi Pabon, Councilor Mark, Carolyn Saison, Elena Basio and Dr. Mary Ann Base (l-r)*
With Soraya Magallanes, Chona Abadilla and Gigi Mungaray (l-r); at right, WCOPA winner Kerwin Uy*

The attendees enjoyed the delicious food catered by Bascon, paired with the sumptuous seafood of Ilog, while entertainment was delightfully provided by an acoustic band.

Added entertainment to the grand affair were balladeer Kerwin Uy – an international winner of WCOPA held in USA, and Jaya the Comedian. A fashion show featuring the summer collections of Steve Genzola, an Ilognon fashion designer based in Bacolod City, also added elegance to the occasion.*

Edith Besana Robillo, Deory Melliza, Annabelle Mosser, Vad Armstrong, Beth de los Santos and Josephine Robinson*
Terry Cruz, Cecille Smith, Councilor Mark, Deory Melliza, Ivy Lattman and Ralf Toles (l-r)*
Celso Abetong, Ivy Abetong, Rose Franz and Isabelle Abetong at the photo booth*
Hendrik Endeman, Gemma Endeman and Jairo Abelarde (l-r)*
Models Elyssa Alvarez, Isabelle Abetong, Maria Neil Loqueloque, Aira Gatus and Jules Agudania (l-r); right, fashion designer Steve Genzola*
Joerey Magdasal, Rose Franz, Michelle Genito, Rosel Genito and son Victor (l-r)*
Bebing Antonio, Adelfa Gecosala, Ney Genito, Cecilia Trio and Lemuel Trio (l-r)*
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