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THE CIRCUS CAME TO TOWN

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By Tina Hidalgo-Jacinto

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Joey Soriano, Chuchi Villar, Gregory James Dy, Michelle Sison, Merci Padolina, Marivic Vazquez, Connie Garcia, Marissa Fenton, Ian Fenton, Johnny Litton, Paqui Campos, Lilibeth Campos, Dr. George Satakinis, Becky Garcia, Yoli Ayson, Malou Martinez, Shelly Lazaro, and Bo Muralla

Clowns, jugglers, men on stilts, and party guests arrived in costumes inspired by The Greatest Showman as the stage was set for the “Barnum & Bailey” theme of the birthday celebration of the man of the hour, Johnny Litton. The quintessential society columnist, Johnny is master of ceremonies nonpareil, who hosts some of the biggest events in town, among them the coming “Faaabvlous the 10th Anniversary” book launch and exhibit in November.

Johnny’s milestone was held at the grand ballroom of Grand Hyatt Manila. Displaying a bright demeanor and at 83, he is a seemingly endless tank of energy with stellar staying power.

Johnny once again dazzled members of the diplomatic corps, government, business, and society with the spectacular decor, design, and production numbers performed by friends of the celebrant.

Utmost attention to detail brought a fresh approach to the gourmet delights, cocktails, and wines. As the master showman began his speech, he expressed gratitude to Federal Land chairman Alfred Ty, and Hans Hauri, president of Bonifacio Landmark realty and development corp. Likewise to: Grand Hyatt Manila GM and area VP Gottfried Bogensperger, Ningning and Tita Trillo of Titania wines, Pam de Ocampo for Johnny’s Greatest Showman outfit, Richard Tiu for the birthday cake, Oli Laperal for video, Rustan’s, The SAEM, Beabi, Afficionado, D’Mark Corporation CEO Nikki Tang for the prizes of the winners of the best dressed of the evening, Flora Chua, Noel Gonzales, and Marissa Fenton for entertainment, and Mia Lozada of Bloomwoods.

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John Gaddi, Sonny Tanchanko, Czarina Syquia, and Jun Jun Ablaza

 

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Rupert Jacinto, Audrey Zubiri, Sen. Migz Zubiri, and Charisse Chuidian

 

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Consul Louie Ablaza, Consul Mellie Ablaza, and David Lim

 

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Remar de Leon, Jeanette Kamphuis, Bryant Cragun, Joel Cruz, Eimee Cragun, and Lambert Lopez

 

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Leng Bogensperger, Bo Hauri, Virginia Lane, and Consul Helen Ong

 

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Frank Adriano, Annabelle Adriano, and Mimi Valerio

 

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Ning Ning de Ocampo and Rosemarie Basa

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Tara Litton and Ramon Orlina

 

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George Yang, Hera Geriene, Michelle Garcia, Bill Go, and Ariel Arce

 

 

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