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Manila’s Most Discerning Toast the Resort Life During Sundown Cocktails

In partnership with Aruga Resort and Residences, Town&Country hosted a celebration of the sunny island lifestyle of Mactan, Cebu.
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Some of Town&Country’s closest friends recently gathered at Chef Jessie restaurant at the Rockwell Club to commune over cocktails and upbeat music.

That evening, guests were given the opportunity to rediscover the wonders of Mactan, Cebu, as they learned more about the upcoming Aruga Resort and Residences slated to grace the island city’s skyline in 2023. The venue was primped with lush greens and tropical elements to recreate the laidback resort vibe. 

Guests nibbled on local cuisine prepared by chef Jessie Sincioco’s team, including a Cebu favorite, lechon. Refreshing gin-based concoctions were offered at the Iron Balls bar and heightened the night’s mood. This was complemented by infectious beats from DJ Gerard Henson.  

Monchet Olives, Eric Nubla, Marimel Francisco


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Guen Shim and Vicky Delgado


Mia Villanueva


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Nicole Ortega


Monica Olondriz and Joanna Preysler Francisco


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As the sun set, guests enjoyed some of the free-flowing cocktails on offer.



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Nicole Ortega and Tippi Tambunting behind the bar stocked with Iron Balls Gin


 

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Audrey Prieto, Myda Aguilar Prieto, Yvette Fernandez, and Trina Alindogan


Karen Santos and Gina Aboitiz


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Stanley and Katherine Cheng


Marissa Tambunting and Barbara Aboitiz


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Cecile Wieneke


Marilu Batchelor


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Tanya de la Paz and PJ Castro


Steffi Chiongbian, Kathy Qua, and Candace Yulo


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Pael Romualdez, Princess Banal Russell, and Gerard Henson


Filipino favorites were served at the buffet table.


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A suckling pig is always a welcome sight at these festivities.


A Nespresso machine, courtesy of Aruga, was raffled away—with Bambina Olivares as the lucky winner.


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Ethel and Frank Go, Chris Sy, and Princess Banal Russell


Angela Hsu, Sheila Ramos, and Trickie Lopa


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Susie Quiros, Techie Hagedorn, Candace Yulo, Katty Qua, and Steffi Chiongbian


PJ Castro, Triccie Tambunting, Tanya de la Paz, and Tippi Tambunting


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Barbee Chuidian, Raquel Ner, and Aileen Lerma


Yvette Fernandez, Dino Ner, and Maia Ner


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Nicole Whisenhunt and Lito Serrano


Eaton Ong, Gerard Henson, Malou and Paolo Pineda


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Zelda Kienle


Grace Baja


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Eric Nubla, Natalia Sy, Tracey Castillo, Garie Sison, and Nikki Angeles


Town&Country team Christine Ko, Nicole Limos Morales, Alicia Colby Sy, Yvette Fernandez, Hannah Lazatin, and Janice Tiu


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Tropical design elements reminiscent of summertime.  



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