Camille’s farewell parties | The Manila Times

The lively, charming and affable Camille Agbayani arrived quietly in the country a year after her last visit. She was lucky to be released from the five-day quarantine just in time for the lowering of the IATF alert to level 2.

Despite her busy schedule tending to her various business interests in Los Angeles where she is based, consisting of a medical spa, L’Aura Wellness, beauty pageant franchise holder Mutya Pilipinas California, a few home treatments, hospice, gathering, real etc., she returned to Manila three to four times a year before the pandemic. Like most of us, she has been going through tough times over the past year contemplating how and when she will see her only granddaughter Ayana, her mother, family friends again. She was therefore delighted when she also had the opportunity to meet and party with her closest friends.

Camille Agbayani

The many despedida parties thrown for her testify to the love of this lady, starting with the dinner hosted by the generous interior designer par excellence Cocoy Cordoba at her well-appointed residence in Ayala Alabang, followed by a seated dinner hosted and cooked by my better half Dr. George Sarakinis, a dinner hosted by his beloved sister Atty. Manette Agbayani at Hai Shin Lou, and the final despedida launched by the couple of lovers Ricky Laurel and Yoli Ayson at the very impressive Sky Deck View Bar of the Bayleaf hotel belonging to the famous Laurel family. The guests were amazed by the magnificent 360 degree view. It was simultaneous with the birthday cake blowing of Yoli herself, my ninong Abe Licaros, and Joy Fong.

Dr. George Sarakinis, Luis Cocoy Cordoba, Sonny Tanchanco, Joy Fong, John Gaddi, Marissa Fenton, Atty.  Maneete Agbayai, Hi!  Society, Cory Quirino and Camille Agbayani

Dr. George Sarakinis, Luis Cocoy Cordoba, Sonny Tanchanco, Joy Fong, John Gaddi, Marissa Fenton, Atty. Maneete Agbayai, Hi! Society, Cory Quirino and Camille Agbayani

To a very dear friend/sister, Camille, bon voyage. We expect more from you, especially now that most parts of the country have been downgraded to Alert Level 1. Looking forward to better lives and a robust economy under the new normal. We will miss you Sister Camille and look forward to your next visit.

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Meanwhile, a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award nominee is wearing Oliver Tolentino.


Hosted by Yoli Ayson and Ricky Laurel

Actress Ann Dowd walked the red carpet at the 28th Screen Actors Guild Awards last night in an Oliver Tolentino couture off-the-shoulder navy chiffon gown with a ball skirt and hand-embellished 3D floral applique bodice .

Dowd was nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Dramatic Ensemble” for the final season of Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale. “Succession” ended up winning the category. The 2022 SAG Awards were Hollywood’s first major in-person awards show on TV since the Covid pandemic.

Hosted by Luis Cocoy Cordoba

Hosted by Luis Cocoy Cordoba

Ann Dowd in Oliver Tolentino at the SAG Awards.  PHOTO COURTESY OF SHANLEE MIRADOR

Ann Dowd wearing Oliver Tolentino at the SAG Awards. PHOTO COURTESY OF SHANLEE MIRADOR


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