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On July 29, the Philippine Italian Association will celebrate a most significant and important milestone: its 55th ANNIVERSARY!!
The event will take place at the Rogodon ballroom of the Manila Peninsula hotel, at 6:30 PM.
Piano performance by Dr. Raul Sunico, RAFFLE, Auctions and Dancing are some of the highlights of the program.
Cost of this very special dinner is P2,500 per person (including 1 raffle ticket).
For reservations: (02) 815-1310 / philippineitalianassociation@gmail.com
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On July 29, the Philippine Italian Association is delighted to announce the celebration of a most significant and important milestone, the 55 years of cultural exchanges between the Philippines and Italy.

Conceptualized and founded in Manila in 1962 by Philippine Ambassador to the Vatican, Proceso E. Sebastian and Italian Ambassador to Manila, Eugenio Rubino, the Philippine Italian Association has passionately worked to foster mutual understanding and friendship between the Philippines and Italy, in the fields of culture, art, music and language. One of the outstanding PIA presidents from a long line of distinguished past president, from 1978 to 1986 is no other than our incumbent President Nedy Tantoco’s father, Ambassador Bienvenido Tantoco, former Philippine Ambassador to Rome

PIA’s story began with Italian language courses for children of Italians residing in Manila. It has since evolved into one of the most important and recognized institutions that represent the partnership between the two countries. Cultural projects touching all aspects of music, art, language and culture have punctuated PIA activities over the last five and a half decades. PIA has also engaged in bringing Filipino language, culture and heritage to Italy, benefitting not only the Italians but also Filipinos who have made Italy their home.

To honor this occasion in the most meaningful way, PIA is organizing a dinner-dance to celebrate its many successes and blessings in the last 5 ½ decades. Let us toast to the next 55 years – may it be even more vibrant and meaningful! We also take this occasion to bid farewell to His Excellency Ambassador Massimo Roscigno whose tour of duty ends in August, 2017.  His many achievements will be recognized.

The Ball will take place on Saturday, July 29, 2017, at 6:30 in the evening at the Manila Peninsula Ballroom.

A Special Silent Auction of exquisite art pieces by painters Ramon Diaz, Al Perez and Benjamin Dailo, sculptures by Murano glass master Andrea Tagliapietra and other high end Italian decorative items; a Performance by renowned Filipino pianist, Raul Sunico; a Live Auction of a Ducati and other items; a Raffle with as first prize a round trip to Italy; an iPhone 7; an executive check up; a 3-day, 2-night stay in Palawan, are some of the highlights.

The Major Sponsors of this unique event are: Rustan’s, The Peninsula Hotel, Synergy88.
Media Partner: Platinum List.

The evening’s program will include the following highlights:

1. Tribute to outgoing Italian Ambassador Massimo Roscigno.
2. Silent Auction (Curated by Rustan, with paintings by Ramon Diaz from Galleria Duemila, Al Perez and Benjamin Dailo; Italian high end decorative items sponsored by Rustan’s and sculptures by Murano glass master Andrea Tagliapietra, sponsored by iPhor Trading Inc.)
3. Dinner (wines sponsored by Silver Secrets and Premier Wine & Spirits; Italian coffee sponsored by Barista and Coffee Academy of Asia)
4. Piano performance by Dr. Raul Sunico
5. Raffle (sponsored by Etihad, Fidenza Village, Globe Platinum, St. Luke, Astoria, ResToeRun, Puccini, Cibo, Lusso, Asta, Dario, L’Opera, Prego, Seda, Caruso)
6. Live Auction (Major sponsor Ducati Philippines and minor sponsor iPhor Trading Inc.)
7. Dancing

Tickets are at P2500 per person which includes dinner and one raffle ticket. Additional raffle tickets at P500 will be available during the event.

Attire is cocktail dress for ladies and jacket for gentlemen.

For ticket inquiries, please call PIA Secretariat, Marissa Ronquillo at Tel. No. (02) 815-1310 / philippineitalianassociation@gmail.com