By Alice Hernandez Reyes


     The  30th Annual Aliw Awards Night at Manila Hotel’s Fiesta Pavilion was definitely the Live Entertainment Event of the year!

     Though it was hoped that we could start at 7 P.M., that was not to be, due to the Christmas traffic.

     Nevertheless Edru Abraham and his ethnic group provided the music at the lobby to add luster to the occasion while the well-dressed  crowd congregated before the show.

     The Awards presentation was hosted by Garie Concepcion, daughter of actor Gabby Concepcion and  Grace Ibuna, who copped the Best Female Host award. She was assisted by Segment Hosts  Banaue Miclat Janssen, Jose Toots Tolentino, JC Santos,Alex Yasuda,  Paul Cedric Juan, Patrick Libao and Kerwin Vance Larena.JP Lopez was Voice-Over anchor.

     Seen in the audience were Miss Universe Margie Moran , Ballet Manila’s Sylvia Lichauco,Dean Amado Valcez, Tess Tumangan and hubby, Beth Tagle, Charo Yu,  Rod Cornejo and wife, Dero Pedero, Mario Dumaual of ABS-CBN, Kata Inocencio of GMA 7,Shirley Halili Cruz, Jimmy Cheng of United News,   Lily Chua of Lucky 7 Koi Productions, Flora Santos and many more.

       The event was made possible , thanks to the support of Mayor Herbert Bautista of Quezon City,   PCSO’s GM Alexander Balutan,   DOT Secretary Wanda Corazon Tulfo Teo , PAGCOR Chairman Andrea Domingo , Jade Vine restaurant and Salu restaurant. Media partners were United News, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times and the Journal Group of Publications.

        Congratulations to the Production Staff  for a job well done.