In simple rites at the Office of Manila Vice-Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso, Manila City Hall, the Philippine Movie Press Club's new officers for 2009, were inducted at 11 a.m. last Tuesday, January 27.
The newly-elected officers are: Roldan Castro (President-elect); Melba Llanera (Vice-President), Mell Navarro (Secretary), William Reyes (P.R.O.), Boy Romero (Treasurer), Aaron Domingo (Auditor), Mildred Bacud (Assistant Secretary), Jimi Escala (Assistant Treasurer).
The Board of Directors are: Fernan De Guzman, Rommel Galapon, John Fontanilla, Sandy Es Mariano, Rodel Fernando. Among the seven-man board, all except two, Joe Barrameda and Robert Pangis, made it to the Induction and Oath Taking ceremonies. Proxies were members Wally Peralta and Beth Gelena, respectively.
A sumptuous lunch followed at the Grand Opera Hotel on Doroteo Jose St., Manila.
Guests and sponsors of the event were Vice-Mayor Isko Moreno, TV host German "Kuya Germs" Moreno, actor Gabby Concepcion, and Hon. Ariel Inton of the Quezon City Council.
The PMPC also acknowledged the support and cooperation of the following: Manila City Council members Hon. Yul Servo, Hon. Lou Veloso, and Hon. Ernix Dionisio; Mr. Jerry Yap of Hataw Publications, Mr. Benny Antiporda of the National Press Club, Ms. Kathy Solis of the ABS-CBN Corporate PR, Lito de Guzman, Samantha Flores, Karen Martinez, Akina Tablizo, Ysa Skin Care Clinic, UK Erase Placenta, Olive C. and Glutamin by Psalmstre, Mendez Medical Group, Lucida DS, Ai-Zen Salon, Ricky Chang of Page T-Shirts, Smokebloc Food Supplement, Edwin Guiquin of Bagaso Grill, and the management and staff of the Grand Opera Hotel.
As the newly-elected PMPC prexy, Roldan Castro expressed optimism on the Club's fresh start. He was filled with enthusiasm as he revealed some plans on the PMPC agenda, including several benefit shows/concerts in March, to be followed by the grand Silver (25th) Anniversary of the Star Awards for Movies in mid-2009.