I had the honor of visiting the sprawling residence of President GMA last night. Call time was at 7 and if not for my bright driver, I would not be 3 minutes late. I purposely didn’t want to arrive too early and be the first one there. But when I arrived, my friends from the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industries (PCCI) were already there. Diana Santos told me they arrived at 6:30 pm and GMA arrived from Congress at 6:45 pm.
William Go brought the food and I brought 6 bottles of wine and a box of cookies for GMA. Muntik ko pang nalimutan. I was already in our garage when I remembered.
GMA with Mila Lacson (wife of Ed Lacson), George Barcelon (PCCI Pres), Sergio Ortiz-Luis, Jr. (Philexport President), Boy San Pedro (PCCI Member and currently the president of Valley Golf and Country Club, Val go (son of William Go), Edgardo Lacson (former president of PCCI), and Boy Aure (PCCI Chairman of SME and Arbitration Committee),
There’s a big wood carving shaped like a fish that is hanging on the wall in the formal dining room. I couldn’t get my eyes off it. It’s so pretty. I asked GMA if that was a heirloom piece from her parents. She said no, it was a gift to her by the President of Palau when she was still president.
(Left) William Go, PCCI Director and in charge of the Committee on Agriculture. William & Co. also owns one of the largest schools in Rizal, the ICCT Colleges. (Right) Former Asst. Majority Leader and Congressman from the 1st District of Cagayan de Oro City, Benjo Benaldo.
Benjo looks very young, I thought he is my daughter’s age. He is going to strangle me for saying this but he is the former husband of Brazilian model and Philippine actress, Daiana Meneses.