First Russian Ball event to be held in the Philippines
The Ambassador of Russian Federation, Igor Khovaev, handed out an award, the “Bronze Butterfly” to outstanding Filipinos, who helped promote Russian Culture in the Philippines.
The awardees are: the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Hon. Cong. Linabelle Ruth R. Villarica, USEC of Turism and Executive Director of NPF, Maria Fema Duterte, President of the CCP Nick Lizaso and Dr. Billy Chan, Founder of the Post Peace. The event was also attended by many celebrities such as: Cory Quirino, Nonnie and Bert Basilio, Tam and Divine Austria, Eimee Cragun, Lolita E. Mirpuri, Atty Arlene Reazon, BDO VP Maurice Lim, Ditas Posadas, Agile Zamora, Myrna Yao, Serla Russel, UN Rep. Gion Gounet, Mache Torres and David Ackerman.