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The WBCP had a merry party to celebrate its 9th Anniversary. The get-together was held at the La Vista Clubhouse in Quezon City. 120 members plus 16 guests attended the festivities, most decked out in colorful attire as requested by outgoing President Anna Gonzales.

Group shot! Photo by Alexander Loinaz.
Leni Sutcliffe (left) awarding Ixi Mapua (right) the most colorful attire and most cheerful personality at the 9th Anniversary party of WBCP. Photo by Alexander Loinaz

Among the guests who came were Rey Aguinaldo of DENR-NCR, Atty Armi Corpuz of the VIllar Foundation, Roy Velez of Save Freedom Island Movement, Ella Colmenares of Earth Island Institute, Aine Alvero of the Team Energy Foundation, representatives of Balanga City, Candaba and La Mesa Ecopark. Mrs. Cynthia Villar of the VIllar Foundation, our partner in the coastal clean-ups sent a whole lechon.

Homer Patulot, Richard Ruiz of Laoag, Jude Sanchez, Mrs. Manalo, Leny Manalo. Photo by Alexander Loinaz.
Chee-Anne Roño, Ma. Cheryll Manzano Patulot, Maan Guzman, Anthony Arbias, Rene Calado, Joni T. Acay. Dyanne Realubit. Photo by Alexander Loinaz.
The family that birds together! Charles Pandi and Tristan Angelo Manalad. Photo by Alexander Loinaz

The festivities started off with some shopping. There was a silent auction, a table with Club merchandise for sale, and a Celestron booth selling their scopes and binoculars. Charlie Fernandez and Paula Peralejo emceed the evening’s program. First on the agenda was the President’s report by Anna Gonzales, then  the Financial report by Mike Lu and the Records Committee report by Arne Jensen.

After a break for dinner, the second part of the program started with the We are Common People video, then the presentations on the Philippine Bird Festival, International Hornbill Conference, the Big Year launch and Announcement of new Execom.

The new team: Secretary Maia Tañedo, President Mike Lu, Vice-President Gina Mapua, Treasurer Henry So. Photo by Alexander Loinaz

We Are Ordinary People by WBCP video by Arnel Telelsforo


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