Kasalang Filipino 2009 First Leg Joins San Pablo Coco Festival


Laguna’s best wedding suppliers showcased their products and services during Kasalang San Pablo wedding fair and exhibit, the first leg of Kasalang Filipino 2009 12-city wedding fair road show held last January 12 – 14, 2009 at the Pamana Hall in San Pablo City, Laguna.

Kasalang Filipino 2009 - San Pablo Leg Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Kasalang Filipino 2009 – San Pablo Leg
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony


City Administrator and Coco Festival 2009 Over-all Chairman Mr. Loreto Ambem Amante, Laguna Provincial Planning Coordinator Mr. Valentin Guidote, Mutya ng San Pablo 2009 Ms. Glennifer Perido, Lakan ng San Pablo 2009 Mr. Joseph Brul, celebrity stylist Mr. James Cooper, and Kasal.com Head Ms. Mathel Ong were present during the ribbon cutting ceremony to formally declare the opening of the 3-day wedding fair and exhibit last January 12, 2009.

During the afternoon of the first day, eleven (11) local make-up artists showcased their skills in Ever Bilena’s Gandang Pinay Bridal Make-up competition. Each contestant was given an hour to make-up their model brides. Their works were judged under the keen eyes of Mr. Onin Mas, Ever Bilena (EB) Marketing Manager; Ms. Mozhgan Amaranto, EB Brand Manager; Ms. Ana Abainza, EB make-up artist; and Mr. James Cooper.

Ever Bilena's Gandang Pinay Bridal Make-up Competition
Ever Bilena’s Gandang Pinay
Bridal Make-up Competition


The work of Mr. Ferdie Santos on model-bride Ms. Diane Joyce Ramirez won the grand prize. Make-up done by Mr. M.C. Rasaoa, on model-bride Ms. Mica Villamondo, and Mr. Eys Vergara, on Ms. Alyanna Marie Amad, were awarded as first and second runner-up, respectively. Mr. Santos received a trophy, 1-year Gold Listing in Kasal.com’s Wedding Resource, Php.20, 000.00 worth of cosmetics from Ever Bilena, and will be featured in the company’s various ad campaigns.

On the third day, during the Coconut Cookfest, 100 Barangay Nutrition Schools of San Pablo City demonstrated their culinary expertise in using coconut as ingredient in three categories: main course, appetizer, and dessert. Del Remedio District won Best Appetizer and Best in Costume. Ambray District cooked the Best Main Course and Sto. Angle District made the Best Dessert.

The wedding fair was concluded with a fashion show in front of the old City Hall building, showcasing the works of San Pablo’s leading bridal couturiers.

Mr. Amante said, “Through this, [the Coco Festival and Kasalang San Pablo] and with the support of the media, we hope to inform everyone what San Pablo has to offer, “.

San Pablo City Coco Festival
San Pablo City Coco Festival


Kasalang San Pablo wedding fair and exhibit is one of the official activities of San Pablo Coco Festival 2009. San Pablo Coco Festival started in 1995 as a way of thanksgiving for a bountiful harvest and to showcase the locally-made coconut-based handicrafts, decors, and food products like copra, coco lumber, coco coir, doormats, linens, accessories, virgin coconut oil, bottled macapuno, bottled nata de coco (processed ‘cream of coconut’), and buko (coconut) pie.

The theme for this year’s celebration is “Alamat ng maindayog na musika at natatanging kultura ng San Pablo, bayan ng tangi at unang ermitanyo” [The Legend of the Rhythmic Music and Unique Culture of San Pablo: town of the first and only Hermit]. The Coco Festival coincides with the Feast day of the patron saint of the province, Saint Paul, the First Hermit.

Kasalang San Pablo 2009 text

Beauty & Fitness: Hair & Make up Services
Cecile Buenavidez
Ever Bilena Cosmetics
Raul Eje

Cakes & Desserts
Gem See’s Cakeshop

Design & Couture
Albert Figueras
Alex Alcos
Archie Fandiño
Cecille Buenavidez
Chico Estiva
Chiva Siason
Chris Gamo
Eddie Escondo
Jenny Bernardo Belen
Jojo Alidio
Nholie Pilapil
Nikki Hernandez
Raul Eje
Renato “Atang” Consibido
Seseng Oblena (Men’s Attire)
Sonny Viana

Flowers & Event Styling
Blooms Flower Shop
Nholie Pilapil Flowers and Events

Management System Consultant

Music & Entertainment
Koro de San Gabriel
Mary Joy Lor – Singer

Photo & Video
Ariel Javelosa Photography
Exposure Digital Photo and Video

Reception Venues
Palmera’s Restaurant
Veranda Multi-Purpose Function Hall

Rentals (Equipment, Furnishings)
Management System Consultant

Freddie S. Abrigo

Wedding Planning
Anton and Ferdie – The Event’s Experts
Barangay ni Jose Association, Inc.
EV Event Planners
Jojo C. Garingan
Wave Events Services




Kasalang Filipino 2009 is a nationwide wedding fair road show which ties twelve (12) Philippine cities with one goal of promoting the local wedding industry. The following are the 12 cities of the 2009 road show – San Pablo, Tagaytay, Tarlac, Dagupan, Legazpi, Dumaguete, General Santos, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Bacolod, Manila, and Cebu.

Kasalang Filipino 2009 is co-presented by Kasal.com and ABS-CBN Regional Network Group and made possible by Max’s RestaurantEver Bilena CosmeticsGoldilocks BakeshopHewlett-Packard PhilippinesAriel Javelosa PhotographyQP Designs, and the following media partners: Lifestyle Network, Sky CableWRR 101.9, My Only Radio, Metro WeddingsMetro HomeFoodFoodie, Flavors Magazine, China Business Philippines, The Manila TimesBusiness MirrorPhilstar.comTsinoy.com, and LocalDirect.com. Technology partners are Touch SolutionsToshibaBitstop Network Services, and Too Many Memory.