‘Ápplause,’ tribute concert for Aliw founder, set at Manila Hotel in July

The Aliw Award’s executive committee for the July 31 2023 “Applause – a musical tribute to AAFI founder Alice H. Reyes” – announced the addition of sponsors for the event, which will be held on July 31.2023, at the Manila Hotel Fiesta Pavilion. 

Joining Mayor Joy Belmonte of Quezon City are Greenfield Development Corporation, Alpha One A-1 International Sales, Inc. Liza Macuja Elizalde and Danish Khonstruct Inc. 

With less than four months to go, the executive committee Co-chaired by Birdie Reyes |||, 1st Vice President and Aristeo Garcia, 2nd Vice President, is exerting all efforts to ensure the success of the once-in-a-lifetime event. 

At a meeting held last April 15, the final list of subcommittees was released, as follows: ways and means committee co-chairmen Rema T. Manzano and Ofelia Cajigal, with the members Brian Lu, Jose Dadulla Jr, and Elna Miralles Fabiana.  

Reception committee co-chairmen Tess Tan and Francia Conrado with members Ofelia Cajigal, Leonora Cabael, Dennis Aguilar, Anna Liza Ouano ,Virginia Bongalosa and Elizabeth Oshiro. 

Invitation committee chairman Joey Nombres with members Leonora Cabael ,Virginia Bongalosa and Anna Liza Ouano. 

“Applause” will feature selected entertainers of the year and lifetime achievement awardees, a first in the history of Philippine live entertainment. 

Invitations have been sent to Pilita Corales, Lea Salonga, Martin Nievera, Gerald Santos, Ogie Alcasid, Regine Velasquez, Jed Madela, Gerphil Flores, Kuh Ledesma, Sarah Geronimo, Julie Anne San Jose, Jose Mari Chan, John Lesaca, and Boy Abunda. 

Invitees who will be abroad on July 31 have been requested to send their video messages for airing at the tribute. 

“Applause” will be directed by trustee Joey Nombres, who has been with Aliw since its inception, as a member of the staff of the late director Mitos Villarreal. 

Tickets to the dinner show which starts at 6pm. Will be available by May 1, 2023. 

Except for the sponsors tables, seating will be on a first come first served basis, so the public is encouraged to arrive early. 

Dinner is at 6pm and the show will start at 7pm. 

For more information, please contact the following: 

Birdie Reyes at: 551-221-1881. 

Rema Manzano at: 945-849-1422. 

Ofelia Cajigal at: 917-899-6197. 

Aliw Landline at: 8921-5135.