Bariles did not finish the baptismal rites for Queen Elizabeth Pacquiao, Manny Pacquiao’s daughter at the Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Parish and proceeded to the KCC Mall of GenSan where the reception is going to be held.  The rooftop parking area was still one third full at that time (11:00pm) and his brother’s driver did not have a hard time finding a choice spot.

The alley going to the convention center was still free from onlookers, thank God!  Upon reaching the main entrance to the reception venue however, he found out that it was already full of people, obviously waiting for Manny Pacquiao’s other guests to appear.  The Ms. GenSan ladies and the Bodyfest men were at the door, dressed in princesses and princes and served as guides to the party venue of Queenie behind the large wooden doors.

The table at the waiting loungeparty2Senator Bong Revilla with Cong. Puentevella & Tonypet Albano

The usherettes got my invite pass and ushered me inside the cavernous convention. Lo and behold! The sight which greeted me was straight out of a fairy tale book, courtesy of party organizer, Gatchi Gatchalian, owner of BluGre Coffee Shop.

Here is the gallery of pictures.  Click on them for bigger views.  The captions can be seen by hovering your mouse over each one.

Red Carpet under Balloon ArchesLive Tall Man MannequinSenator Bong Revilla makes his entranceQueenie's Cake by Mix & Magic BakeshopParty Favors at Dinner TablesPresidential TableBalloon Tower as Table CenterpieceNinang Senator Presidentiable LorenNinong Senator Jinggoy & the hairdo of his fatherQueenie's Castle at the StageNinong Philip SalvadorRefreshing sight Ninang Korina Sanchez and her pearl necklace

That’s not all.  Here’s more…

HBO TV CrewNinong VP Noli de CastroHot Lola DionisiaManny's Accountant Richard Querido, Businessman Clem Asencio & wife Yvonne, Solar Sports Rico Arce, Peter Chanliong, Wilson Tieng and Pacman bodyguard Jojo  Ninong Alex Santos of ABS-CBN's Umagang Kay GandaMs. GenSan Romarie Cunanan & EscortJun Ong of Fiesta Appliance and FamilyGrand Entrance for Manny, Jinky & QueenieNinong Senator Mig Zubiri & lovely wifeMs. GenSan's Ladies-in-WaitingParty ClownsSenators Bong, Jinggoy, Loren & Migz giving Manny a citation

To Queen Elizabeth Pacquiao, welcome to the Christian world!  May you grow as pretty as your mom, Jinky, as humble and generous as your dad Manny and as God-fearing and religious as you Lola Dionisia.

And here are more pictures…

Bariles, AUB staff, Ms.Gensan girls, Mr.Bikini Open Hunk Greggy, etc.

Bariles with (standing from left) Kristine Lorn dela Pena, Ms. GenSan & Queen of Aliwan 1st runner-up Romarie Ivy Cunanan, RD Resorts Bikini Hunk Greggy dela Pena, Kristel Velayo, Rhyndyll Bartolaba, STI stude Marrell de Pedro, Macmac Pilapil. Sitting from left, Mr. & Mrs. Dave Areglado (Asia United Bank), Orman Manansala & Lea Cunanan.

Bren Evangelio, Orman, Rue Rama with Onyok and Bayani

Sitting from left, Manny’s personal secretary Bren Manansala Evangelio, AUB’s Orman Manansala, Rue Rama. Standing from left, CPIO’s Chris Sulit, Brigada’s Anter Alcos, actor-comedian Bayani Agbayani, Olympian Onyok Velasco, Bandera’s Paul Bernaldez.