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ANG aming taos-pusong pasasalamat sa mga dumalo at nagbigay ng tulong upang maging masaya at matagumpay ang Christmas dinner for a cause ng Society of Entertainment Editors. Inc. (SPEEd) na aming kinabibilangan.

Ginanap nitong nakaraang Kapaskuhan ang dinner for a cause ng SPEEd sa kabubukas pa lamang na Vicktoria Sports Tower Station Multi-Purpose Hall.

Maraming salamat kay Piolo Pascual na bagamat hindi nakarating ay siyang nagbigay ng pinakamalaking donasyon. Ganoon din si Mr. Tony Tuviera ng TAPE, Inc., producer ng Eat Bulaga si Mother Lily Monteverde ng Regal Films na nauna nang nag-donate ng P100,000.

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Ang SPEEd ay katatatag pa lamang na samahan ng entertainment editors ng mga pahayagan sa pamumuno ni Isah Red ng The Manila Standard.

Naririto ang mensahe ni Isah nang ganapin ang aming event:

“Allow me to thank you on behalf of the officers and members of the Society of Philippine Entertainment Editors, Inc. for joining us tonight to celebrate friendship during this merriest time of the year.

“Since our last Christmas gathering -- the first official event of SPEEd -- in December 2015, I am very happy to share with all of you, as you saw in parts of our video, that the group has gone beyond our fun-filled meetings to make this gathering of editors more meaningful and worthwhile.

“Through your help, we have been able to raise funds that remained intact in the organization’s coffers, and only used to help colleagues in the industry who had been sick or lost a loved one, our first scholar, and, of course, an orphanage in Bulacan, which we have chosen as a continued beneficiary of our projects.

“Hindi po namin magagawa ang lahat ng ito kung hindi dahil sa tulong ninyo, kaya’t taos-puso kaming nagpapasalamat sa inyong lahat na walang sawang sumusuporta sa SPEEd.

“Like I said last year, SPEEd will go into high gear in 2016, and I am proud to say that we have truly done so, with meaningful goals that have been fueled by genuine friendship. From here on, pabilis nang pabilis pa rin ang pag-arangkada ng SPEEd, with even more exciting projects lined up in 2017. Watch out pa rin kayo sa amin at ’wag sana kayong magsasawang sumuporta.

“Before I end my message tonight, may I thank every single member of SPEEd for genuinely and willingly devoting your precious time to this organization, no matter how difficult our schedules may be, and no matter the odds.

“And, of course, on behalf of my good friends here that make up the Society of Philippine Entertainment Editors, Inc., maraming-maraming salamat sa bawat isa sa inyo na nandito ngayong gabi.”

Ang iba pang mga nagbigay ng suporta sa pamamagitan ng donasyon ay ang sina Sen. Chiz Escudero at Heart Evangelista, Cong. Vilma Santos, Cong. Toby Tiangco, Kim Chiu, Ai-Ai de las Alas, Regine Velasquez, Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista, Boy Abunda, ABS-CBN (Kane Choa), GMA-7 (Angel Javier), Unilab, June Torrejon, Vic del Rosario, Obra ni Juan, San Miguel Corp., Butch Raquel, Malou Choa-Fagar, Direk Carlo Caparas at Donna Villa, Mayor Lani Mercado & Vice Gov. Jolo Revilla, Mark at Rep. Emy Villar, Chooks to Go, Daniel Razon of UNTV, Sen. Manny Villar of Vistaland, Susan Joven, Ana Manansala, Joy Buensalido, Judith Los Baños, Marco Polo Hotel, Anthony and Roselle Taberna, Maloli Espinosa Supnet, Rams David, Edd Fuentes, Drs. Manny and Pie Calayan, Erickson Raymundo, Chuck Gomez, Millet Liberato-Simeon, Annie Ringor, Annabelle Rama, Redgie Magno, Noel Ferrer, Chris Cahilig, Gigi Lara, Cristy Fermin at si Perry Lansigan na kasama pang dumalo sa party ang mga alagang sina Sunshine Dizon, ang bagong Kapusong si Mika dela Cruz, Rochelle Pangilinan at Carlo Gonzales.

Kabilang din sa mga masusugid na tagasuporta ng SPEEd ang mag-asawang Gary Valenciano at Angeli Pangilinan, Doc Eric at Vina Yapjuangco ng Icon Clinic na nag-provide ng lights and sounds sa aming party, si Pinky Fernando ng Fernando’s Bakeshop, Harmony and Homes ni Mylene Co na nag-set up ng Christmas decors sa venue.

Bukod kay Isah, ang iba pang officers at miyembro ng SPEEd ay sina Jojo Panaligan (Manila Bulletin), external vice president; Eugene Asis (People’s Journal), internal vice president; Ian Fariñas (People’s Tonight), secretary; Gie Trillana (Malaya Business Insight), assistant secretary; Salve Asis (Pilipino Star/Pang-Masa), treasurer; Maricris Nicasio (Hataw), assistant treasurer; Dindo Balares (Balita) at Dinah Ventura (Daily Tribune), auditors; Dondon Sermino (Abante) at Tessa Mauricio-Arriola (The Manila Times), PROs; Nestor Cuartero (Tempo), adviser; at board members sina Rito Asilo (Philippine Daily Inquirer), Ervin Santiago (Bandera), Jerry Olea (Abante Tonite), Janice Navida (Bulgar) at Rohn Romulo (People’s Balita). (Dindo M. Balares)