It was the 26th of July, year 2025. The awaited gathering of successful professionals has come to time. They are top caliber performers and well-known personalities in our industry, who have established respected names in their chosen field. They, who work and strive hard to achieve their goals, are now enjoying the glory of their hard work and perseverance. They are the delegates of Professional Regulation Commission Convention.
As the appointed chairwoman for the said affair, I was about to leave for work and prepare for one of the busiest and longest day of my life when suddenly the phone rang. It is a call from the president. I have been working in Malacañang for the last two years as the president’s legal adviser. A certified public accountant and lawyer, a career oriented woman who could not wish for anything more – financially stable, supportive family, good social life, with a worthy man to share my future.
I am heading towards Malacañang when I decided to full-load my tank at DF gasoline station, owned by mechanical engineer Bon Denmark Flojo. He also owns one of the biggest auto shops in Banawe.
Across the station, one can see commercial buildings and shops of high-end clothing line managed by Alyanna Marie Catalan and designed by the most famous creative designer Virgilia Mabansag.
Besides the clothing line is gaming shop of Nicolo Bonifacio, the largest supplier of different games and advanced software invented by him.
I’m on my way to the airport flying a business class trip to Palawan for the PRC Convention. Other delegates arrived at the place the night before through Manzano Travel Agency owned by Camille Marion Manzano. By profession, she has been touring different parts of the world.
At 8:30 a.m., we, the delegates, are heading towards the convention hall. As I enter the wide vestibule, I saw familiar faces. What caught my attention were the ladies in the corner gaily sharing their experiences.
I approached the group and there I saw Time Magazine Woman of the year awardee and now the executive President of Banco de Oro, the batch’s loudest speaker Ma. Aisyah Salleh.
Also in the group is not only a dedicated nurse but a very prominent physician Jennylyn Mabansag. She had just arrived from the USA to prepare for her upcoming nuptial.
Also in the circle is Dianne Orendain, the pretty lady who changed from being soft-spoken girl of the batch to an outspoken go-getter woman. She is currently busy with the construction of her 15th Mall Branch in Cainta, Rizal and has a lot of assets and investments in Metro Bank.
Then a stunning man entered the hall Former captain ball of Infant Jesus Learning Academy Varsity, a slam-dunk champion and current Pure Foods star player. The guy is Hariram Parsram and no one would deny that truly he is a PBA heartthrob. How I wish he couldn’t hear these things for I’m sure the winds of confidence would sweep us all away here.
Suddenly, I remember my beautiful compañera one of the richest in the batch for she owns a private hospital in Manila. She is no other than Irene Mae Lustina. We greeted each other and talked for a while. During our conversation, I noticed that she was wearing a gold-plated necklace with the initial “S” as its pendant. I didn’t dare to ask if it’s Salamat. I wish whoever he is; she’ll make be happy by his side.
At exactly 9 o’clock a.m., the convention formally opened. All are attentively listening as the convention coordinator Jan Michael Villaruel reads the programme proper, a prominent figure in the Mass Media Industry. He is a famous television anchorman with his top-rating news and public affairs program NEWSTOM. He is also one of the columnists of the Philippine Daily Inquirer.
The speaker was introduced and his figure is seen on the screen. He is one of the hundred tycoons listed in Forbes Magazine – Tofan Singh. His topic is about his success in different fields of marketing and computer...