Philanthropist and international beauty impresario Ferdie Syquia Villar’s 82nd birthday celebration added another memorable chapter in his glorious life. It took place last June 1 at his residence along Escanyo Drive in South San Francisco.
The celebration started with a Holy Mass officiated by Rev. Fr. Abraham Alonzo, spiritual counselor of ANX Hospice in Daly City.
After the Thanksgiving Mass, a salo-salo luncheon was prepared by his son Ronald Villar, niece Vangie Perez, Brenda Padilla, and Elaine Estabrooks; catered by Manny and Ludy Noguera of Karilagan and Ongpin Restaurant in South San Francisco.
The affair to remember was attended by Ferdie’s family and friends in the Filipino American community which include Edwin, Myrna and Michael Cabrera; Manny, Joy, and Joseph Cabrera; Anthony and Vangie Perez; Joselito Cabrera; Margie Cabrera and son Roxie; Cypress Lawn planning counselor Shirley Ordoveza; San Jose fashionable lady Susan Pacifico; New Haven House Care operations manager Estela McCovey; Daly City religious leader Brenda Padilla and daughter Eren; Daly City public relations executive Tony Bayudan; Duggan’s Serra Mortuary owner Dan Duggan; Stockton community leaders Jaime and Matilda Velasco; Statewide real estate broker Alice Atienza; San Jose community leaders Marvin and Marriame Cuaresma, Las Vegas businesswoman Nina Alberto; entertainment producer Frank Sityar; San Francisco community leaders Violeta Orence and Janet Meneses; photographer Ray Guarin; Daly City community leaders Lambert and Dorie Paniza; Filipina beauty queen, socialite and model Mari-len Bernardo; and former United Pangasinanes president Gloria Junio.