September 23, 2021


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Robby Alugar

Talento Cebuanos 2019 will be awarding this year’s batch of talented, exemplary Cebuanos, on May 11, 2019, 1:30PM, Saturday at the Ayala Activity Center. This is a special tribute given to a Cebuano, or adopted Cebuano, for his or her special skills and contribution to the community.

This project, spearheaded by Speechcom International with its Founder Dr. Mila C. Espina, Past President of Zonta Club of Cebu 1 and We Care Foundation at the same time a Cultural Consultant and Former Dean of the University of San Jose-Recoletos, had been inspired by the Perlas Awards of Philippines Foundation, and supported by the We Care and ALLEF Foundations, University of San Jose-Recoletos Arts and Sciences / Masscom Department and the Education Committee of the Zonta Club of Cebu 1.

The event will feature the awards for the following Talento Cebuanos:

Ria Lydia Espina


Success Story for Creative PR and Marketing initiatives will be cited to Mr. Robby Mongaya Alugar, a self – made young professional in PR and Marketing who rose from the ranks of Global Carrier Phils., Inc., developed his PR and marketing skills through hard work and productive partnership with media and socio – civic institutions, to finally start and launch his own PR and Event Management Services, the RMA Public Relations & Marketing Services. This award hopes to inspire young graduates to become self-motivated to develop lucrative livelihood to support their future families.

Ria Lydia Espina, for her Excellent Leadership in the Academic and Legal Profession. She is the only daughter of Emmanuel and Isabel Espina whose intelligence and initiative brought her to heights of academic excellence in the University of the Philippines, University of Cebu School of Law, and professional practice as a Certified Public Accountant at Sycip Gorres and Velayo, to Aboitiz Construction as a practicing CPA and law professor at the University of Cebu, and the President of Integrated Bar of the Philippines Province. She serves as the Icon for young women professionals and and empowered community leader.

Fashion Designer Dexter Alazas will also be cited for his success in fashion craftsmanship and entrepreneurship, Creative Craftmanship with a purpose in merging Fashion Arts with the essence of the Cebuana, defining and bringing beauty and its relevance to the cultural values of the community. He is the Ambassador of Hablon de Cebu and serves as a footnote to young professionals in the haute contour entrepreneurship to hone their skills and uplift the dignity of womanhood amid the changing trends of global fashion.

Dexter Alazas

The event will also showcase performances of renowned performers and former Perlas and Talento Cebuanos. Also performing are the 2019 grade and high school participants, Batch 1 of Speechcom English and Communication arts workshop, USJ-R ALLEF scholars, San Diego Dancers, Knapsack Dancers, Tawag ng Tanghalan Star Girlie Laspinas, Benedicto College Performers, Sisters of Mary, Perlas Awardees and Speechcom students.

Talento Cebuano is a special feature of Speechcom International Culminating Activity Batch One and is Co-sponsored by Ayala Center Cebu.