The night was filled with an abundance of delicious food, and overflow of red and white wine, gorgeous women, dapper men, and exquisite works of art lined up for auction; all coming together for a cause greater than the night itself – the protection of children. The event, which was held on March 5 at the Raffles Hotel was organized by Philippine Tatler and sponsored by Fila Philippines, was all for the benefit and support of the Child Protection Network.
The Child Protection Network is an organization that aims to bring protection to children who are victims of some sort of abuse. To help the organization, twelve items were up for auction. Most of which were works of art that were bid as high as P700,000. Cris Albert, President and CEO of Fila Philippines took part in the bidding and won a trip to Ellenborough Estate in Maryland, where scenes from the movie The Wedding Crashers was filmed.
Such was the highlight of the evening, along with all the men and women who came to show their support. Guests from Fila included their endorser Fabio Ide, Jake Letts, Harry Morris and Jovan Masalunga of the Philippine Volcanoes. As a major sponsor, Cris Albert gave some opening remarks for the evening, quoting what Eleanor Roosevelt said that “the destiny of human rights is in the hands of all our citizens in all our communities”. She expressed her concern for the issue and her support for the Child Protection Network, saying “CNP needs our help to continue their vision – a responsibility of safeguarding the future and the lives of impoverished, abused children all over the world and our country.”