Remembering A Friend


The life and times of internationally renowned designer and entrepreneur Philippe Charriol were celebrated during a moving memorial service arranged by Stores Specialists Inc. chairman Nedy Tantoco and held at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel of the Tantoco family residence. The Tantoco family has had a long business and personal relationship with Charriol and his family—wife Annick, daughter Coralie, and son Alexander who were all present to commemorate the family patriarch. Moving and personal touches were provided in the eulogies delivered by Ms. Tantoco, Coralie and two long-time associates of Charriol, Peter Jentes and Jean Pierre Grivory. Also present at the service were French Ambassador Nicolas Galey and former ambassador to the Holy See Bienvenido Tantoco, Sr. After the service the family and friends moved to a beautifully set up tent in the garden for an Italian-themed dinner where music was provided by the Pundaquit Virtuoisi directed by Coke Bolipata. During dinner good news was shared about the timely engagement of Alexander Charriol and his fiancée Katia Cohen.


Coralie Charriol Paul, chairman of the Board of Directors of Philippe Charriol International Ltd., with Amb. Bienvenido Tantoco Sr. at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel


Katia Sophie Cohen with Annick Charriol


Peter Jentes, Annick Charriol, Coralie Charriol Paul, Amb. Bienvenido Tantoco Sr., Alexander Charriol, Katia Sophie Cohen, Nedy Tantoco, and Jean Pierre Grivory


Nedy Tantoco


Anton Huang giving a eulogy


George Sarakinis and Becky Garcia Sarakinis


Babatte Aquino Benoit

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Alexander Charriol, Kathy Huang, and Michael Huang


Paolo Tantoco, Paolo Lobregat, Donnie Tantoco, and Mark Jentes