Lizaso House of Barong & Style Stylefest 2013 Pamana Awards USA was held on Saturday October 5, 2013 at CBS Studios Center 4024 Radford Avenue, Studio City CA. The Black tie, Fuchsia, Pink Evening Gown event was in an open air garden setting at the CBS Studios Soundstage lot – Residential street. Tasty appetizers were served followed by a full course meal.
LA Splash Magazine and Diversity News writer/photographer Gisele “ShooterDiva” was awarded Outstanding Photo Journalist. Outstanding Woman of Style awardee’s were Gemma Tabb, Cherry Marmes-Smith (Mrs. Philipines-America 2013), Edsel Voloso Candido (Dress Designer – Dance Choreographer), Liezel Ramos, Lilia Edith Equarras Pickens, Myrna Obligacion-Carreon, Shirly Rose Maderazo, Harriet Mirasol Voloso, Andree V. Trompeta, M.D., and Alexandra Ropati awarded Business Woman of the Year. "I would like to Thank Diversity News Magazine for recognizing my talents and nominating me for this prestigious award" -Gisele.
The event also had an elaborately choreographed fashion show with Boy Lizaso’s designs. This was the 30th Anniversary and the 96th show of Lizaso House of Barong & Style honoring Outstanding Women of Style and Community Recognition Awards and the Gandang Pilipina USA 2013-2014 Awardees and Lizaso’s discovery models. This was also Lizaso’s birthday bash and he sure did celebrate it in style. Also attending the event was City of Carson Mayor Jim Dear.