Rest easy, Lovee

June 3, 2022

Cris Albert was the most radiant person in a room. She was so charming and likeable we called her Lovee.

It’s been over a month since her untimely death, and I still can’t believe it.

 

Cris Albert’s children: Bela and Carlo Albert.

 

Cris Albert

 

Angeli Valenciano, Butch Albert and Dr. Hayden Kho.

 

(from left): Dr. Elsie Pascua, Consul Agnes Huibonhoa

 

Anton San Diego.

 

Len Olbes and Shelly Lazaro.

 

Kevin Tan and his wife Michelle

 

Javi and Lexi Berenguer-Testa

 

(from left): Sheree Chua, Tiffany Copok, Dong Ronquillo, Ofelia Wadle, Georgette Ison, Anna Rufino and Raymund Rufino.

 

Ernie Lopez and Ricky Davao.

 

Kaye Tinga, Tina Cuevas and Patrick Rosas.

 

Singapore Ambassador, Gerard Ho.

 

Sheila Romero and Yoli Ayson.

 

Peter Coyuito and David Ackerman.

 

Celine Magat-Lopez and Emmanuelle Vera.

 

Ana Abad Santos and Wanda Louwallien

 

Nini Licaros and Doris Magsaysay Ho

 

Steven Tan

 

Dr. Aivee Teo, Dr. Z Teo

 

Korina Sanchez and Small Laude

 

PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF DANIEL TAN
The columnist, Pops Fernandez, Alice Eduardo, Connie Haw and Deena Garcia.

Like most of her friends, I was shocked and devastated to learn about it. Cris was always so full of life — whether in her work as CEO of Fila Philippines, advocacies, parties and travels, as a wife and mother, or simply as an amazing human day in and out.

It was only right to remember her the way she lived.

To celebrate Cris’ life, her family and Fila held a tribute that paralleled the kind of person she was.

At the venue there were walls of flowers, live music, food and champagne, heartfelt anecdotes and messages and love all around.

Her children pledged to carry on their mom’s legacy.

Rest easy, Lovee. It was my pleasure to have partied with you. You are loved and missed.