“Gugmang Inaytay” or “Love for Mom and Dad” is the first ever Valentine’s Day Event of New Brighton in partnership with Gensan Shaolin Foods Corporation – Café Laguna that started on February 1, 2021. This is an online contest open to all. Participants must be able to share in less than 400 words the love story of their parents. The story should include why they deserve a Valentine’s Day treat from NBSPI. All submitted entries must have a consent from the couple too. Each entry must also include their full names and best picture together. All entries were submitted via an external link and were screened to come up with 15 semi-finalists.
To determine the grand winners, all semi-finalists were posted on the Facebook Page of New Brighton and have been opened for public engagement. 70% of their scores will come from our panel of judges and 30% will come from the engagements of their photos on the page from likes or reactions, shares & comments. The winning couples will win an all-expense paid Valentine’s Day treat on February 14, 2021 at Café Laguna including a special serenade, flowers & many more surprises. The prizes are non-transferrable and not convertible to cash.
After careful deliberation, NSBPI officially announced the two (2) winning couples for their first ever “Gugmang Inaytay”. The first winners are Mr. & Mrs. Raneses. Our first winning couple met at a comics shop. Who would’ve thought that a loyal customer could really snatch your heart slowly & surely. The second winners are Mr. & Mrs. Andatuan. Our second winning couple fell in love at first sight. From then on, their love story withstood the test of time & challenges.
On February 14, 2021, our winning couples were treated to an intimate dinner at Café Laguna in Veranza Mall. It started with some special notes and giving of lovely flowers. Later on, our couples were serenaded by our guest violinist. The couples enjoyed a sumptuous feast from Café Laguna’s best-seller menu. Both couples were full of joy and gratefulness for this wonderful Valentine’s Day treat from NBSPI & Café Laguna. Indeed, there is so much room to celebrate love not just on Valentine’s Day but every day of our lives.
We would like to express our gratitude for all who joined this online contest and for sharing us so many wonderful & inspiring love stories. Much love from your NBSPI Family!