This update comes to us from Beth Dominise-Butron regarding the 16th Annual Charity Event, the Sampaguita Ball 2009 at the Bayanihan Arts and Events Center in Tampa, Florida on Saturday September 26, 2009. Proceeds of the Ball will benefit the Foundation’s cultural projects and the upkeep of the Philippine Cultural Enrichment Complex. This year’s theme is “Recuerdos de Manila” or Memories of Manila. Ladies are encouraged to wear any Maria Clara style or Filpiniana outfit and long evening gowns, while men may wear their Barong Tagalog or tuxedo. Tickets are $100 per person and once again, this year’s Ball is advance reservation and reserved seating only.