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Margarita Fores pays tribute to grandfather J. Amado Araneta

In telling her story at a Sun Life event, the UN Ambassador for Gastronomy Tourism, shares she has come full circle.

In telling her story at a Sun Life event, the UN Ambassador for Gastronomy Tourism, shares she has come full circle.

Speaking in front of the 900-strong audience of Sun Life, Chef Margarita Fores felt that it was a “tug-at-your-heart kind of day.

“Little did they know that speaking today was coming full circle for me…my maternal grandfather, J. Amado Araneta, who was one of the biggest influences in my life professionally and in life, was actually a part of them. His first job in the 1930’s was as an insurance salesman for Sun Life of Canada…a great way to start a most inspired career building dreams to make life better for the Filipino. Maraming Salamat, @sunlifeph for making me a part of today!” @margaritafores said.

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For all your feats in culinary glory, your grandfather would definitely be very proud of you, chef!

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Today was a tug-at-your-heart kind of day. I was asked to speak at the Sun Life event, to tell their 900 strong audience about my story. Little did they know that speaking today was coming full circle for me…my maternal grandfather, J. Amado Araneta, who was one of the biggest influences in my life professionally and in life, was actually a part of them. His first job in the 1930’s was as an insurance salesman for Sun Life of Canada…a great way to start a most inspired career building dreams to make life better for the Filipino. Maraming Salamat, @sunlifeph for making me a part of today! #margaritafores30years #mylenelopa @foressarina @tinaforeshenson #riaojeda #gusojeda @marroxasphl @korina @vafores #joefores @rtfores #dinggoyroxas #oyefores @mamoufores @bledes @nolilegarda @anaroj_ @jozay88 @piaroj @paolozroxas @ericamanosa @bloomangroup @amadofores #luisojeda @alfonsofores @josefores14 @mercedesfores @lorenzofores #araneta #bahaynaputi #cubao @aranetacity #wowo #jamadoaranetafoundation #inspiration #sunlifeph #sunlifeofcanadaphilippines #sunlifeofcanada oops I covered my Little girl self in the photo.

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