Lopez Group chairman emeritus Oscar M. Lopez and Lopez Holdings chair Manuel M. Lopez at the mass for Roby’s 25th death anniversaryThe Lopez brothers, Oscar and Manuel, observed on September 26 the 25th death anniversary of their youngest brother, Roberto (Roby), with a mass officiated by Msgr. Manny Gabriel. This was followed by a tribute from Roby’s cousins, nephews, nieces, Ateneo grade school and high school classmates, childhood friends and associates on the art scene. The event was held at One Rockwell.
The tribute consisted of a video featuring vivid recollections of Roby by those whose lives he touched as well as the brief story of his life. Roby was one of the founders of Phil-Asia Assistance Foundation Inc. or PAAFI. As an art aficionado, the Lopez Museum and Library’s conservation laboratory is named after him. (More of Roby Lopez’s legacy in the coming issues—Ed.) (Story/Photos by: Mitos G. Santisteban)
MML with longtime Lopez family physician Dr. Johnny Alcazaren and Bobing Garcia, a Moreno cousin
Lopez Holdings SVP Mike Lopez with the Lopezes’ mayordoma and guests
Mitos Santisteban with Margot Fragante, Atty. Jake Almeda Lopez, Dr. Alcazaren and Roby’s nurse Maurita Olivares; also among those present were the Morenos, Rufinos and Roby’s friends
President Maria Amina Amado (2nd from right) with the staff of PAAFI, one of Roby’s legacy projects