The presence of the Osmeńa couple (rico and joyce) at the lobby of the Plantation Bay Resort on November 12, 2005 provided some kind of tension as the customs police were quite anxious not to allow them inside an ongoing press conference at the conference press center.
aside from ely baquero of sun.star cebu, no customs media attended the press conference with finance chief margarito teves. the goup led by fred languido of the freeman attended the press con of national security adviser norberto gonzales at the eddie’s log cabin at the other side of metro cebu.
nonetheless, the group that attended the press con were mostly from the business beat brought there by the cebu chamber of commerce and industry (ccci). The conference organizers treated them to a sumptous meal at kilimanjaro restaurant. later, grace, the sweet plantation bay pr boss, brought them to the spa for some massage.