Tuesday, July 22, 2008


She is known as the Grand Dame of Philippine Fashion and through the years Patis Tesoro has sacrificed her time and talent to come to Canlaon City to help choose and mentor the new King of Negros.

Her designs are legendary, international in scope with a touch of Philippine attitude. She is known for the revival of the Barong, the piƱa fiber industry and the Philippine Barbie Doll.

Her "Ninay" dolls are a must have in every serious doll collector's collection.

Her fashion shows and exhibits cross generations and have been seen in all corners of the globe.

At the same time her restaurant, Kusina Salud, hidden in the lush forests of San Pablo City in Laguna offers the best local cuisine imaginable. Presently managed by her daughter, the indefatigable Nina Tesoro Poblador with chief chef, husband Paul, Kusina Salud is a must stop in any itinerary going to Laguna or Quezon provinces. Believe us, the food served is unforgettable with very reasonable prices. And the setting and ambiance is perfect, you will truly feel at home.

The Hari ng Negros organization is proud to have Patis Tesoro as an Honorable Member. She has been a great inspiration to the City of Canlaon, the Haris and the Negrense artists for which she has unselfishly shared her knowledge and expertise.

We will always be indebted to Tita Patis and the House of Tesoro for sharing their time, talent and energy not only for the Hari ng Negros but also for the promotion and preservation of the Negros fiber industry.

Proud to be a Negrense. Forever Patis Tesoro.