Mrs. Elvira Teresa Domingo-Vitug, a registered nurse and mother of four “wonderful children,” will be crowned Mrs. Valentine 2013 during the Valentine Party of the Brownstown Lions Club (BLC) in the evening of Feb. 23, 2013 at the Crystal Gardens on Fort Street, Southgate.
A native of Bongabon, Nueva Ecija and married to businessman Luisito P. Vitug, Jr., Elvie, as she is fondly called by her friends, exudes enthusiasm as she looks forward to her reign as BLC’s Mrs. Valentine 2013.
Elvie sees her one-year reign as an opportunity for her to serve the community. Elvie believes that as BLC’s Mrs. Valentine 2013, she has a very important role to play in the efforts to spread the spirit of Lionism in the community.
The Vitug family has been actively involved in BLC for years now. Elvie is an incumbent director of BLC. Mr. Vitug, who was president of BLC for two terms, is the incumbent BLC vice president. The couple’s two daughters — Kristine Grace and Jane Jonisse — are Miss BLC Valentine 2011 and 2007, respectively.
The couple has four wonderful children, all of them consistent honor students and dean listers. They are Joselito, IT expert, who is helping in running the family’s homecare business; Kristine Grace, a registered nurse, who now works in a hospital in Manhattan, New York City; Mark Louie, who graduated with a criminal justice degree and who is now pursuing a law degree; and Jane Jonisse, who is taking up an accounting course at the Madonna University.
The family owns the Care Pro Home Heath System, Inc. with Mr. Vitug as president-administrator and Elvie as healthcare services director.
Elvie, who is one of the popular Domingo siblings in Brownstown, says that despite their hectic daily schedule, she and her husband always set aside “a special time with our children to enhance family bonding.”
They do common leisure activities like going to the movies, dining in upscale restaurants and going on vacation together. The last time the family took a grand vacation was when they toured New York City and Boston. In her spare time, Elvie enjoys cooking for her family.
The Vitug couple has instilled in their children age-old family values such as humility, generosity, strong faith in God and gratefulness for God’s blessings. They have also developed positive attitude in their children.
Elvie says, “our children are the most precious of our treasures.”
Mrs. Valentine 2013 has a variety of interests. Since she was a child, she has a passion for designing clothes, interior decoration and flower arrangement. Her hobbies include reading books, ballroom dancing and playing the piano.
Elvie is grateful to her parents – Agustin Estacio Domingo and Juanita Roque Domingo — for what she is today. She recalled that her parents, who fondly call her “Vi” or “Elvie,” had worked hard to send her and her eight siblings to school.
She defines beauty as the confluence of grace and confidence.
In her younger days, she exuded grace and beauty. At age 9 when she was in Grade 1V, she was crowned Miss Valentine. In elementary school, she was Miss Argentina, Queen of Arts and Reyna Elena. In high school, she was Miss Senior, Miss Science, Lakambini ng Pilipino and class muse. In college, she was class muse and basketball team muse.
To her, sincerity, honesty and diplomacy are big words.
Her motto, a saying by Shakespeare, states, “The name of my crown is called content, a crown that seldom Kings enjoy.”