Under the new leadership with Ms. Cory Quirino as president, the 51-year-old beauty pageant dropped the preposition ‘ng’ (‘of’ in English) from its original name ‘Mutya ng Pilipinas’. On August 1, the pageant presented its 40 official candidates to the press at the Citadines Bay City Manila.
The presentation of candidates is a culmination of a three-month national search, covering Metro Manila, Luzon, Cebu, Bohol, Davao and even in Filipino overseas communities.
This year’s pageant will crown three titleholders, Miss Asia Pacific International, World Top Model Philippines, and Miss Tourism International. Last year, Sharifa Akeel, the country’s representative to Miss Asia Pacific International was declared a winner in the said pageant.
The candidates are as follows: Jigg Kirsty Ang (Catanduanes), Alyanna Bettina Penales (Bacacay, Albay), Jasmine Eaton (Tacloban City), Mariah Gelina Lequin (Bogo City, Cebu), Amber Delos Reyes (Canada), Ella Cayabyab (Quezon Province), Hanna Jessica Villa (Taguig), Louise Janica Arroyo An (California), Andrea Fe Gomez (Baguio City), Jenieva Basultin (Barotac Viejo, Iloilo), Keinth Jensen Petrasanta (Laguna), Camille Joy Ang (Cavite), Andrea Acibo (Batangas City, Batangas), Karmina Luiza Grady (Arizona), Sandra Jele (Tagbilaran City), Maria Isabel Alves (San Isidro, Parañaque), Tyra Goldman (Nevada), Joi Hunter (Illinois), Cyrille Payumo (Pampanga), April Short (Zamboanga City), Ysabel Napiza (New Jersey), Savannah Rosemary Catayas (Australia), Klyza Castro (Davao del Sur), Christine Longakit (Quezon City), Eiffel Janell Rosalita (Sta. Maria, Bulacan), Karla Claudine Lasquite (Cebu City), Layla Yousif Adriatico (Bahrain), Iana Faye Marie Olea (Davao Oriental), Dionne Sade Nicha (Tunasan, Muntinlupa), Jenny Kim Agasid (San Dionisio, Parañaque), Maricres Castro (Alabang, Muntinlupa), Maxine Nicole Rangel (Padre Garcia, Batangas), Maria Angelica Pantaliano (Mandaue City, Cebu), Lesley Anne Ticaro (Davao del Norte), Camille Maha Marie Rono Fabro (UAE), Irish Silades (Malinao, Albay), Nina Bernedo (Cagayan de Oro), Jaica Zacate (Pangasinan), Lady Justerinnie Santos (Bulaacan, Bulacan), and Stephanie Monique Villavicencio (La Paz, Iloilo City).
Quirino also reiterated the ‘open-door-policy’ of the pageant. All aspiring candidates are welcome to join regardless of their previous pageant affiliations.
The press presentation was hosted by JustinQuirino and reigning beauty queen PaulineAmelinckz.
grand coronation night is set to happen on Sunday, August 18 at the Mall of Asia Arena and will have its delayed telecast on ABS-CBN. For more information, visit the pageant’s official website.
Like the KathNiel tandem (coined name for Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla as partners); Shawarma Shack is fast-becoming a Filipino favorite comfort food nowadays.
Shawarma Shack is known for its fresh and no-preservatives pita bread, 100% pure beef as its filling mixed with organic cucumber, tomatoes and onions. And has creamy cheese, savory garlic, and tangy hot sauces.
Its commissary in Novaliches, Quezon City is an embodiment of cleanliness and paragon of food safety. The company ensures that its products and supplies are of excellent quality, fresh and delicious.
Coming from a trip in Palawan, I still managed to brave the jammed streets of Quezon City to Marikina Cit to witness the opening of Bacsi Bro’s outlet in Ayala Malls on Saturday, July 27 with Tony Labrusca as its brand ambassador. After he was launched as an endorser and a franchisee of a drink sometime last year, the star of Sino ang Maysala (Mea Culpa)?–Labrusca greeted the mall-goers, customers and his fans alike with his usual irresistible presence.
Just like the comfort food under Bacsi Bro’s, he maintained his stature as one of today’s most sought-after young male actors; especially after he did daring scenes with Angel Aquino in the 2018 iWant movie Glorious, which was written and directed by Connie Macatuno.
Apart from Tony’s appearance, the all-day breakfast served with rice and bread wraps shared the limelight with the hunky actor.
Labrusca admitted what he favored on the Bacsi Bro’s menu, “Syempre ma-rice ako na tao kaya gusto ko yung original na Bacsi Bro’s rice meal.”
Other variants of Bacsi Bro’s rice meals are: Bacsi Bro, Tapsi Bro, Toci Bro, Cornsi Bro, Chicksi Bro and Porksi Bro. While its Bacsi Bro’s wraps come in four–Bacsi Wrap, Cornsi Wrap, Hotsi Wrap and Tapsi Wrap.
For more information about Bacsi Bro’s and for interested parties to open a franchise, please contact U-Franchise via firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone number at (632) 6340586 or mobile number +639209830247. Also, visit its facebook page.