Report by: Francis d. Calubaquib & Noli Berioso
In celebration of the true spirit of Christmas, several beauty queens spread good tidings and joy to unfortunate children of Boys Town and patients of the National Children’s Hospital through gift-giving and fun-filled activities. Reigning Miss Republic of the Philippines (Miss RP) 2015-16 Fermira Dianne Ramos visited The Manila Boys Town Complex in Parang, Marikina, one of the oldest orphanages for the homeless, abandoned, forgotten, and voluntarily surrendered children in the country and distributed Christmas gift packages as part of the yearly outreach program of Miss RP. The said event was in partnership with Mr. Raffy Gamat. Dianne likewise visited President Corazon C. Aquino Elementary School in Bgy. Batasan in Quezon City and also distributed school supplies and Christmas gifts to the students. The search for the next Miss RP is currently on-going and the first batch of screening is scheduled on February 2017.
#FREEHUGS CONQUERS THE SOUTH
New Placenta by Psalmstre promotional tour #FreeHugs took the southern part of Metro Manila and the country as Stephany Stefanowitz and Fernando Alvarez led the campaign in Muntinlupa City and Cebu.
With reports from Francis Calubaquib & Noli Berioso
Two Mutya ng Pilipinas beauties emerged as runner-up winners in two recently-concluded international beauty pageants. Janela Joy Cuaton won as first runner-up at the Miss Tourism Metropolitan International 2016 pageant held last November 18 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Thailand's Amanda Charleen won the crown. Second runner-up was Cambodia's Hang Manita; Raquel Maria Guevara Avila of Costa Rica, 3rd r-up; and Zijun Jia of China, 4th r-up.
Dressed in an elegant Pat Santos ensemble, Janela arrived in the country last November 22 and was met at the airport by her relatives and friends and selected pageant media. In her arrival statement, she thanked all the people and organizations that helped her tremendously in her international competition most especially the Mutya ng Pilipinas Inc. and her Kagandahang Flores (KF) beauty camp.