This is the first in a three-part series on “Getting to Know the Mr. Gay World Philippines Official Candidates”. Know about their special qualities, dreams for the future and what cause/s they would like to fight for.
Here now is the first dozen of the thirty-six (36) contenders:
Clark, from Barobo, is a happy person and easy to be with. He is a type of a guy which is what u see is what you get. He is in to extreme sports and a dare devil adventurer. Being a businessman can help some one to fulfill their dreams which one step ahead of mind.
At 5’11”, Nadz is working as global maritime seafarer as a chef. His passion is food and its art of preparation. As a Hotel & Restaurant Management graduate, he is always having a heart in culinary arts and diners’ satisfaction. What makes him smile is a returned empty plate.
Raffy is a part time real estate agent. This Math geek loves numbers, the reason why he took up engineering. He is into watching various movies and his favorite of all time would be ‘The Purge’.
Romel Angelo Ruanto
Paolo is working in a hotel as a front desk officer for six years. He calls himself as an ‘Uragon’, a person who possesses great ability, vitality, or power in Bicolano. He has 2 brothers and 3 sisters. He loves his 2 dogs, an aspin name ‘Ichigo’ and a chiuaua namely ‘Kiray’. His father is from Quezon province and his mother is from Sorsogon. He is a Virgo and loves playing tennis and chess. His hobby is surfing the net and listening to pop and rock music.
Rolando Asban David Jr.
Jhei is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Nursing that made a pro-life advocate. He is into helping people who are in need because he knows how it feels of having nothing. Joining this pageant is dream come true. He will use this as a stepping-stone to achieve his goals to promote his platform of equality, education and health especially for HIV victims.
Alfred speaks fluent Ilonggo from Capiz. He is an OFW, who just recently returned from Middle East, in order to provide for his family. His father is a retired military man who wishes for his son to follow his footstep though he opted to choose this path because he believes this would set him free from prejudice and obtain happiness. He loves extreme sports and traveling to different places.
Jaybee A. Cana
Jace, a Waray native, is a Certified Public Accountant; currently working as an International Data Analyst in one of the big four oil companies in the world. Despite of a very busy schedule at work, he would always find time watching news, National Geographic and History Channel. He loves traveling and had been to countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
Jessie G. Quitevis
PO1 Phong is a registered nurse and a Police Officer at PCP8, Taguig City Police Station – Southern Police District.. Before he worked in the Middle East as an OFW and returned. He decided to be part of the Philippine National Police way back 2014. Working in PNP is a challenging task to combine honor with his sexuality with his straight comrades.. He believes that being a public servant and a good law enforcer make him more fulfilled as an ordinary citizen. With his pure intentions to protect the innocents from the criminals and maintain peace and order, nothing can stand his way.
Mark Anthony Bacongan
Mark Anthony lives in Tanza area of the city. He works as a sales representative and he is the breadwinner of the family. He is an HRM graduate who loves to cook and someday would want to pursue a career in culinary arts. He grew up with his grandparents and never had a father figure during his childhood. That is why he started working at an early age to provide for himself and for his family.
Godofredo Pascual Dela Cruz Jr.
A true free spirit, Jay or Godo lives in a unique lifestyle that celebrates modern freedom. He is a through and through entrepreneur who dabbles in in whole host of businesses and most recently found himself investing in real estate. When not traversing the colorful streets of Tokyo or getting loss in the busy alleys of Bangkok, you can find him managing his family resort in Valenzuela. He loves to sing, is an avid dog enthusiast, and is an all around great guy to be with.
Christian Khalil Gorospe Vera Cruz
Khalil is proud to represent Zamboanga Peninsula region. An accomplished corporate executive for a global advertising group from his extensive educational background from San Beda College and the Asian Institute of Management – EXCELL. A Certified Public Accountant, he has been auditor and provided assistance to the Red Cross in Geneva, Switzerland and the Henry Dunant Center for Dialogue. As an advocate of the “Acceptance without Exceptions” or AwE campaign, he seeks to reach equality and respect deserved by all people across the gender and sexual spectrum. He uses the “inverted triangle” icon to symbolize the AWE campaign, which represents equality for all LGBT in all aspects of life. Khalil believes that it is the most important weapon to battle prejudice and discrimination is to use his voice.
Frankie has four siblings in a Traditional Chinese family, bearing blood of a Filipino mother. A registered nurse by profession but he is currently a Senior Manager in an e-commerce company. He is also a part-time indie actor starring in various indie movies and as a part-time teaser ad model in various brand campaigns. Not the usual thing for him to join pageants and to be out in the public with the tenacity of gender publicity.