Official Statement from Gentlemen Charities Incorporated (GCI):
There is a new Philippine representative to Mister Model International Pageant 2016 in New Delhi, India.
He is Gentlemen of the Philippines 1st Runner-Up Miguel Alexis Maliwat who has taken over original titleholder Job Abogado who could no longer fulfill the responsibility he was selected for during the national finals.
Here are excerpts from Job’s reasons for declining the task:
“…I regret so much that I have to break out of my commitment to Gentlemen Charities Incorporated (GCI) earlier than expected.
I wish I could continue my role as Mister Model International Philippines 2016 until the end of my reign but I have had to prioritize other family-related commitments…
…I cannot continue to deliver for the organization to the best of my ability due to some changes in my personal life.”
GCI respects the decision of Mr. Abogado and wishes him well in whatever career-related project/endeavor he has been pledged to receive outside the organization. He will still remain a Gentleman, while Mr. Maliwat will carry the torch of continuing the mission abroad.
With open arms, let us now welcome Miguel Alexis Maliwat as Mister Model Philippines 2016! He will leave for New Delhi soon to banner the country’s participation in the prestigious international male competition.
“I am very honored and blessed about this new blessing that God gave me as the new Mister Model International Philippines 🇵🇭 2016. I also respect the decision of my GCI family and my brother Job Abogado about this. We only have the same goal, and that is to give honor to our country. I promise to do my best to bring honor to the Philippines.”