Behold your #Binibini33 Alexandra Faith Garcia of Olongapo City in her Bb. Pilipinas National Costume created by Jorick Lopez Limpag:
THE LEGEND OF OLONGAPO
(Notes from the designer)
Ulo ng Apo, the symbolic name where the City of Olongapo started. The dove warrior is a costume inspired by the peace engraved by Apo in Olongapo, who was beheaded by treacherous tribe members. In the hand of the warrior is the ulo ng apo which empowers the maiden to impose a hand in hand call for peace in everyone.
The idea of the head piece worn by the lady came from the dove monument found in Olongapo city, designed with an arch laid with pearls, and the main symbol of peace, the dove, which was made with capis shells.
Down to the body, whose made from tinalak, and the shoulder propped with swaying pearls, symbolizing what the country is told, the Pearl of the Orient Sea.
A rallying cry is shown by the dove warrior, an excruciating shout for justice and fairness to all where equality is the main reason to live. The dove warrior calls for every modern Filipina to be the symbol of peace, like Apo who is a beloved and cherished leader.
Photography: Raymond Saldaña
Set: Henry Reyes HGR Events and Sabrosas