For the third year in a row, I have been invited to judge the finals of Mr & Ms Systems College Plus Foundation (SPCF) in Angeles City. This time around, I was tasked to be the Chairman of the Board of Judges in what is considered to be the most aggressive college-wide beauty and scholarship pageant this side of Pampanga.
Every year, the people behind the annual event steps it up a notch in terms of production. The 2019 edition is clearly the best so far with a staging that pieced together the various segments of the competition for a cohesive program that went well from start to finish. What’s more, the Kapampangan Festival costume part that opened the entire proceedings gave it a very gleaming appeal – setting the tone for a nicely-paced effort complimented by the quick tabulation of scores and an engaging trio of hosts – Rennier Perez, Gab Alfonso and Rebecca Murphy.
Congratulations to all the winners. Senior High School students Mark Joshua Cortez and Lyra Punsalan achieved back-to-back wins for the department and proved that they can outshine their older counterparts once the going gets tough. Other notable placers include Mr & Ms Montage SPCF Arthur Pingul and Misty Reigne Panganiban (who together with the victorious pair, won 100% scholarships for two semesters) plus 1st Runners-Up Romer Vitug & Charm Obiacoro, 2nd Runners-Up Jefferson Basco & Patricia Arevalo, 3rd Runners Up Aldrin de Guzman & Maxine Manalus and 4th Runners-Up Dennis Duya & Tricia Zabala (all granted with 75% scholarships for two semesters).
A big kudos goes to the Prod21 team headed by Director Larry Garcia who went out of their way to deliver a finals night output that can surpass the quality of pageants in the Province of Pampanga and even give regional pageants a run for their money. Big thanks to Montage International of the very generous Andy Diokno Marantal for being the Co-Presenter this year.
When the idea of combining the wonders of skin care science and the fortune-laden wisdom of feng shui was initially presented to me, the first reaction was more of doubt. Perhaps, I needed to know more about how the Chinese metaphysical and quasi-philosophical system (that seeks to harmonize individuals with their surrounding environment) can be blended with the science of beautifying our skin and over-all physical disposition. Montage Skin Science and Aesthetics has done just that.
MONTAGE BRINGS TOGETHER SKIN CARE AND FENG SHUI
Montage Skin Sciences & Aesthetics has entered into a partnership with world-renowned feng shui expert Ms. Yuri Saito to promote skin care services to celebrate the Chinese New Year.
According to Marketing Manager Andy Marantal, feng shui can show an interesting dimension on providing skin care.
“We approach skin care based on the skin type and skin goals of our clientele (customers). For the Chinese New Year, we augment our approach by giving our customers a glimpse of their future so they can prepare their skin and body for what that future holds for them,” he said.
Mr. Marantal said that this collaboration with Ms. Saito reflects Montage’s commitment to bringing expertise to skin care while being inspired by the beauty and power of nature.
“Our guiding principle in skin care is that beauty should always be closest to its natural state. Feng shui seeks harmony with nature, that is why our partnership with Ms. Saito brings a new level of care in skin care,” he said.
Yuri Saito is a graduate of Lilian Too’s Institute of Feng Shui, and is the president and owner of Power of Feng Shui.
Starting this month, all Montage branches will be providing feng shui readings for customers who avail of skin care services as part of the consultation procedure.
Miss Philippines Earth 2013 Angelee delos Reyes (an endorser of Montage Skin Science and Aesthetics) during a visit to one of the clinics