Manila Broadcasting Company, Star City and the Cultural Center of the Philippines – in cooperation with the cities of Manila and Pasay – once again celebrate the country’s biggest and most popular festivals the way we Filipinos love it – as a series of visual spectacles now known as the Aliwan Fiesta, which opens to the public on April 25-27 at the CCP Complex.
Part of the festivities is the search for this year’s Festival Queen who will be selected on pageant night this coming Friday, April 26, with her coronation scheduled after the Grand Parade and Street Showdown on Saturday, April 27 during the Awarding Ceremonies at 9pm.
There are 23 ladies in the hunt for #ReynaNgAliwan2019, and they represent different festivals throughout the Philippines.
1. Honey Be Parreñas – Kalimudan Festival of Sultan Kudarat
2. Angelie Olmedo – Pintados de Passi Festival of Passi City, Iloilo
3. Milca Romares – Salapan Festival of Pulupandan, Negros Occidental
4. Aubrhie Cindyrelle Carpio – Singkaban Festival of Bulacan
5. Kizia Jermaine Maligalig – Tagultol Fishing Festival of Atimonan, Quezon
6. Gezza Avila – Niyogyugan Festival of Quezon Province
7. Angelin Summer Fernandez – Kalivungan Festival of North Cotabato
8. Frenzie Dionne Escalada – MunaTo Festival of Sarangani
9. Erginia Vera Bautista – Banatu Festival of Cabanatuan City
10. Lyka Veleña – Boling Boling Festival of Catanauan, Quezon
11. Kim Naz – Antipolo Maytime Festival
12. Leandrea Batingan – Tanglawan Festival of San Jose del Monte, Bulacan
13. Deborah Belen Villaflores – Buglasan Festival of Dumaguete, Negros Oriental (delayed flight; will check-in tonight)
14. Princess Serdenia – Zamboanga Hermosa Festival
15. Nicole Borromeo – Sinulog Festival of Cebu
16. Alayzza Izzabelle Tolimao – Agten Tufi Festival of Tupi, South Cotabato
17. Merhyl Kit Angeline Paraluman – Tuna Festival of General Santos City
18. Roi Neeve Comanda – Panagbenga Festival of Baguio City
19. Charlotte Arcena – Pasaka Festival of Tanauan, Leyte
20. Cassandra Marie Cassey Lee – Sangyaw Festival of Tacloban City
21. Ma. Kristina Ramos – Cocowayan Festival of Isabela, Basilan
22. Jhan Nicole Ambata – Paru-Paro Festival of Dasmariñas, Cavite
23. Cinderella Salilican – Pangisdaan Festival of Navotas
Early favorites are Gezza Avila, Leandrea Batingan, Nicole Borromeo, Roi Neeve Comanda and Cassandra Lee.
Let’s see who will succeed last year’s Chelsea Fernandez.