Yesterday afternoon, Gentlemen of the Philippines was successfully launched at 2Go Travel’s The Hub @ Kilometer 0 in Rizal Park, Manila. Present were the six (6) reigning Gentlemen – Rein Villareal, Rick Kristoffer Palencia, Willan Pagayon, Arcel Yambing, Jolo Dayrit and Kevin Fichera – along with officers of Gentlemen Charities Incorporated (GCI) headed by Founder Precious Anne Medina. In attendance were select members of the Press plus sponsors, friends and future pageant partners. Special VIP Guests included Edin Muhammad (who founded Indonesian Male Pageants Organization) with Mister Universal Ambassador 2015 Christian Daniel Ortiz, Mister Indonesia 2015 Damian Ronny and Mister Teen Indonesia 2015 Tandi Islami. During the program, two (2) special announcements were made. First was the formal installation of Kevin Fichera as Gentlemen of the Philippines 1st Runner-Up and the much-awaited reveal of Rick Kristoffer Palencia as the country’s male representative to the 2nd edition of Mr. & Ms. Golden Universe to be held in Manaos, Brazil come late May. Yours truly was also tasked to explain the qualifications for the male competition. Interested applicants may fill up the form on the Gentlemen of the Philippines Facebook page where you can submit applications online and wait for the schedule of actual screening. At the same time, I stressed on the good intentions of GCI to come up with a meaningful male pageant that will seek to find our next reps for Mister Model International 2016 in New Delhi, Mister Tourism International 2017 in Panama City, Mister Universal Ambassador 2016 in Bali, Mister Worldwide 2016 in Orlando, and the inaugural edition of Mister Tourism World in Bali.
So if you know of someone who is qualified to be part of Gentlemen of the Philippines, encourage him to apply online via their Facebook link.