This coming Thursday afternoon will be the Press Presentation of the Official Candidates of Gentlemen of the Philippines 2017 courtesy of Co-Presentor Belmeré Skin Care Centre. Now on its 2nd year, the national male pageant promises to be a bigger and bolder event with the Preliminaries scheduled to take place in the Crown Jewel of the North – Hannah’s Beach Resort and Convention Center – which also happens to be the Official Presentor, from September 1-3. This is where competitions in Ethnic Costume, Swimwear and Formal Wear will take place, as well as the Sports Fast-Track to be conducted by Bond’s Optimal Fitness.
Back in Manila, the Talent Fast-Track will be held – along with the ongoing Social Media and Charity equivalents – before the Dinner-Finals Night scheduled on September 9 at the Grand Ballroom of Hotel Rembrandt in QC.
The thirty-one contenders embody the vision of Gentlemen Charities Inc (GCI) to look for young men with “more than good looks” – individuals who can dig deep beyond pure muscles and express their inner strength and advocacies along with back stories that show character and uniqueness.
The Official Candidates of Gentlemen of the Philippines 2017 are:
1. John David Berganio (Wales)
2. Melvin Lat (Lipa City, Batangas)
3. Al Reggie Dimalanas (Maguindanao)
4. Dan-Riel Cabigan (Carmona)
5. Gerard Bonanza (Legazpi City)
6. Mark Anthony Sy (Tarlac City)
7. Kristian Sarmiento (Lucban, Quezon)
8. Miguel De Castro (Laguna)
9. Wilfred Carlo Aquino (Leyte)
10. Ian Anthony Tan (Lucena City)
11. Christian Pot Castillo (Floridablanca, Pampanga)
12. John Alfred Bendana (England)
13. Juvienz Von Kaisser Maravilla (Olongapo City)
14. Manny Quintos (Tarlac Province)
15. Jay Jay Olano (South Italy)
16. Jush Rosales (Mulanay, Quezon)
17. Gerald Montero (Sta. Maria, Ilocos Sur)
18. Kevin Hernandez (North Italy)
19. Mark David Porcel (Mabalacat City, Pampanga)
20. Jose Gabriel Aquino (Bulacan)
21. Michael Gomez (North Cotabato)
22. Paul Guarnes (Iloilo)
23. Jamil Permigones (Alabat, Quezon)
24. Prince Argel Saycon (Bais City, Negros Oriental)
25. Aaron Sangcap (Concepcion, Tarlac)
26. Gandalf Ray Lao (Tawi-Tawi)
27. Vincent John Musni (Capas, Tarlac)
28. Donelle Karlo ‘DK’ Babiera (Dumaguete City)
29. Jethro Percival Peralta (San Clemente, Tarlac)
30. Rafael Jamir (Cavite City)
31. Keny Ong (Ilocos Sur)
Reigning top winner Andrea Biondo, who is also Mister Southeast Asia International, will be there to see who has what it takes to succeed him as Mister Universal Ambassador Philippines.
Watch out for normannorman.com’s coverage of the Press Presentation!
Truly. More than good looks.
Twenty-two lovely Filipinas are vying for Miss Global Philippines 2015 (Photo credit: Edmund Chua)
Darlings of the Press (left-to-right): Meryl King, Candice Ramos and Maureen Sia (Photo credit: Lito Caleon)
Yesterday was a busy period as the Press Presentation of Miss Global Philippines 2015 took place at the Hotel Rembrandt in Quezon City from late morning till early afternoon, followed by the Miss Republic of the Philippines 2015 Screening at Fisher Mall which extended till early evening.
Twenty-two (22) lovely delegates were presented to the media as the roster that will have the successor of Miss Global Philippines 2014 Catherine Almirante crowned come September 5 at the City of Dreams (with a scheduled telecast over at ABS-CBN).
In the batch, two (2) familiar ladies formed part of the trio declared as “Darlings of the Press” and were thus installed as early favorites. There is Candice Ramos, a former part of Miss Philippines Earth 2012 elemental court and Meryl Angeline King, our Miss Tourism World representative in Thailand, also in 2012. They were joined by Maureen Sia as the ones who really caught the attention of everyone with their charm.
The winner of Miss Global Philippines 2015 will be the host delegate for Miss Global 2015 to be hosted here in Manila come October. And her eventual runners-up will also have their respective pageant assignments abroad later on.
The Twenty-two Candidates plus Miss Global Philippines 2014 Catherine Almirante
Best of luck to the Twenty-two! 🙂
Twenty five ladies attended the final screening of Miss Global Philippines 2015 (Photo credit: Edmund Chua for Fabmanilaph)
Miss Global Philippines 2014 Catherine Almirante (center) with the other winners and the screening committee (Photo credit: Edmund Chua for Fabmanilaph)
Last Saturday, the final screening of Miss Global Philippines 2015 was held at Hotel Rembrandt in Quezon City. Twenty-five (25) ladies stepped up to the plate and brought their A-game for the screening committee that will select this year’s Official Candidates. Pageant organizers led by Pauline Sofia Laping and Stephany Stefanowitz were around to oversee the activity, together with Miss Global Philippines 2014 Catherine Almirante, 2nd Runner-Up Lorraine Erum and Miss Summer International Philippines 2014 Athena Catriz. By the way, a second part of the final screening was held yesterday for those who were unable to come due to the inclement weather.
Watch out for the Presentation of this year’s batch which is considered extra special because the winner will become the host delegate of the bigger Miss Global 2015 which will be hosted here in Manila and scheduled to take place at the Newport Performing Arts Theater of Resorts World Manila come October 24.
Best of luck, ladies! 🙂
The winner of Miss Global Philippines 2015 will be the host delegate for Miss Global 2015 happening in Manila on October 24
If you happen to visit Dusit Thani Manila on Saturdays – and the HoteL Rembrandt (on Mondays & Wednesdays) and Heritage Hotel (on Thursdays) – you will have heard and noticed a tall sultry singer in the lounge who captivates guests with her cool renditions of old standards and current pop ballads. The lady’s name is Annalie Forbes, or you can simply call her Ali.
Not content with just singing, Ali has also involved herself in a number of smaller pageants in the recent past. Apart from bagging the title of 2011 Binibining Bulacan, she was also 1st Runner-Up during last year’s Miss Makati and the reigning Miss National Capital Region.
With those soulful eyes, this chanteuse can definitely display her vocal ability in the talent competition of Bb. Pilipinas 2012. And if she is formally assigned an Official Candidate’s slot, there is a good chance that she will stand her own side by side the other contenders. The only nagging question is…..will she represent Bulacan or Makati? 🙂