MJ Novenario of De La Salle and Roselle Alberto of UP Diliman topped Mister & Miss Philippine Youth 2016 last night at Tanghalang Pasigueño (Photo credit: Joy Arguil)
During last night’s finals of Mister & Miss Philippine Youth 2016 at the Tanghalang Pasigueño in Pasig City, a pair of young achievers from De La Salle University-Dasmariñas and University of the Philippines-Manila were named top winners for the 16th edition of the annual competition that was participated in by young men and women aged 15-21.
MJ Novenario, a Green Archer representing Mindoro and Roselle Alberto, an Iskolar ng Bayan at the state university were deemed most qualified to be the next big role models of the youth for 2016. They were followed by 1st Prince Justin Balaaldia (from U.E.) and 1st Princess Le-Ann Cassandra Racuya, with Rein Baluyot and Samantha Gabronino taking in the titles of 2nd Prince and Princesses, respectively.
It was a very well-attended event by all the supporters of the candidates, made more glittery by the presence of an illustrious board of judges that included Senator Bongbong Marcos, Vice-Governor Tingting Cojuangco and actor Rocco Nacino who was given a Youth Excellence Award.
My hats off to prime organizers Quezon Provincial Board Member Gerald Ortiz and talent manager Jojo Victorio who have partnered to make Mister & Miss Philippine Youth the most successful contest for young individuals who want to lead the way to make their personal advocacies work by using the titles as solid platform.
Congratulations to all the winners! 😀
Role models for the youth, these young men and women will be (Photo credit: Joy Arguil)
I had the pleasure of getting involved with Mister & Miss Philippine Youth for the current batch that will have its Grand Finals at the Tanghalang Pasigueño on January 4, 2016. One hundred candidates – 50 boys and 50 girls – are vying to win the top titles and become the next role models for the youth.
Aside from various workshops that trained the participants on different areas of personality improvement and leadership skills, they were also immersed in environment-related causes that widened their individual advocacies even more. Last December 22, the Preliminary Competition was held to allow the judges to determine the Top 12 (6 boys, 6 girls) who will make the crucial cut during the big night. From this dozen, Mister & Miss Philippine Youth 2016 will be chosen alongside their respective Princes and Princesses.
I’ve had the chance to get up close and personal with a good majority of them. And simply put, there are a lot of very promising individuals in this batch. I am trying my best to keep mum about my personal favorites so as not to distract their focus in the competition. Rest assured, the ones who impressed me so far could really be the top finishers on January 4.
I salute both (Businessman/Talent Manager) Jojo Victorio and Quezon Provincial Board Member Gerald Ortiz for keeping the flame alive for this worthy annual event that has been running for the past 15 years now.