Some of the Miss Republic of the Philippines 2015 Official Candidates during their visit to Malacañan Palace (Photo credit: Jhosh Rodriguez)
Miss Republic of the Philippines 2015 is definitely in full swing. With the arrival of the international candidates along with most of the provincial bets last October 25, the pre-pageant activities have been ongoing one after another.
A group visit to Malacañan Palace was made. Led by Ms. Lynette Padolina and Marcott Almeda, the ladies – most of whom have never been inside the place yet – were given a special tour. President Noynoy Aquino was scheduled to briefly meet with them, but the busy campaign schedule prevailed so they had to settle for a photo op with the life-sized wax figure of him.
On to Solaire Resort and Casino, the swimsuit photoshoot took place with media photographers angling for the best positions to capture the beautiful Miss RP girls in their two-piece swimwears.
The Press Presentation should be up next, with each of the contenders expected to shine through with hopes of becoming the media favorite.
Some of the Miss Republic of the Philippines 2015 Official Candidates during their swimsuit photoshoot at Solaire Resort and Casino (Photo credit: Jhosh Rodriguez)
Watch out for more news and events about Miss Republic of the Philippines 2015 soon! 🙂
Earlier in the day, the first leg of the NCR Screening for Miss Republic of the Philippines got underway at the Function Room of Pioneer Highlands in Mandaluyong City. Your blogger sat on the panel as part of the screening committee, alongside Miss RP President Lynette Padolina and businesswomen Marcott Almeda and Geraldine Beltran.
The screenees had a relatively long grilling time as Ms. Padolina made the extra effort to measure the ladies’ ability to explain themselves and their respective advocacies. Included among those who were short-listed for the final assessment are Riza Diego (a 5’10” beauty with good communication skills), Ma. Daziella Gange, Anna Mae Cagurangan, Jenny Rose Ignacio and Mary Rose Cajayon. They will join the rest of the contenders for the last leg on July 11 at the Fisher Mall to know the complete cast of Official Candidates who will vie for Miss Republic of the Philippines.