Miss Las Piñas Waterlily Festival 2019

Water hyacinth or more popularly called water lily is the highlight of the annual festival in Las Piñas city.

Miss Manuyo 1

Miss Talon 2

Several beautiful candidates which represented different barangays and places within the city. The pre-pageant was held last July 19 at the Villar Sipag Convention Center.

Miss Pamplona 1, she also won special prize ” Miss Farlin Baby Face 2019″

Miss Manuyo 2

Some of the awards included the “People’s Choice” and Best in Waterlily costume.

Miss Almanza 2

Miss Daniel Fajardo

flower bouquets, trophies and crown made from water hyacinth 

Miss Waterlily Festival 2019

l-r people choice, 2nd runner-up,  Miss Las Piñas waterlily festival 2019 winner ( Ms. Mikaela Grace Salcedo from Pamplona 3)  and first runner-up

One of highlights of the Las Piñas waterlily festival is the search for the city’s most beautiful lady which had the intelligence, poise, grace, physical beauty and able to wear the costume made from water hyacinth.

Candidates were also chosen for their communication skills and involvement in community service.

The national costume are quite spectacular but for some participants, it is quite hard to carry the dress specially when going up the stage.

The winners of this year’s pageant have won trophies, crown made from water hyacinth ( aka water lily), sash made from water hyacinth, cash prizes which includes Php 25,000 for the grand champion, Php 15,000 for the first runner-up and Php 10,000 for the second runner-up.

Filipino Fashion Designers Shine at 2018 Miss Universe pageant

Filipino fashion designers shine at 2018 Miss Universe pageant were they showcase their beautiful evening gown.

Miss-Universe-preliminary


Belize- Joey Galon

Cambodia – Rian Fernandez
Canada – Michael Cinco
Ecuador – Mark Bumgarner
Guam – Paolo Blanco
Japan – Joel Escober

Kenya – Jian Lasala
Nepal – Bea Bianca Mackey
New Zealand – Sidney Eculla
Nicaragua – Benj Leguiab IV

Malta-Ivanka Hipolito
Mauritius – Kirsten Regalado
Philippines – Mak Tumang
Natalie Glebova – Benj Leguiab

Kirsten Regalado also help with the national costume design of Miss Iceland.

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The well-known design Mak Tumang revealed that he made seven sketches, four prototypes and three gowns with the help of 16 artisans for Catriona’s evening gown.

The gowns, he said, took 2,712 hours of “fastidious process” to create, using over a million pesos worth of materials.

Note: Photo credits: Miss Universe.org

Two Special Awards for Michele Gumabao at 2018 Miss Globe pageant

Michele Gumabao made the country proud by winning two special awards and landing a spot in the Top 15 in the 2018 Miss Globe held in Tirana, Albania. The pageant was held early morning at 1:00 am (PHL Time) October 22 or October 21, 2018 Albania time.

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Michele Gumabao in sarimanok costume with special award ( photo from The Miss Globe pageant website)

She also bagged the Miss Social Media and Dream Girl awards while finishing at the Top 15.

When the online voting started few weeks ago, Miss Colombia got 23% of the vote with Philippine trailing in at 18%. By the time online voting closed on October 21 ( 3PM) Miss Philippines garnered 30.22% of the online votes to capture the Miss Social Media award followed by Miss Colombia, host Albania, Portugal and Ukraine.

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Miss Social Media Award

Miss Philippines joined representatives of Canada, Russia, Australia, Turkey, Brazil, Vietnam, China, Myanmar, Italy, Estonia, France, Albania, Portugal, and Romania in the Top 15.

Rounding up the top five were Perihan Koz of Turkey (2nd runner up), Italy’s Rosa Fariello ( 3rd runner-up ) and Albania’s Alba Bajrami (4th runner up)

China’s Yo Yizhou won the crown while Australia’s Montana Farrah Seaton placed first runner up.

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Michele Gumabao in blue evening gown

Her sarimanok and blue evening gown was created by well known fashion design Nat Manilag.

5 Important Highlights at the 13th Water Lily Festival

Villar Sipag Foundation, C-5 Extension, Las Piñas City

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participants 

The 13th annual Water lily festival was the brainchild of Las Piñas famous daughter Senator Cynthia A. Villar was packed with families, school children, foreign and local tourists who flocked to the city to marvel at the exhibit display of creative and innovative water lily products and to participate in the handmade paper demonstration using the versatile aquatic blooms.

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water hyacinth ( locally called as water lily)

The water hyacinth ( Eichhornia crassipes) is commonly called by local folks as water lily. This is a non-native, pan-tropical water plant introduced during the later part of the 16th century in our country from Central and South America. Water hyacinth is a free floating aquatic plant and can clog water ways.  This can reach a height of about 1 meter.

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exhibit display

5 Important Highlights 

1.) Exhibit Displays at the Water Lily Arts and Crafts Center ( Las Piñas City), Sta. Rosa Livelihood Organization Inc. (Sta. Rosa, Laguna), Cardona Livelihood Products (Cardona, Rizal), Kabuhayan sa Water Lily (Cainta, Rizal), Joneg Foundation (Teresa, Rizal), Pililla Waterlily Weavers (Pililla, Rizal), Maynilad Waterlily Weavers (Potatan, Muntinlupa) and Pateros Weavers.

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ABS-CBN channel 2 ( Umagang Kay Ganda ) segment host -Kaladkaren Davila 

2.) Street Dancing Parade – Students of different schools within the city had participated at the annual street dancing parade. The participants were already at the site by 5:00 am.

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Golden Achers National High School students won the top honors in the street dancing competition and brought home the grand champion trophy and a cash prize of P50,000. ( photo courtesy of Senator Cynthia A. Villar FB)

Dancing students from CAA National High School won the second honors and brought home a trophy and P30,000; while the Las Pinas East National High School dancing group won the third honors and got a trophy and P20,000 in cash.

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first place winner ( street dancing competition ) group photo

Participant groups, with maximum of 50 members each, were required to submit their unique concept synopsis with waterlily as its main component in the costume and props.

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Miss Las Piñas Water Lily 2018 pageant winners ( courtesy of Senator Cynthia A. Villar FB page) 

3.) Search for Miss Las Piñas Water Lily 2018 – Ms. Arlyn Claire M. Sangab of Barangay. Pamplona 1 brought home the Miss Las Piñas Water Lily 2018 crown and P25,000 cash. Her first runner-up, Ms. Rebecca Kirsten S. Lopez of Barangay. Talon 4, won P15,000; while Ms. Rojielen Angela Autencio of Barangay. Pulanglupa 1 went home with a cash prize of P10,000.

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Miss Las Piñas Water Lily 2018 candidates

The pre-judging was held few days ago prior to the announcement of winners. Biggest criteria for judging the winners was 40 percent for the uniqueness and creativity of the contestants’ mestiza ternos, which must be made of 100 percent waterlily and should reflect the natural color of the aquatic plant. Other criteria for judging were physical beauty, 30 percent, and intelligence and wit, 30 percent.  The annual pageant was participated by the 13 barangays.

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2nd Villar Sipag Youth Poverty Reduction 2018 winners

4.) Awarding of 2nd Villar Sipag Youth Poverty Reduction Challenge – There are over 150 entries from different parts of the country.  6 were chosen from Luzon, 2 from Visayas and 2 from Mindanao. This competition was designed to encourage and empower the Filipino youth to embark on activities that will help address poverty related issues in the country.

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Senator Cynthia A. Villar with well-wishers and guests

5.) Birthday Celebration of Senator Cynthia Villar– A simple birthday gathering and salu-salo was held after the awarding of the winners.

Website : http://www.villarsipag.org/

 

Search for Aliwan Festival 2017 Queen

Search for the annual Aliwan Festival 2017 Queen comes to a culmination when 20 Festival Queens from different regions of the country .

presentation of candidates 

Manila Broadcasting Company- President Mr. Ruperto Nicdao Jr.

Now on its 15th year, the Manila Broadcasting Company, organizer of the annual extravaganza, presented to the press the 20 official candidates during a special presentation held at Maxim’s Hotel held yesterday April 18 at Resorts World Manila in Pasay City.

contestants 1 to 10

Ms. Rowena Gandeza, representing the Manggahan Festival of Guimaras; Ms. Julie Faith Agsalud, Zamboanga Hermosa Festival; Angelica Doguiles, Pescao Festival of Zamboanga; Patricia Kate Gonzales, Antipolo Maytime Festival; Alexia Sonia Edmund, Bambanti Festival of Isabela;

Ariella Jazmine Roque, Tuna Festival of General Santos City; Cherry Rose Fernandez, Panagbenga Festival of Baguio; Liezel Libria, Sultan Kudarat Fesival of Maguindanao; Maria Ahtisa Manalo, Niyog-Niyogan Festival of Quezon; Apriel Smith, Utanon Festival of Dalaguete, Cebu;

contestants 11 to 20

Kathleen Mae Lendio, Karansa Festival of Danao City; Alyssa Charish Vivas, Kneeling Carabao Festival of Pulilan, Bulacan; Kyla Ocso, Kalivungan Festival of North Cotabato; Elaine Segura, Iloilo Paraw Regatta Festival; Marla Alforque, Sinulog Festival of Cebu;

Maria Vivien Fabella, Boling-Boling Festival of Catanauan, Quezon; Venisse Charm Costibolo, Sangyaw Festival of Tacloban City; Carmela Villaruel, Timpuyog Festival of Sarangani; Angelica Gabriel, Pasay City; and Erna Torreblanca, Masskara Festival of Bacolod.

The pageant night will be held at the outdoor stage in front of the Aliw Theater at the Cultural Center Complex on Friday, April 21, with the coronation night following the grand parade on Saturday, April 22.

There will be a trade fair , street dancing and people from all walks of life are encourage to participate . The street dancing festivities will start at the Quirino Grandstand, Manila at around past 3:00 pm and will end at the Aliw theater , Pasay City

Website: http://www.aliwanfiesta.com.ph/aliwan