MUTYA NG PILIPINAS 2014 PRESS PRESENTATION

MANILA - Beauty bets from Overseas Filipino Communities and regional candidates will gather for the 46th edition of Mutya ng Pilipinas. A series of corporate visits, photos shoots and other pre-pageant activities are scheduled this week. All 30 candidates will be presented to media on July 23 at Hotel H2O, the Swimwear Presentation at Sheridan Beach Resort and Spa in Puerto Princesa City in Palawan on July 28-31; and Long Gown Competition, Nueva Ecija, August 1-3. The grand coronation night will be on August 8 (to be televised on GMA). This year’s theme: “Mutya ng Pilipinas, Where Beauty Begins…” proudly announces its 30 official candidates:

1 Anna Margarette Bascon Lapu-lapu City
2 Dorina Doerr Tagbilaran
3 Britt Roselyn Rekkedal Scandinavia
4 Ma. Jackielyn Dulay Nueva Ecija
5 Aivy Mae Castro Daanbantayan
6 Nickah Dela Cruz Bulacan
7 Alexandra Faith Garcia Zambales
8 Renalyn Arinque Capiz
9 Cristine Racel Olongapo City
10 Kellie Dione Camoro Zamboanga
11 Beatrice Kathryn Andrada Canada
12 Shanice Aquino Central Luzon
13 Annalita Vizcarra Murcia, Neg. Occ.
14 Mary Ryelle Espiritu Arizona, USA
15 Deborah Humpfner Germany
16 Christina De Vries Toronto
17 Maria Leslie Angelina Ghan Misamis Oriental
18 Cheryl Chen Tarlac
19 Yesley Cabanos Caloocan
20 Candy Cumayas Bohol
21 Kim Fyfe Australia
22 Eva Psychee Patalinjug Cebu City
23 Rosalie Arcenio Aklan
24 Froilene Villanueva Iloilo
25 Patrizia Bosco Milan
26 Glennifer Perido Cordilleras
27 Angela Aninang Mabalacat
28 Jovilyn Gavan Davao
29 Pauline Edralin Melbourne
30 Aiko Rachelle Caraan Talisay, Cebu

Over the years, MPI adheres to utmost transparency to preserve the ideal standards in pageantry systems. As such, it has renewed its cooperation with ‘Reyes Tacandong & Company’ (RT

& Co) to be the official Auditors of the MP 2014. RT & Co is led by its Chairman, Roman F. Reyes. Reyes is concurrently a Member of the Board of the GSIS. To further strengthen its continuing desire to preserve its standards & credibility as a dominant pageant operator, it also partnered again with ‘Informatics’ as the official Tabulators of MP 2014. The various cooperation entered into by MPI are intended to strengthen is relationship with its partners & cooperators overseas, its sponsors, & its obligations to the public. Notable cooperation has been entered into with long term partner-sponsors such as Sheridan Beach Resort & Spa, Focus Lamps, Sheridan Marketing Inc. It continuously pursues innovations whenever possible. As such, MPI is the only pageant organization in the Philippines that has existing offices, branches or outlets in major cities outside of Metro-Manila, such as in Cebu & Mandaue, Bacolod City, Puerto Princesa City, Iloilo City, Davao, Cagayan De Oro, Boracay, & Pangasinan. MPI may be only national pageant organization that has continuous presence in a premier resort facility in Southwest Philippines & makes it its official resort home. MPI boosts in having 3 other associated resorts that it can utilize at anytime to bring class into its adventure-filled special events. The three most coveted titles are Mutya ng Pilipinas-Asia Pacific, Mutya ng Pilipinas - Overseas Communities and Mutya ng Pilipinas-Tourism International.
The Mutya ng Pilipinas Board together with its major accredited partners, H2O Hotel, San Miguel Corporation, Viva Communications, Inc., Sheridan Beach Resort & Spa, First Standard Finance Corporation, Focus- Ilaw ng Bayan, Paciflex Wires and Cables, Rain or Shine Elastomeric Waterproofing Paint, Biocera Anti-oxidant alkaline water, Raychem, Malungai Life Oil and Armak Tape Corporation is committed to promote Tourism, Adventure, Socio-Civic related promotions and of course Beauty Pageantry in the Philippines and overseas.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY FOR AESTHETIC SCIENCES IS PROUD SUPPORTER OF MISS GRAND PHILIPPINES 2014

The inaugural Miss Grand Philippines (MGP) 2014 is excited to announce International Academy for Aesthetic Sciences (IAAS) as its official beauty academy. Utilizing a force of well-respected Aesthetic Practitioners, IAAS is the country’s first Aesthetic Academy that aims to give their students the best education in the field of Aesthetic Science. The partnership between the two new players in the beauty and aesthetic industry aims to foster women empowerment and domestic tourism.
The contract signing was held last Monday, July 21, 2014 at International Academy for Aesthetic Sciences, Quezon City. Present at the contract signing were IAAS Chairman Dr. Victor Endriga, IAAS President Ma. Andrea Andal, IAAS Vice President for Business Affairs Dr. Rudy Apostol, IAAS Voice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Cecil Catapang, IAAS Vice President for Marketing Nino S. Mas and Miss Grand Philippines President/National Director John Dela Vega. Twenty four equally gorgeous candidates of Miss Grand Philippines visited the aesthetic headquarters of IAAS on the same day and were given with training on proper skin care, corrective make up and several aesthetic procedures. The candidates were treated with goodies from Colour Collection Cosmetics of Tupperware Brands Philippines and Aura Skin Nutrition products.
On being the major presentor of Miss Grand Philippines, Nino Mas is thrilled and happy with the partnership. “Our partnership with Miss Grand Philippines 2014 is a testimony of our quest to live up to the image of “International Academy” in the same way as MGP aims to create a significant mark in the international pageant world. Both organizations also share the same vision of promoting the best things that Philippines can offer to the rest of the world.”
Meanwhile, Dela Vega is happy that IAAS has partnered with MGP. “Being part of Miss Grand Philippines 2014 requires beautiful face and well-proportioned figure. Aside from swimsuit and long gown competitions, each candidate is expected to showcase their beautiful facial features and svelte physique all through out the pre-pageant activities. IAAS can be of great help in providing education and training to the candidates in terms of facial beauty and body aesthetics.”

IAAS formally opened its door to aspiring local and foreign aesthetic practitioners this July of 2014. The academy takes pride in having tested and proven highly effective services known within the aesthetics industry and continuously innovate by using methods and practices with Japanese, Korean, American and European standards.
Miss Grand Philippines on the other hand, is the country’s newest national pageant that selects the Philippine representative to the Miss Grand International Pageant. Inspired by the Third Runner-up finish of Ms. Ali Forbes, Philippines’ representative to the inaugural pageant last year in Bangkok, Thailand, this year’s local search aims to promote domestic 

tourism.
Two lucky candidates will be chosen as Face of IAAS and Miss International Academy for Aesthetic Sciences to be awarded on the coronation night. The eventual winner of Miss Grand Philippines 2014 and her court will receive full scholarship grants and become image models and endorsers of the academy.
For more information about International Academy for Aesthetic Sciences and Miss Grand Philippines 2014, visit
http://www.iaas.com.ph/

TUPPERWARE BRANDS SUPPORT MISS GRAND PHILIPPINES 2014

Miss Grand Philippines 2014 official candidates underwent make up lectures and demo session with the staff of Colour Collection,  the Cosmetic Brand of Tupperware Philippines. The event was held at the Institute of Academy for Aesthetic Sciences headquarter in Quezon Ave., QC last July 21, 2014. Present during the event is the Marketing Manager of Tupperware Mr. Mark Charles Salecina who gave a very informative lecture on how to apply proper make up with different kind of skin tones. The candidates themselves had a hands on trial with various selection of make up that will highlight and enhance their natural beauty.  Also present during the event is John Dela Vega, the National Director of the pageant.  Colour Collections, Ivana Fragrance and Tupperware will be handing out three special awards during the coronation night. The winners will be receiving cash and fabulous prodimage

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QUEEN OF THE PHILIPPINES 2014 FINAL SCREENING

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the Queen of the Philippines 2014 beauty pageant extended its screening last July 13 held at a private resort in Quezon City. The panel of the screening committee had a hard time in selecting who will be included in this year roster of official candidates. Applicants from reputable Universities and Colleges (UP Diliman, University of Santo Tomas, Dela Salle University, San Beda College among others) trooped the venue to try out at the newest national pageant in the land. Surprisingly, a PWD (Person With Disability) was one of the applicants yesterday. Princess Alanis Hudson Pura, a 5 foot-8 stunner with Filipino-American lineage was born deaf-mute. If she will hurdle the screening process, she will be the first PWD to make it as an official candidate in a national beauty pageant in the country.


Members of the judging panel includes Ms. Hemilyn Escudero Tamayo-former beauty queen and well known pageant trainer for aspiring beauty queens, Ms. Jessie Maloles- First Runner Up Mrs Asia International 2014 and a Rotary Club President, Richard Hinola-pageant handler and marketing Specialist, Mr. Dae Bunao-President Nextmedia Advertising, Ike Vega-VP for Marketing and Operation Megastar, Salde Singo- A Registered Nurse and OPMBworldwide member based in New York City and Noli A. Berioso- chief correspondent OPMB Worldwide.
Three major titles awaits the lucky ladies and will compete in prestigious international beauty pageants abroad..Press Presentation is scheduled on July 24 at Cali Burger in front of GMA Studio in Quezon City. Grand Coronation Night is on August 1 at the Subic Bay Yacht Club, Olongapo City. 

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY FOR AESTHETIC SCIENCES (IAAS) INAGURATION

The International Academy for Aesthetic Sciences (IAAS) formally opens its door to aspiring Aesthetic practitioners this July of 2014. IAAS is the country’s first Aesthetic Academy that aims to give their students the best education in field of Aesthetic Science. IAAS was organized in 2009 and the preparation for its launch took more than 5 years of extensive research and development.

In its first year, IAAS will welcome nearly 100 students studying across a number of disciplines, including Medical Aesthetics, Cosmetic Nursing, Facial Therapy, Hair Science and Make Up Artistry. The school expects to eventually grow to a population of roughly 300 to 500 students, and will introduce new programs by the third quarter of 2015.

“We are dedicated to teaching local and international students who have interest in pursuing a career in the exciting and dynamic world of aesthetics. We provide education and hands-on training, and disseminate updated information from different Aesthetic Practitioners all over the globe.” said Nino Mas, Vice President for Marketing, “Our experienced medical practitioners offer excellent training skills that will bring our students to the forefront of aesthetic industry. Since this field continuously change; as new techniques and products become available; we pride ourselves on staying abreast to all these advances to provide the students with excellent, well-rounded and state of the art education.”

IAAS instructors, many of which have run their own aesthetic clinics, have a wide variety of experience in their respective fields and are respected members of their professional and medical communities. But, above all these, they are outstanding teachers. Our courses not only offer the perfect combination of teaching the skilled techniques that our students need to acquire but also an insight into the business world which is an important component in ensuring that they will be successful aesthetic practitioners in the future.” said Dr. Cecil Catapang, Vice President for Academic Affairs.

The academy believes in promoting its tested and proven highly effective services known within the aesthetics industry and continuously innovate by using methods and practices with Japanese, Korean, American and European standards. “We are working closely with public and private higher education institutions to develop high-quality academic programs and scholarships in cooperation with LGUs, NGOs, and private corporations.” said Dr. Rudy Apostol, Vice President for Business Affairs. 

Living up to its image of an “International Academy”, the school broadens the horizons of students through its slogan “Excellence In Aesthetic Education”. This is one of the countless reasons why Daiana Menezes, a famous Brazilian model-host-actress, and Glennifer Perido, Miss Philippines –Earth Air 2012, enrolled in IAAS.

Founded by its Chairman, Dr. Victor Endriga, the International Academy for Aesthetic Sciences, was born out of principles of academic freedom, social engagement and global presence. The academy takes a strategic approach to amplify its image by engaging with a range of art, design, science and academic partners headed by its President, Ma. Andrea Andal who envisioned herself to be the instrument in creating a premier training institution that provides professional service with the highest level of skill and integrity.

For more information about International Academy for Aesthetic Sciences, visit

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How would you like your female talents to represent the Philippines in Ms Bikini Universe, Ms Yacht Model International or Face of Beauty International, plus also win 100,000 pesos in cash? If you’re 18-25 yrd old, Filipino citizen, at least 5’4 tall, join ka na sa newest national pageant in the country, the Queen of the Philippines 2014 (coronation night slated on Aug 1 in Subic Bay Yacht Club). The final screening is scheduled on Sunday, 13 July, 10am, 42 Scout Borromeo st. near tomas morato’s IL TERAZZO mini-mall, in QC. Pls bring nice face and body photos, plus swimsuit and cocktail dress, and nice makeup. If you need to ask anything re this screening, pls feel free to call or text pageant chairperson Ovette Ricalde, 0917-9299948. For Marketing and Sponsorship inquiries please email megastarproductions.models@gmail.com or call 09294055777. Thanks.

How would you like your female talents to represent the Philippines in Ms Bikini Universe, Ms Yacht Model International or Face of Beauty International, plus also win 100,000 pesos in cash? If you’re 18-25 yrd old, Filipino citizen, at least 5’4 tall, join ka na sa newest national pageant in the country, the Queen of the Philippines 2014 (coronation night slated on Aug 1 in Subic Bay Yacht Club). The final screening is scheduled on Sunday, 13 July, 10am, 42 Scout Borromeo st. near tomas morato’s IL TERAZZO mini-mall, in QC. Pls bring nice face and body photos, plus swimsuit and cocktail dress, and nice makeup. If you need to ask anything re this screening, pls feel free to call or text pageant chairperson Ovette Ricalde, 0917-9299948. For Marketing and Sponsorship inquiries please email megastarproductions.models@gmail.com or call 09294055777. Thanks.

PARTIAL LIST OF OFFICIAL CANDIDATES FOR QUEEN OF THE PHILIPPINES 2014

Stephanie Gerona, Anna Gilbean, Camille Laylay, Carie Mae Fajardo, Gracechele Manguit, Karen Barot, Lyka Johnson, Mariah Nilo, Maureen Usacdin, Michelle Alegre and Ruela Lopez.

MISS QUEEN OF THE PHILIPPINES 2014 NCR SCREENING

The first ever search for the Queen of the Philippines 2014 Beauty Pageant conducted their NCR screening last July 5, 2014 in a private resort located at Scout Borromeo, Timog Quezon City. This a follow-up to the resounding success of screening held in Subic 2 weeks ago.  A respectable number of applicants showed up to signified their intention to try out at the newest and destined to be one of the prestigious national beauty pageant in the country. image

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Applicants are enticed to join the current crops of beauty pageants primarily because of the successive placement of our representatives in the international pageant arena.

Present during the screening are the organizers and productions staff of Queen of the Philippines led by Megastar Productions top honcho Ovette Ricalde and Concon Sinel-the pageant director. Also present during the screening are Mr. Ike Vega VP for Marketing and Operations, Megastar, Ms. Grace Exconde-CEO Lady Grace Intimates apparel and Ms. Ellen Magsakay-Marketing Manager-Lady Grace. Members of the screening committee includes showbiz icon, TV and print ads model Diana Meneses, pageant producer and marketing specialist Richard Hinola,  Mr. Dae Bunao-President of Nextmedia Advertising and OPMBworldwide chief correspondent Noli Berioso.

There will be three titles at stake for the first year edition of the pageant. The winners will represent the country in different international pageant abroad namely Face of Beauty International, Miss Bikini Universe and Yachting Models International.

The grand coronation night is scheduled on the first week of August at the Subic Yacht Club, one of the major presenter of the pageant.  Due to clamor from different  handlers and applicants, there will be another screening this coming Sunday, July 13 at the same venue.

BEAUTY QUEENS TOUR PHILIPPINES 2014

Beauties on Philippine tour - Reigning Miss Tourism International Angeli Dione Gomez (3rd from right) is joined by her fellow beauty queens (from left) Kylie Miller of New Zealand, Asdis Lisa Karlsottir of Iceland, Maria Rautio of Finland, Phan Hoang Thu of Vietnam and Lucie Klukava of the Czech Republic during the launching of “Beauty Queens Tour Philippines 2014”, a joint tourism promotions campaign by Philippine Airlines and Flip Trip and proudly supported by the Philippines Tourism Promotions Board.  The beauties will go on a 13-day tour of Manila, Camarines Sur, Cebu and Boracay. 

 Photos by Melvin Sia

MRS. JESSIE V. MALOLES- AN EPITOME OF A TRUE PINAY MOM

Rotary First Class president Mrs. Jessie V. Maloles proudly represented the Philippines in one of Asia’s most prestigious beauty pageant for married women-The Mrs. Asia International 2014 held in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia from June 25-29. She was crowned and honored with the following recognition:

Mrs. Asia International 2014- First Runner Up

Mrs. Best In Image

Best In Talent-Top 5

Jessie was accompanied by her 5 children EJ, Macmac, JR, RJ and Mary along with her husband Rico.”I’m proud and privileged to have represented my beautiful country, the Philippines in this exquisite beauty pageant. I am very thankful and blessed to have my family and friends accompany me in KL for support boosting further my morale and my confidence”. Jessie says.

She was enticed with the idea of joining an international pageant  by a former Mrs. Philippines Riza Asa and Ovet Ricalde of Megastar Productions. She went to various training in preparation for the pageant, from cat-walk, fashion skills, personal make-up, personality development, Q image

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and A with no less than Hemilyn Escudero-Tamayo, a well known trainer for aspiring beauty pageant.

She added that she is a woman of action not only in home and business but to their community as well. Currently she is the President of Rotary Club in Manila. She always open to different challenges in order to strive  and brings changes in the lives of others. Her motto is “Service Above Self”.. She want to be an epitome of love like all the beautiful Filipinas around the world. “We love to build and not to break, We love to give and not to take”, she added. 

QUEEN OF THE PHILIPPINES 2014 SCREENING

BE THE FIRST QUEEN OF THE PHILIPPINES - THE SCREENING HAPPEN THIS JULY 5 [ saturday ] AT 1pm TO 5pm , BRING YOUR QUEEN CANDIDATES AT #42 SCOUT BORROMEO ST. NEAR TOMAS MORATO QUEZON CITY . BRING PHOTOS AND SWIMSUIT OF YOUR CANDIDATES . 
THREE WINNERS TO COMPETE IN THREE INTERNATIONAL PAGEANTS AT ALL EXPENSES PAID TRIP . WINNERS WILL COMPETE IN THE FF INTERNATIONAL PAGEANTS. FACE OF BEAUTY INTERNATIONAL 2014 IN TAIWAN, MISS BIKINI UNIVERSE IN CHINA AND YATCHING MODELS INTERNATIONAL.image

PINAY MOMS TRIUMPHANT AT INTERNATIONAL PAGEANTS IN MALAYSIA

Our representatives to Mrs. Asia International and Mrs. Asia Classic International 2014 both emerged victorious over the weekend in KL, Malaysia. Rotarian and businesswoman Jessie Maloles bagged two major awards- First Runner-Up Mrs. Asia International 2014 and Best In Image. She also made it to the top 5 of the Talent Compettion where she rendered the soulful ” How Did You Know?” originally by Gary Valenciano. On the other hand, Lady Datin Lourdes Stutely was proclaimed Mrs. Asia International Ambassador, First Runner-Up Mrs Asia Classic International 2014 and Best in Style. Lady Lourdes is an active members of various womens organization in the country. She is a lso a member of Freemasons, the largest charitable institution in the world. To both ladies congratulations!

THE O’MANIA FACTOR EVENT

O’Mania Factor is a three -in-one- event happened last night at the Bellagio Tower 2, Bonifacio Global City. The affair was a clear success,  attendance and production wise despite of the heavy downpour yesterday all over metro.  It coincide with the launching of shoptayo.com, the newest online shop hub that will surely excites million of shoppers/ customers online. Miss Karlo Sigrid Uy Torres, shoptayo.com Managing Director was happy with the initial response of the people who attended the event.  She also noted that you can be of help to various beneficiaries when you shop online. “Nakapag shopping ka na, nakatulong ka pa”, she says. Eye Bank Foundation of the Philippines headed by Dr. Minguita Padilla, High Five Hope represented by Ms. Patricia Bermudez Hizon, Kagandahang Flores- a leading pageant beauty camp in the country with Mr. Rodgil Flores at the helm, and PMAP (Professional Models Association of the Philippines) with some of the prominent members in attendance like Maxine Medina, Ana Sideco, Aya Abesamis  are just few of the initial beneficiaries of ayosdito.com.

One of the many exciting items that you will find at the online shop are the Breville line of products. Though the company’s roots can be traced back in Australia, their items is fast becoming popular in other countries including the Philippines. From juicers, scrapper/mixer, espresso to grinder they have all this food processors that can be part of the kitchen of every Filipino family for better, safer preparation of food. Young Chef Louise Mabulo demonstrates how easy to prepare dishes with the aid of Breville products.

Finally, the event was capped with an extravagant fashion show featuring the Kagandahang Flores (KF) Beauties. Maggie Wilson-Consunji, Bea Santiago, Angelie Dion Gomez, Jaimee Herrel, Bianca Paz,  Patricia Fernandez, Dianne Querrer, Kim Covert, Alma Cabasal, Dianne Necio, Monique Manuel, Nancy Leonard, Lady Riva and many more walked the ramp to the delight of the attendees. Some of Avel Bacudio creation are also featured during the show.  The affair truly showcased why KF camp continues to rule the pageant industry for the year 2014. In this regard, Mary Pauline, one of the leading Salon House in country will going support the beauty camp in their future endeavor .

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MISS NAITAS FACE OF TOURISM 2014

The National Association of Independent Travel Agencies officially launched the search for Miss Naitas 2014 Face of Tourism 2014. The event was held at the Artic Room of H20 Hotel, Manila Ocean Park at the heart of Manila. The affair was coincided with the annual Business and Membership of the organization. 5 of the 18 candidates for this year’s pageant were present during the occasion. The last time that NAITAS

 held a pageant was way back in 2004 exactly a decade ago. Also present during the event were Ms. Wanda Teo, the President of the organization and Annie Refrea- one of the incumbent officer of NAITAS. The Talent Night is slated on July 30 at the SM city Taytay. Grand Coronation is on August 2 at the Hotel H20, Manila.

MUTYA NG PASIG 2014 PRESS PRESENTATION

Twenty-four official candidates for Mutya Ng Pasig 2014 Beauty Pageant were officially presented to the members of media held June 21st at the Ace Water Hotel and Spa in Pasig City. No less than the City Mayor Maribel Eusebio attended the grand event. Mayor Eusebio was surprised with the quality of the contestants of this year’s edition of the pageant. She said that the search is getting

bigger and better every year.

The candidates are representing every Barangays of City. Mutya Ng Pasig is not just a typical City pageant, it aims to preserve and protect the environment of the City specifically in helping and promoting the Pasig River restoration.

For the past month, the candidates were busy with the different activities lined up for them. From City tour, sponsors visit, training and seminars, rehearsals to TV guesting. The winners of the pageant will going to received cash prizes and gifts from sponsors and a chance to represent Pasig City in major national beauty pageants. The pageant will also feature the beautiful spots and cultural heritage of the city.

Mega Star Production headed by Mr. Ovette Ricalde is this year over-all in charge of the production. The coronation night is on June 28 7pm at the Pasig City Sport center near the City Hall. Direction and over-all concept by Mr. Concon Sinel.

Text by: Noli A. Berioso

Edmund Chua Photos.