Angeles crowns new Ginoo at Mutya winners
ANGELES CITY — The most awaited pageant in the city commenced at the Grand Palazzo Royale on October 27, as 24 stunning candidates vie for the coveted title of Ginoo at Mutya ning Angeles 2016.
The 17-year-old son of Barangay Lourdes Northwest was hailed as this year’s Ginoong Angeles while the 19-year old bet from Barangay Pampang, Hazel Ayn Erickson, was crowned as the new Mutya ning Angeles.
“I’m so pleased to be crowned as the Mutya ning Angeles 2016. I will devote my reign in achieving my goals and pushing my advocacies that promote local arts in the city,” said Erickson.
“This will be a good opportunity for us to show what millennial Angeleños can do. As pageant winners, we will take advantage of our reign to inspire our fellow youth, and ignite that spark of change in the community in ways we can,” said King.
The pageant, spearheaded by the Angeles City Tourism Office (ACTO), is heralded as one of the most prestigious pageants in the region as it is being annually staged in partnership with Focus Management Agency, Beyond Essence, and Aces and Queens.
According to Alex Cauguiran, Chairman of Fiestang Kuliat 2016 and Chief Executive Officer of Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC), the Ginoo at Mutya ning Angeles pageant embodies the city’s beauty, strength and resilience over the many happenstance experienced by the city in the past decades.
“Ginoo at Mutya ning Angeles 2016 is a celebration not only of the beauty of the Angeleños but also the rise of the city from the devastating effects of the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo,” said Cauguiran.
Cauguiran remembered that the first Ginoo at Mutya ning Angeles pageant started on 1992 during the incumbency of Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan. It was the same year when Tigtigan Terakan Keng Dalan was launched and staged. Both are intended to uplift the dampened spirit and hopes of the Angeleños.
“Today the pageant aims to discover the many hidden potentials of our present generation. Our annual staging of Ginoo at Mutya ning Angeles is beyond pageantry since we are seriously in search of ambassadors who will help the city continue its efforts and advocacies in heritage promotion and conservation,” said Angeles City Tourism Officer, Dr. Richard Daenos.
Meanwhile, the city crowned four more major winners this year.
Albert Figueroa of Barangay Claro M. Recto and Ariana Gaza of Barangay Cuayan were crowned Ginoo at Mutya ning Angeles 2016 Youth Ambassadors, while Miguel Pineda and Silvana Rauch who hail from Barangay Pulungbulu and Anunas respectively, were crowned Ginoo at Mutya ning Angeles 2016 Tourism.
Completing the court of the Ginoo at Mutya are Renz Anthony Magsilang and Maxine Xanti Manalus as 3rd runners-up; Mazen Ayson and Sanica Dawn Lumba, 2nd runners-up, and Angle Lemuel Cruz and Lady Juneirra de Dios, 1st runners-up.
Past winners of Mutya ning Angeles from 1992 to present also graced the event. This is to kick off the 25th anniversary of the pageant which will take place in 2017. (AC-CIO)