28 years
of
Community Service
MUNTING NAYON
News Magazine
Operated by couple Eddie Flores and Orquidia Valenzuela
News and Views of the
Filipino Community Worldwide
Philippine Independence Day Council 2017 Annual  Beauty Pageant Now Underway in Ontario-Canada



By Tony A. San Juan, OCT
Ontario-Canada
February 1, 2017

 
 


The annual beauty - and - talent competition for Miss Philippines and Little Miss Philippines PIDC 2017 titles is now underway.  The widely popular contest is being sponsored by the prestigious Philippine Independence Day Council (PIDC), a 19- year old not-for-profit, cultural and societal - responsive organization in the Filipino Canadian and mainstream communities.

PIDC has been prominently showcasing Pinoy heritage - centred programs such as the Mabuhay Philippines Festival, Salo Salu sa Earl Bales Park, Mabuhay Cup Volleyball Tournament, Mabuhay Golf, Mabuhay Cup Invitational Basketball Tournament and the Philippine Independence Day Flag-Raising rites at Queen's Park.

Coronation Night is going to be held on June 3, 2017, Saturday at the Isabel Bader Theatre, UT- Victoria University , 93 Charles Street W., Toronto. The Little Miss Philippines contest will begin at 2:00 until 5:00 PM and the Miss Philippines final selection is scheduled at 7:00 PM. Ticket Admission Price:  $15.00/person (children 5 below free).

Prizes for all major winners will receive a crown, sash and flowers including the following cash awards :  Miss Philippines PIDC 2017 - One round trip ticket to the Philippines ; First runner up- $400.00; Second Runner Up - $200.00 and for Little Miss Philippines PIDC 2017 - $800.00; First runner up- $400.00  & Second Runner up- $200.00.

On January 22, 2017, the PIDC officially launched the pageant with a meet-and- greet event  at the Toronto City Hall.

The second launching day is slated on February 19, 2017, from 2:00 to 5: 00 PM at the same venue. 

According to PIDC pageant coordinators, Rehearsals will start on Sunday, March 26, 2017, from 2:00 to 5:00 PM for Little Miss Philippines contestants and 4:00 to 6:00 PM for Miss Philippines candidates at the Gotta Dance Studio, 3581 Dundas St. West, Toronto.. The rehearsals will continue every Sunday until May 28, 2017.

The rehearsals will focus on preparations and instructions for every contestant 's opening performance, catwalk and program presentation  in casual dress, talent, gown competitions. The same rehearsal sequence is to be observed for both events including a Question-and-Answer portion for the Miss Philippines only. Other vital schedules include : 1) a photo opportunity on April 23, 2017, Sunday; 2) dress rehearsal on June 2, 2017, Friday , from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.at the Gotta Dance Studio, Toronto.

The PIDC officers and directors tasked to organize and coordinate the yearly pageant include the Overall Pageant Chair:  Rory Elefano; Miss Philippines Chair: Gene Pardo-Elamparo; Little Miss Chair:  Helen Lao and Pageant Coordinator:  Ophelia Santiago.  Program Director:  Karen Pascual–Binaday;  Stage Director: Aris Elefano and Ric Nerona with  Website administrator Randy Bucao and long-serving President Norma Carpio as Pageant Adviser.  Board Members Ben Corpuz, Aimee Maravilla, Al Tupe, Verth Bugtong, Filomena Ticzon, Tom Tan, Chyrell Samson, Suzy Llanera, Roy Start, Jun Villaruz, Nanding Ticzon and Rose Cruz have rendered additional support and assistance.

For further information or anyone who is interested in joining this prestigious pageant – please e-mail:  pageant@pidctoronto.com or visit the PIDC website www:pidctoronto.com  (T. San Juan).

    MoreStichting Bayanihan (Netherlands) Celebrates International Women’s Day 2017
    Myra Colis and Yukari Shiozaki

    Filipinas, Dare to Use Your Strength!
     
    Every year, Stichting Bayanihan celebrates the International Women’s Day in line with the mission of The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (also known as UN Women) to advance gender equality and women empowerment.
     ...
    MoreHOME TO THOUSANDS OF FILIPINOS, SINGAPORE IS RANKED MOST EXPENSIVE CITY IN THE WORLD
    Edwin C. Mercurio

    For the 4th year in a row, Singapore is top on the list for the most expensive city to live beating Hong Kong, Zurich, Tokyo, Osaka, Seoul, Geneva, Paris, New York and Copenhagen, according to a biannual survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
     ...
     
    MoreFirst Golden Balangay Awards For Filipino Canadian Achievers Launched
    Tony A. San Juan

    Truly meeting the long-cherished desire of recognizing purposefully  the "remarkable achievements of  Filipino Canadians across Canada",  the 1st Golden Balangay Awards was significantly  launched on...
    MoreLAYERS OF RELATIONSHIP
    Jorge D. Lomboy

    There is a reason and there must be a purpose for anyone to keep a miniature private diary of names,...
    MoreReagan Tila wagi sa FBAR Masters/Elite Event League
    Marlon Baris Vicente

    RIYADH: Mula sa 40 kalahok sa Masters/Elite Event, tagumpay na naiuwi ni Reagan Tila ang kampiyonato sa katatapos lamang na...
    MoreFBL donates $5000 to Team Canada SMART NBTC
    Dindo Orbeso

    The Filipino Basketball League headed by FBL Commissioner Wallie Landicho has donated $5000 to help finance the trip of Team...
    MorePinoy Radio(Ontario) has a New Home, Expands Programming
    Tony A. San Juan

    The significantly popular Filipino Canadian - managed broadcast station Pinoy Radio has recently moved to a new site in the City of...
    MoreDOLE CONFERS “Parangal sa mga Natatanging Kababaihan” award to the Outstanding Overseas Filipina Workers
    Gerry S. Rubio

    DOLE SECRETARY WITH OUTSTANDING FILIPINAS. DOLE Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III (center) confers the “Parangal sa mga Natatanging...
     
    More`CON AMOR’ FOUNDATION B0ARD MEMBERS VISIT PROJECTS IN PHILIPPINES
    By: Orquidia. Valenzuela,  as reported by Myrla Danao

    Businessman Jaap van Dijke, chairman and two board members, Myrla Danao and Dr. John Deen of Con Amor foundation in...
    MoreArt Creations
    Vicente Collado Jr.

    Welcome!

    Many believe formal training is a prerequisite to quality in painting. Not a few will agree with me one can...
    MoreTHE CHILDREN IN DON MANUEL GK VILLAGE
    Orquidia Valenzuela Flores

    Sixty-three children from age three to six years, in the very poor community of Don Manuel village in Barangay...
     
    Disclaimer

    Contents posted in this site, muntingnayon.com, are the sole responsibility of the writers and do not reflect the editorial position of or the writers' affiliation with this website, the website owner, the webmaster and Munting Nayon News Magazine.

    This site, muntingnayon.com, the website owner, the webmaster and Munting Nayon News Magazine do not knowingly publish false information and may not be held liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages arising for any reason whatsoever from this website or from any web link used in this site.