The Mutya ng Pilipinas is a dominant pageant organization in the Philippines & in Asia conducting the annual competition with emphasis on promoting Tourism in the Philippines. It promotes “Beauty Tourism” within Asia and West Pacific with the direct and key participation of the Overseas Filipino Communities, this being a distinct component of its National Pageant Event. The National Pageant Event serves as a vehicle to promote everything that is beautiful in the Filipina and the Philippines.
The Organization is motivated and inspired by its guiding thrust to assist in promoting Tourism, Social Responsibility, Fashion, and Beauty pageantry — a combination which differentiates itself from other similar pageants. It engages in worthwhile endeavors that will enable it to achieve and make a contribution to promote the Philippines as a major and revered tourism destination. It also intends to show everything that is beautiful about the Philippines, giving respect and value to the word ‘Filipina with a social conscience’, that is … what it can do to make the Filipina a meaningful and responsive social well- being.
Beauty is also synonymous to Fashion, and should be made known that the Filipina is a fashionable person and makes therefore the Philippines a cosmopolitan and fashion center in the greater Asia Pacific.
The Delegates from Overseas Communities
Over the years, select Overseas Filipino Communities have been formidable partners of Mutya ng Pilipinas through long term arrangements, with them sending their delegates to participate in its annual pageant event. These Filipino Communities include: neighboring Asian countries, Northern and Southern California, Nevada, Arizona, Midwest, the East Coast, Hawaii, Canada, Australia, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and Scandinavia… and the participating countries continues to grow each year.
The beauty pageant has introduced the inclusion of representatives from Filipino communities abroad since 2000. This is not only to recognize the Filipino roots of overseas-based women, but also to raise the level of competition in the national pageant.
The 48th Edition
This year’s impressive line up of delegates will have pre-pageant activities in PuertoPrincesa City (July 18-21) and other landmarks. The world class Sheridan Beach Resort and Spa will be the delegates’ official resort hotel in Palawan.
The Long Gown Competition will be on July 22-25 at Hannah’s Beach Resort Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte and Regional Costume with Talent Competition will be on July 26 (host city to be announced).
The gorgeous young ladies vying for the Mutya ng Pilipinas 2016 international titles will be presented to the media on July 13 (Press Presentation) and the Coronation night is on July 30 at Resorts World Manila which will be aired on ABS-CBN at 10 in the morning on July 31.
The three most coveted titles are Mutya ng Pilipinas-Asia Pacific, Mutya ng Pilipinas-Tourism International and Mutya ng Pilipinas – Overseas Communities.
The winners of the Mutya ng Pilipinas Pageant are sent to international pageant events, such as Miss Tourism International, Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International and Miss Asia Pacific International. Mutya ng Pilipinas, Inc. is ably supported by major partners, and alliances among select Television networks.
Today, the organization is managed principally by an Executive Committee and its Lady President Jacqueline Tan. The Committee is ably supported by its incumbent Board of Directors namely, Chairman Joseph Tan, Treasurer Ranie Hofileña, Michael Tan and Jefferson Tan. They are a group of distinguished personalities stemming from various sectors of society.
MUTYA NG PILIPINAS 2016 OFFICIAL CANDIDATES
Lynette Bradford – Melbourne
Joanna Rose Tolledo – Caloocan City
Cassandra Costales McDonald – Australia
Jannie Loudette Alipo-on – Navotas City
Marah Munoz – Paranaque City
Jessica Jane Morales – Pasig City
Thalia Joyce Coronico – Davao
Rose Ann De Jesus – Concepcion, Tarlac
Joanna Marie Rabe – Zambales
Michelle Thorlund – California
Rhancoise Marie Mayangitan – Pampanga
Marielle Cartagena – Cebu
Mayu Murakami – Japan
Rdelyn De Leon – Aurora
Ann Lauren Ose – Scandinavia
Maeryhnella Umayam – United Kingdom
Petche Ann Vale – Bohol
Angela Yagaya – Western Visayas
Nellza Bautista – Northern Mindanao
Jurice Encarnacion – Canada
Dianne Irish Joy Lacayanga – Paniqui, Tarlac
Rianne Charlotte – Kalaw Batangas
Kristen Karla Dela Cruz – Zamboanga
Ace Dianne Morales – Bataan
Mary Theresa Erna Gomez – Tarlac
Justin Mae San Jose – Calabarzon
Marie Joyce Marfori – Mabalacat City
Ganiel Akrisha Krishnan – Manila
Renelyn Deguit – Negros Island
Ashley Nicole Singh – Central Luzon