48th Mutya Continues Its ‘Beauty Tourism’ Campaign

General Information

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.

The Management

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.


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