Twenty-six beauties from across the archipelago vie for the Miss Silka 2018 crown tomorrow. They will try to outwit and impress a panel of judges during a pageant at the Market! Market! Activity Center this afternoon.
According to the pageant organizers during the press presentation of the candidates at The b Hotel in Quezon City last Tuesday, beauty, wit, and grace are the qualities truly essential in winning a crown. They added, “Throughout the years, pageants here in the Philippines have become not only a platform to showcase one’s beauty but also to promote one’s advocacy. This 2018, 26 ladies equipped with the mission to help transform lives and empower their communities, will compete in Miss Silka Philippines pageant.”
Now on its 11th year, Miss Silka Philippines continues to celebrate diversity among women with different ethnicities and culture by giving an avenue for different regions to be represented in the national pageant that continues its legacy by providing a platform for women to ignite change and influence people to become ambassadors of progress and transformations.
The pageant is spearheaded by Cosmetique Asia Corporation in collaboration with different organizations.
The country’s King of RnB Jay-R and Tippy Dos Santos will host the pageant, while performers include Filipino singer and actor Inigo Pascual and Silka Papaya endorser Yassi Pressman.
The lady who will be crowned as Miss Silka Philippines 2018 will become an official endorser of the brand and will receive a cash prize of P150,000, gift certificates, and one year supply of Silka products. She will receive products and get skin treatments from Zenaya Aesthetics.
The Miss Silka Philippines 2018 chosen charity will also receive P150,000.
The pageant is being presented by Cornerstone Events, its fifth partnership with Silka.
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Lighting up Araneta Center’s giant Christmas tree
Christmas at the Araneta Center just got brighter, and here, it truly brings people together!
All roads lead to the Times Square Food Park on Nov. 16 as Araneta Center switched the lights on its iconic giant Christmas tree. The 37-year-old tradition is one of the most anticipated events in the country’s premier lifestyle hub.
More than 10,000 people crowded the food park, and why not?
Pop Star Royalty Sarah Geronimo was there. It was like homecoming of sorts for her as has celebrated various milestones in her career at the Smart Araneta Coliseum including her sold-out anniversary This 15 Me concert in April.
Vice Ganda led the tree lighting for the fifth straight year. Just like Geronimo, Vice Ganda has staged successful concerts at the Big Dome including the Guinness World Record-clinching music fest of her cosmetic line in September.
The 100-foot giant Christmas tree is the centerpiece attraction in Araneta Center this Yuletide season. It features 3,000 LED bulbs and more than 1,500 assorted decors including giant balls, giant bells, lighted poinsettias, and a seven-foot star topper.
Providing additional star power to the festivities were total entertainer Darren Espanto, heartthrob McCoy de Leon, international phenoms TNT Boys, “Twang ng Tanghalan Season 2” grand champion Janine Berdin, love team partners Vivoree Esclito and CK Kieron, and The Kids’ Choice jurors Xia Vigor, Chunsa Jung, Onyok Pineda, Carlo Mendoza and Jayden Villegas. OPM band Mojofly rounded up the list of performers.
Miss Universe Philippines Catriona Gray, Binibining Pilipinas Supranational Jehza Huelar, Binibining Pilipinas Grand International Eva Patalinjug, Binibining Pilipinas Intercontinental Karen Gallman and Miss Globe top 15 finalist Michele Gumabao also graced the tree-lighting.
Volleyball player-turned-anchor Gretchen Ho, theater actor Benj Manalo and comedian MC hosted the lighting ceremonies.
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Maine Mendoza, Baeby Baste usher in COD ís return to Araneta Center
On Nov. 23, Friday, TV host-actress Maine Mendoza and child star Baeby Baste welcomed the return of the Christmas on Display at the Times Square Food Park along with other VIP guests and official of the Araneta Center.†After 16 years, the animated Christmas on Display has returned to its true home.
People from all walks of life and across different generations crowded the Times Square Food Park, a stoneís throw away from its original location. Created by businessman Alex Rosario Sr. in 1957, Christmas on Display transferred to Araneta Center in 1966 and has since become a prominent attraction in the countryís premier lifestyle hub during Christmas until the Manila C.O.D. Department Store ceased operations in 2002.
Now helmed by Rey Rosario, the COD will continue to amaze with its imposing design and touching stories. With a touch of something old and something new, the animated display still harkens back to its glory days of simple pleasures in life, but is now set in a backdrop that is as Instagram-worthy as many attractions in the metropolis these days.
With bright lights, music, and the help of more than 40 moving mannequins, it will touch on Araneta Centerís theme ìChristmas is Home,î a topic all too familiar for countless of Filipinos that travel from far away places to be with the ones they love this Holiday season.
The Christmas On Display has 15-minute shows from 6 pm to 10:30 pm on Sundays to Thursdays, and from 6:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Fridays to Saturdays until Jan. 6, 2019.
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