The winners of World’s Best Models – Philippines 2019, were recently proclaimed during a catwalk showdown among 26 young aspirants at The Eye, Green Sun Hotel in Makati.
Proclaimed World’s Best Models Travel Ambassadors were Jana Riva and Mark Valencia. Bagging the major title of World’s Best Models Philippines were Yumi Fernandez and Wilson Yalung. The runners-up were Zandra Lawing and Majed Saleh (first runner up) and Shine Solis and Victor Alvaran (second runner up).
Produced by Prowess Supremacy Production, Inc. (PSPI) and Budget Journey Travel, Inc., this unique modeling competition with the noble advocacy of giving importance to the indigenous people, the tillers and the weavers that produce the main crops used in textile manufacturing, the very reason why there is a fashion industry.
The contest also focuses on the farm to fashion concept, meaning having a “fabric to form designs to wear.”
With this in mind, Prowess will give a part of the proceeds of the project as its contribution to help these farmers and weavers.
Prowess will serve as ambassadors of cultural integrity so the people in the industry will not forget their cultural heritage and increase their awareness on the importance of intangible cultural heritage by transmitting this knowledge through all generations. It intends to be the voice of our farmers and weavers to help ensure that all designs are called contemporary indigenous-inspired designs.
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Alonzo Muhlach’s Jingle for Bong Go goes viral
Child actor and model Alonzo Muhlach released recently a song and music video in support of the senatorial candidacy of former Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go.
The music video, which featured the singing, rapping, dancing, and performing talents of Alonzo, was released on Instagram and Facebook where it was viewed by Alonzo’s 71,167 followers.
The former SAP was deeply flattered at the gesture of the young star, saying that acts like this motivate him to continue serving the people, one way or another.
“Maraming salamat kay Alonzo Muhlach sa kanyang pagsuporta! Nakakabilib yung bata.Magaling, talentado, humble, malayo ang mararating,” Go said.
Bong Go mentioned that stars like Alonzo Muhlach and other people in the entertainment industry deserve to be supported by the government for the continued development of the industry as well as to protect the livelihood of many Filipinos who work in it.
“Kailangan suportahan ng gobyerno ang industriya ng pelikula, telebisyon, at musika para tuloy-tuloy pa rin ang paglago nito at para din mapangalagaan ang kabuhayaan ng mga Pilipinong nagtatrabaho dito,” Go said.
“Kay Alonzo, kitang-kita na malayo ang mararating ng mga artista natin lalo na yung mga bata. Sana ay mapalakas pa ang industriya para marami pang talentadong pinoy ang ma-develop,” Go added.
Go, if given the chance, would like to push for measures for the benefit of the Philippine entertainment industry as a whole.
“Kung bibigyan ako ng pagkakataon, nais kong isulong ang mga batas at programa na tutulong sa industriya ng pelikula, telebisyon, at musika ng Pilipinas,” Go announced.
* * *Make shopping a lot lighter with DFPC’s Travelite program
Duty Free Philippines Corporation (DFPC), the country’s only duty and tax-free travel retailer, gives travellers the convenience to shop through its “Shop-Now-Pick-Later” program.
DFPC’s Travelite Program allows Regular Filipino Travelers (RFT) and Foreign International Travelers (FIT) to shop before they depart and claim the merchandise upon return, making shopping a lot lighter. The program also comes with a percent seven percent discount on major items.
According to DFPC Chief Operating Officer Vicente Pelagio A. Angala, travelers who have a confirmed departure ticket for an international flight and returning to the country within 30 days are allowed to avail the program.
“By “lite” we mean no more extra baggage on the trip and no more excess baggage fees to pay plus we give you a 7 percent discount,” said Angala.
“The purchases made are packed at most 3 days before expected date of return,” Angala added.
To avail the program, international travellers need to show their return ticket information at participating DFPC departure outlets at Ninoy Aquino International Aiporort (NAIA) Terminal 1, 2, 3, and Mactan Cebu International Airport Pre-departure and Departure Area.
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