CNMI JROTC cadets, left, lead the posting of colors while Alfred Saures and Nolas Kaliga sing the U.S. and CNMI national anthems in last Friday’s 71st CNMI Liberation Day Anniversary Coronation Night at the carnival grounds at the Garapan Fishing Base. (PHOTOS By JON PEREZ)
Liberation Day Royal Court candidate Mardee-Ann M. Hermosilla is escorted by a member of the CNMI JROTC program.
Catherine A. Reyes presents herself to the crowd.
Shanthia Nicole Espinosa looks stunning in her red gown.
Some of the Liberation Day Royal Court candidates wait for the others after being presented to the crowd.
Last year’s Royal Court Queen Zolenska Yaroitemal passes the crown to this year’s winner Christine Roque.
Rota candidate Beda Garcia Mundo, right, and Rota acting mayor George O. Hocog.
Tinian candidate Malena Hofschneider, third left, with her family members, Tinian Mayor Joey Patrick San Nicolas, second left, Saipan Mayor David M. Apatang, right, and Skywalker Communications Group managing director Dr. Hu Bo, front.
Liberation Day Princess Jamila Alegre, fourth left, failed to attend the coronation night and was surprised by reigning Queen Christine Roque, third, left, Royal Court coordinator Rose Hocog, second left, and Skywalker Communications Group managing director Dr. Hu Bo when they delivered her tiara and sash at her place of work.
The 2015 CNMI Royal Court Stephanie Camacho, Zolenska Yaroitemal, and Ashley Tabilisma join Rota acting mayor George O. Hocog, Northern Islands Mayor Jerome Aldan, Tinian Mayor Joey P. San Nicolas, Saipan Mayor David M. Apatang, Saipan Municipal Council vice chair Alice Igitol, and Skywalker managing director Dr. Hu Bo in a group photo.
Jon Perez | Reporter
Jon Perez began his writing career as a sports reporter in the Philippines where he has covered local and international events. He became a news writer when he joined media network ABS-CBN. He joined the weekly DAWN, University of the East’s student newspaper, while in college.
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