Eight young ladies are confirmed to join the Ms. Pusong Pinoy, the beauty pageant that will highlight the annual Valentine event of the United Filipino Organization.
Renita Shanel Fleming, Carla Camille Flores, Jasmine Guanzon, Stevie Jocelyn Jeter, Melody Johnson, Gilda Maria Ogarro, Roshiel Pascubillo, and Nelly Rose Saturno will vie for the tiara, a gift pack, and $300 cash prize on Sunday, Feb. 17, at the Garapan Fishing Base. The festival itself will run from 7am to 10pm.
Besides the grand prize, the first runner-up will get $200 while the second runner-up will get $100, with both receiving gift packages.
The panel of judges will also determine the winners for special prizes: Best in Island Wear, Best in Talent, Best in Long Gown, Best in National Costume, and Ms. Photogenic.
UFO president Annamae Adaza said they still welcome other interested young ladies 14 to 20 years old to sign up for the contest, as well as companies or individuals who want to donate prizes and have the chance to present their contribution at the event.
For information, call or text treasurer Lyn Deazeta at 989-3845, assistant treasurer Bok Enano at 287-9756, and choreographers Joel Vallega and Ernie Molina at 898-1721.
No consular services
Adaza said the Philippine Consulate General in Guam will not be able to conduct mobile consular services during the Pusong Pinoy festivities due to a machine breakdown.
“According to Consul General Mangibin, they will advise UFO for the schedule of consular services as soon as they have the necessary equipment,” she said.
All inquiries may be directed to the consulate at 682-2222; look for Francisco Magno.
Meanwhile, the Valentine event will also feature a free medical mission from 7am to 11am to be led by a UFO affiliate, the Triskelion Group. Members will conduct blood pressure and blood sugar screenings, thanks to medical supplies donated by Brabu Pharmacy Wellness Center and PHI Pharmacy.
Additionally, Hardt Eye Clinic will conduct free vision screening and Public Health will administer free flu shots.
Adaza encourages the public to take advantage of these free medical services.
The community will also enjoy other event highlights, which include the Panlasang Pinoy cooking competition, duet singing and group and individual dance contests.
Pusong Pinoy is sponsored by Docomo Pacific and other donors, namely TSL Foundation, Kristo Rai Parish, Traders Insurance Co., HBR International, Armatech, Peter Crisostomo, June & Ladyvir Canape, Sylvia Soriano, Tinian Dynasty, Pacific Islands Club, Mary Ann Cabael of Natasha, Hyatt Regency, Fiesta Resort & Spa, Brabu Pharmacy, PHI Pharmacy, Hardt Eye Clinic, Sun Palace, Jet Holdings, McDonald's, National Office Supply, and Dollar Days Wholesale.
“We are still looking for generous individuals who wish to donate monetary in helping us out for prizes in the various contests. Any amount will go a long way and all donors will be acknowledged during the event,” said Adaza.
For more information, contact Marlon Regaton at 789-4600 for the cooking contest; Olive Yana at 989-9823 for singing and dance contests; Lyn Deazeta at 989-3845, Bok Enano at 287-9756, Joel Vallega, or Ernie Molina at 898-1721 for Ms. Pusong Pinoy; Adaza at 483-5237 or Mario Mayuga at 285-1021 for donations.