Man’amko gets free haircut from ‘Queen’ candidates


Thirty man’amko received free haircuts from the Queen of the Pacific candidates last Friday at the Office on Aging in China Town. More than 30 man’amko availed of the free haircut done by the candidates, from 9am to 10:30am as part of their community service.

Fourteen are vying for the Queen of the Pacific crown, a contest for transgender candidates. The coronation night is on June 11 at the Royal Taga Hall of the Saipan World Resort with doors opening at 5pm with tickets cost $10 each.

The contest—with the theme “Respect, Restore, and Save Our Natural Resources—is also a fundraising event with all proceeds going to the Commonwealth Health Center volunteers.

Pageant director Ernie Molina said the event is a part of the June 12 Pistang Pinoy celebration of the Philippine Independence Day. The free haircut service is also their post-Mother’s Day offering to the female man’amko.

He added that, with environmental awareness as the main theme, they would also have a cleanup drive on May 22, a Sunday. Details of the cleanup will be announced before the event.

Best in costume, evening gown, and swimwear are some of the special awards up for grabs, while the question and answer portion will be part of the criteria for judging.

The costume of the candidates must reflect the theme with indigenous or recycled the materials to be used.

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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