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Twenty-seven young Filipino gentlemen were presented to the press as official candidates of Misters of Filipinas 2016 during a special show held in Makati City recently.
This year’s official candidates are Issa Anda, Jam Acero, Casius Charles Panopio, AR dela Serna, Charles Joseph Querol, Romeo Gonzales Jr., Reimer Cortez, Jonathan Maniquis, John Glenn Seridon, Gerald Fullante, Bienvenido Tabiolo, Christopher Dulagan, Randy Angelo Ramos, Mark Vincent Villaflores. Ichin Daclan, Franc Canson, Jerald Mendoza, Miguel Mari Guia, Roshon Barman, Jeremiah Nicolas, Darryl Joshua Gomez, Vincent Issen Christopher Jarina, Ezra Usita, Prince de Guzman, Danbar Ardales, Roberto Lim Jr., and Bobby Royo.
Carlo Morris Galang, president of Prime Events Productions Philippines Foundation (PEPPS) said that titles at stake are Mister Globe Philippines, Man of the Year Philippines, Manhunt International Philippines, Mister International Philippines, Mister Supranational Philippines, and Man of the World Philippines.
The finals night will be held at the Newport Performing Arts Theater of Resorts World Manila on Sunday, Sept. 18.
At the swimwear competition held in Tagum City, Davao del Norte recently, Daclan, a fitness trainer, won the Best In Swimwear special award.
One of the front-runners for the prestigious male pageant is Vincent Christopher Jarina, 22, of Bacolod City. He is a business management student and a basketball varsity player of Trinity University of Asia.
Though a product of a broken family, he made something positive out of his parents’ separation. “I focused on my studies and got involved with sports. Luckily I got a scholarship and it helped me a lot to ease the burden as far as my school and personal expenses are concerned. I hope I can hold on to my scholarship up to my last term in college.”
The tallest in this year’s batch at 6’2, the sports enthusiast said that he wants to help young and budding basketball players in the future.