Promising to be grander this year, the Mandaue City government officially launched today their 2019 midyear cultural summit.
The activity which will be highlighted with the Search for Miss Mandaue 2019-Gold Edition is also in anticipation of their annual fiesta and the city’s 50th charter anniversary.
“We are making this grander because this is our 50th year,” Mandaue City treasurer Atty. Regal Oliva explained in a press conference at the Mandaue City session hall.
The series of activities which culminates on May 9 will also include the holding of a pageant for transgender women called “The Golden Empress,” Mandaue Gay Pageant 2019.
The city government allocated P14.6 million for the activities but Miss Mandaue Executive Committee Chairman Clarence Sanchez clarified that only about P3 million will be spent for the actual pageant which will be held on May 7 at the Mandaue City Cultural and Sports Complex.
Well known event’s director and choreographer Jonjit Primor will direct the pageant that will be participated by 16 ladies chosen from a field of 60 that appeared for screening last February.
Miss Mandaue 2018 Gabriella Ceniza Carballo will relinquish her crown to this year’s winner which will receive a cash prize of P100, 000, a one-year free tuition fee and P500,000 budget for her advocacy program of choice that will benefit Mandaue City residents.
The midyear cultural summit would also include the establishment of a food park (April 30); local and overseas job fair (May 1); The Golden Voice of Mandaue singing contest (May 3); Golden Blast- Battle of the Bands showdown (May 4); Dance for Gold- dance showdown on May 5, Bulawan: Bisaya Music Festival on May 6, among others.
Incidentally, the 16 contestants for the Miss Mandaue pageant is bannered by a reporter from a local daily who was crowned as Miss Cebu Press Freedom 2018.
Candidate no. 7 Lorraine Mitzi Ambrad (31-24-34l), 22, of Dalaguete town said she got the encouragement of her parents and her colleagues to join.
She said it is a rare opportunity to do so and she has a very compelling reason – her health.
The BA Communications graduate of University of San Jose Recoletos (USJR) who is also pursuing a Masters Degree in the Cebu Normal University (CNU) revealed that she is diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) which she said can be prevented by managing her weight and diet.
“I am diagnosed with a polycystic ovarian syndrome. Naay sakit akong ovaries so ug dili nako ma-manage kanang mu-bloat ko then it may lead to Diabetes 2 and other diseases including infertility. So Miss Mandaue served as my motivation para i-manage nako ang akong sakit,” Ambrad told iNews.ph in near tears.
She said her father who is a farmer from Mantalongon and her mother who is a midwife also inspired her because they want her well.
In its website, Mayo Clinic of Rochester, Minnesota, U.S.A. described PCOS as a hormonal disorder among women of reproductive age. Those affected with PCOS may have infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods or excess male hormone levels.
It can be prevented through weight loss by having low calorie-diet and moderate exercises.
Aside from infertility, its complication could result to heart disease, gestational diabetes or pregnancy-induced high blood pressure, miscarriage or premature birth, sleep apnea, depression, abnormal uterine bleeding and cancer of the uterine lining (endometrial cancer), among others.
Aside from Ambrad, the other contestants of Miss Mandaue 2019 are as follows:
Candidate no. 1- Lorraine Hann, 18, 5’8.5 ht., a Physical Therapy student from Consolacion town (34-25-35)
Candidate no. 2- Kristine Gillamac, 20, 5’7 ht., a BS Psychology student of Southwestern University-Phinma from Bantayan island (31-25-36)
Candidate no. 3- Rhean Caruana, 17, 5’6.5 ht., a Grade 11 student from Talamban National High School, Talamban Cebu City (33-23-32)
Candidate no. 4. R-Jane Lugod, 19, 5’7 ht., a BS Tourism Management student from University of San Carlos (USC), Talamban, Cebu City (33-25-35)
Candidate no. 5. Angel Mae Dakay, 20, 5’4 ht., BS Architecture of Cebu Institute of Technology-University (CIT-U) from Subangdaku, Mandaue City (33-25-35)
Candidate no. 6. Rica Mae Pitogo, 19, 5’4 ht., BS Chemical Engineering of University of San Carlos (USC) from Basak, Mandaue City (33-26-36)
Candidate no. 8. Aijeleth Borja, 21, 5’4 ht., BS Hotel Restaurant and Management of the University of Cebu (UC-Banilad) from Talamban, Cebu City (34-25-33)
Candidate no. 9. Christine Rudolph, 18, 5’4 ht. BS Accountancy and Management student of AMA Computer College from Liloan town (33-26-37)
Candidate no. 10- Umayma Alrawahi, 20, 5’4 ht., BS Optometry of Southwestern University (SWU-Phinma) from Urgello, Cebu City (32-23-34)
Candidate no. 11- Julienne Dabon,18, 5’4.5 ht., Grade 12- Colegio dela Immaculada Concepcion (CIC) from Alang-alang, Mandaue City (30-24-35)
Candidate no. 12- Charlotte Stuck, 18, 5’4 ht., Grade 12 Cebu International Distance Education Center from Lahug, Cebu City (36-26-35)
Candidate no. 13- Jesselle Saniel, 19, 5’7 ht., BS Tourism Management of University of San Jose Recoletos (USJR) from Talisay City, Cebu (36-25-33)
Candidate no. 14- Angeli Navarro, 18, 5’7.5 ht., Grade 12 University of San Jose Recoletos (USJR) from Talisay City, Cebu (33-26-35)
Candidate no. 15- Karla Lasquite, 25, 5’7.5 ht. BSBA major in Finance Management University of Mindanao (UM) from Cordova, Cebu (30-24-35)
Candidate no. 16- Amanda Basnillo, 17, 5’9 ht., Grade 11 University of Southern Phils. Foundation (USPF) from Consolacion, Cebu (32-26-32)