Page Maker: Zedrick Señeres
Photos by: Antonio Asuelo Sr. and Antonio Lara Sr.
FINALLY, after days of pre-pageant events, the 2019 Iloilo Festival Queen and Hiyas sang Iloilo’s glittering and star-studded grand coronation night unfurls tomorrow, Jan 23, 2019, 6 p.m., at the sprawling Fountain Area of Robinsons Place-Iloilo.
The 19th edition of the beauty pageant will have a Spanish heritage theme that will give essence to the advocacies of its main organizers, the Señor Sto. Niño Festival Queen Inc., to motivate, inspire, and assist in promoting tourism in the province of Iloilo.
“Social Responsibility, Fashion, and Beauty pageantry is the combination which differentiates this event from other similar pageants. This theme of the Pageant Proper engages in worthwhile endeavors that will enable itself to achieve and make contributions to promoting Iloilo as a major and revered tourism destination. It also intends to show everything that is beautiful about Cosmopolitan Iloilo, giving respect and value to the word ‘Ilongga” with a social responsibility,” said pageant chairperson Eddie Juatas.
The 19th Iloilo Festival Queen and Hiyas sang Iloilo candidates will surely enthrall everyone as they sashay their wit and charm for the much-coveted crowns.
Adding glam and pomp to this much-awaited pageant will be GMA Network’s matinee actor Kristoffer Martin who will serenade the lovely candidates.
Prominent foreign and national figures will also grace the grand pageantry.
2019 Iloilo Festival Queen and Hiyas sg Iloilo is presented by ROBINSONS PLACE ILOILO, SM CITY ILOILO, IN COOPERATION WITH GMA NETWORK, GMM GLOBAL MARITIME MANILA INC., AMA COMPUTER LEARNING CENTER, PEPSI, LA CASA DE ALMA EVENTS PAVILLON, ILAP (ILOILO LUPON SANG MGA ARTISTS KAG PHOTOGRAPHERS), ARTJUANA, CARLOS CORDOVA JAVELLANA, ROXAS CITY MAYOR ANGEL ALAN CELINO, CITI APPLIANCE CENTER, KARAT WORLD, MAX RESTAURANT, FAB FLOWERS AND BALLOONS, UNITED MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORP, TIBIAO BAKERY, ARIEL DORONILA, AYAN JORDA, ALFIE DESAMPARADO, NICNIC MANDERICO, VALVOLINE, ROYQUEEN, F& E ENTERPRISES , AKSYON RADYO-ILOILO, AND THE DAILY GUARDIAN.
THANKS TO OUR MAJOR SPONSORS: JUDGEE AND SARAH PEÑA, DR. PACITA GONZALEZ, DR. GOLD GONZALEZ, CAPTAIN RELLY JOSE JR. AND MRS. BARBARA RHODORA ABAD JOSE, DR. NAPOLEON AND SHEILLA TIONGCO, DARLENE ARDEÑA-GO, PRESIDENTIAL CONSULTANT/ADVISER JANE JAVELLANA, MR. NOY AND DEBBIE ANDAYA-RUFINO, ROYQUEEN, MR. TABON PALOMAR, JERRY AND RINZEL SY, MS. BING PEREZ, BEAUTY ESSENTIALS, MS. NENA SY-LIM, MR. NOEL SINCLAIRE SY, MR. ROMMEL AND KATHLEEN YNION, MR. JUNGI AND PUTLI FUERTE, MS. DOLLY CHUA, PANAY NEWS, MR. LESTER DAN SOLLESTA, CTR GRAPHICS AND SIGNS, TRIX AND MARISSA GORRICETA, MR. FRANKIE LOCSIN, MR. TOTONG AND ROSY MONTEJO, MR. TREVOR JOHN AND JEANETTE LLOYD, WILLY AND ROWENA SHIN, ENGR. VENJOHN AND RIZA JUBILAG, ATTY. ED. & AMY AGUILLON, MS. APRIL GRACE BESARA-PEREZ, J.S. LAYSON CORP., DANNY AND MAIRAMA PINEDA, CREAM MAGAZINE, JOE MARIE AGRIAM, ATTY. DWIGHT TRASADAS, MS. RUBY CELO, MR. RAMON AND GRACE ALIVIO, AND MR. NONOI YBIERNAS.