18 May 2023, Doha, Qatar. The excitement was palpable as the preliminary screening for Ginoo at Mutya ng Kalayaan 2023 took place at the Philippine School Doha (PSD) Gymnasium on May 18, 2023. This is in preparation for the upcoming Philippine Independence Day 2023 Celebration on June 23, 2023, at the Sheraton Grand Doha Resort and Convention Hotel.
A total of 11 candidates for Mutya and eight candidates for Ginoo participated in the screening representing various regions of the Philippines. The regions represented by the Mutya candidates are NCR, CAR, Region 3, Region 4A, Region 6, Region 7, Region 9, and Region 12. On the other hand, the Ginoo candidates hailed from NCR, Region 3, Region 4B, Region 5, Region 7, Region 9, and Region 11.
All candidates successfully qualified to advance to the official pageantry, a promising sign for what is to come in the upcoming event. A board of judges, composed of Mr. Jyerex Abrasado, Mr. Isaias Marcelo, Mr. Ivan Caceres, Dr. Rosanna Barrera, Engr. Danica Rose Alcantara, and Mr. Mike Saratan, conducted the preliminary screening.
The pageant committee is now eagerly looking forward to the next phase of the pageant, which includes rehearsals, official sashing, photoshoots, personality development seminars and workshops, and an official press conference before the main event.
The event organizers expect this year’s celebration to be more significant than ever due to the pandemic and all the challenges it has presented. Despite this, the organizers remain committed to providing an enriching experience for the participants and a memorable event for everyone attending.