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60 Filipino male hopefuls participate in first-ever pageant
KUWAIT CITY, Nov 4: Pilipino sa Kuwait (PSK), one of the most followed community-oriented pages on Facebook catering to overseas Filipinos in Kuwait and around the world, launched its pageant for Filipino male aspirants. Ahead of the crowning, a cliff hanging pre-judging round was held recently wherein 15 dashing Filipino studs out of 60 hopefuls emerged victorious and are now vying for the title of ‘Mister Pilipino sa Kuwait 2021’.
The 15 finalists will then be assessed based on talent, national costume, formal wear and the nail-biting question and answer. The pageant finals’ date and prizes up for grabs will be announced on a later date. In the race to be crowned the firstever ‘Mister Pilipino sa Kuwait 2021’ and representing their hometowns in the Philippines are: Rheck Reyes – Quezon Province, Johnson Fernandez Catbagan – Pangasinan, Michael Cruz Natividad – Rizal, Clifford Dolera – Misamis Oriental, Joseph Francisco – Pampanga, Michael Beredo – Quezon Province, Dionisio Lapuz Jr – Bicol, John Marvin Sotto – Marikina, Emmanuel Tabuada – Quezon City, Warren Estrada Razon – Bataan, Primo Velasco Pimentel – Marinduque, Generoso Laserna – Laguna, Gilbert Esguerra Santos – Pampanga, Mark Gelbolin Go, Davao City, Arjay Tumang – Tarlac City.
The event is sponsored by Dadabhai Travel Kuwait and Dukan in cooperation with Jerry’s Grill, Telefonati, Extreme Electronics and Pinoy Taste Bakery. Commenting on the objectives of Pilipino sa Kuwait (PSK) on Facebook, one of the people behind the page said “When we created Pilipino sa Kuwait, initially it was more of social reasons — to meet and interact with some friends on Facebook. But when our group has seen throngs of people visiting our page, sending messages, asking information and advice, we had to sit down and eventually decided to shift to a more community-oriented page.
We slowly developed this advocacy to help the expat community not only Filipinos. From then on, we carved our new mission and vision. Our mission is to strive to become one of the wellrespected, non-profit, non-sectarian, non-political and non-partisan OFW communities in the State of Kuwait. Our vision is a broad and collaborative community which looks up to providing inspiration, embraces cultural diversity, provides assistance to its members in case of emergency and promotes acceptance and camaraderie among its members and the entire OFW community.” “That’s why we have this motto: We don’t know who we are until we do something.
Maybe, some don’t know about our yearly projects – the outreach program and feeding program for our distressed OFWs at the Filipino Workers Resource Centre at the Philippine Overseas Labour Office (POLO),” he added. Pilipino sa Kuwait (PSK) created on October 16, 2010 has a total of 946,000 Facebook followers to date. Follow PSK on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and their website www.pilipinosakuwait. com to know the latest happening in Kuwait and around the globe. By Marlon Aquino Malinao Arab Times Staff