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Reyna ng Aliwan 2017 Candidates by Dennis Natividad · 365 Project


The search for the festival queen heats up this summer’s celebration of the annual Aliwan Fiesta, with 20 young ladies representing various festivals all over the country vying for the title of Festival Queen, or Reyna ng Aliwan 2017.

Manila Broadcasting Company, which produces the annual cultural extravaganza in partnership with the Cultural Center of the Philippines and the Cities of Manila and Pasay, has released the list of this year’s candidates:

Rowena Gandeza – Manggahan Festival of Guimaras
Julie Faith Agsalud – Zamboanga Hermosa Festival
Angelica Doguiles – Pescao Festival of Zamboanga
Patricia Kate Gonzales – Antipolo Maytime Festival
Alexia Sonia Edmund – Bambanti Festival of Isabela
Ariella Jazmine Roque – Tuna Festival of General Santos City

Cherry Rose Fernandez – Panagbenga Flower Festival of Baguio
Liezl Libria – Sultan Kudarat Festival of Maguindanao
Maria Ahtisa Manalo – Niyog-yugan Festival of Quezon
Apriel Smith – Utanon Festival of Dalaguete, Cebu
Kathleen Mae Lendio – Karansa Festival of Danao City, Cebu
Alyssa Charish Vivas – Kneeling Carabao Festival of Pulilan, Bulacan
Kyla Ocso – Kalivungan Festival of North Cotabato

Elaine Segura – Iloilo Paraw Regatta Festival
Marla Alforque – Sinulog Festival of Cebu
Maria Vivien Fabella – Boling-Boling Festival of Catanauan, Quezon
Venisse Charm Costibolo – Sangyaw Festival of Tacloban City
Carmela Villaruel – Timpuyog Festival of Sarangani
Angelica Gabriel – Dayang Dayang Festival of Pasay City
Erna Torreblanca – Masskara Festival of Bacolod

The pageant night will be held at the outdoor stage in front of Aliw Theater at the CCP Complex on April 21, with the coronation night following the grand parade on April 22. This year’s Festival Queen winner will receive P100,00 cash and a trophy plus the chance to be a goodwill ambassadress for domestic tourism.

Aliwan Fiesta is supported by Pride Detergent, Unique Toothpaste, Shield Bathsoap, Globe Telecom, EyeBerry, Dunkin’ Donuts, Cherry Mobile, Fukuda, MyJuiz, AICS, M. Lhuiller, 2Go, Manila Bulletin, GES Led Lights, Steeltech, Maxim’s Hotel at Resorts World Manila, Bayview Park Hotel, Isla 7101, Zanea Shoes and It Figures Facial and Slimming Salon.

*Text Excerpt from Entertainment Release of Manila Broadcasting Company