During last January 4, 2016 finals of Mister & Miss Philippine Youth 2016 at the Tanghalang Pasigueño in Pasig City, a pair of young achievers from De La Salle University and University of the Philippines-Diliman were named top winners for the 16th edition of the annual competition that was participated in by young men and women aged 15-21.
MJ Novenario, a Green Archer representing Mindoro and Roselle Alberto, an Iskolar ng Bayan at the state university were deemed most qualified to be the next big role models of the youth for 2016. They were followed by 1st Prince Justin Balaaldia (from U.E.) and 1st Princess Le-Ann Cassandra Racuya, with Rein Baluyot and Samantha Gabronino taking in the titles of 2nd Prince and Princesses, respectively.
It was a very well-attended event by all the supporters of the candidates, made more glittery by the presence of an illustrious board of judges that included Senator Bongbong Marcos, Vice-Governor Tingting Cojuangco and actor Rocco Nacino who was given a Youth Excellence Award.
My hats off to prime organizers Quezon Provincial Board Member Gerald Ortiz and talent manager Jojo Victorio who have partnered to make Mister & Miss Philippine Youth the most successful contest for young individuals who want to lead the way to make their personal advocacies work by using the titles as solid platform.
Congratulations to all the winners! :-D
Report By: Norman Tinio of normannorman.com
Photos by: Joy Arguil