Saturday, May 4, 2019



The traditional Grand Santacruzan in Muntinlupa City made a successful return this year through the support of sponsors and the people who make this historical and religious parade possible. The event was held last May 3, 2019 at Centennial Road in Tunasan as starting point and culminates at the ground of Our Lady of the Abandoned Parish in Poblacion with lavish fireworks as the Reynas and Sagalas offered their prayers and flowers to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

The annual parade were participated by the beautiful women of Muntinlupa led by the incumbent Kapitana of Alabang, the Honorable Christine Mae Abas as this year’s Reyna Emperatriz.

Others who made it to the list of distinguished Reynas of the Santacruzan are Heart Salvador of Katarungan Village – Rosa Mistica, Alyana Masangya of JPA Subdivision – Reyna Dela Paz, Annakisha Lyka Lunar of Mayaman, Poblacion – Little Reyna Elena 1, Ashantee Elly-iane Frisnedi of Amparo, Poblacion – Little Reyna Elena 2, Ariane Arciaga Tadefa of Canto, Poblacion – Little Reyna Elena 3, Maarja Ann Louvelle Baloran of Amparo, Poblacion – Reyna Delas Flores, Roxovel Precious G. League of Quezon Bukal, Poblacion – Reyna Elena 1, Angelina Bernardo ofKatihan, Polacion – Reyna Elena 2, Jhemeryl Hernandez of Canto, Poblacion – Reyna Elena 3. 

Santacruzan is an annual religious parade that started in 1800s, the first being held in Malolos, Bulacan. It is being held in honor of Queen Helena of Constantinople and her son, Constantine in finding the cross that said to be the one which Jesus Christ was crucified. The parade also commemorates the meaning of three virtues being embodied by the Reynas, Hope, Charity and Faith.

Over-all in charge of the Grand Santacruzan in Muntinlupa City is Mr. Glenn Ricaroz and his entire team. He said that the biennial event in their place is not only to showcase the beauty of their women but most importantly to remind the young generation of this very relevant and important tradition being celebrated throughout the country.

May 3, 2019
Shrine of Our Lady of the Abandoned, Muntinlupa City

Text by Noli Berioso
Photos by Joy Arguil / Fab Philippines

1 comment:

  1. Saan po kaya pinagawa ang gown ng reyna elena? Thanks!


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