PAGCOR’s search for Miss Casino Filipino 2012 begins
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Miss Casino Filipino 2011 grand winner Catrine Rosary Ocampo (center) together with Entertainment Asst. Vice President Bong Quintana pose during the presscon of MCF 2012.
AFTER its successful run last year, the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) once again launches its nationwide search for the next Miss Casino Filipino.
Now on its second year, Miss Casino Filipino 2012 is open to all single Filipinas 18 to 25 years old who are multi-talented, beautiful and has a heart for service.
PAGCOR’s Assistant VP for Entertainment Bong Quintana said the nationwide beauty tilt “is PAGCOR’s way of paying tribute to the admirable roles that Filipinas play in our society today. She is someone who is beautiful inside and out, someone who emulates and embodies the positive values and virtues of Filipinos.”
Quintana said Miss Casino Filipino 2012 contestants will be asked to submit a statement describing their Filipina role model and how their Filipina icon has influenced or changed their lives. “This is our way of honoring the modern-day Filipina who is no longer just confined to her home. She is someone who speaks her mind, is socially aware and tries to make a difference in her community in her own way,” he added.
Besides giving a brief description of their Filipina icons, contestants will also be required to share the advocacy or social cause closest to their hearts. “They can choose any advocacy such as education, health, environment, poverty eradication, etc. What makes the Miss Casino Filipino distinct from other beauty pageants is the inclusion of the contestants’ advocacy. It is a manifestation of the contestants’ commitment to be of service to others, especially to the less privileged,” Quintana cited.
According to Quintana, the prizes at stake for this year’s search are much higher. “Miss Casino Filipino 2012 will receive P500,000 in cash prize, higher than the P300,000 we gave to last year’s title holder. Miss Casino Filipino 2012 will also have a chance to choose a charitable institution that will receive a donation of P200,000.”
On the other hand, the Miss Casino Filipino 2012 runners-up will receive the following cash prizes: P400,000 (1st runner-up), P300,000 (2nd runner-up), P200,000 (3rd runner-up) and P100,000 (4th runner-up).
Apart from bigger cash prizes, deserving winners and contestants will given a chance to work in PAGCOR and Casino Filipino.
Last year, 28 grand finalists vied for the Miss Casino Filipino 2011 title. Of these young, beautiful and talented Filipinas, Catrine Rosary Ocampo, a 5’8 stunner from Quezon City – won as the first Miss Casino Filipino.
Ocampo said “it was a great honor to be crowned as the first Miss Casino Filipino. I am thankful that PAGCOR gave me the opportunity to serve the community and be able to promote my advocacy for education.”
The contestants will be judged according to their intelligence (20%), poise and elegance (20%), beauty (35%) and over-all impact (25%). Regional screenings will be held in PAGCOR’S casino branches in Bacolod, Cebu, Davao, Angeles, Olongapo, Tagaytay and Metro Manila from October 1 to October 28, 2012. The grand Coronation Night will be held at the PAGCOR Grand Theater on November 16, 2012.
For more details, interested parties may call the PAGCOR Entertainment Department at (02) 852-7758 and (02) 852-7760, contact the nearest Casino Filipino branch or log on to www.pagcor.ph.