PAGCOR's Miss Casino Filipino 2011

 Miss Casino Filipino finalists from Pavilion branch strut beauty and advocacy

Miss Casino Filipino - Pavilion  finalists
(From Left) Dianna Sunshine Rademann of Puerto Princesa City, Cinderella Samson of Pangasinan and Rosantonette Mendoza of Pasig will represent Casino Filipino Pavilion in the grand finals of Miss Casino Filipino 2011 on September 3.

Three beautiful ladies from Luzon will advance to the grand finals round of the Miss Casino Filipino 2011 pageant after showcasing beauty, talent, poise and a heart for service during the pageant’s qualifying rounds at Casino Filipino Pavilion.


Diana Sunshine Rademann of Puerto Princesa City Palawan, Cinderella Samson of Asingan, Pangasinan and Rosantonette Mendoza of Pasig City were the three promising beauty queens who bested nine other semi-finalists. They will represent the Pavilion branch in the Miss Casino Filipino 2011 Coronation Night, to be held on September 3 at the PAGCOR Grand Theatre, Airport Casino Filipino Parañaque.


Twenty-year-old half-German, half-Filipina Diana Rademann said she joined Miss Casino Filipino because of the advocacy statement required from the contestants. Although born in Germany, Rademann was raised in Palawan and has seen the plight of underprivileged families, particularly those residing in far-flung areas. Radamann cited a remote place in Palawan – the Westcoast Aborlan, located 68-kilometers away from Puerto Princesa City – where residents do not have access to medical facilities and quality health care.


“It takes four hours to reach the city. Some residents who have severe diseases die on their way to the hospital due to long hours of transportation,” she shared. Stirred by the situation, Radamann focused her advocacy on the conduct of medical mission in remote areas.


“I firmly believe that one of my missions is to help the less fortunate people. I am very happy that PAGCOR, through the Miss Casino Filipino, will give me the opportunity to fulfill that mission,” she said.


Rosantonette Mendoza was also grateful after she was chosen as one of the finalists. “I am thankful to PAGCOR because I really wanted to be part of this prestigious pageant. Miss Casino Filipino’s main goal is to help people. It grants the winner the opportunity to help her chosen charitable institution, which I really would want to do,” she pointed out.


Mendoza wants to help children gain quality education, or at least provide them with materials such as books, notebooks, additional chairs and classrooms that are necessary for learning. A graduating student of Bachelor of Science in International Relations, Mendoza believes that education is vital in attaining success. “However, not everyone has an opportunity to receive formal education due to limited resources,” she explained.


Mendoza shared she strived hard to be able to finish her studies. “I joined beauty pageants like this in order to support my schooling.” Eventually, her desire to learn gave her the fervor to help others. “PAGCOR has the desire to reach-out to the less-privileged and I know that this institution will eventually become my partner in attaining this noble advocacy,” she stressed.


Like Mendoza, Cinderella Samson also joins beauty pageants to earn money for schooling. She stopped studying due to financial incapacity and plans to continue once she had enough earnings.


“You will achieve your dreams if you work hard for it. It is one of the things I learned from joining beauty pageants. I also want others to have the same positive outlook in life,” she enthused.


Samson may have won or lost in several beauty pageants but she has never thought of giving up her dream to become a professional ramp model or beauty queen. She considers Bb. Pilipinas titlists Charlene Gonzales-Mulach and Precious Lara Quigaman as her role models.


Apart from her dream, Samson also wants to help the government send street children to schools. “I want to focus my advocacy on education. Giving proper education particularly to street children could be a big leap in fighting poverty,” she explained.


Meanwhile, PAGCOR Assistant Vice President for Entertainment Bong Quintana, also one of the judges in the Miss Casino Filipino Pavilion qualifying leg, said the panel of jurors had a hard time choosing the winners.


“I have been around, judging the qualifying rounds in different Casino Filipino branches, but it was very difficult to choose here. The ladies were all impressive, beautiful and intelligent,” he said.


Quintana also officially announced that aside from the P300,000 cash prize and a chance to choose a charitable institution that Miss Casino Filipino 2011 winner will receive, she will also represent the country in the Queen of the World international pageant which will be held in Germany to be held this year.






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