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More Mutya ng Pilipinas Updates

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

Ate Dons, Baler’s showbiz blogger will be blogging more about the Mutya ng Pilipinas 2009 activities. The blog is Donna Whatto Say!!.

There’s also lots of updates at Facebook. Just log-in or register at and search for Batang Baler.

Mutya ng Pilipinas 2009 @ 24 Oras

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

The Mutya ng Pilipinas 2009 media presentation news from GMA’s 24-Oras last night:

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Mutya ng Pilipinas 2009 Pictures

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

The pictures are up at the Mutya ng Pilipinas Flickr Site. These are the two candidates from Aurora. Photos by Ryan Sayat of OPMB Worldwide.


Candidate N0. 18. Sheryl Rose Guerrero


Candidate No. 1. Athena Mae Imperial.

The rest of the photos can be viewed here.

Mutya ng Pilipinas 2009 – Official Candidates

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

The 38 36 official candidates of Mutya ng Pilipinas were presented to the media this morning at the Edsa Shangri-la. This is the 41st year of the event. The candidates are:

Athena Mae D. Imperial, Aurora
Therese Anne Francesca Meelhelb, Northern California
Dominique Lagrimas, Camarines Sur
Disayrey Sayat, Batangas City
Ma. Katrina Lopez, Quezon City
Mary Grace Morala, Cotabato City
Melissa Paula Travora, Davao del Sur
Jennielyn Natividad, Quezon City
Jelyssa Madrid, Canada-Vancouver
Ana Baladad, Texas
Lovett Keziah Avenido, Cebu
Mae Lanie Chan, Manila
Jo Ann Peria, Palawan
Agnes Santiago, Pangasinan
Roselynn Solis, Tarlac
Lenny Gamboa, Pampanga
Abigaile Fausto, Navotas
Sheryl Rose Guerrero, Aurora
May Ann Buenaventura, Taytay
Christina McGarry, Midwest-USA
Karen Nacario, Cebu
Rene McHugh, East Coast-USA
Dianne de Vera, Romblon
Samantha East, Canada
Consolacion Timbol, Tarlac
Jacqueline Schubert
Jenn-roe Gubat, Bulacan
Jane Banares, Legazpi City
Nadine Karla de Roxas, Tagaytay City
Zsaharah Nor Mantawil, Davao
Marie Loraine de Guzman, Makati
Darlene Dina, Batangas
Deborah Humpfner, Germany
Hannah Pichay, Singapore
Pearlyn Hortelano, Cebu City
Nadine Halvorsen, Norway.

The list was from this Manila Bulletin news.

More updates: There are two candidates from Aurora, Sheryl Rose Guerrero from Baler and Athena Mae D. Imperial from Casiguran, however there were infos that Ms. Imperial appeared at Unang Hirit this morning sporting a Nueva Ecija sash. We’re still confirming.
Well, it was confirmed that Ms. Imperial is a candidate from Aurora. She didn’t wear a Nueva Ecija sash.

There was a sabutan gown design competition during the media presentation, and Sheryl Rose Guerrero of Aurora won the award for wearing the best designed sabutan attire (read the comments, the award she won was explained) . Cong. Sonny angara and Gov. Bellaflor Angara-Castillo presented the award. Sheryl or She-She is a Certified Public Accountant.

Update: In keeping with Batangbaler’s tradition of integrity (naks!) we would like to correct that Ms. Sheryl Rose Guerrero, did not win the Best in Sabutan Gown award during the press presentation of the Mutya ng Pilipinas 2009 at the Shangri-La Hotel Last July 29. What was given to her was the Aurora Beauty Award, which, despite of it’s name is not exclusive for the candidates from Aurora. It’s just a coincidence that she won it. Let’s be clear about that. The winner of the sabutan attire competition will be announced during the coronation night on August 9. Aurora hosts this year’s Mutya ng Pilipinas

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

This is from

IN KEEPING with its aim to promote beauty tourism, Mutya ng Pilipinas brings this year’s pageant to the historic province of Aurora. The national beauty contest crowns its new titleholders on Aug. 9.

This marks the third year in a row that Mutya ng Pilipinas is being held in a prime eco-tourism destination. In 2007, the contest was staged at the Subic Bay Freeport Zone. Last year, the pageant was held in Puerto Princesa, the capital of Palawan, the ecological frontier of the Philippines.

Read the complete news

Awesome Aurora!

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

from Manila Bulletin:

It is not often we hear this province being promoted as a vacation and touring destination. We heard it made news when a foreign movie “Apocalypse Now,” (stars Robert Duval and Charlie Sheen) chose it as a location for a scene. Same is true with a local-award-winning movie “Baler.” Oftentimes, it lands on headlines when it has been battered by typhoons, landslides and shaken by a recent earthquake.

Little did we know that this province in the North Eastern most of Luzon is an awesome mixture of history, nature, and beauty! A place that is awesome as Aurora!

Read the complete article

Mutya ng Pilipinas 2009 Schedule

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

The Mutya ng Pilipinas Coronation night will be held on August 9 at Baler, Aurora. Here’s the complete schedule from the official website:

Screening Schedule

Manila Screening:

Sky Garden SM North Edsa 1pm -5pm

June 27-28

July 4, 5 & 18

Regional Screening

Cebu July 10

Davao July 11

Tarlac July 17

Final Screening

July 19

July 1 Designer’s Meeting

July 19 Announcement of final cast of designers

July 20 Measurements, Designer’s Conforme

July 26 Final Fitting and Checking of Terno

July 27 Pick up of gowns / Delivery of Terno

July 29: Press Presentation, Terno Competition

and Photo Shoot for terno

Press Presentation

July 29, SKY DOME, SM City North EDSA

Coronation Night

August 9, Baler, Aurora

And here’s some additional sked from Ronald “Otonski” Leander of GMA News (spotted on the guestbook)

Candidates, operations and production team, chaperons, secretariat, MPI officials and guests will travel to Baler for pageant on July 30, 2009.

Fun shoot will be held on August 3,5 and 6 while Swimsuit competition is on Aug. 4 and dress rehearsal on 7.

Judges will arrive on Saturday Aug 8 for Pre-judging and last rehearsal.

MUTYA NG PILIPINAS Coronation night will be on the next day August 9, 2009 and the delayed telecast will be on August 16 over still unknown network.

Mutya ng Pilipinas Update

Monday, June 29th, 2009

The deal is sealed. Mutya ng Pilipinas 2009 will definitely be held in Aurora Province. On June 26, the grand launch of Mutya ng Pilipinas 2009 was held at the Annex of SM North EDSA. It was attended by Mutya ng Pilipinas, Inc. President Roberto de Venecia, Aurora province Governor Bellaflor Angara-Castillo and Congressman Juan Edgardo Angara. There was also a mini fashion show by former winners of the pageant.

Mutya ng Pilipinas 2009
(photo by: Ferdie Delos Reyes, Office of the Governor)

The official website of the pageant now shows the venue of the event as Aurora Province:

Mutya ng Pilipinas 2009


Aurora to Host 2009 Mutya ng Pilipinas, Announces Angara

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

So the rumor is true. I think this would be on July. from

Senator Edgardo J. Angara today announced that his hometown province, Aurora, will host the 2009 Mutya ng Pilipinas – one of the most prestigious beauty pageant in the Philippines. “This momentous event will feature two distinct beauties which bring pride to the Philippines – the Filipina beauty and the beauty of nature and environment as captured by the province of Aurora,” said Angara who is a proud son of Baler Aurora. He added, “Aside from being blessed with abundant tourist attractions – from its natural attractions including picturesque waterfalls, lush greenery on mountainsides, and panoramic beaches, to various activities which includes surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, mountain climbing and trekking – Aurora and its people is proud to showcase its natural hospitality and warm welcome as we host the 2009 Mutya ng Pilipinas.”