Local costumes take spotlight in Parade of Beautés 

LOCAL costumes take the spotlight in the Parade of Beautés at the SM City Clark Event Centre on Oct. 15, 2022, the first-ever in the history of Angeles City. 

The Mutya Ning Angeles 2022 ladies showcased the best of their barangays — including its best offerings, significant happenings, culture and history, and livelihood. 

Mayor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin, Jr. said the local costume parade aims to recognize the identity of the city and Angeleños.

Mutya Ning Angeles candidate number 15, Myrna Esguerra, was named as the best local costume. Esguerra’s costume is named Pamaglala Master Piece which showcases the livelihood of the people of Barangay Anunas. 

“The passion and creativity of the people behind the weavers was the inspiration of the modern Filipiniana. This costume was made out of beads of our kapatid na Aeta and the actual materials were inspired by the materials used for weaving baskets and furniture. This masterpiece is made purely by the hands of Barangay Anunas,” Esguerra said.

She took home a prize of ₱100,000 which was sponsored by The Clouds Bar and The Grounds.

Meanwhile, Dynara Maurer of Barangay Balibago took home the first runner-up award, Marianne Rada of Barangay Pulung Cacutud received the second runner-up, Giannine Danielle Batul of Barangay Capaya got the third runner-up, and Genica Cruz of Barangay Cutcut rounded out the top 5.

Executive Assistant IV Reina Manuel, one of the Chairpersons of the MNA Working Committee, highlighted the hard work and creativity of the designers, showing the beauty of Angeles City.

Chief Adviser IC Calaguas, for her part, expressed her joy upon seeing the support, happiness, and excitement of her kababayans.

Calaguas also thanked SM City Clark for being a partner sponsor of the city government in hosting the first-ever local costume parade. 

Angeles City Economic Development and Investment Promotions Officer-in-Charge Irish Bonus-Llego, also a member of the working committee, further said that the local costume is part of the 25% overall score for the coronation night.

The MNA 2022, co-presented by Beautéderm Corporation, will hold its coronation night on Dec. 8, 2022 at the Grand Palazzo Royale.

Part of the working committee are Angeles City Tourism Officer-in-Charge Anneleen Antonio-Sugui, Angeles City Economic Development Investment and Promotions Head Irish Bonus-Llego, Rosette Ramos-Biag, Marlon Tuazon, Poklong Guina, Frederick Policarpio and Gerome Esguerra.