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Search for 2014 Miss Philippines-Australia is now on

1384344_10152552461824237_16535520_n (640x428)Candidates are now being accepted to vie for this year’s Miss Philippines-Australia and Charity Queen Australia under the auspices of the Philippine Australian Sports & Culture, (PASC) Inc

A preliminary screening is conducted on all aspirants to ensure that they meet the minimum requirements, said Mr Michael Moraleda spokesperson of PASC, the convenor body of the annual Philippine Fiesta Kultura in Sydney, Australia.

Now on its 26th year, the annual beauty pageant, underscores beauty for a cause through an advocacy that supports various community organizations and charitable institutions in the Philippines and Australia, said Mr Moraleda.

The application form for the contest can be downloaded from The pageant terms and conditions are in the same location. The submission of applications closes on 15 July.

A Presentation Night will be held on 9 August to introduce the candidates to the public.

The current Pageant Director is Leah Prieto McCarthy who won the Miss Philippines-Australia title in 1990. Her pageant committee consists of the following members; 2013 candidate Darlene Macabulos, 2013 candidate Mary Ubay, 2012 Miss Philippines-Australia Joanna Cubelo, 2012 Charity Queen Australia Jaclyn Alexander, 2010 candidate Honey Scowen and Joseph Magno as Business Manager.

The new pageant committee aims to use their collective experience to manage and co-ordinate a memorable 2014 pageant that will combine pageant traditions with modern day pageant enhancements that will enable the candidates to reach their full potential.

Some of the past winners have gained prominence in the international scene, particularly Maria Rafael Yunon who came 4th runner up in the2003 Miss World Pageant held in China representing the Philippines. Nicole Schmitz, who won in 2012, was the Philippines bet in the 2013 Miss International Pageant held in Japan.