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Susana Downnes

Filipino Aussies Join Miss Philippines Australia Pageant of 27th Philippine Fiesta Kultura in Sydney

Eight young, single, modern women of Filipino ancestry have joined the Miss Philippines Australia and Miss Charity Queen  Beauty Pageant of the 27th Philippine Fiesta Kultura in Sydney, Australia.

Community leader and long running official of the Philippine Australian Sports and Culture (PASC), inc. Mrs Lolita Farmer, OAM said the beauty contest offers and creates a positive platform for young women , enabling them to make positive contribution through partnerships with charities, sponsors, families and friends.

The candidates are Dulce de Borja, Edlyn Maree Townsend, Gabby Escubio, Jerelyn Tabuan, Haresa Shrapel, Rica Sey , Susana Downes and Yana Yap. Photos supplied by Bob Reyes photography. Photo of Haresa Shrapel, not available.

PASC, Inc is a non-profit organisation which organises the longest, biggest, most exciting beauty pageant in the whole of the Filipino community in Australia. Mrs Farmer  says that the beauty pageant empowers women to be confident, and develope at the same time their personal and professional career ambitions.

Mrs. Farmer said the candidates exemplify the modern day generation and also enrich themselves of the culture of their parents and ancestors. Eventually, the candidates develop also their sense of humanitarian services as they go and visit different charitable institutions in the Philippines and in some instances disaster places ravaged by storms and typhoons, Mrs Farmer said..

Winners of the 2015 Miss Philippines Australia and Miss Charity Queen distribute the charity donations raised from the beauty pageant, visit recipient institutions and meet students receiving scholarships, in the Philippines..

There are other titles to be won at the festival beauty pageant such as Miss Popularity or The People’s Choice for everyone can vote either by online at the Miss Philippines Australia website and by the ballot found at the souvenir program.

Deadline for dropping the ballot at the box not is not later than 4pm on the day of the 27th Fiesta Kultura, Monday 5 October 2015 at Fairfield Showground, Praeriewood NSW.

Photographers also select the Most Photogenic, candidates vote for the Miss Friendship and of course the panel of judges determine the coveted Miss Philippines Australia and the highest fund raiser gets the Miss Charity Queen title.

Introducing the eight modern women of Filpino ancestry making a positive contribution to society by joining the 2015 Miss Philippines Australia and Miss Charity Queen.

Support them by buying door tickets and raffle tickets or placing an advertisement in the 27th Fiesta Kultura souvenir program.