Consul General Marichu Mauro of the Philippine on Wednesday, 6 December 2017, received six (6) finalists of this year’s edition of Mister Republika ng Pilipinas Europe Pageant who paid a courtesy all at the Philippine Consulate General in Milan.
The contestants, who represent various Filipino communities in Italy and other parts of Europe, were accompanied by Mister Republika ng Europe Founder Paulo Noces, Program Director Leonardo Alcaraz, Board Member Micaela Ilagan and Mr. Jhulz Alvarez. They will be presented in front of a Grand Panel of Juries on 10 December 2017 at Milan’s Teatro del Buratto al Pime.
Now on its 2nd year, the pageant is spearheaded by Mister Republika ng Pilipinas Europe Organization to promote the positive image of the youth as role models for healthy lifestyle, social relevance and enrichment, aside from passion for arts and culture. For 2017, the organization decided to expand the scope of the event by allowing the entry of contestants from Filipino communities in European countries other than Italy.
Consul General Mauro congratulated the finalists for hurdling through the rigorous selection process of the pageant. She also thanked them and Mister Republika ng Pilipinas Europe Organization for contributing to a platform that not only help project a good image of the Philippines and the important role of the members of Filipino migrants in their respective communities in Europe but also in building consciousness on PHL tourism and the rich Filipino culture and tradition among foreigners and individuals of Filipino heritage.
Consul General Marichu Mauro (middle, seated) poses for a group photo with the organizers and finalists of the 2017 Mister Republika ng Pilipinas Europe who called on her at the Philippine Consulate General in Milan at Via Stromboli 1 on 6 December 2017. Also in photo is Consul Mersole J. Mellejor (left, seated).