Sunday, April 10, 2016

Albay youth group holds DRR-inspired pageant

LEGAZPI CITY, April 10 (PNA) -- The Team Albay Youth Organization, in cooperation with the Provincial Government of Albay and Daragang Magayon Festival committee, has launched the first Mr. & Ms. Youth Ambassadress pageant.

The Mr. and Ms. Youth Ambassadress search is not a usual provincial pageant where a wearing swimwear is a must, the organizers said.

The pageant is an advocacy and project-oriented undertaking where each of the candidates is tasked to make a video of his or her chosen advocacy to be shown during the press presentation on Monday morning at the Pacific Mall where a talent competition will be held in the afternoon of the same day.

The photo shoot of a candidate must be anchored on disaster risk reduction (DRR) where the candidates should be dressed in the uniform of the members of SWAT, government security agents, police men/women, Coast Guard and military.

A total of 25 candidates, 13 of whom are females and 12 are males, from the different cities and municipalities in Albay, each representing his or her hometown.

The pageant's coronation night will take place in Albay Astrodome on April 20 at 7:00 p.m.(PNA) BNB/FGS/JP/CBD/PJN