Scene city | 15 Mutya ng Dabaw Semi-finalists chosen

TWENTY-eight candidates, all pretty, poised, and intelligent paraded down the ramp at the Abreeza Ayala Mall on Wednesday, Mar. 07, 2018.

Wearing cocktail gowns, the ladies showed their dresses to the crowd which gathered at the Atrium of the mall and around the second and third floor hallways. The Question and Answer portion followed as each candidate quickly answered questions in a matter of seconds.

REGINE Anillo

REGINE Anillo

The final round was for the ladies to wear formal long gowns sponsored by designers of their choice and walk down the ramp for the judges to rate them for their cocktail gowns, total impact and the long gowns.

Winning the slots for the 15 semi-finalists were: Shelah Faye Juntilla, Juliana Patrice Mayormita, Dana Gabrielle Tautho, Daryl Borja, Cindy Pauline Benedicto, Christense Denise Geonzon, Marzah Van Anastacio, Nikki Louise Tan, Maica Martinez, Regine Anillo, Claudine Alyssandra Verga, Mary Rose Vicente, Sharmaine Rose Ledesma, Pamela Framil and Jane Irish Mae Duque.

SHARMAINE Rose Ledesma

SHARMAINE Rose Ledesma

Judges for the stage of the competition were Juliana Palermo, Lea Panisales, Lorna Mandin, Architect Michael Ebro Dakudao, Luigi Escano, and this writer.

Winning the semi-finals is a step further to the final event on March 16 where the Mutya Ng Dabaw winner will be crowned. The Miss Photogenic will also be awarded on the same night.

CLAUDINE Alyssandra Verga

CLAUDINE Alyssandra Verga

This proves once again that Davao City can stage a beauty contest and choose the best woman to represent the city without baring her skin to the public, a tribute to women in compliance to the Women Development Code of Davao City and one way of celebrating Women’s Month this March 2018. (Photo Credits: Cutline & Pixels)

ARCHITECT Michael Ebro Dakudao

ARCHITECT Michael Ebro Dakudao

MARILYN C. Roque of Mindanao Times

MARILYN C. Roque of Mindanao Times

LEA Panisales of Mamay Resort

LEA Panisales of Mamay Resort

JULIANA Palermo of DOT

JULIANA Palermo of DOT

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