Official Mr. Philippines 2018 candidates presented to the press

Photo and report by Anton Eder

MANILA – Mr. Philippines 2018 press presentation was held at the Forbes Ballroom Conrad Hotel Manila last July 9, 2018 to introduce theofficial candidates of the reinvigorated Mr. Philippines 2018 where the winners will also represent the country in international competitions abroad.

Miss Philippines Foundation Inc. President Francisco “Gareth” Blanco has partnered with EMC Corporation and will be the start of fruitful partnership that aims to advance the cause of the pageant including promotion of tourism, culture and the arts.

The official candidates are:
1. Jay-Ar Encanto – Mauban, Quezon
2. Edmar Lalaguna – San Carlos City, Pangasinan
3. Mark Anthony Pulma – Mauban, Quezon
4. Gyle Villar – Rodriguez, Rizal
5. Mark Ghil Evangelista – Victoria Tarlac
6. Marvin Valdez – Salcedo, Ilocos Sur
7. Ricardo Aguilera Jr. – Batangas
8. John Siemon Roces – Pagsanjan, Laguna
9. Matt Julius Lerin – Dasmarinas Cavite
10. Clark Chermel Amurao – San Mateo, Rizal
11. Philip John Allawan – Cotabato
12. Jude Michael Macapagal – Pampanga
13. Joeser Sinfuego – Camarines Sur
14. Danilo Subagan Jr. Vigan City, Ilocos Sur
15. Jason Lumibao – Los Banos, Laguna
16. Nico Angelo Dela Paz – Marikina City
17. Lexter Julian – Sta. Cruz, Laguna
18. Naz Pascual – Rodriguez Rizal
19. Amir Abo – Sorsogon City
20. Philip Howard Huertes – Malabon City
21. Ruel Rada – Gen. Mariano Alvarez, Cavite
22. Fiether Dolinog – Rodriguez, Rizal
23. Francis John Crudo – Imus, Cavite
24. Juneson Bendijo – Candon City, Ilocos Sur
25. Marvin Briones – Cagayan Valley
26. June Brix Nuestro – Rodriguez, Rizal
27. Ephaim Paul Paran – Cordillera Aministrative Region
28. Rolly Pag-Asa – Rodriguez, Rizal
29. Ruden Jay Cu – Pasay City
30. Emanuel Calisin – Sariaya, Quezon
31. John Michael Doromal – San Mateo, Rizal
32. Mher Brian Narciso Laluma – Fil. Community – Italy
33. Jay-R Cariaga – Nueva Ecija
34. John Benedict Velasquez – Navotas City
35. Marcky Allelano Yim – Taytay, Rizal
36. Kenneth Sadiang-Abay – General Santos City

Mr Philippines Cotabato was elected as Darling of the Press.

Press presentation was hosted by veteran pageant host Onin Mas. Mr. & Miss Philippines COO Direk Jun Cortez Fradejas welcomed the VIP guests, media people and sponsors.

The pageant finals will be on August 11, 2018 at Crossroad Convenarium in Quezon City.

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