Amidst pandemic, the 5th year installment of commercial pageant in Palawan continues with 14 ladies vie for one crown, the Miss Palawan-Universe title.
From almost thirty hopefuls, only 14 were selected to continue as official candidates, mostly are fresh faces plus frequent pageant veterans with good advocacy equipped with determination to win. Miss Palawan Charities, Inc (MPCI) drop two crowns they give away in the last year’s pageant, they no longer send candidates for Miss Philippines-Earth and Miss World-Philippines for some reason, as per MPCI CEO Bong Villanueva they stick with Miss Universe Philippines due to active or existing franchise they sign up with.
This year’s official candidates are the following, Jirah Ayunan of Aborlan, Louise Gallardo- Araceli, Leziel Cabagay- Brookes Point, Kyla Catrina De Luz- Cagayancillo, Angeli Gabrielle Estrada-Coron, Mirah Cornelia- Espanola, Hazel Grace Conejos- El Nido, Mariane Frietz Padpad of Tagbanua Indigenous People’s Community, Aviona Dass-Narra, Lian Dale Ballena- Puerto Princesa City, Marian Joy Aplaon- Quezon, Phoebe De Luna- Rizal, Ma. Luisa Abano Varela- San Vicente, and Yvonne Rodriguez of Taytay.
Miss Palawan Universe 2022 will receive P100,000.00 cash prize while first runner up will take home P30,000 and P20,000 for the second placer. The grand coronation night is scheduled on February 26 and the venue is soon to be announced. Tickets for the said finale will be release upon completion of requirements in the settings of new normal with approval from concern authorities.
Miss Palawan 2022 is presented by GSMAXX Construction, Engr. Benigno Tuason, Yurich Construction, Pilipinas Shell Foundation, Inc, Fight Club Philippines, Donna Bias, Former Puerto Princesa City Mayor Edward Hagedorn, Incumbent Puerto Princesa City Mayor Lucilo Bayron, City Vice Mayor Nancy Socrates, 3:16 Media Network, Konstruction Builders and Supply, Maldavidson Trading and General Merchandising, Deliverya, EAQ Construction, Hollywood Fashion Merchandise, KAIA 168, Pakpak Lauin Day Tour Destination, PJMJ Trading and Construction, Princesa Garden Island, RMJ Haute Coutere, Hotel Centro, Tatak Ni Tatang, House of Thai, Trademax, EVD Construction, Holiday Suites and Hotel, Infinite Moment Creations Media Production, Fashion Designer Jhong Sudlon, RVM Rio Saura Mendoza, Palawan Fitness Camp, Masterpiece Agency, Edwin Ayco Bigasan and Supply.