Mabuhay Foundation UK’s Coronation of Mutya ng Kalayaan Fil-UK 2018 10th Year Anniversary was another success held at Baden Powell House last Saturday 23rd of June.
The organisers were headed by Chairperson Adelia Gwiazda of Bamban, Tarlac; Vice Chair Madelyn Richardson of Ballesteros, Cagayan & Secretary Myrna Obligacion of Nueva Ecija.
The first part of the evening was the coronation of four young girls aged 7-12 years whose families & friends worked so hard in raising funds for the Mabuhay Foundation UK Charities in the Philippines. Each candidate also nominated a charity project of their own using their charity cash prize.
- Irish Janele Magdalena (Mutya ng Kalayaan Fil-UK 2018) daughter of Michael & Jannette Magdalena also recipients of “Fundraiser of the Night 2018”.
- Queenie Wynter (Mutya ng Mabuhay Foundation UK 2018) daughter of Christopher Wynter & Leonida Penaflor
- Charmaine Joe Graham (Mutya ng Luzon 2018) daughter of Rex & Maura Buray
- Stacy Louise Vallesteros (Mutya ng Visayas) daughter of Reynald & Rolida Vallesteros
- Special Recognition was awarded to Ayne Arianne Rosales daughter of Ariel Rosales & Anna Junsay making her the fifth candidate but unable to participate in the rehearsals required & main coronation. The award was given to acknowledge her commitment in raising funds for her charity project.
The second part of the evening was the guests’ turn to show their dancing skills on the dance floor with resident DJ Gerald Lao providing great mixture of music.
The event was attended by 200+ guests from different community groups.
Mabuhay Foundation UK sincerely expresses utmost gratitude to the following:
- Host of the night was Diana Bieles Denum ably assisted by Rozelia Gwiazda & Levenia Obligacion with Joyce Baluyut assisting the awarding team
- Catering team Maricar Camacho assisted by Mary Camacho, Rey & Josie delos Reyes
- Sponsors; Joyce Gonzales, Geraldine Anico, Ali Hajj, Armando de Valle, Joanna Kelly, Mercy Corpuz, Christian Estrada of ENFiD, Ronald Sipat & Yvette Ramos of Cavitenos, Gloria de Guzman, Marites Lapuz & an anonymous donor.
- Camarines Sur UK, Emma Sulficar of Fil-UK Charity UK, Luneta Tangunan & Magdalena family for raffle prizes.
- Andrew Cheong & Rowena Romulo through one of the candidates Irish Janele Magdalena.
- UFCLG Family; Mabuhay Foundation UK family, LFC (London Filipino Centre), Fil Mo, Paniquinians, East Grinstead, Maniland Glamour, Fil UK 1, HilVis, & Individuals Maria Basford, Ludy Quizmundo & Odette Trinidad.
- Other Filipino Community groups; Albayanons, Batangas Assn UK, Bicol Assn UK, Camarines Sur UK, Cavitenos UK, ENFiD, Fil-UK Charity, Ilocano Club UK, P.E.S.O, (Philippine Education System Organisation), Pin Lon, Samarenos, Tropa UK
- Performers; Kate Malabanan (Mutya ng Luzon 2017), Lahing Kayumanggi under the direction of Ronnie del Barrio.
- DJ Gerald Lao & March Joseph Rosales
- Lastly our families, friends & loyal supporters for their tireless support in making the event a great success.
Charity Project Recipients 2017-2018
- Feeding programme: a) Senior citizens & school children in Bamban, Tarlac b) Sto Nino Day Care Center in San Jose City, Nueva Ecija c)Fellowship Programme Senior Citizens Zamora Chapter d) Payapa Elementary School in Lemery, Batangas
- Gift Giving: a) Senior Citizens (food bags) & school children (school bags) in Bamban, Tarlac b) Senior citizens (food bags) in Ballesteros, Cagayan c) Senior citizens in Macatbong, Nueva Ecija d) food bags for families in Bacayao Sur, Dagupan City
- Our Lady of Holy Rosary Chapel (church pews)in Lambayong, Sultan Kudarat
- Building materials for Calepaan Community School in Asingan, Pangasinan & in Sto Nino Chapel in Sapian, Capiz, Roxas
- Volleyball uniforms in Bitas, Cabanatuan
- School furnitures in Qcn, Ballesteros, Cagayan