BEAUTY PAGEANTS GALORE
By Mars Cavestany
Life within the Filipino community won’t be complete without the traditional beauty pageants. In the past month of September alone four beauty pageants reeled off within our midst.
One is spectacularly humongous in scope and production staging being essentially global in nature and is a brainchild of Filipina-Australian who is a nurse by profession and a beauty specialist by trade apart from her unstoppable passion to professionalise the mechanisms of beauty pageants. She is none other than Ms. Cindy Dionisio.
The other must-see events are all integrated with the annual biggest fiesta celebration in NSW (proudly on its 30th year) as institutionalized by Philippine Australian Sports & Culture Inc. celebrating beauty, diversity, talent and intelligence of Filipino-Australian women.
Whereas in the past years the beauty pageant itself was the main event climaxing the Grand Philippine Fiesta Kultura in the evenings, this year, the grand coronation night of Miss Philippines-Australia and Charity Queen Australia 2018 reeled off earlier with the most-coveted title-holder of “Miss Philippines- Australia” representing the Filipino community throughout Australia to the most iconic and wonderfully storied Miss Universe Pageant in our home country Philippines.
Be it a marketing strategy or simply an inevitable expansion move, this year the organizers created a three-pronged competition reviving the long-sought-after crowd favourite “Little Miss Philippines Pageant” on the one hand, as well as adroitly including the hugely popular if controversially exciting search for “Miss Transgender Global Queen, “on the other.
Both events proved to be such a crowd-pleasing and teasing happening for the motley crowd who experienced a double treat on d’ day of the Fiesta celebration.
Monday October 5th, of the holiday weekend, will see the Azkalroos compete in Futsal sa Fiesta, a 5 a side football tournament with the Aussie/Asian community teams of Nepal & India at the Filipino Fiesta Kultura.
The Azkalroos will field two teams to make up a four team tournament.
The Playing Format for the tournament will consist of four teams; each team will play each once with the top two teams playing of in a Grand Final Decider. The winning team receives the Perpetual Fiesta Cup.
Futsal sa Fiesta & Fiesta Kultura will again take place at Fairfield Show grounds.
The tournament will kick off at 9am.
The Draw is outlined below.
Awards for MVP, Golden Boot & Best Goal-keeper will be sponsored by the Azkalroos Official Sponsor, MoneyGram.
The Azkalroos have their first Training session this Sunday, September 6th & are now looking for additions to the squad particularly to replace the successful players now playing in the Philippines.
All Aussie-Filipinos are welcome to join the group. Players will receive expert coaching & skills development together with the opportunity to follow the successful football pathway to the Philippines UFL & the various national Filipino teams.
The West Sydney Wanderers FC has again confirmed the A League Club’s support for Fiesta Kultura on October 5th.
Futsal sa Fiesta Draw
Games will consist of two halves of 20 minutes with a half time break of 5 minutes. There will be a fifteen minute break between games.
Game One 9am: Philippines 1 v India
Game Two 10am: Philippines 2 v Nepal
Game Three 11am: India v Philippines 2
Lunch Break: 12pm to 12.30pm
Game Four 12.30pm: Philippines 1 v Nepal
Game Five 1.30pm: Philippines 2 v Philippines 1
Game Six 2.30pm: Nepal v India
Grand Final 3.30pm
Presentation Stage Two: 5pm