BACOLOD CITY, June 3 (PNA) — The 25th year of the Search for Lin-ay Sang Silay will officially start June 5 with the talent competition at 7 p.m. at the Silay Public Plaza Covered Court.
This first public presentation of the candidates is a prelude to the 56th Charter Anniversary Celebration and Hugyaw Kansilay Festival of Silay which is centered on the theme, “Pagkamadinalag-on: Bugal Sang Silaynon!”
Sixteen young ladies who epitomize the beauty, grace, talent and intellect of Silaynon women hailing from the different barangays of the city will compete for the crown.
The candidates also competed in the swimsuit competition held at Silay Outdoor Recreation and Ecotourism Area (SORETA), Brgy. Patag last May 26.
SORETA also served as the venue for the pictorial and video shoot of the candidates.
The pre-judging (which will determine 40% of the overall score of the candidates), corporate sponsors’ presentation and festival costume competition was held Monday at the Sen. Jose C. Locsin Cultural and Civic Center.
The winners will be announced on the pageant night on June 10 at the Natalio G. Velez Sports and Cultural Center.
Hugyaw Kansilay Festival 2013 is made possible through the collaboration of Silay City Government led by City Mayor Jose L. Montelibano, Hugyaw Silay Inc., Sangguniang Panlungsod, Liga ng mga Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan. (PNA)