A beauty pageant or beauty contest is a competition that mainly focuses on the physical beauty of its contestants, although such contests often incorporate personality, talent, and answers to judges’ questions as judged criteria. The phrase almost invariably refers only to contests for women and girls; similar events for men or boys are called by other names and are more likely to be bodybuilding contests. Winners of beauty contests are often called beauty queens.
Do you have what it takes to be a beauty queen? Are you born in Marikina or has at least 6 months residency? At least 5’ 5” in height? Single and never been married, aged 17 to 25 years old? At least high school graduate and of good moral character? Then let it be you!
Marikina Mayor Del De Guzman invites Marikeños to join the city government’s upcoming free short course on shoe-making this February.
The Footwear Making Skills Training Program is spearheaded by the city government through the Marikina Livelihood Training Center (MLTC) of the Community Relations Office, Marikina Shoe Industry Development Council, and the Philippine Footwear Federation, Inc.
The said free training program aims to teach residents especially the youth in Marikina regarding the process of making durable and quality shoes where Marikina City is known for.
“Aside from acquiring additional skills, the students can also use this as an additional source of income in the future which can further help revitalize our shoe industry,” De Guzman said.
The MLTC shall teach techniques on creation of footwear design, pattern-making, shoe-lasting, shoe-attaching, finishing, and shoe care.
Registration is currently ongoing and is open to all residents of Marikina City. Interested participants are required to submit the following: barangay clearance, voter’s ID or voter’s verification slip, and two pieces 1×1 ID picture.
Minor-aged applicants are also welcome to apply. A photocopy of the parent or guardian’s voter’s ID and a letter of consent allowing the minor to take the said course must be submitted together with the other required documents.
Orientation of the students shall be held on February 8, 2:00 p.m., at the second floor of the Marikina Sports Park Building. The course proper shall start on February 11 at the Philippine Footwear Federation, Inc. in Brgy. Concepcion Dos.
For more information on the said project, visit the Marikina Livelihood Training Center at the 2nd floor of the Marikina Sports Park, Barangay Sta. Elena or call at (02) 482-7172.