Lapu Lapu City Welcomes Mister International Philippines!

Lapu Lapu City warmly welcomes Mister International Philippines 2013 – Gil Wagas on his courtesy visit yesterday at the office of the city Mayor. The warm welcome was headed by Honorable Mayor Paz Radaza and City Health Head – Dr. Rodolfo Berami who arranged Gil’s homecoming visit. 

Honorable Mayor Paz Radaza and City Health Head - Mr. Dr. Rodolfo Berami with new Mister International Philippines

Honorable Mayor Paz Radaza and City Health Head – Dr. Rodolfo Berami with new Mister International Philippines

Mayor Radaza said – She is very proud with the achievement of Gil and for being an inspiration and role model of the youth today. Office of the Mayor’s staff were also happy and thrilled with Gil’s visit. Everyone congratulates Gil and spent time taking pictures with him. With Gil’s victory in national contest, it can be told that the descendants of Lapu Lapu are not only BRAVE but CHARMING and CAPTIVATING as well.

LAPU LAPU'S DESCENDANT! Gil Wagas won the Best in Regional Costume round by wearing Lapu     Lapu's native costume.

LAPU LAPU’S DESCENDANT! Gil Wagas won the Best in Regional Costume round by wearing Lapu Lapu’s native costume.

The City of Lapu-Lapu (formerly called Opon) is geographically located in the province of Cebu.  Mactan-Cebu International Airport, the second busiest airport in the Philippines, is located in Lapu-Lapu City.

With Mayor Radaza..

With Mayor Radaza..

It occupies most of Mactan Island, a few kilometer off the main island of Cebu and also covers the Olango Island Group further to the southeast, plus a few other islets. The city is linked to Mandaue City on mainland Cebu by the Mactan-Mandaue Bridge and Marcelo Fernan Bridge. 

The Bridge that connects Lapu Lapu City to minland Cebu..

The Bridge that connects Lapu Lapu City to minland Cebu..

Aside from receiving a warm welcome, Lapu Lapu City government, in behalf of Mayor Radaza pledged to support Gil’s quest of Philippines’ very first Mister International title.  After being the best in the Philippine Islands, their goal now is to become the world’s finest and give the full support to the Philippines newest King! 

Lapu Lapu City's Pride! Gil Wagas during the swimwear competition

Lapu Lapu City’s Pride! Gil Wagas during the swimwear competition

On the other hand, Prime Event Productions Philippines Foundation – PEPPs Foundation, the producer of Mister International Philippines 2013 was very happy with the warm welcome given to Gil, according to PEPPs – “with the unceasing support from different sectors, the Philippines would have the largest contingent in Jakarta (aside from the host country)  coming this November in Mister International World finals”. 

Staff of Office of the Mayor

With Office of the Mayor Staff

PEPPs Visayas head Noel Inez was also thankful to the city government of Lapu Lapu headed by Honorable Mayor Paz Radaza and City Health Head – Dr. Rodolfo Berami, also to  Wagas family – specially to Gil Wagas Sr  who personally accompanied his son in all activities.

Images by: PEPPs Cebu  for Events2images