MANILA, Philippines—The Queen of Hearts Foundation Inc. continued its quest of providing relief to the less-privileged sectors of society through its “Palugaw Charity Mission” in the province of Cavite, south of Manila, on Sept. 26.
The foundation, which mounts the annual Miss Queen of Hearts Philippines and Mrs. Queen of Hearts Philippines pageants, was represented by its founder and president, Mitzie Go-Gil, herself an international beauty queen bagging the 2018 Mrs. Asia Pacific Tourism title in Singapore.
The feeding program was in partnership with Atorni Ton, host of “Showbiz Spotted” on dzRH, and was conducted at Sunshine Ville in Barangay Cabuco, Trece Martires, Cavite.
Go-Gil led her squad of reigning global and national beauty queens, composed of Mrs. Asia Pacific Global Avon Morales, Mrs. Worldwide second runner-up Llena Tan, Mrs. Philippines Asia Pacific Intercontinental Glynes Evangelista Olbes, and Mrs. Philippines Asia Pacific Cosmopolitan Mary Chris Albacahin-Camacho.
Mrs. Queen of Hearts Philippines candidate Sarima Paglas of Maguindanao also took part in the mission, which fed more than 1,000 Caviteños.
The foundation also distributed goods to more than 120 children from the community.
“We were truly delighted, it was fulfilling,” Go-Gil told the Inquirer in an online interview. “But it was also sad for us because we could not stay longer,” she added.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the country, prompting the government to impose quarantine measures in March, the foundation has embarked on numerous projects to alleviate the conditions of some of those affected by the health crisis in several parts of the country.
The quarantine also pushed the 2020 Mrs. Queen of Hearts Philippines pageant aside, with its coronation ceremonies tentatively scheduled in October, or until the government eases restrictions on live events. It was originally scheduled in April.
The beauty contest will select the Philippines’ representatives who will vie for the Mrs. Worldwide, Mrs. Asia Pacific Global, Mrs. Asia Pacific All Nations, Mrs. Asia Pacific Tourism, Mrs. Asia Pacific Intercontinental, and Mrs. Asia Pacific Cosmopolitan titles later this year, and the Mrs. Global Universe crown next year.