QPAM’s 2019 Santacruzan and Niyogyugan celebrates Quezon’s pageantry of heritage and culture - Filipino Journal

QPAM’s 2019 Santacruzan and Niyogyugan celebrates Quezon’s pageantry of heritage and culture

QPAM’s 2019 Santacruzan and Niyogyugan celebrates Quezon’s pageantry of heritage and culture

An overwhelming success of the 2019 Quezon Province Association of Manitoba held last June 1st became the talk of the town, making the annual religious celebration as one of the biggest showcase of the Quezon’s heritage and culture.

Led by the Hermano and Hermana Mayor, Jhun and Julie Manzanilla, assisted by the Hermanito Mayor, Gerrad Mendoza and Hermanita Mayor, Cheerie-Ann Rojas. And for the first time, Bb. Niyogyugan, Bernardette Bagnas graced the celebration.

Added to the religious pageantry is Reyna Elena, Johsa Marie G. Manzanilla, with Constantino, Sebastian Santos and escort Christian Schroedter. And there were ten reynas and these include Coleen Damaso, Reyna Emperatriz; Arianne Fernando, Reyna de los Flores; Sheree Mendoza, Reyna de Santisimo Rosario; Miriam Fernandez Yabut, Reyna de las Virgenes; Paula Mutuc, Reyna de los Confessores; Sephanie Cruz, Reyna de los Apostoles; Amanda Cahatol, Reyna de los Santos; Kristian Cahatol, Reyna de los Profetas; Reeza Rojas, Reyna del Cielo; and Carlynn Mae Rojas, Reyna de las Paz. Included in the celebration were sagalas and their consorts.

There were many aranyas and “pabitin” for every guest delight. Savoury food and delicacies were enjoyed by the guests.

The officers and members and advisers extended thank you to all the major Sponsors, Filipino Journal, Just in Couture and Vickar Automotive Group Inc. And special thanks to the lechon donors: Jhun and Julie Manzanilla, LInda Tseng, Gil and Rose Lacandula; and Alden and Jenny Novallasca and QPAM friends and members for their potluck contributions.

Photos by John Lopez Photography, Norman Padilla and Ron Cantiveros | Filipino Journal