From hundreds of applicants, only 35 returned during the grand callback held August 2. And from them, only 22 made it as official candidates of Misters of Filipinas 2016.
This year’s roster included last year’s runner-up AR Dela Serna and Misters 2014 finalist Ichin Daclan. Mister Culture Asia World titleholder Bob Royo and Issa Janda, resigned Mister United Continents Philippines 2016, also made the cut. Other candidates are viral gasoline boy CJ Querol, policeman Chris Comicho, Fil-Iranian model Richard Moico, San Pablo’s Miguel Guia and proud Igorot Darryl Joshua Gomez.
The 22 candidates will be joined by eight others from regional screenings and Filipino communities abroad. They will be officially presented to the members of the press on August 28.
The Misters of Filipinas grand callback, organized by Prime Event Productions Foundation Inc (PEPPS) was held at House Manila in Remington Hotel, Resorts World Manila in Pasay City.
The finals night is set for September 18 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater of Resorts World Manila. The winners will represent the country in Mister International, Manhunt International, Mister Supranational and Man of the World pageants. Representatives to Man of the Year, Mister Southeast Asia and Mister Globe competition will also be selected.