CAMP AGUINALDO, Quezon City — Miss Chinatown winners and candidates of Mrs. Universe Philippines paid a courtesy call on the AFP Chief of Staff General Gilbert I. Gapay on Wednesday, November 25.

Reigning Miss Chinatown Cassandra Chan and first runner-up Camille Buenaventura together with Mrs. Universe candidates Mrs. Cynthia Huang of San Juan and Mrs. Star Villanueva of Quezon City visited the AFP General Headquarters, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City. They were received by The Inspector General, AFP Lieutenant General Franco Nemesio Gacal who represented the AFP Chief of Staff.

Mrs. Universe Philippines and Miss Chinatown pageant organizations have been focused on their cause-oriented projects and advocacies to assist different communities and sectors. They have partnered with the AFP to extend assistance to those affected by the recent typhoons.

A ceremonial hand-over of donation was conducted after the messages of the delegates and LtGen. Gacal. The pageant organizations turned over the donations intended for the victims of Typhoon Ulysses in Catanduanes Province and Marikina City. The said organizations have already been to different areas of Rizal and Marikina in the previous days to distribute relief packages.

The AFP in return gave the beauty pageant delegates a memento in grateful appreciation of their trust and support to the AFP.

“We thank the Ms. Chinatown and Mrs. Universe Philippines organizations for putting their confidence in the AFP to help our kababayans in need. They are already inspiring a lot of Filipinos with their beauty, talent and compassion, and it is even more inspiring to see them as proactive agents of social change and exemplary models of good values by helping out typhoon victims. The AFP is delighted to join hands with the Miss Chinatown and Mrs. Universe Philippines organizations in this endeavor,” General Gapay said in a statement./// (Photo by: Cpl Manzano PA/PAOAFP)