(Gandang Pilipina 1st Runner Up Ms Briggett Kylie, Gangdang Pilipina 2013 Ms Alyssa Villanueva and Gandang Pilipina 2nd Runner Up Ms Geleene Rayo)
In celebrations commemorating the 115th anniversary of the proclamation of Philippine Independence, UAE Philippine Embassy in cooperation with the Bayanihan Council (Abu Dhabi) and Kamayan Barrio Fiesta Restaurant proudly presented the first ever search for the Gandang Pilipinas 2013. The said beauty pageant was held today at the 3rd Floor of Madinat Zayed Shopping Center Foodcourt. Singer and actress Aiza Seguerra was invited to serenade the ten candidates. Miss Alyssa Villanueva was crowned as Gandang Pilipina 2013 and won special awards (Darling of the crowd and Most number of likes in FB). Ms Briggett Kylie and Ms Geleene Rayo were named as First Runner-Up and Second Runner-Up, respectively. Ms. Villanueva received a cash prize of 10,000 dirhams.