Malacañan Palace
13 February 2013

Filipina beauty titlists Ms. Janine Tugonon and Ms. Rizzini Alexis Gomez paid courtesy call to President Benigno S. Aquino III in Malacañang this afternoon.

Twenty three-year old Tugonon bagged the 2012 Miss Universe First Runner-Up title in Las Vegas, Nevada last December where she competed together with 88 other contestants. She is a registered pharmacist and graduated Cum Laude at the University of Santo Tomas (UST).

Gomez, on the other hand, won Miss Tourism International in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and was awarded Best in Evening Gown. She bested 55 other global beauties for the coveted title also in December of 2012. The 22-year old Cebuana is a registered nurse. This is the second time that the Philippines captured the title.

Also present during the call were Stella Marquez Araneta, Bb. Pilipinas organizer, and Jacqueline Tan, President of Mutya ng Pilipinas Organization.

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