The Search is on for Diwata ng Matutum 2013!

The Search is on for Diwata ng Matutum 2013!

The 2013 Mt. Matutum Amyak Maleh and Linggo ng Mt. Matutum is still months away on March but organizers of one of its highlights - the Diwata ng Matutum Beauty Pageant have already began their lookout for probable candidates for a bigger and more prestigious staging this year.

Diwata ng Matutum is a SOCCSKSARGEN-wide search which aims to promote environmental awareness and conservation advocacy for Mt. Matutum. This year, it is in lined with the 18th anniversary celebration of Mt.Matutum as Protected Landscape and "Linggo ng Matutum".

The Diwata ng Matutum is open to all single wowen from SOCCSKSARGEN region, 18-24 years old, with pleasing personality, good moral character and is at least 5'6" in height. Check out the mechanics for the Diwata ng Matutum 2013 below:


The COMPETITION is on three stages:
1.       Project Concept paper (25%);
2.       Video presentation (25%); and
3.       Pageant Proper (50%).
a.       The Project Concept Paper must be presented by the Candidate to a panel of judges and she is judged as to  language skills, wit,  persuasion and applicability of the proposal;
b.      The Video Presentation must be shown before the public at a designated venue for judging;
c.       The Pageant – the candidate is judged on her beauty, poise and bearing through three exposures: Ethnic/Cultural Costume (Blaan only), Mountain Trekking attire, and Diwata-inspired White Evening Gowns; and intelligence on Q & A on her bio-data and  project proposal
PRE-SCREENING Requirements
(Deadline of Submission on February 15, 2013)
·               Filled-up Registration Form
·               Candidates’ Birth certificate
·               Bio-data
·               At least 5’6” in height
·               One 3”x5” close up half-body picture, one 3”x5” full body picture in casual attire
·               Open to SOCCSKSARGEN stakeholders
PAGEANT Requirements:
 (Deadline of submission: Please refer to the attached Diwata ng Matutum 2013 matrix)
· Project Concept Paper on Mt. Matutum’s environmental issues and concerns;
· 3-5 minutes Advocacy video, to be presented during the elimination round (Ex: Why we need to protect Mt. Matutum, Why Biodiversity is important, Help conserve Mt. Matutum our watershed, or based on the theme “Nurturing Nature and Culture for a Sustainable Future” and other MMPL pressing issues and concerns)

Submit entries at ACTS Office, South Cotabato Gymnasium, Alunan Avenue, Koronadal City and email the same to:;

Diwata ng Mt. Matutum                      -                      50,000.00
Diwata ng Kalikasan                          -                      30,000.00
Diwata ng Kultura                               -                      20,000.00
3rd Runner Up                                   -                       10,000.00
4th Runner Up                                    -                       10,000.00

Best in Blaan Attire                             -                       3,000.00
Best in Mountain Trekking Attire        -                      3, 000.00
Best in Diwata Evening Gown             -                     3,000.00
Miss Photogenic                                -                         3,000.00
Best Advocacy Video Presentation    -                      5,000.00
Best Project Presenter                        -                       3,000.00
Best Diwata Gown Designer              -                       4,000.00           
Non-winners                                         -                        2,000.00

Interested applicants may download the 2013 Diwata ng Matutum Registration Form

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