Binibini Cavite Samantha Mingala Poblete, through her National Costume, pays homage to Emilio Aguinaldo, the first president of the Philippines.
While history hasn’t been so kind on how to treat Aguinaldo’s presidency, the Filipino general is without a doubt a prominent fixture in Philippine history.
Designed by Emar Vida, the costume is also a tribute to the declaration of Independence which also took place in Cavite.
Poblete’s national costume received almost 60,000 reactions so far, the most for this batch of candidates, on Facebook.
Samantha Mingala Poblete, in a Facebook post, expresses pride in representing Cavite, the “Home of the Brave”.
Design by Emar Vida of EmVi Coture
Concept by Tedd Sagun
Hair and Make-up by Alfonso San Pedro
Photo by Raymond Saldaña