Search for new Festival Queen returns: Reyna ng Aliwan to celebrate beauty, diversity, Filipino heritage
Search for new Festival Queen returns: Reyna ng Aliwan to celebrate beauty, diversity, Filipino heritage
Search for new Festival Queen returns: Reyna ng Aliwan to celebrate beauty, diversity, Filipino heritage
by Mhillen Nicole Borja05 July 2023

Get ready to witness the grandest fiesta in the Philippines as Aliwan Fiesta returns to the vibrant streets of Pasay City from July 13 to 15.

Among the multitude of captivating events in this cultural extravaganza, the Reyna ng Aliwan pageant stands out as a celebration of beauty, diversity, and the rich heritage of the Philippines.

Reyna ng Aliwan is a pageant that pays homage to the diverse culture of the Philippines.

Contestants from various regions come together, each representing their unique customs, traditions, and talents. Through this pageant, the multifaceted aspects of Filipino culture and festival tourism are proudly exhibited, providing a platform for young Filipinas to showcase not only their physical beauty but also their intellectual prowess.

Reyna ng Aliwan has earned a preeminent status in the realm of beauty pageants in the country and has acted as a launching pad for many Filipinas to achieve success on both national and international stages.

Over the years, the communities that participate in Aliwan Fiesta have produced a remarkable number of queens who have achieved prestigious national and international titles.

Let's take a moment to honor and recognize some of the past festival queens who have proudly worn the much-coveted Reyna ng Aliwan crown:

  • Mhyrtle Bugarin
    • Bambanti of Isabela (Summer 2003)
  • Tisha Veloso
    • Leyte Pintados (Pamaskong Aliwan 2003)
  • Jasmine Verzosa
    • Pamulinawen of Laoag (2004)
  • Syrel Aubrey Amazona
    • Panagbenga of Baguio (2005)
  • Vera Eumee Reiter
    • Panagbenga of Baguio (2006)
  • Jane de la Cruz
    • Singkaban of Bulacan (2007)
  • Mary Jean Lastimosa
    • Kadayawan of Davao (2008)
  • Sian Elizabeth Maynard
    • Sinulog of Cebu (2009)
  • Rizzini Alexis Gomez
    • Sinulog of Cebu (2010)
  • Rogelie Catacutan
    • Sinulog of Cebu (2011)
  • Angeli Dione Gomez
    • Hinulawan of Toledo City, Cebu (2012)
  • Jamie Herrell
    • Sinulog of Cebu (2013)
  • Steffi Rose Aberasturi
    • Sinulog of Cebu (2014)
  • Stephanie Joy Abellanida
    • Halad of North Cotabato (2015)
  • Cynthia Thomalla
    • Sinulog of Cebu (2016)
  • Marla Alforque
    • Sinulog of Cebu (2017)
  • Chelsea Fernandez
    • Sangyaw of Tacloban (2018)
  • Roi Neeve Comanda
    • Panagbenga of Baguio (2019)

Aliwan Fiesta Digital Queen

The pandemic brought about a new era in beauty pageantry, leading to the introduction of the Aliwan Fiesta Digital Queen from 2020 to 2022 which crowned beauty queens:

  • Jannarie Zarzoso
    • Agusan Del Norte (2020)
  • Shanyl Kayle Hofer
    • Cebu (2021)
  • Marikit Manaois
    • Baguio (2022)


This novel addition serves as a source of inspiration and influence for the youth, nurturing beauty queens committed to responsible citizenship and social advocacies.

Prizes and Awards

This year, the coveted title of Reyna ng Aliwan awaits the beauty queen who captivates the judges.

The winner will be awarded a grand prize of ₱150,000, while the first runner-up will receive ₱75,000. Additionally, three-second runners-up will be honored with ₱20,000 each.


These prizes not only recognize the beauty and talent of the contestants but also serve as a testament to the importance and value placed on the pageant's significance.

Experience the thrill of Aliwan Fiesta's comeback and witness the legacy of Reyna ng Aliwan unfold before your eyes. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Filipino traditions, not only with pageants but through Pasakalye concert, float parades, street dances, and bazaars that will leave you in awe.

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