The Boy Next Door of Barangay Bulua Paul James Contreras Pagalan won the title as Barangay Gwapo 2013 which was held last Saturday, August 17 at Capitol University Gymnasium. Pagalan is a fourth year student at Liceo de Cagayan University taking up BSBA Major in Finance Management.
The first runner up went to Michael James Cheshire, the gwapong astig of Barangay Macasandig; second runner up to Richard C. Paler, the mysteryosong gwapo of Barangay Camaman-an; third runner up to Val Anthony Araneta, gwapong pilyo of Barangay Balulang; and the fourth runner up to Elpidio Jun Murillo Jr, the maginoong gwapo of Barangay Kauswagan.
Special awards were given and they were as follows: Richard C. Paler (Gwapong Pilyo of Barangay Balulang) – Best in Festival Wear and Best in Physique; Marc Paul Adame (Romantikong Gwapo of Barangay Kauswagan) – Gwapong Photogenic and Best in Talent; Elpidio Jun Murillo, Jr (maginoong gwapo of Barangay Kauswagan) – Gwapo Congeniality and Best in Casual Wear; Jethro Noel Danos (Seryosong Gwapo of Barangay Patag) – Mr. Virginia; Val Anthony Araneta (Gwapong Pilyo of Barangay Balulang) – MOR Listener’s Choice; and Lloyd Sacala (Gwapong Shy of Barangay Bugo) as Best in Formal Wear.
The gwapos’ casual wear were provided by SM Fashion while the formal wear were made by Mark Christopher Yaranon of Iconic Fashion.
Barangay Gwapo 2013 received a cash prize of P20,000, a gift certificate from Midway Beach Resort and Nature’s Spring Water, a one year free membership at Axis Gym, and an eye wear from Ideal Vision. He will also be working with the runners up as talents of ABS-CBN Northern Mindanao.
The event was hosted by Mag TV Na Ato ni resident hosts Maxine Monasterio, Bryan Yu, and MOR’s Lala Morena. This male beauty pageant is a yearly Kagay-an Festival event of ABS-CBN Northern Mindanao.