Leyte Normal University (LNU) Adriel Bryce Benitez and University of Eastern Philippines (UEP) bets Marianne Josel Valladores were crowned as the new Mr. and Ms. SCUAA 2022 at the Southern Leyte State University (SLSU) Multi-purpose center Tuesday, November 29.
In the final question and answer portion round, Ms. Benitez was asked about the 2022 SCUAA theme, Bayanihan through sports and what’s in it for young people.
“I believe sports is not just about physical agility but most importantly, it is about teamwork. No one is a winner on his own and all by himself. We are all a product of unity, oneness, helping hands, and collaboration which is what we call in Filipino as bayanihan. And though in times of political differences or of discord on opinions and beliefs, sports offer a leveling ground where we all aim for the same finish line, the same podium, and the same medal. Hence, it is just proper that we yell to the call of cooperation and teamwork as we aim for the finish because life is not about who is the best, it is about how we work to be the best. And for me, to be the best, no one must be left behind because we are one region and one Eastern Visayas family.” she answered.
Moreover, Mr. Benitez was asked how to promote competition between and among SUC’s in Eastern Visayas Region.
“The crown is a symbol of responsibility that should be upheld with integrity and if ever given the chance to win Mr. SCUAA 2022, I would start with myself. I would engage more on sports, and I strongly believe that with this, it will cause a ripple effect that will truly inspire the youth to join, to at least try sports. At the end of the day, I believe that bayanihan is the antidote for indifferences, divisions, and exclusivities. Daghang salamat ug maayong gabie sa inyong tanan”
For the male top-5 category, candidate no.4, Mr. Don Mark Dingcong from Biliran Province State University (BPSU) places 4th runner-up. The 3rd runner-up was awarded to candidate no.9, Mr. Raniel John Mercado from Visayas State University (VSU). University of the Philippines-Visayas Tacloban College (UPVTC) candidate no.2, Mr. Francis Iain Cabag finishes 2nd runner up. Eastern Samar State University (ESSU) candidate no.6, Mr. Levi Alfred Cebricus finishes 1st runner up.
For the female top-5 category, candidate no.7, Ms. Ylh Portillo from Leyte Normal University (LNU) finishes 4th runner-up. Candidate no.2 from University of the Philippines-Visayas Tacloban College (UPVTC) Ms. Alliah Krystal Noblejas finished as the 3rd runner-up. Candidate no.10, Ms. Rica Mae Patual from Southern Leyte State University (SLSU) settles as the 2nd runner-up. Candidate no.4 from Biliran Province State University (BPSU) Ms. Alyza Cairo.
Mr. Photogenic - Mr. Jazztin Acedillo from Samar State University (SSU)
Ms. Photogenic - Ms. Marianne Josel Valladores from the University of Eastern Philippines (UEP)
Mr. SCUAA Infinity - Mr. Adriel Bryce Benitez from Leyte Normal University
Ms. SCUAA Infinity - Ms. Marianne Josel Valladores
Best in Production Number - Mr. Charles Jovita from Southern Leyte State University (SLSU) and Ms. Marianne Josel Valladores
Best in Swimwear - Mr. Raniel John Mercado from the Visayas State University (VSU) and Ms. Rica Mae Patual of Southern Leyte State University (SLSU)
Best Terno - Mr. Don Mark Dingcong from Biliran Province State University (BPSU) and Ms. Alyza Cairo from Biliran Province State University (BPSU).