Bea and Ariella pose at Talon Adventure Park, one of the up and coming tourist destinations in Capiz
It was a display of golden hearts for the golden batch of Bb Pilipinas Queens, as Miss Universe 2013 3rd Runner Up Ariella Arida and Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago returned to Capiz to give hope during the recent Capiztahan Festival.
|Bea and Ariella during the ribbon cutting at the Capiztahan Trade Fair|
Ariella and Bea, together with Mar Roxas led the festival-goers and the media to enjoy the Heritage Walk at the Capiz Plaza. The walk highlighted Capiz' rich culture, with interactive displays of native handicrafts and local costumes. The ladies then led the gallery opening of memorabilia from National Artist of the Philippines for theater and Film, Daisy Hontiveros-Avellana.
In the afternoon, the ladies launched the Capiztahan Photo Exhibit at the Robinsons Mall, featuring captivating scenes from the previous fiestas, and moving scenes from daily life in Capiz. Then, they supported the Department of Trade Industry's initiative for small businesses by opening the Capiztahan Trade Fair.
|Bea and Ariella pose with cultural dancers at the Heritage Walk|
The main highlight of the Capiztahan was the evening variety show which featured original song and dance compositions by young local artists. Bea and Ariella moved the crowd by sharing their experiences during their outreach in Capiz and shared encouraging messages.
In Filipino, Ariella shared, "Yolanda happened as I was competing for the Miss Universe in Russia. The news of all the people getting devastated by the typhoon really affected me, but I had wanted to offer my fight for the crown to all those who suffered, to bring hope to our country."
|Bea and Ariella with local government and DTI|