Araneta City opens Binibining Pilipinas 2022 activities with Grand Santacruzan

Araneta City kicks off the much-awaited return of the traditional Binibining Pilipinas activities at the City of Firsts with a Grand Santacruzan on Saturday, May 14, 2022.

This year’s event features the 40 Binibining Pilipinas 2022 candidates, the Binibining Pilipinas 2021 queens, and Miss International 2005 Lara Quigaman in a colorful procession of religio-historical titles at the City of Firsts.

Rev. Father Ronnie Santos (from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish) led the blessing and opening of the Grand Santacruzan with a Holy Mass at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. It was followed by a solemn procession of beauties who donned elaborate Filipiniana-inspired gowns in their corresponding religious titles and procession order:

· Binibini 1 Stacey Daniella Gabriel – Pamayanan Immaculada

              Designer: Eric Pineda

· Binibini 2 Krizzia Lynn Moreno – Pamayanan La Naval

              Designer: Reynold Tenerife

· Binibini 3 Diana Pinto – Pamayanan Asuncion

              Designer: Rob Lim

· Binibini 4 Jane Darren Genobisa – Pamayanan Del Carmen

              Designer: Julien Gentica

· Binibini 5 Karen Laurrie Mendoza – Pamayanan Dela Paz

              Designer: Jerome Navarro

· Binibini 6 Elda Louise Aznar – Pamayanan Fatima

              Designer: Ramil Estrope

· Binibini 7 Graciella Lehman – Pamayanan Lourdes

              Designer: Mark Pagalanan

· Binibini 8 Nicole Budol – Pamayanan Guadalupe

              Designer: Geronie Labora

· Binibini 9 Natasha Jung – Reyna Banderada

              Designer: Russ Cuevas

· Binibini 10 Fatima Kate Bisan – Reyna Mora

              Designer: Garvy Molinos Terrado

· Binibini 11 Esel Mae Pabilaran – Reyna Sheba

              Designer: Dayan Monique Lugatiman

· Binibini 12 Leslie Avila – Reyna Judith

              Designer: Malayka Yamas

· Binibini 13 Patricia Ann Tan – Reyna Ester

Designers: Ken Batino and Jevin Salaysay

· Binibini 14 Joanna Day – Samaritana

              Designer: Jun Samson Pugat

· Binibini 15 Nyca Mae Bernardo – Sta. Verónica

              Designer: James Peter Manalo

· Binibini 16 Jeriza Uy – Sta. María Magdalena

              Designer: Mark Joseph Sayad

· Binibini 17 Chelsea Fernandez – Sta. María Cleofe

              Designer: Marbin Garcia

· Binibini 18 Ma. Isabela David – Sta. María Salome

              Designer: Michael Bongga

· Binibini 19 Ira Patrcia Malaluan – Reyna Fé

              Designer: Benedick Eroa

· Binibini 20 Joanna Marie Rabe – Reyna Esperanza

              Designer: Mara Chua

· Binibini 21 Gracia Elizabeth Mendoza – Reyna Caridad

              Designer: Chico Estiva

· Binibini 22 Joanna Ricci Alajar – Reyna Sentenciada

              Designer: Krischel’s Events and Concerts

· Binibini 23 Nicole Borromeo – Reyna Abogada

              Designer: Edward Castro

· Binibini 24 Patricia Go – Reyna Justícia

              Designer: Ehrran Montoya

· Binibini 25 Anna Valencia Lakrini – Divina Pastora

              Designer: Louis Pangilinan

· Binibini 26 Cyrille Payumo – Reyna de los Ángeles

              Designer: Rich Sabinian

· Binibini 27 Jessica Rose Mcewen – Seat of Wisdom

              Designer: Jovet tapucar

· Binibini 28 Gabrielle Basiano – Key of Heaven

              Designer: Ken Batino and Jevin Salaysay

· Binibini 29 Mariella Esguerra – Reyna de las Estrellas

              Designer: Jacob Casem

· Binibini 30 Jashmin Dimaculangan – Rosa Mistica

              Designer: Adrian Lagundino

· Binibini 31 Yllana Marie Aduana – Corazón de María

              Designer: Richard Roque

· Binibini 32 Anne De Mesa – Reyna del Santísimo Rosario

              Designer: Renee Salud

· Binibini 33 Mary Justinne Punsalang – Reyna Luna

              Designer: Richie Bondoc

· Binibini 34 Christine Juliane Opiaza – Reyna Candelaria

              Designer: Francis Deney Lee

· Binibini 35 Diana Mackey – Reyna de la Paz

              Designer: Jomar Peralta

· Binibini 36 Janine Navarro – Reyna de los Patriarcas

              Designer: Russ Cuevas

· Binibini 37 Eiffel Rosalita – Reyna de los Profetas

              Designer: Geronica Labora

· Binibini 38 Ethel Abellanosa – Reyna de los Confesores

              Designer: Francis Lee

· Binibini 39 Jasmine Omay – Reyna de los Mártires

              Designer: Rex Nicdao

· Binibini 40 Roberta Tamondong – Reyna de los Apóstoles

              Designer: Lanny Liwag

· Binibining Pilipinas 2021 Runner-up Meiji Cruz- Reyna de los Santos

              Designer: Manuel Fule

· Binibining Pilipinas Grand International 2021 Samantha Panlilio – Reyna del Cielo

              Designer: Rian Fernandez

· The Miss Globe 2021 Maureen Montagne – Reyna de las Virgines

              Designer: Louis Pangilinan

· Miss Intercontinental 2021 Cindy Obenita – Reyna de las Flores

              Designer: Renee Salud

· Binibining Pilipinas International 2021 Hannah Arnold – Reyna Elena

              Designer: Manny Halasan

· Miss International 2005 Precious Lara Quigaman – Reyna Emperatríz

Faithful and spectators watched the Grand Santacruzan that plied along General Aguinaldo Avenue, General MacArthur Avenue, General Romulo Avenue, P. Tuazon Street, and Times Square Avenue in Araneta City. The participating beauties offered a virtuous representation of their assigned titles to remind the public of the religious and cultural relevance of this Catholic tradition. A significant Philippine tradition held every May, the Santacruzan tells the story of how Queen Helena, the mother of Eastern Roman Emperor Constantine, found the Holy Cross during a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The procession depicts Queen Helena (or Reina Elena) holding a crucifix and accompanied by her young son. They are joined in the procession by other women who represent other important biblical characters like Queen Esther, Veronica, Mary Magdalene, and others.