Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach.

Pageant aficionados in New York City will truly have a spectacular day on June 4, 2017!

The 119th Celebration of the Declaration of Philippine Independence will have a Grand Parade along Madison Avenue in NYC with three of the Philippines’ most beautiful women who brought pride and joy and pride to all Filipinos worldwide continue to do so here in the parade.

A comeback to NYC Philippine Independence Parade by Miss World 2013 Megan Young; Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, who was also last year’s Independence Ball honored guest; and now Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa are this year’s special guests at the parade.

Their participation is courtesy of the PH Tourism Promotions Board and Neocolors.

The three queens will be joined by celebrity headliners Concert King Martin Nievera; Asia’s Nightingale Lani Misalucha courtesy of VYNZ-NY Entertainment; and American Idol’s 11th Season 1st runner-up winner Jessica Sanchez.

Ms. World-Philippines 2014 Valerie Weigman, now based in NYC, will also be at the parade, alongside current Grand Champion Global Pinoy Singing Idol Shane Ericks and Mikey Bustos, the YouTube sensation/comedian.

Other performers include Sing Pilipinas Winners Mitch Week;

Christopher Corro - 1st runner-up;

Desiree Wisotsky - 2nd runner-up; and

Excelsia De Jesus - 3rd runner-up.

An invitation has been extended to the cast of Miss Saigon.


Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa.

Philippine Independence Day Council, Inc.’s 2017 Parade Grand Marshals Drs. Rod and Elma Castillo will spearhead this June’s parade with the Mrs. Kalayaan and Diwa ng Kalayaan and their court with the PIDCI President and Board of Directors, the Philippine Consulate General in NY.

Hundred Fil-Am Organizations and local beauty queens and kings from all over the U.S. and government officials will be joining the PIDCI which produces the annual celebration and parade here in NYC.

2017 PIDCI Officers and Board of Directors are:

• President - Prospero A. Lim, M.D.

• Vice-President - Raul Estrellado

• Secretary - Joycelyn Aligarbes

• Treasurer - Nora Galleros

• Internal Auditor - Annie Ortiz

• General Counsel - Manny B. Quintal, Esq.


Anthony Bautista, Olivia David, Dora Koltsidis, Rely Manacay, Beth Manalo, Ronie Mataquel, Bert Olimpo, Nonoy Rafael, Levi Tejada and Shiran Ybanez; Antero Martinez - Executive Director, Gheng Pingol - Special Assistant to the President & Honorary Adviser Consul General Ma. Theresa D. de Vega.

Mrs. Kalayaan 2017 and her court:

• Mrs Kalayaan 2017 Lourdes Romero Saleh

• Mrs Kalayaan Fil-Am 2017 Jodi Michelle Orencia

• Mrs Kalayaan Philippines 2017 Rosalie Rabeje

• Mrs Kalayaan Luzon 2017 Ann Constantino Beck

Diwa ng Kalayaan 2017 and her court:

• Ramona Munsayac - Diwa ng Kalayaan 2017

• Jasmine Sta Cruz - Bituin ng Luzon

• Pearl Reyes - Bituin ng Visayas

• Leah Elizabeth Wong - Bituin ng Mindanao


Miss World 2013 Megan Young.