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Elena Donna Clacer

Elena Donna Clacer is your reigning Miss Philippines International of Canada. Born and raised in Burnaby, she is an actor, model and digital creator. A previous violinist of 10 years, Donna is also a humanitarian advocate having worked closely with several non-profit organizations such as the Greater Vancouver Food Bank, the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau, Kids Help Phone and more. Donna's goal in life is to not only have a successful career within the Film and TV industry, but also to make an impact and influence people for the good - both on and off stage.

- Barangay Burnaby


Rochelle Canlas 

Rochelle is an 18-year-old student from Vancouver, British Columbia. She is a proud Filipina and Canadian. She is going to her second year at Simon Fraser University in the Fall, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in criminology and a police studies minor. She is reaching her goal of becoming a VPD Police officer, a model and of course a pageant queen. 

She joined her first pageant in July 2022, Miss Filipina International in Los Angeles where she placed top 10. In November 2022, she joined Miss Canada Globe, where she proudly received the highest title which was Miss Canada Petite 22/23 and Miss British Columbia 22/23. 

Along with having an interest in pageantry and policing, Rochelle is also a very athletic woman. She has been playing basketball since the age of 5. Rochelle is also a talented singer and pianist. She had a passion for singing since she was a young child. Until now, Rochelle has not stopped her athleticism and her hobbies. 

Rochelle said “ I believe in the independent, strong & powerful women in this world. I make an effort to always do my best. I support Beauty with a Purpose. I want to demonstrate to everyone how to be kind, how to offer our all, and how to achieve happiness by supporting one another. I want to show the world that I am a confident young woman that is willing and ready to help the world. 

Starting pageantry at 17 years old says a lot about my confidence, responsibility and leadership. I am willing to take those steps to use them to inspire and serve as an example for the future generation. Most importantly, we must be true to ourselves by learning to love and learn what we have and build confidence for ourselves and for everyone else because not everyone will have the confidence to take a chance, step out and seize an opportunity, and walk like a queen in front of everyone. 

From Zambales Society of British Columbia.


Henrick Jonathan Castillo

Henrick Jonathan Castillo
Escort of Rochelle Kirsten Canlas
A UFCABC son and volunteer

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Andrea Echem

Andrea Echem - representing Miss Philippines BC and Canada. Crowned Miss Vancouver 2023 and Miss Philippines Vancouver 2023. From the province of Misamis Oriental and Cagayan de Oro City


Merryjoy Funchica Nicolas

Merryjoy Funchica Nicolas is a freelance model and UCW Alumni. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources along with an MBA Degree from University Canada West. Merryjoy is also a member of CPHR one of the most recognised organizations for all Human Resources Professionals in British Columbia, Canada.


During her time as an MBA student, she was an active member of the UCW community and served on various positions such as Peer Leader, Senior Peer Leader and Unibuddy Ambassador.


She started her career in Canada as a Student Success Program Assistant where she held the responsibility for organizing and handling
New Student Orientation for the University.


Merryjoy has always been an active member of the UCW community giving her the perfect experience of how UCW can shape a student’s future.

Merryjoy is known for serving the community by being a part of one of the biggest non profit organization Rotary International. She was also rewarded by Rotary International for her outstanding services as a Club President.

She believes in “God help those who help themselves.” To all young people who are struggling, to not lose hope. Work hard and pray to God. Let the time substitute your hard work with success.


Jessamine Salas

Jessamine Salas is a Filipina Actress since 2019 and have booked a commercial last year that represents Filipino households nationwide. 

Her goal as an actress is to continue pushing for accurate Filipino representation, and to eventually inspire writers to showcase our culture on TV (like Kim's Inconvenience for instance).   She's very grateful that there will be outlets there to interview people, as she would like to expand and collaborate with other Filipinos in the film industry, so that the general industry will accept us and create more stories for us.


Marianne Valdez

Marianne is a Filipina visual artist and illustrator born and raised in Surrey, BC. Inspired by wildlife, her curiosity about the links between the natural world and her heritage informed her self-taught art practices. As a daughter of first-generation immigrants, she aims to use her art to heal and connect through storytelling and captivating imagery.

As a practicing artist for over ten years, combined with a background in Marketing, Marianne's work has been displayed in solo and group exhibitions, the most recent victory being the winner of the Golden Brush Paint Battle alongside her painting partner Mara Cortez in February of 2023, where the pair painted Mount Mayon for the theme "BOOM". Passionate about books and portraying stories through artwork, Marianne hopes to reignite wonder and care for the natural world.

For more information about Marianne's artwork, visit or @myriad.maker on Instagram.

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Miss Philippines International BC Winners

Featuring the Miss Philippines International of BC & Canada 2022-2023 Winners under A. Royal Productions.

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Reem Amil Reem

Amil will be representing the Philippines in Toronto this August as she competes for this year’s Miss Asia Canada title. Although she has Tausug roots, she mostly lived in Davao City and identifies as a Davaoeña. She can speak conversational Arabic and Urdu or Hindi. And is fluent in Tagalog, Bisaya, and English. Her diverse background has been a key to sympathizing & including others wherever she goes. Reem wishes to give back to her hometown in any way she can, even if it means bringing the values of culture, simplicity, and character at events like SantaCruzan!

Angela Schroers

Model /Actress-Angela Schroers, Age: 11 yrs.old Cesquenela Elem.Schl Parents: Liza and Derrick Schroers Representing Provibce of LA Union,Philippines


Sam Sarmiento

Sam Sarmiento, 3 years old, from Burnaby B.C. She loves to sing and dance. A very nice and lovable daughter to her parents and caring big sister to her sibling.

Daughter of Mr. Emmanuel Sarmiento and Melodie Sarmiento.

From Barangay Burnaby.


Angelika Bochen

Angelika Bochen, 10 years old, from Burnaby B.C. She loves to compose her own songs and sing it. She also likes to learn how to cook, bake and wants to learn how to play piano.

From Barangay Burnaby.


Eirene Viloso

Eirene Viloso lives near the shores of Butzen Lake in Anmore, BC, where she spent her days making art, obsessing over horror podcasts, and baking. She enjoys cosplaying and spending time with her siblings.


Jana Elise Receno

Jana Elise Receno is 9 year old Filipino Canadian from Burnaby BC. She is a grade 3 student in St Francis de Sales Catholic School. She loves painting, singing, playing musical instruments and swimming. She is a member of her school choir and is also active in school sports activities.

The family are members of CFC/ANCOP.

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Bensie Claire 

Bensie Claire is the only lovely daughter of Mr. Rafie Paculaba and Mrs. Carine Joy Paculaba, originally from Cebu Philippines.

She is known to be a living dream of her Dad and Mom.

Joining this Santacruzan is a manifestation of her Mom's dream and a respect of her Father's in born faith as a Roman Catholic.

Maisie Gabrielle Carlos

Maisie Gabrielle Carlos from Vancouver. Born on the 4th of May, 2016. She's a grade 1 student at St. Mary's Elementary School. Her dad is from Ilocos Norte and mother is from Sinait, Ilocos Sur.


Members of the Sinaiteñans of Vancouver. 


Ellyse Reign Roble

Ellyse Reign Roble / 3 yrs old .Born on year of the Rat. Only kid of Mr. & Mrs. Roble.
Smart, jolly, friendly...loves to sing,dance and modeling. The mother is from Pampanga and the father is from Cebu.

- Barangay Burnaby

Andrea Arceli Williams

Andrea Arceli Williams MusicalActress/Singer 12 yrs -Golden Ears Elementary Parents- Rachel&Drew Williams Representing the province of Daragang Magayon -Bikol


Macy Almazan

Macy Almazan, She's 6 years old.

Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Hermilo  and Tracy Almazan


Aurora  Estrada

Aurora is 5 years old. She loves to sing and dance, she loves to draw and paint. She's has a green belt in Taekwondo, loves to swim and loves to play with her cousins and friends.

Daughter of Leo and Mary Estrada

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Caiden Rafael Orbon Cammer

Caiden is 7 years old and loves cats. He has a 6months old kitten that he named after Tesla. He likes to go biking, swimming and playing tag at the park. He also carries a green belt on Taekwondo.

Proud parents Chad Cammer and Rhealyn Orbon from Barangay Burnaby!!

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