June 1, 2023
GREAT MAN OF THE UNIVERSE PH CANDIDATES — All seven candidates of the inaugural Great Man of the Universe Philippines pageant from the Cordillera have entered the top 40 in the elimination rounds. Four of them are from Benguet namely: Lucas Empiso of Kapangan; Delefher Comising of Itogon; Miguel Jarre Bas-ilen of La Trinidad; and Stephen Harold Lilley, Jr. of Sablan while the three candidates are Irvin Tan of Baguio City, Wendell Bona Guway of Ifugao, and John Rowel Recile of Mountain Province. The grand coronation night will be held on Dec. 3 at the Nobu Hotel, Manila. — Ofelia Empian