By Mike Baños
Cagayan de Oro fashion maven Mags Cue has again been included in the list of Best Dressed Personalities for 2022.
After a three year break imposed by the global pandemic, the 19th Edition of the Best Dressed Women of the Philippine Awards were held last Nov. 7 at the Grand Ballroom of Shangri-la The Fort, BGC last Nov. 7.
Organized by the Philippine Cancer Society, the show featured three Style Icons and several Best Dressed personalities for 2022.
Recognized as the Style Icons 2022 were Marichelle Torres Ackerman, Hemilyn Escudero-Tamayo, and Rep. Bernadette Herrera.
Mags was among the female Best Dressed for 2022 awardees which included Aileen Choi Go, Marites Novis, Rosa Tan Dy, Shirley Sobremonte, Sophia Echauz Chua, Hazel Gan Go, Cecille Asprec, Jennifer Tipton Angeles, Georgette Wilson, Maggie Chavez, Stephanie Coyuito, Rosemarie Bosch-Ong, Cory Navarro, Lina Castillo Sullivan, Lue de Guzman, and Joanne Rae Ramirez.
Agile Abastillas-Zamora was recognized as the Paterno Award Ambassador for Life.
The former president of Mutya ng Pilipinas, she was also bestowed with recognitions from various award-giving bodies for her contributions and dedications to her craft, among them: the SDP World Excellency Business Award in India 2021, Philippine Faces of Success as an Outstanding Beauty Queen and Businesswoman 2021, and the Outstanding Filipino Luminary Awards as Private Citizen 2021.
At the helm of the glamorous presentation organized by the Philippine Cancer Society was Philippines Best Dressed Women Committee headed by Consul Helen Ong.
Mags was first cited as one of Best Dressed Women of the Philippines in 2013 by the Philippine Cancer Society, whom PCS Honorary Chair Imelda Cojuanco describes as “accomplished in their chosen passion yet remain humble; driven yet compassionate.”
Her MAGS fashion apparel brand is now carried in 23 branches nationwide and she also has her own food business MESA Restaurant at Ayala Centrio Mall.
She is also active in civic society as a past president of the Rotary Club of Cagayan de Oro East Urban, president-elect of Soroptomist International Greenhills, former chair for Mutya ng Pilipinas, and current chairperson of Miss Cagayan de Oro, Inc.