Can three men garner equal scores in a competition that has around a dozen judges? Apparently yes or at least that’s how the people behind Mr. Globe-Philippines 2009 generously resolved the dilemma of distributing five major titles to seven top finalists.
(L-R) Ram Ace Bautista, Donald Bahi-an, Nicolas Philip Bacani
Ram Ace Bautista, Donald Bahi-an and Nicolas Philip Bacani are the lucky three, equally sharing the title in the male pageant participated in by 19 others on Saturday, July 4, at The Pearl Manila Hotel. Each of the winners will be taking home P20,000 in cash and will be travelling to Hong Kong for free, or so they were promised. Earlier in the night, 21-year-old Ram Ace of Cavite City and 19-year-old Donald of Zamboanga City bagged minor awards.
The other titles – Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao and Freedom Day (probably to observe the Fourth of July) – were respectively given out to Mark Estrada, Michael Angelo Alcaraz, TJ Roxas
and Julian Jerry Binarao. The first to fourth runners up were: Marwin Garcia, Bryan Carvajal, Shaun Mark Labor and Rafael Evangelista.