Despite the pandemic, the Manila Broadcasting Company continues to celebrate inspiring, talented and beautiful women as it mounts the search for the 2nd Aliwan Fiesta Digital Queen.

Held previously for the longest time as a grand yearly pageant at the MBC Star City in Pasay, 2020's first ever digital search crowned Jannarie Zarzoso of Cabadbaran City, Agusan del Norte. The young lady is set to pass on her crown to a candidate, who, like her is "confident, independent-minded, pursues her dreams, cares for her family and ultimately works to help others."

According to pageant criteria, "She must [also] be a symbol of Filipino beauty and culture in the modern world, and should epitomize our country's resiliency and fighting spirit as she will be crowned in the midst of the pandemic."

And of course, she must be digital-savvy and a positive influence online in order to represent a new generation of Filipinos who will play important roles in the country's future.

The pageant is open to ladies between 16 and 28 years old, single and currently holding Filipino citizenship. Candidates should be well-versed in the culture, customs and traditions of their respective regions; be able to demonstrate a unique talent to a high degree of excellence, either in the visual or performing arts, craft or design, athletics or culinary expertise; be a natural beauty, armed with poise and confidence; and able to express herself well in either English or Pilipino.

Interested parties may download and fill up the registration form posted on the official Facebook page of Aliwan Fiesta, and email the document to the MBC carrier station in her region, together with a barangay certification and a three-minute video introduction. Deadline for submission of entries is on August 13.