WHO among the nine candidates will be crowned as the Hari ng Pilipinas Negros Occidental?

This will be answered as one of the nine candidates will take home the coveted title at the coronation night at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 28, at Miguel Hall, Northwest Inn in Bacolod City.

The candidates for the Hari ng Pilipinas Negros Occidental include Rommel Guanzon of San Enrique, Wyndale Divino of Murcia, Joppy Castillo of Isabela, Marx Justiniani of Don Salvador Benedicto, Karis Dolorosa of Victorias City, Darryl Orig of Sagay City, Jezzrell Jaboneta of La Carlota City, Joshua Bojo of Cadiz City and Jerad de la Raga of Bacolod City.

They have earlier competed in their preliminaries held at Bantug Lake Ranch on Tuesday, May 24, where they competed in three segments such as the Festive Warrior Costumes, Swimwear and Modern Barong.

Provincial Pageant Directo Joselito Aspan Orencio Jr. of JL Talent Management Services said the candidates underwent closed-door interview with the panelists and vied in a talent competition held at SM City Bacolod Atrium.

The result of the online voting along with their scores during the preliminary competition will be the basis for determining the semi-finalists.

The winner of this competition will represent the province in the second edition of Hari ng Pilipinas 2022 in Ormoc, Leyte.