For Ichin Daclan and AR Dela Serna, going through the process once more was worth it.
At the end of the Grand Callback held last August 2, 2016 at the House Manila, Ichin, AR and other hopefuls who were at the Top 50 after the numerous casting calls were called back before judges as names were mentioned for the official candidates of Misters of Filipinas 2016.
Ichin, a member of Misters of Filipinas 2014 who saw the crowning of Mister International Philippines (turned Mister International 2014) Neil Perez is now a successful fitness trainer. He was then a finalist in the competition and was indeed my spoiler to any of the 4 crowns then held by Neil, Joseph Doruelo, Judah Cohen and Adam Davies.
AR on the other hand came to the public’s attention just recently, was the 1st Runner Up of Misters of Filipinas 2015 and was already part of those promoting the 2016 edition when he tendered his resignation and went back to Bohol, eventually to join the July 2 screenings of Misters of Filipinas 2016.
At the end of the day, these two gentlemen from different Misters batches are continuing their respective journeys by being named as official candidates and hopefully, with crowns by the end of September 18.