MANILA – (UPDATED) Philippine bet Ahtisa Manalo made it to the Top 15 of the Miss International 2018 pageant. She joins candidates from Romania, Mexico, Ecuador, Thailand, South Africa, Australia, Paraguay, Japan, Colombia, Venezuela, Indonesia, Ukraine, Spain, and Madagascar. As of posting, the pageant is still ongoing in Tokyo, Japan, and is being shown live on the Miss International Facebook page. Manalo is hoping to be the Philippines’ seventh Miss International titleholder, after Kylie Verzosa in 2016. Last year’s winner is Kevin Lilliana of Indonesia.