Sunday, January 28, 2018

Ariel Rosales is Mister Ubay 2018

It wasn’t the usual male pageant where the emphasis is focused on the candidates’ physical attributes. 
 L-R: 3rd RU Marlo Golosino, 1st RU Stephen Dupalco, Mister Ubay Ariel Rosales, 2nbd RU  Joey  Bitua, 4th RU  Julysis   Satur
Not that the candidates in the inaugural edition of Mister Ubay were lacking in the looks department. On the contrary, there were standouts in looks, height, physique and communication skills.
 Opening Dance Number
Rtn. Sylvia Delmar Pilayre, Mister Ubay 2018 project chair stressed that the contest was to look for the complete package; attractive & charming, confident, with self- assuredness  & with a facility of the English language. After all, they were looking for a positive role model & spokesperson for Rotary of Ubay’s socio- civic projects.

very talented Isabel Zamora


TRES MARIAS: Flora Basio, Pauline Amelincx & Queenie Meldoy Fullante



PAGEANT HOSTS: Lovely Sheena Empuesto, Jay Ferniz Ompad & Queenie Iyog, 

During the pageant night, the audience roared in delight and adulation as the show opened with all nine finalists in a choreographed dance number followed by their individual introductions. The swimwear, career outfit, interviews, formal wear & talent segments followed. 
Ariel Cutanda Rosales is Mister Ubay 2018


THE GRAND WINNER Declared the first Mister Ubay was Ariel Cutanda  Rosales, 21 years old and a licensed professional teacher. The boyishly handsome winner impressed the judges and audiences alike with his self- assuredness and confidence especially during the interview phase of the pageant. He bagged most of the awards including Best in Formal Wear, Best in Career Outfit, Best in Prodn. Number & Best in Interview.

THE RUNNERS UP. Rounding out the winners’ circle were 1st RU Stephen  Louie  Boyles  Dupalco, 19 years, a BS  Marine Biology student from the University of San Carlos. He also won Mr. Talent and People’s Choice Awardee. Named 2nd RU was Joey Guno  Bitua, 22 years and a licensed professional teacher.  Marlo  Torrevillas  Golosino, 20 years and a BS Marine Transportation degree holder was 3rd RU and Best in Swimwear. Julysis  Pulac  Satur, 24 years, a BS Ed student  was 4th RU and Mr. Photogenic. 
JUDGES: EJ Relampagos, Pauline, Marjoe, Queenie & Your Roving Eye
PANEL OF JUDGES Tasked to select the inaugural winner of the Mister Ubay Search were top Boholano designer EJ Relampagos, Miss Bohol 2017 Pauline Amelinckx, restaurateur behind Persona Mesa Marjoe Yamada, Miss Bohol 2014 Queenie Melody Fullante and Your Roving Eye 

L-R: Perkin &  Lalaine Ong, Cristita  Teloren, Menche Valleser, Frina  Mulhall,  
Sylvia delMar Pilayre, Florencio Reyes, Erzon E. Gamus.
The Rotary Club of Ubay, led by Rtn. Pelagia Reyes and composed of distinguished members & leaders of the community, organized Mister Ubay 2018 in cooperation with the LGU of Ubay. Project Chair was Rtn.  Sylvia DelMar Pilayre and Frediswinda  D.  Kho    Co-Chair and Rotaractor  Rey NiƱo Olaguir as Vice Chair

Pablito Mangaya- ay


Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Who will be Matahum sa Ubay 2018?

The Quest for Matahum sa Ubay 2018, the most glamorous highlight of the Ubay town fiesta celebration will take place tomorrow, Jan 24 , 7 pm, at the Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Gymnasium..  
Matahum sa Ubay 2017 Abigail Besas & 1st RU Karen Lynn Atuel


Twelve winsome ladies will vie for the Matahum sa Ubay crown and title currently held by Mary Abigail Jimenez Besas.  The reigning titleholder is a BS Architecture student in De La Salle University while her 1st RU Karen Lynn G. Atuel is a Medical Technology intern at Cebu Doctors University.

Now on its sophomoric edition, the beauty and brains pageant which selects not only the town’s official bet for Miss Bohol 2018 but also a role model and spokesperson for the town’s various advocacy projects is organized by the Performing Artists of Ubay (PAU) in cooperation with the LGU of Ubay.
Who will reign as Ubay’s fairest for 2018?


Pageant organizers revealed that the pageant will open with a spectacular dance number and will showcase the candidates in three areas of judging; swimsuits, personality interviews & evening gowns. Earlier this week, the girls displayed their talents in the performing and creative arts before an appreciative crowd from Ubay and neighboring towns. 

Who will make it to the final round and who will be Matahum sa Ubay 2018?

Let’s find out tomorrow night! See you there! 




Here Are the Winners of the Inaugural Edition of Binibining Danao

It was a whirlwind overnight visit to Danao, the undisputed extreme adventure capital of Bohol. Your Roving Eye was there to chair the panel of judges that would determine who gets to be crowned as the first- ever Bb. Danao.
3rd RU Alexa  2nd RU Natalie Bb Danao Mariel Millanes 1st RU Jovelyn 4th RU Michelle 
The glamorous highlight of Danao’s town fiesta celebration was organized not only to select a qualified lady as the town’s bet for Miss Bohol but also to draw attention to the plight of PWD’s or Persons with Disabilities. 
 Joven Lofranco w pageant hosts  Jerah Lin Orapa, Dexy Claire Canete and Sherwin Trazo
Inspired by the success of Glyssa Bingas Perez who gave Danao its first- ever Miss Bohol crown, the organizers were able to gather nine of the town’s fairest to compete in the Bb. Danao 2017 Pageant. Held at the brand- new Louis Thomas R. Gonzaga Memorial Cultural Center, the fast- paced two- hour jampacked show was ably hosted by three witty emcees namely; Jerah Lin Orapa, Dexy Claire Canete and Sherwin Trazo 
The candidates moments before announcement of final five
THE WINNERS Crowned as the first Bb. Danao was Mariel Millanes of Villa Anunciado. The 17 year old morena beauty was also named Miss Eco- Tourism, Face of the Night, Best in Prodn Number, Best in Swimsuit and Best in Interview. Rounding out the circle of winners were 3rd RU Alexa Tahud, 2nd RU Natalie Agunod, Bb Danao Mariel Millanes, 1st RU Jovelyn Torregosa, 4th RU Michelle Hagutin.


  JUDGES:  Jan Carlo Agrasaca, Pauline Amelincx, Christine Lopez, Olive Zoilo & Your Roving Eye



PANEL OF JUDGES Among the members of the panel of judges were 2017 Miss Bohol Pauline Amelincx, Miss Bohol 2016 3rd RU Olive Zoilo, former beauty queen & NGO advocate Christine Ires Lopez and Mister Earth Philippines – Air 2017 Jan Carlo Agrasaca of Roxas City.
Miss Bohol 2017 gets her fair share of photo opps with admirers

 Sir Lirio Vitor with Olive and Christine


 with Stage Director John Kristian V. Busalanan
Project chair was Maam Annabelle Anunciado, Floor/Stage Director: John Kristian Busalanan, Music Director: Sarah Mae Lago and Backstage Committee: Jovencio Lofranco. Special thanks to the UDEC committee, Danao youth volunteers and the DOH HRH nurses. Special thanks to Lirio Vitor and Kag. Ginas E. Cenabre for the transportation and Mayor Naty Gonzaga for the accommodations and the complimentary tour and rides at Danao Adventure Park. 
with the lovely & soft- spoken Danao Mayor Natividad "Naty" Gonzaga 
While waiting for the show to start, Your Roving Eye had a casual chat with Mayor Naty Gonzaga who I congratulated for the town’s brand- new cultural center and the remarkable signs of economic activity in the town. Mayor Gonzaga shared that she’s very proud of the town’s people who are now empowered through livelihood projects and opportunities that have been supported by funds and technical know- how by various govt. agencies.

Coming Up: Your Roving Eye Takes The Plunge!

Monday, January 22, 2018

Direk Maryo J Delos Reyes' Annual New Year Thanksgiving Party

Your Roving Eye, along with a select few of Direk Maryo J Delos Reyes’ close Boholano friends was invited to the celebrated and talented Boholano film and TV director’s annual New Year Thanksgiving Party last December 30 and held at his sprawling Celebrity Ville property at Dao, Tagbilaran City.
 Your Roving Eye with Direk Maryo J


The multi- awarded Boholano TV/ film director who is also in talent management has been very instrumental in the discovery of Boholano talents in the performing arts.


  Your Roving Eye’s groufie w Direk Maryo J & Bohol’s promising talents
  W Gracious, talent handler/ designer Rhigel Dulfo & Mark Cepe 
  With Boholana beauty queen Perlie Jeverola


  With comedienne/ singer/ actress Lailette Geulen- Boiser
  With hot couple Dondon & Gracious
  With Mendy Dinter
The annual event organized by Direk Maryo’s confidant & business associate Gerry Lugod and which Your Roving Eye first attended in Pansol, Laguna way way back in 2005 gathered some of Bohol’s most promising talents in acting, singing and modeling as well as industry talent agents and scouts.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Highlights of Miss Valencia 2018 Pageant Night

Beauty pageants are certified crowd- drawers especially during town fiesta celebrations in Bohol. There is always something magical when a bevy of beauties sashay onstage. The lovely hopefuls never fail to bedazzle an entranced crowd.
 Chime Marie Pajo is Miss Valencia 2018
Photo Credits: Kenny Jun Requeron



 L-R: Gov. Chatto, BM Tutor, CabSec Evasco, Ms. Valencia 2018, Ms. Valencia 2016,
Valencia Mayor Lim & Rene Espinosa
Photo Credits: Kenny Jun Requeron

Two nights ago, the municipality of Valencia highlighted its fiesta celebration with a dazzling and glittering pageant that climaxed with the crowning of DepEd’s bet Chime Marie Pajo as the town’s fairest. Named 1st RU was Ma. Venus Caipang of District 5 and 2nd RU was Azil Mae Catian of District 3. 
 Miss Valencia 2018 opened with a spectacular production number 
 SHOWDOWN OF STATISTICS: In their identical swimwear
Ten ladies competed in swimwear, evening gown & interviews during the pageant night. Their scores that night along with the talent competition determined the top three girls who advanced to the final round.  

 Pageant emcee Josh Bumaat during the Q & A

 Singer- songwriter TJ Monterde
 Miss Silka Bohol 3rd RU Kaorie Villa with CabSec Evasco


Lending an air of romance and star wattage to the pageant was the presence of fast- rising singer- songwriter TJ Monterde who serenaded the girls and the audience.

PANEL OF JUDGES Members of the panel of judges that was chaired by 3rd District Board Member & Tourism Committee Chair Hon. Lexie Besas Tutor were skin specialist Dr. Pauline L. Ramos of Aestheticca One, top Boholano fashion designer EJ Relampagos, Bohol Vice Gov. Benjie Arcamo & Your Roving Eye.  
 JUDGES Your Roving Eye, Dr.  Lim, EJ Relampagos, Vice Gov.  Arcamo & BM Tutor
NOTABLE GUESTS Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr. and Gov. Edgar Chatto led the distinguished and notable personalities and top govt. officials who graced the pageant held at the Mayor Pablo O. Lim Memorial Astrodome.
 Miss Valencia 2016 Whoopi Magdoza & Valencia Mayor Katrina Lim flank CabSec Leoncio Evasco

  Jampacked crowd during Miss Valencia 2018 Pageant
Photo Credit: BM Kristine Alexie Tutor
 CabSec Leoncio Evasco & Bohol Gov. Edgar Chatto are engrossed with show

Congratulations to all the winners and kudos to the Miss Valencia 2018 organizers especially pageant director Jay Angelia for the spectacular fast- paced show that incorporated topnotch production values!

Who Will Wear the Matahum sa Ubay Crown for 2018?

The Matahum sa Ubay crown, designed and created by Shandar, represents the environmental, cultural significance, and mystical embodiment of the Ubayana beauties.

The crown is round to symbolize the cooperation and unity of all Ubayanons toward a universal goal of saving the environment of Ubay. The design also features two kinds of gems, the aquamarine beryl and the diamonds. The crown has 44 gemstones representing the 44 united barangays of Ubay. The central design is an upside-down droplet symbolizing an abundance of clean water, renewal, and change. 

 Who will wear the Matahum sa Ubay crown for 2018?




It also symbolizes that the holder will aid Ubay as an attraction of future good prospects. The laurel leaves also symbolizes an environment friendly Ubay. The recurring and parallel spirals symbolize balance, passion, evolution and holistic growth.

The beauty and brains pageant which selects not only the town’s official bet for Miss Bohol 2018 but also a role model and spokesperson for the town’s various advocacy projects is organized by the Performing Artists of Ubay (PAU).

Matahum sa Ubay 2018 will have its grand coronation night on Wednesday, January 24, 7 pm, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Gymnasium.  

CROWN SPONSORS: Tim Garces, Cassandra Cassy Zion and Flor V Chua

Panglao Welcomes Rotary District 3860 Officers & Guests

The Rotary Club of Panglao Island and Area 1F recently played host to the 7th Area Rotary District 3860 Coordination Meeting held at the posh Be Grand Resort, Panglao. 

Scores of club presidents from parts of the Visayas and Mindanao and V.I.P. guests led by District Gov. Art Tan and spouse Len attended the coordination meeting where updates and concerns regarding activities and project implementation were discussed. 
RC Tubigon PE Baby Heyrana & Pres Sonia Concepcion w DG Art Tan & spouse Len

Rotary District 3860 Officers Lilu Alino, Barbette Lominoque & DG Art Tan
 Rotary Club presidents from Cebu City
 RC of Panglao Island’s past presidents Thomas Boescht & Karin Wesemael with Ludovic

 Rotary Deputy District Gov. fot Programs Lilu Alino stresses a point




An al fresco dinner with live entertainment hosted by Past Assistant Gov. Nila Montero followed at the sprawling grounds of Be Grand Resort. 
 Romy Balaba, Mildred Kascher, Aya Montero, DG Art Tan, Andrew Fernandes & Ruby Mijos
The young ones from RC of Panglao Island smile with Miss Tagbilaran 2008 Ruby Mijos 
 Your Roving Eye w Eskaya Resort GM  Andrew Fernandes & Miss Tagbilaran Ruby Mijos



 District 3860 bigwigs smile for Bohol's Roving Eye


 With Rotary Club of Panglao Pres Aya Montero & Treas Maricel Madrona

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