Monday, September 18, 2017

Miss World Philippines 1st Princess Receives Queenly Welcome from Bohol

Everybody loves a winner! This was proven once again with the recent homecoming of Miss World Philippines 2017 First Princess Glyssa Bingas Perez.  From the very warm welcome at the Tagbilaran Airport and from Sweet Home Boutique Hotel, her official residence while in town. 

Her homecoming parade was reminiscent of the one that Anna Maris Igpit had when she was crowned Bb Pilipinas- World 2006. Everyone craned their necks to get a glimpse of the lovely Boholana who traces her Boholano roots to Danao care of mom Yolie Bingas. 

A warm welcome & reunion with her friends from her Miss Bohol journey

Glyssa with her Miss Bohol successor Pauline Amelincx and Batch 2017
 With FORD Motors Joy Tibus & Tatay Billy Tongco

 With Gov. Chatto and City Mayor Yap
Courtesy calls to Bohol Gov. Edgar Chatto & Tagbilaran City Mayor Baba Yap were punctuated with photo mementos. The celebrated and high- profile beauty queen tried her gracious best to accommodate everyone’s selfie request.

Glyssa Perez: A Fabulous FORD Female

She is here to reconnect & renew acquaintances, visit friends & relatives and do rounds of media interviews.

Welcome home Glyssa and Long May You Reign!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Miss Silka Bohol 2017 is On!

Exactly a week ago, K & N Productions, the organizers of Miss Silka Bohol 2017 gathered all the girls who were selected as official candidates after three days of rigid screenings at ICM and BQ Mall.  
Four of the Miss Silka Bohol 2017 official candidates

Along with their handlers/ parents/ guardians, the girls were required to attend an Orientation & Briefing held at the 5th Level of BQ Mall regarding the rules governing the contest. The organizers led by also addressed the queries and clarifications asked by the girls regarding the criteria, event dates and schedules, prizes and other details.

LJ Lumayag of K & N Productions assists the girls with 
the agreement signing

Your Roving Eye poses for a selfie with Shaznay & Jessa

  Kaorie flashes a cool sign
  Jay Christine helps a fellow candidate with her lashes

Right after the agreement signing, the girls plunged head- on with The Official Glamshot Photo Shoot, their first important pageant- related activity as they embark on their Miss Silka Bohol 2017 journey. 

With “Luxury of Ease” as the theme, the girls had their close ups with official photographer Ghen Lumayag under the creative direction & styling of Michael Ryan Tago.

Mike & Ghen coach one of the girls on proper posing
Tomorrow, September 17, Miss Silka Bohol 2017 Search will be launched with the following activities:

10:00 am              Citywide FORD Motorcade        
10:30 am              KISS 102.3 FM Radio Station Visit
4:00 pm               ICM Press & Public Presentation

Miss Silka Bohol 2017 Schedule of Major Activities:

September 23, Saturday              Talent Competition                        ICM Mall
September 30, Saturday              Swimwear Competition               BQ Mall
October 14, Saturday                     Grand Coronation Night              ICM Mall

See you all with your support for the ladies throughout their journey.  

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Today is My Blog's 5th Year Anniversary!

Today is September 13 and my blogspot marks its 5th year anniversary. Today, we also hit the 1,000,000 views. It's a twin milestone for someone who tried his hand on writing for fun and adventure. What an adventure it has been for the past five years. 
 Hitting the million mark on my fifth year anniversary! How doubly fulfilling!

Thank you to everyone who have made Bohol’s Roving Eye a part of their online activity,

Double cheers! 

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Meet Klea Kathrina Uy

 Klea Kathrina Uy
Make way for the lovely and leggy Klea Kathrina Uy who caught Your Roving Eye’s attention when she forayed into the world of pageantry a couple of years ago. 

Klea emerged as one of the Top Seven finalists in the Miss Silka Bohol 2015 pageant. 

Not bad for a pageant newbie who joined for the experience and because of the constant prodding from friends and family.

Last year, she was crowned Mutya sa Cogon which qualified her as an official candidate in the 2017 Mutya sa Tagbilaran Pageant. She may not have barged into the winners’ circle but she gained a lot in terms of experience, insights as well as new friends.

Presently, the 20 year old who stands 5’ 7” is a BS Business Administration major in Marketing Management student of Holy Name University. For the past two years, she has been part of the CSG Executive Department as Secretary for Students Rights & Welfare then Secretary for External Affairs. 

  Klea was a standout in the Mutya 2017 finals
Photo Credits: TJ Medrana Photography

Currently, she is the Petty Cash Custodian of the CSG 9th Student Congress and is also Secretary of the Rotaract Club of Tagbilaran HNU Chapter

 elegance and confidence in her gown presentation
Photo Credits: TJ Medrana Photography

The self- confessed Spiderman fan also adores Winnie the Pooh. When asked what keeps her going in life, she quotes a line from Gwen Stacy “Don’t follow others’ trail, make your own trail”

That’s Klea Katrina for you! 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Glyssa Perez is Miss World Philippines 2017 1st Princess

Eleven years after Anna Maris Igpit clinched the Bb Pilipinas- World crown, another Boholana gave a stellar performance in the country’s search for its Miss World representative.

Miss Bohol 2016 Glyssa Leiann Bingas Perez finished strongly as 1st RU in a competitive field of 35 lovely ladies during glittering ceremonies at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Glyssa Perez is named Miss World Philippines 2017 1st Princess
Prior to revealing the names of the Top 15 semifinalists was the announcement of the winners of the five Fast Track Challenges which gave the winners automatic tickets to the semis.  All fast track challenges were conducted weeks leading to the pageant night.

The fast track challenge winners were:

Miss FILA/Sports & Fitness
#3 Glyssa Leian Perez
#9 Winwyn Marquez
Bench Body/Beach Beauty
#9 Winwyn Marquez
Top Model
#32 Cynthia Thomalla
Multimedia Challenge
#15 Laura Lehmann

Candidate #3 Glyssa Perez was named the winner for Sports Challenge which was held at Victoria Sports Tower last August 17. The whole- day sports activities had the girls divided into five groups and prior to tackling the various sports activities that challenged their physical capacities, they had to come up with their group yells & cheers.

 Glyssa Perez & her Sports Challenge teammates

After getting the FILA/ Sports & Fitness award, Glyssa & the other fast track winners led 11 other girls into the top 15 where KC Montero engaged them in a casual chitchat to give the audience and the judges a glimpse into their personalities.

   All the Fast Track Challenge winners made it to the final six
For the top ten Q & A, Glyssa got a “personal question”. 

QUESTION: All your life your parents have taught you in school and in life, but what have you taught your parents?

Living from a different country to the Philippines, one thing that I feel that I taught my parents is trust.  Because being the only girl in the family with three brothers, you could just imagine how protective they are.
As I said earlier, trust is what I taught my parents because they allow me to loop two countries because I’m so passionate about serving the community that I’m here standing in front of you all to do what I’m passionate about.
As predicted in an earlier blog , Glyssa did bring on her A- game and, with her impressive and heartfelt Q & A performance, she finished strongly as 1st Princess. 
   exuding grace and charm during the opening number
Her roles and responsibilities include appearances with the other MWP 2017 winners and should one of the crowned winners cannot fulfill their contractual obligations, Glyssa takes over.
 Glyssa Perez in her Bench Body swimwear and
in her Mikee Andrei evening gown during pageant night

The 23 years old who graduated with a BS Commerce degree major in Finance during her college days in Australia where she spent her growing up years, she was awarded for the Best Endeavor in Finance 2015.
  tension- filled moment before announcement of winners
 L-R: Perez, Thomalla, Lehmann, Marquez, Senoron & Carbonell  
Beauty runs in her bloodline and in fact, she and reigning 2016 Miss Universe Philippines Maxine Perez Medina are first cousins. She was crowned the 2014 Miss Philippines Australia where she represented the Visayas Association of Australia Inc.. In the same pageant, she  also won the Best in Filipiniana, Best in Swimsuit and Best in Evening Gown special awards.

Year 2016 was memorable for Glyssa  After getting crowned as Miss Bohol 2016, she represented the province in Miss JCI Visayas and after winning the regional title, she went on to win the national title of Miss JCI Philippines as well.

Congratulations to Glyssa and to MWP franchise holder ALV of national director Arnold Vergafia & general manager Bessie Besana !

Friday, September 1, 2017

Marissa Cloma is Miss Panglao 2017

PANGLAO’S FAIREST Lourdes National High School’s bet Marissa Cloma was crowned Miss Panglao 2017 after besting a field of 14 candidates in a spectacular & glittering pageant held at the Panglao town plaza last Friday evening. 

Ms. Cloma who is vying for Class Valedictorian and is her school paper’s Associate Editor earlier swept the swimsuit, evening gown and interviews before leading four other girls into the final round.  The beauty queen was also named Miss Photogenic, Miss Renaissance Spa, Miss Panglao Island Travel & Tours, Miss Bohol Beach Club, Darling of the Crowd, Best in Interview, Best in Resort Wear & Best in Casual Wear.
 Miss Panglao 2017 from LNHS with Miss Tawala 1st RU and  Miss AFI 2nd RU
Photo Credits: TJ Medrana Photography & Ric Obedencio

WINNING ANSWER When asked how she would convince people from around the world to visit her hometown Panglao, known as Bohol tourism’s crowning jewel, she confidently answered 
“ I will convince people around the world to visit my hometown through the use of my advocacy project which is “Social Media Revolution” . By highlighting and showcasing my hometown’s beauty, her people and her peace & order through regular social media, I hope that I would be able to show the world what a great and safe place my hometown is”
OTHER WINNERS Named 1st RU and Best in Production Number was Miss Tawala Josephine Rheingans, a 19 year old half German & third year BS Psychology student and 2nd RU was Miss Arbasto Foundation Kimberly Grace Giroud, 16 years old half French & SSG President of her school. 

Rounding out the final five were Miss Cristal e- College Ricky Mae Casipe, 19 year old BS Education MAPHE major and Miss Libaong Cindy Tay, a 17 year old  IT in Mobile App & Web Development student of STI College.

 Star Magic talent/ model Johannes Rissler & 1st Gentleman winner Andrea Biondo
with Miss Panglao founder Hon.Aya Montero

IMPRESSIVE LINE- UP OF JUDGES The members of the board of judges included Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago, Gentleman of the Philippines Universal Ambassador 2016 Andrea Biondo, Ms Panglao Resident Judge, Philanthropist & Entrepreneur Ms. Cielo Calalin, ABS CBN Stylist & Celebrity Fashion Designer Bing Cristobal, socialite, hotelier & entrepreneur Ms. Evelyn Zamora Du.

MWP 2014 Valerie Weighmann & Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago
Location: Baybayon Restaurant, Alona Tropical Resort


 Alona Tropical Resort owner Frank Montero with ABS CBN Creative Stylist
Bing Cristobal, 
Star Magic talent / singer & model Johannes Rissler
& Aces & Queens pageant mentor/ coach Arnold Mercado

Hotelier & HR Director of Henann Resort Mr. Ed Aniceto, Bohol Fashion Designers Circle President & renowned Boholano couturier EJ Relampagos, top fashion, print & commercial models, Miss World Philippines 2014  Ms. Valerie Weighmann, Manila- based fashion icon & designer, Aces & Queens head stylist Mikee Andrei, respected pageant mentor/ coach & Aces & Queens pillar Arnold Mercado.

 Miss Panglao founder Hon. Aya Montero is flanked by parents
former Councilor Frank Montero & Panglao Mayor Nila Montero 
Photo Credits: Ric Obedencio
Gov. Edgar Chatto lauded the pageant organizers for making Miss Panglao a platform for youth empowerment & where the girls can share their time, talent & treasures to make a difference in the community.
L-R: Cong. Yap, Gov, Chatto, Hon. Aya Montero, Mayor Nila Montero, Cong. Relampagos &  
his daughter Kristin Nicole Relampagos
The two- hour show that was attended by Gov. Edgar Chatto, Cong. Rene Relampagos & Cong. Art Yap and drew in thousands of spectators has produced beauties who later on shone in provincial, regional and national pageants.

Just a month ago, Catherine Cadayona Tabaniag who represented Panglao & Bohol in the Miss Philippines Earth 2017 placed among the top ten finalists and eventually finished as runner up. She was also named Miss Talent, 2nd Best in Gown and 3rd Darling of the Press. She publicly acknowledged the Montero family for making it possible for Panglao beauties to pursue and realize their dreams.

Behind the show’s creative & artistic direction was Mr. Deo Guden, hotelier and artistic gem from Loon
  Cat Tabaniag & pageant director Deo Guden during arrival interview at KISS FM

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Boholanas in Miss World Philippines

 Will Lady Luck smile at Glyssa?  

With the Miss World Philippines  2017 Pageant on its last stretch before the coronation night on Sunday, September 3 and getting talked about by Boholanos online primarily because of high- profile Boholana beauty Glyssa Bingas Perez’ participation, let us recall the Boholanas who have qualified in the nationwide search.

ANNA MARIS IGPIT Who can forget Anna Maris Arcay Igpit? The Panglao beauty is the first and , so far, the only Boholana to have represented Bohol in the Miss World Pageant. 

She got the chance to compete for the blue crown after she was selected as Bb Pilipinas- World 2006. She went on to Warsaw, Poland later the same year to compete with more than a hundred beauty delegates from around the world. 

She may not have made it but she landed on the front pages of Poland’s leading newspapers after being voted by Polish readers as one of Miss World’s Five Prettiest.

 2006: Anna Maris Igpit

After Cory Quirino acquired the franchise to select the Philippines’ official bets from 2011 to 2016, the following have been among the lucky few to pass the rigid screenings:

DONNA MARICEL CARDINO In 2011, it was Donna Cardino of Clarin, Bohol who qualified for the national finals after passing the screening held in Cebu City. 

The 2004 Miss Bohol Top Ten Finalist and Best in Swimsuit didn’t make the Top Twelve that year but paved the way for the Boholana to be recognized in the newly acquired Miss World franchise in the Philippines.

 2011: Donna Maricel Cardino
FER MARY BALIQUIG In 2012, it was Fer Mary Baliquig, Miss Tagbilaran 2010 and Miss Bohol 2010 1st RU who qualified for the finals but didn’t make it. 

Earlier that year, she also qualified for Bb Pilipinas but lack of support hindered what might have been a breakthrough performance.

2012: Fer Mary Baliquig

GAZINI GANADOS The last Boholana to make it as official candidate was the celebrated beauty Gazini Ganados who qualified in 2014. 

She was one of the heavy favorites but she only made the Top Twelve due to inexperience and her young age.
 2014: Gazini Ganados

 Gazini with the MWP 2014 Favorites
What do you think of Glyssa’s chances?  

Will Glyssa Perez of Bohol Bring Home the Bacon?

You may vote for Glyssa Perez HERE

Miss Bohol 2016 Glyssa Leiann Bingas Perez aims to become the second Boholana to represent the Philippines in the biggest & longest running international beauty pageant, the Miss World Pageant.

The 22 years old who graduated with a BS Commerce degree major in Finance during her college days in Australia where she spent her growing up years is one of the 35 official candidates for Miss World Philippines 2017.

Aside from the Miss World Philippines crown, there are three other titles at stake, namely; 

Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas, Miss Multinational Philippines and Miss Eco Philippines.

Although Ms. Perez wasn’t among the favorites during the early stages of the competition, she is slowly inching her way into the winning circle after getting shortlisted in the Sports Fitness Challenge and getting noticed in the Top Model category. 

With her innate charm, eloquence, poise and grace, there is no denying that Bohol’s bet will shine on coronation night set this Sunday, September 3 at the MOA Arena.
 Glyssa in a Mikee Andrei creation


To help Glyssa get an automatic spot in the semifinals, you just have to  do the following:
2. Put your e-mail address
3. Click on Glyssa’s photo (candidate no.3 Glyssa Leiann Perez representing Province of Bohol)

Monday, August 21, 2017

Florabel Sakaki is Miss Dauis 2017

Florabel Sakaki, a 17 year old half- Japanese beauty was crowned Miss Dauis 2017 after she outshone 11 other beauties in a glittering two- hour show held at the Dauis Sports Arena last weekend. Aside from the top tiara, Bingag’s lovely bet also swept the swimsuit, evening gown & interview segments. 
 Dauis Mayor Marietta Sumaylo &  Board Member Benjie Arcamo with
Ms Dauis 2017 Florabel Sakaki & Ms Dauis 2016 Hannah Mae Cimeni
This year, the pageant committee revised the scoring system. Instead of the usual "back- to- zero" where the finalists start with a clean slate, the finalists' preliminary scores were added to their final round scores and this helped Ms Sakaki clinch the crown  even though she faltered quite a bit in the final Q & A. 
 Ms Bingag, Ms Songculan & Ms Biking await the final announcement
After topping all three areas of judging, Ms. Sakaki already had a commanding lead going into the final round.  Your Roving Eye believes that Miss Dauis will be one of the frontrunners for Miss Bohol 2018. She has the height, the grace & elegance of a queen.  
 Dauis Mayor Marietta Sumaylo & hotelier/ pageant guru Deo Guden
 Miss Bohol 2017 & Gentleman of the Philippines 2016 RU

 Your Roving Eye with G- Hernandez Mayor Tita Gallentes 
Pageant fans & analysts agreed that her styling was on point and you cannot ignore her stage presence. Will the stars align for another Dauis victory in Miss Bohol?  

 1st RU Miss Poblacion 2nd RU Miss Totolan

RUNNERS UP & FINALISTS Named 1st RU was Miss Poblacion Leah Kyra Cirunay who also emerged as Miss Talent & SMART Texter’s Choice. Miss Totolan Charlene Barrete was named 2nd RU and selected as Aldea Image Model winner.  Rounding out the Top Five were Miss Biking Estiffany Barasbaras and Miss Songculan Mary Krislien Escabarte. 

Hosting the pageant was Queenie Melody Fullante, Miss Bohol 2014 and a genuine pride of Dauis

 L-R: Ms. Amelincx, Mr. Calimbayan, EJ Relampagos, Ms. Tabaniag & Hon. Arcamo
BOARD OF JUDGES Board of Judges members are (L-R) Miss Bohol 2017 Pauline Amelincx, Rex Peter Calimbayan,top designer EJ Relampagos, Miss Philippines Earth 2017 Runner Up Catherine Cadayona Tabaniag and Chairman of the Board Hon. Vincenzo "Benjie" Arcamo Miss Bingag Florabel Sakaki reacts after she was named Miss Dauis 2017. 

 PAGEANT EMCEE: Queenie Fullante
The Miss Dauis Pageant was the glamorous highlight of the municipality's town fiesta.

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