|1976 Miss DWCT: Lety Tinampay|
"1976 was the year I was involved with the selection for MS. DWC-T. I was called by the Dean of the College of Commerce Mrs. Praxedes Lopena and was told that I was chosen to represent our college in the annual search for Miss DWCT.
When I told my parents about it, they did not like the idea especially my father, Atty. Sulpicio A. Tinampay. So, I told our Dean that I cannot join.
Then, when I came home one night from school, I was surprised to see our Dean Ma'am Praxedes Lopena ,together with the rest of the faculty members of the College of Commerce, at our house to see my parents and to try convincing them to allow me to join.
Consequently, Pa and Ma couldn't say no to them, but with some restrictions on my participation to the contest. I was not allowed to wear tube without strap. So, you will notice that I was the only one among the candidates wearing tube with straps.
The school shouldered the cost of of our attire for the final night of the selection of MS. DWC-T Personality. The candidates' gowns, shorts and tube and another set of attire for the night of the final selection of MS. DWC-T Personality."
"The Miss DWCT Pageant was held at the time when Martial Law was at its peak after Marcos' declaration.
My question coming from the Chairman of the Board of Judges:
Q: Are you in favor of lifting up Martial Law NOW. If you are in favor give your reason WHY and if not in favor WHY NOT?
My straight-to-the- point answer with no Ahs and no Ohs:
"NO, I AM NOT IN FAVOR OF LIFTING UP MARTIAL LAW NOW SINCE THE PEOPLE ARE STILL ADJUSTING FROM THE OLD SOCIETY TO THE NEW SOCIETY. WE HAVE TO GIVE TIME FOR THINGS TO SETTLE DOWN. THANK YOU"Letty Tinampay would always be remembered as one of the most elegant Miss DWCT winners who reigned during the golden years of pageantry in Divine Word College of Tagbilaran City
| 1976 Miss DWCT with Jimmy Tinampay|
Resplendent in her majestic float during the 1976 DWCT College Days Floral Parade, Lety was the undisputed star and headturner of the parade
|crowning Marisel Bumaat as|
DWCT Summer Queen with
then Mayor Jose Ma. Rocha