Monday, October 1, 2012


with Miss Universe 1999 1st RU Miriam Quambiao
who crowned the 1999 Miss Bohol International


The 1989 Miss College of Arts & Sciences would occupy a special place in my heart of hearts for it was the very first pageant that I emceed, my baptism of fire so to speak.

Sharing equal billing with me was the very eloquent and ethereal Miss Tagbilaran 1987 Fiel Angeli Araoarao now Mrs. Jerome Gabin.

It was to be the first of so many successful stints for our emceeing tandem

It was followed in December that year with the 1989 Campus Girl Quest, an inter- school personality search won by Tiffany Yap of Bohol Wisdom School 

The 1991 Miss Divine Word College Search proved to be a long wait for its candidates and emcees. We had to wait for one whole year because the campus beauty tilt scheduled on February 1990 had to be cancelled after an earthquake struck Bohol on the eve of the contest. 


I have emceed ten (10) editions of the Miss Bohol Sandugo Pageant as indicated below with winners included:

YEAR                NAME                               AREA REPRESENTED

1990                Tiffany Yap                         Jagna 
1996                Laianne Reyes Canoy            Maribojoc
1998                Josely Yap Ferniz                 Bilar
2000                Mellanie Wallace                  Calape
2001                Vanessa Cadorna *                Duero
2002                Cherry May Bacarro              Dimiao
2008               Joy Marie Maglajos                Catigbian
2009                Daisy Jean Quilicot              Tagbilaran City
2010                Amir Paraguya Sol                Tubigon
2011                Farah Mian                           Tubigon


Hosted 10 editions of the Miss Tagbilaran Pageant:

YEAR          NAME 

1993           Sophia Lorraine Alvarez
1996           Fragelle Tejano
1997           Socorro d Marie Tallo Inting
1999           Marime Marapao
2000           Mutya Zamora
2001          Jaclyn Joy Yam
2002          Costie Jephilin Besas
2008          Ruby Crissanie Mejos
2009          Daisy Jean Quilicot
2010          Fer Mary Baliquig

I have emceed also the following pageants that have the "international" word:


1999 Miss Bohol International Press Conference & Talent Night

2003 Miss Bohol International Pageant Night

2006 Miss Bohol International Pageant Night 

2003 Miss Bohol Intl: Maya Galvan                     2006 Miss Bohol Intl: Loida Lagonoy


2002 Miss Earth Pre- Pageant, Bohol Tropics Resort and participated by 58 beauty delegates from all over the world

2005 Miss Earth Preliminary Talent Competition, MetroCentre Hotel and participated by more than 20 international beauty delegates

with enchanting Miss El Salvador Irma Dimas during the BQ Mall Press Conference 
with Miss USA Amanda Kimmell a Top Eight Finalist in Miss Earth 2005
With the eventual Miss Earth 05 winner la simpatica senorita Alexandra Braun 
who was very sweet and warm on and off the stage
hosting the Preliminary Talent Competition with 2005 Miss Philippines- Fire Shiela Alonso 

with Bohol's First Lady & patroness of the arts Madame Pureza Chatto presenting a 
floral bouquet to Miss Zambia Cynthia Kanema who was declared one of the Best Five Talents
Miss Talent Top Five: L-R: Miss Peru, Miss Ecuador, Miss Macau, Miss Tokelau & Miss Zambia

I thank God for giving me the opportunity to emcee the most prestigious municipal pageants in Bohol such as the following: 

Miss Alburquerque, Miss Valencia, Miss Jagna, Miss Pilar, Miss Bilar, Miss Batuan, Miss Duero, Miss Baclayon, Miss Calape, Miss Dauis, Miss Loboc, Miss Catigbian, Miss Inabanga and Miss Panglao


Imagine my pleasant surprise when yours truly and Pureza Chatto now Bohol First Lady were invited by our Alma Mater Holy Name University to emcee the Golden Jubilee Queen Coronation which highlighted our school's Golden Jubilee 

Another highlight of my pageant emceeing was the Coronation Ball of the Centennial Queen of Circulo Boholano de Cebu to celebrate their 100th founding anniversary. 

My emceeing partner was the 2004 Ubi Festival Queen of Bohol and 2004 Miss Bohol Sandugo, the very classy and very eloquent Rhiz Nova Arenas
2004 Miss Bohol Sandugo Rhiz Nova Arenas is one of my favorite emceeing partners

Note: The years may have dimmed the memories so please accept my apologies if I may have overlooked some of the municipal pageants that I have emceed

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