Saturday, November 24, 2012

2006 Miss Bohol Int'l Parade of National Costumes

The jampacked crowd that witnessed Miss Bohol Int'l 2006
Filipinos have always been beauty pageant fans ever since Gloria Diaz became the first Miss Universe from the Philippines and Boholanos are no exception

Everyone involved or had heard of TBTK or Tigum Bol-anon Tibuok Kalibotan, a triennial gathering of Boholanos from all over the world, were all agog with the selection of the 3rd Miss Bohol International.




Beautiful balikbayans

And so on Friday, July 28, 2006, practically everyone trooped to the Holy Name University Gymnasium for the glittering beauty competition

PAGEANT HIGHLIGHTS: 

Pageant goers both local and visiting from all over the Philippines and from abroad were greeted with the most awesome stage ever mounted for a Bohol- based beauty pageant. 

A huge simulated waterfalls setup was the main focal point of the design with a three tiered staircase in the middle portion 

TRIVIA: Sir Fred Ong yes THE Mr. Fred Ong of BQ Mall, MetroCentre and Panglao Island Nature Resort helped conceptualize and mount the waterfall setup himself 

With cultural relevance and entertainment value in mind, the 2006 Miss Bohol International Coronation Night proved to be an evening of glamour and a showcase of the rich cultural heritage of the Boholanos through their performing artists. 

BOARD OF JUDGES:

The powerhouse Board of Judges chaired by then Manila Mayor Hon. Lito Atienza had the following members:

1. Ms Bea Zobel de Ayala Jr, patroness of the arts, 
2. Jack Cambridge, a private equity analyst, 
3. Joel Uchico, Anilao, Batangas Resort Owner Assn President, 
4. Ricky Lo, respected entertainment editor of Philippine Star, 
5. Direk Maryo J. de los Reyes, award- winning movie director, 
6. Ms Karla Bautista, Bb. Pilipinas-World 2004 and Miss World Magic 5 Finalist and Asia's Queen of Beauty 2004. 


That's me with then Manila Mayor Lito Atienza as Chair of Judges
Bb. Pilipinas- World 2004 Karla Bautista waves to the crowd
PARADE OF NATIONAL COSTUMES. 

The pageant opened with a spectacular and colorful National Costume Parade featuring the candidates and HNU's Diwanag Dance Theatre & Cultural Troupe 

HNU's Diwanag Dance Troupe in action


Candidate # 1 LOIDA TIZA SALVE LAGONOY, 18 years old, is from Pob. Dimiao, Bohol. Her parents are Loreto & Teresita Lagonoy. 

She represents the University of Bohol where she is a BS Nursing student 


Candidate # 2 ERICA JOY PASTORIZA GALEON, 16 years old, is from Elkhorn, County, California, USA. Her parents are Enrique & Caroline Galeon. 

She’s a Sophomore student of Jesse Bethel High School, Vallejo, California, USA. 

Sponsor: MUNICIPALITY OF GARCIA-HERNANDEZ, BOHOL, PHILIPPINES


Candidate # 3 MARY CATHERINE M. BILIRAN, 25 years old, from Pob. Ibabao, Loay, Bohol. Her parents are Leon & Walfreda Biliran. 

She’s a Certified Public Accountant and is a Senior Associate – Assurance & Advisory Business Services of Ernst & Young- Philadelpia. 

Represents: AYBP ( Assn of Young Boholano Professionals)


Candidate # 4 CRISTINE DE LA CRUZ, 21 years old, is from Novaliches, Quezon City, Philippines. Her parents are Teody & Ma. Dolores de la Cruz. 

She’s a BS Architecture student of the Mapua Institute of Technology. 

Sponsor: BAMMI ( Bohol Association of Metro Manila, Inc)



Candidate # 5 RICHELL PACALDO ANGALOT, 17 years old, from Bool District, Tagbilaran City. Her parents are Richard & Melinda Angalot. 

She’s a BS Tourism student of Holy Name University in Tagbilaran City, Bohol. 

Sponsor: BEAI (Beta Epsilon Alumni, Inc)


Candidate # 6 JUDITH ANTONETTE GALANG, 16 years old, is from Pascack Road, Paramus, New Jersey, USA. Her parents are Larry & Marilou Galang. 

She’s a Sophomore from Paramus High School, Paramus, New Jersey. 

Sponsor: SANDUGO FAMILY CLUB & BOHOL CIRCLE


Candidate # 7 JORDAN NICOLE SUMODOBILA, 20 years old, is from Edgewater Place, California, USA. Her parents are Julius & Lynnette Sumodobila. 

She’s a Doctor of Pharmacy student from the University of the Pacific, Stockton, California, USA. 

Sponsor: TANOCAL (Tagbilaran Association of Northern California)


Candidate # 8 CATHERINE ENOJO REMPERAS aka CATHY REMPERAS of Pinoy Big Brother fame, 18 years old, is from Poblacion Ibabao, Loay, Bohol. Her parents are Ruben & Crisanta Remperas. 

She’s a BS Nursing student of the Holy Name University, Tagbilaran City, Bohol.

Sponsor: KAMPTON VENTURES, INC


Candidate # 9 JUDITH MARIE CHATTO, 15 years old, from Rosiclare, Illinois, USA. Her parents are Eladio Jr. & Mellie Chatto. 

She’s a freshman at the Hardin County High School, Elizabethtown, Illinois. 

Sponsor: BOHOLANOS OF SOUTHERN ILLINOIS



Candidate # 10 KATHY LYNN GAVIOLA ATUEL, 22 years old, is from Fatima, Ubay, Bohol. Her parents are Eugenio, Jr. & Corazon Atuel. 

She’s a licensed Medical Technologist and is presently a Level II Medical student at the Cebu Doctor’s University, Cebu City. 

Sponsor: INFOTECH KONSULT, INC. CEBU CITY


Candidate # 11 GLADYS JOY PARAISO SUMAYLO, 18 years old, is from Poblacion, Jagna, Bohol. Her parents are Dionisio & Norma Sumaylo. 

She’s a BS HRM student of Holy Name University. Represents: MUNICIPALITY OF JAGNA


Candidate # 12 GAYLE MARIELLE PIZARRAS RAMIREZ, 17 years old, is from Glenheather Terrace, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Her parents are Gil & Elizabeth Ramirez. 

She studied at the Mary Ward Catholic Secondary School, Ontario, Canada. 

Sponsor: TAGBILARANONS OF TORONTO, CANADA


Candidate # 13 IVN RYZL VENDIOLA-SARNO, 21 years old, is from South Poblacion, Bacong, Negros Oriental. Her parents are Venerando & Imelda Sarno. 

She’s a BS Nursing degree holder from Silliman University. 

Sponsor: CONCORDIA PAYOT-VESTAL FOUNDATION, CORTES, BOHOL


Candidate # 14 MARIBETH LARA PAREDES QUILAO, 18 years old, is from Arbor Road, Lakewood, California, USA. Her parents are Oscar & Lorna Quilao. 

She recently graduated from Long Beach Polytechnic High School, California, USA. 

Sponsor: LIL’S LENDING SHOP









The 1st Set of Special Awards were then given: 

Judith Chatto receives her Miss Friendship award from Mr. Norris Oculam
Cathy Remperas receives her award from PAL Manager Emma Relampagos- Casenas


Miss Congeniality is # 9 Judith Chatto and # 8 Cathy Remperas is Best in National Costume





Photo Credits: Irving Spivey & Roger Vicente

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