Sunday, November 18, 2012

2006 Miss Bohol International Press Conference

Reigning titleholder Maya Calope Galvan
It was TBTK or Tigum Bol-anon Tibuok Kalibutan 2006 and one of the highlights of the triennial event was the selection of Miss Bohol International 2006.

The pageant, presented by the Chocolate Hills Lady Jaycees under the leadership of JC Pureza Veloso- Chatto and organized through TownCrier Advertising & Events, aimed to select an outstanding Boholana who possesses beauty, poise, and personality and can best epitomize the ideals of the contemporary Boholana.

The winner is also expected to be disciplined, determined, and responsible for she will be traveling extensively to promote not only Bohol as a prime tourist destination and ideal business haven but also to speak up in behalf of her advocacy whether on the environment, health, education and other socio- cultural issues that need to be supported. 

The 3rd edition of the pageant attracted fourteen beauty delegates of Boholano lineage from all over the country and from around the world who would then undergo the scrutiny of an impressive line- up of judges. 

The candidates' first official activity was the Press Conference and Poolside Swimsuit Presentation held at the Panglao Island Nature Resort, Monday, July 24.

EVENT VENUE: The Pristine & Peaceful Panglao Island Nature Resort

A view of the sea from a bungalow veranda 
Panglao Island Nature Resort is an exclusive luxury beach resort in Dauis, Panglao Island, Bohol Philippines. 

The resort is set on a cliffside property, with dramatic views of the sea from its infinity pool, restaurant and seaview cottages.

Panglao Island Nature Resort offers many facilities such as swimming pools, the Mithi Spa, tennis courts, gym, game room, KTV room, children's playground, and more. 

There is also a cave (Cambagat Cave) within the resort property. You may explore or swim in the cave.


The event came in two parts: The Press Conference to be followed with the Poolside Swimsuit Presentation

Candidate # 1 LOIDA TIZA SALVE LAGONOY, 18 years old, is from Pob. Dimiao, Bohol. Her parents are Loreto & Teresita Lagonoy. She’s a BS Nursing student of the University of Bohol, Tagbilaran City. 


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. 


# 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)

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)

# 5 RICHELL PACALDO ANGALOT, 17 years old, from Bool District, Tagbilaran City. She would later make it as First Princess of GMA 7's Starstruck and as 1st RU & Miss Talent in the 2009 Bb. Pilipinas Beauty Pageant

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)

# 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. 


# 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)

# 8 CATHERINE ENOJO REMPERAS would later be known as 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. 


# 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. 


# 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. 


# 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. 


# 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. 


# 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. 


Candidate # 10 KATHY LYNN GAVIOLA ATUEL, 22 years old, from Fatima, Ubay, Bohol, couldn't make it due to some pressing commitments in Cebu City. 

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. 


Gladys Joy Sumaylo of Jagna responds to a question from a mediaman

Upper Row L-R: Mr. Irving Spivey, VA Respiratory Dept. Chair, San Francisco, California, TBTK Chair Betty Veloso- Garcia & Pureza Veloso- Chatto, Bohol's First Lady & Pageant Overall Chair with some of the candidates


The Chocolate Hills Lady Jaycees of Tagbilaran City, a group of very dynamic and accomplished women from the business, government service, performing arts, and education sectors, is staging Bohol’s most prestigious beauty competition which is now on its third edition. 

They were behind the birth of the annual search for Mutya sa Tagbilaran and saw its growth as the city’s premier search for its fairest ladies.

Cathy Remperas and Rich Asuncion were managed by the same handler during the Miss Bohol International Pageant 2006 Edition. Both ladies would later tread parallel tracks 

Cathy would become an ABS CBN Pinoy Big Brother Housemate in Oct 2009 while Rich would be chosen as First Princess in GMA 7's talent search "Starstruck" and place as 2009 Bb. Pilipinas 1st Runner Up and Miss Talent

Fil- American beauties: Judith Galang of New Jersey & Nicole Sumodobila from California

That's me with two California beauties: Nicole & Erica
Mr. Irving Spivey, TBTK guest with two gorgeous beauties
Gayle Ramirez of Canada chats with Richelle Angalot of Tagbilaran during the break
That's me with Cathy Remperas . The interview is for BCCTV Channel 6
Mark Ryan of Cebu Freeman asks a candidate some questions 

Canada- based Gayle Ramirez is asked for her impressions about Bohol
The girls wait for their turn to be interviewed by the BCCTV Channel 6 crew
Baby Bantol is presscon emcee
TBTK Chair Betty Veloso- Garcia

Pureza Veloso- Chatto, president of the Chocolate Hills Lady Jaycess & Pageant Chair
COMING UP: Pictures and details from the Talent Competition

If you want to check out the details from the Coronation Night, just click on the ff. link:

Photo Credits: Irving Spivey & Roger Vicente

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