Wednesday, November 14, 2012

2012 Miss Panglao Pageant

spectacular beachfront of Alona Tropical Beach Resort
The location for the updated feature on the 2012 Miss Panglao Pageant is of course, Panglao, Bohol, Philippines.

Panglao is THE tourism jewel of Bohol and is famed for its white sandy beaches, resorts and Balicasag Island, one of the country's best diving spots

A typical scene in Alona Beach, Panglao, Bohol

SK Panglao FEderated Chair Aya Montero
The Sangguniang Kabataan Municipal Federated of Panglao headed by Hon. Aya Montero reinvented the Miss Panglao Pageant and turned it into a platform for the advocacy campaign of Panglao’s youth

Now on its third year, it has become a highly- anticipated personality search that culminated with a grand coronation night that selected the town’s ambassadress of goodwill who will not only be the spokesperson for the various projects & advocacies of SK Panglao but also be a positive role model for her peers and for the community 

Most importantly, the pageant highlighted the varied projects of the participating SK barangays, schools & organizations that focus on literacy, environment, cultural heritage, health & sanitation, and entrepreneurship & sustainable livelihood. 

With my "sest" Aya Montero during her birtday bash at Marco Polo
According to Hon. Amira Montero, SK Panglao Federated Chair

” The Miss Panglao Pageant is a unique pageant since there is a strong emphasis on youth empowerment and dynamic involvement in community activities. 

We want the pageant to be relevant and to be an avenue to empower our youth to push for their advocacy that would benefit the community 

Just like last year’s winner, Miss Panglao 2012 will dedicate part of her year of reign to launch and promote an advocacy that she believes in because beauty queens are effective advocates of worthy causes” 

Miss Panglao Pageant 2012

2011 Miss Panglao Judith Ann Cruz
The reigning Miss Panglao, Judith Anne Cruz, who represented Lourdes High School in last year’s pageant has already launched her school- based SK advocacy project with the seed money that was part of her prize package 

The 2012 Miss Panglao Pageant had its Talent Night and Coronation Night last August 27 & 29 respectively 

Miss Panglao 2012 Talent Night Highlights

Miss Panglao 2012 Prelude


FROM L- R: Panglao Public Figure Nila Paredes Montero, Hon. Dodong Alcala, 
Miss Panglao, Bohol First Lady Pureza Chatto, Bohol Gov. Edgar Chatto, 
1985 Bb. Pilipinas- Universe Joyce Ann Burton
A tall and elegant BS Nursing student was crowned Miss Panglao 2012 after besting a field of 16 ladies in glittering ceremonies at the Panglao Town Plaza. 

Meshellane Real Jade C. Cajels who represented SK Danao was also named Best in Gown, Best in Interview, Miss Photogenic and Face of the Night. Bohol Governor Edgar Chatto, First Lady Pureza Chatto, Mayor Benedicto Alcala, Mrs. Nila Montero and outgoing queen Judith Anne Cruz crowned this year’s queen

Named 1st RU was Miss SK Doljo, Jessamine C. Flores, who also won Best in Swimsuit and Miss Congeniality. She also won a 24 " Sharp LED TV from DU EK SAM when she was declared Miss Sharp TV 

Second RU was Blez Jamessa A. Oliquino from Balicasag Island. She was also declared Darling of the Crowd

winners of 1st Set of Special Awards
Bb. Pilipinas- Universe Joyce Ann Burton & Bb. Pilipinas- Intl Diane Necio

ABS CBN star Jason Abalos serenades eventual winner Mesh Cajels
ABS CBN rising star Aldred Gatchalian
Talented Kim Gango presents an electrifying number
Aldred is interviewed by UST Conservatory of Music student Krizia Gango
Spectacular fireworks display greets the coronation of Miss Panglao 2012
2011 Miss Panglao Judith Anne Cruz during her farewell walk
former Bb. Pilipinas- Universe & blogging queen Joyce Ann with Miss Panglao 2012

Pageant hosts: Yours truly and Mary Rose Butalid

That's me with Nanay Nila Montero
Mrs. Nila Montero, noted public figure and community leader in Panglao, with the support of her husband Hon. Frank Montero, went all the way to ensure that Panglaoanons and visitors alike would be able to witness a top- caliber show.

Hats off to the Monteros, owners of the famous Alona Tropical Beach Resort.

Nanay Nila further added

The Montero family has always been consistent in its support for this kind of activity because it is a way of discovering, nurturing & enhancing the talents and potentials of our youth in Panglao. 

This is also a way of channeling the immense energy & dynamism of our youth so that they would be able to make a difference for themselves and for the community”

Sharing centerstage with Nanay Nila Montero
Panglao community figure Nila Montero & Cebuana socialite Marybeth Chan

Event Organizer              : SK Panglao Federated led by Hon. Amira Montero
Executive Producer         : Nila & Frank Montero 
Production Team             : MyMadamme Productions, Inc
Pageant Consultants         : EJ Relampagos & Raul Gatal
Official Photographer      : Sideroom Studio
Wardrobe & Styling         : EJ Relampagos Couture
Official Tabulator            : Informatics
Pageant & AVP Script       : Raul Gatal
Direction & Choreography : Deo Guden

Photo Credits:

Ryan Macalandag of Side Room Studios
Roger Gatal of

2012 Miss Panglao Pageant Teaser

2012 Miss Panglao Pageant Highlights

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