Monday, December 3, 2012

2005 Miss Earth Visits Bohol

with eventual Miss Earth 2005 winner
Organizing the Bohol Visit & Prelim Talent Competition of a group of candidates for Miss Earth 2005 set on October 12- 14, 2005 was actually a breeze for me. 

Why would I say this? Well, I was the Bohol- based Event Organizer for the Bohol Visit of the 2002 Miss Earth candidates that was also facilitated by your blogger  and Leizl Lim- Gregorio of BCCTV and produced by Boholano business tycoon Lucio Lim, Jr ergo, the second time around was relatively easy for me

So when Eric G. Ngo of TownCrier Advertising broached the idea of having some of the 2005 Miss Earth girls visit Bohol, I said, "why not?"

After the preliminary talks and pre- production meetings, we agreed to secure an endorsement from Tagbilaran City Hall to give the activity the city's imprimatur. I was tasked in securing a resolution from the Sangguniang Panglungsod. 

Less than a week before the 2005 Miss Earth girls would step foot on Bohol soil, I was able to set an appointment  with the city's law- making body that would give me a chance to explain the rationale of the said visit. 

After some deliberations, the august body approved the granting of a tax exemption to the event being cultural and environmental in nature. 

Mission accomplished!
The city ordinance that approved the holding of the 2005 Miss Earth Visit

The girls arrived via a fast craft vessel from Cebu at around 11 am. City officials led by Vice Mayor Jose Antonio S. Veloso welcomed the Group 1 ladies: Miss BOSNIA Sanja Susnja, Miss BRAZIL Isabella Chaves, Miss CHILE Nataly Chilet, Miss DENMARK, Heidi Zadeh, Miss ECUADOR Cristina Reyes, Miss EL SALVADOR Irma Dimas, Miss FINLAND, Miss GERMANY Rebecca Kunikowski, Miss HAITI Channa Cius

Miss HONGKONG Gu Reu, Miss INDIA Niharika Singh, Miss JAMAICA Daisi Pollard, Miss JAPAN Emi Suzuki, Miss LEBANON Chantal Karam, Miss MACAU, Miss NICARAGUA Sandra Rios Hernandez, Miss PANAMA Rosemary Suarez Machazek, Miss PERU ,Miss SINGAPORE Pei Yee Sim, Miss SWEDEN Therese Denitton, Miss SLOVAK REPUBLIC Diana Ondrejickova

Miss TOKELAU Landy Tyrell, Miss TURKS & CAICOS Trina Adams ,Miss UK Emma Corten, Miss USA Amanda Kimmel, Miss VENEZUELA Alexandra Braun Waldeck, Miss VIETNAM Hong Nga Diep Nguyen and Miss ZAMBIA Cynthia Kanema

My friend Melissa "Peachy" Veneracion, Carousel Productions VP for Production also came together with a crew from ABS CBN 2

They were immediately whisked off for lunch. Afterwards, they proceeded to board a humongous float for the motorcade along the city's major thoroughfares. The girls were overwhelmed with the throngs who came to watch them pass by. It was one of the largest crowd turnout ever for a motorcade in Tagbilaran City. 

your blogger with Miss El Salvador Irma Dimas
After a brief courtesy call and welcome snacks at City Hall, the ladies proceeded to BQ Mall Atrium for the Press Conference. 

Instead of the usual mediamen from print, TV and radio, we also invited the city- based secondary schools to send their campus journalists to attend the presscon.

The reporters then grilled the girls on their environmental advocacies.  

They also asked about Miss Earth's concept behind "Beauties with a Purpose".

 with Amanda Kimmell, Miss USA
Inquiries about their Gala Show at the MetroCentre Hotel were then addressed.


Miss El Salvador Irma Dimas, Miss Brazil Isabella Chavez Miss Ecuador Cristina Reyes and Miss Chile Natalie Chilet were the crowd faves
 with TownCrier Advertising's top honcho Eric Ngo , show producer 
After the photo opportunities with the sponsors & the mediamen & journalists, the girls & the staff checked in at  the  Soledad Suites, the 2005 Miss Earth official residence in Bohol. 
Soledad Suites, Bohol's fave boutique hotel
Finally, after freshening up, the girls were tendered a welcome dinner by Bohol Prov'l Governor Erico Aumentado at the scenic Casa Felomena in Totolan, Dauis. 


as host of the 2005 Miss Earth Preliminary Talent Show
MetroCentre Hotel, October 13, 2005
with co-host  2005 Miss Philippines- Fire Shiela Alonso
  TOP FIVE FOR BEST TALENT: Misses Peru, Ecuador, Macau, Tokelau & Zambia

 Madame Pureza Chatto presents floral bouquet to Miss Talent Top Five Winner Cynthia Kanema of Zambia
MetroCentre Hotel, Tagbilaran City
More updates and more pictures coming up!

Photos: Raymund Buslon for TownCrier Advertising

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