Monday, July 1, 2013

Miss Bohol Winners: Years 2000- 2012

2000 Miss Bohol Sandugo

Miss Calape Mellanie Angelina Wallace 

Mellanie Wallace was a 16 year old graduating high school student from Bohol Wisdom School when she was crowned Miss Bohol Sandugo thus entering the record books as the youngest ever to win the title. 

Mellanie's family is behind the very successful Bohol Bee Farm and The Buzz Cafe 

She is presently based in New York, U.S.A. where she works as a nurse

2001 Miss Bohol Sandugo

Miss Valencia Jeany Justiniane

Miss Duero Vanessa Cadorna

(took over the crown) 

After the pageant, Vanessa Cadorna quietly went back to her private life and landed a job as a bank teller at one of the financial institutions in Tagbilaran City. 

Although she was very happy to have placed 1st Runner Up to Miss Valencia, she was quite frustrated and disappointed. She was just a breath away from bringing back to her hometown Duero the crown and the prestige that goes with the title. 

She began thinking that perhaps, she would always end up as second best. 

Cases in point: 

She was Class Salutatorian of her grade school batch and she was also Class Salutatorian of her high school batch.
Even during the Miss Duero Pageant, she was also the 1st Runner Up BUT Fate and Destiny intervened

Here's the  Vanessa Cadorna Story

2002 Miss Bohol Sandugo

Miss Dimiao Cherry Mae Bacarro 
Miss Tagbilaran City Costie Jephilin "Twinkle" Besas
(crowned the 2003 titleholder)

2003 Miss Bohol Sandugo

Miss Jagna Fatima Liora Lloren Rana 

Here's the Fatima Rana Story 

2004 Miss Bohol Sandugo

Miss Inabanga Rhiz Novah Arenas 

Rhiz Nova Arenas won for Inabanga not one but two highly- coveted  Bohol- based beauty titles back in 2004 . 

She was earlier selected as Miss Bohol Ubi Festival Queen and later on, captivated and enthralled the judges and the audience alike with an ample display of her pulchritude, poise and personality.

She is not only one of my favorite Miss Bohol Sandugo titleholders but also one of my favorite emceeing partners

Here's the Rhiz Nova Arenas Story

2005 Miss Bohol Sandugo

Miss Panglao Anna Maris Igpit

Determined and Driven. These are the two words that would describe Anna Maris Arcay Igpit, the tall and dusky Boholana who first joined the Miss Bohol Sandugo Pageant in 2003. She finished as 1st Runner Up

She competed again in 2005. This time, there was no doubt that she was in it to win it. 

Not only did she bag the Miss Bohol Sandugo crown but she also earned the right to represent the province in the 2006 edition of the country's most prestigious beauty pageant, the Bb. Pilipinas Beauty Pageant. 

She was crowned the 2006 Bb. Pilipinas- World thus becoming the first Boholana to win a Binibini crown

Here is the
 Anna Maris Arcay Igpit Story

2006 Miss Bohol Sandugo (No Pageant)

2007 Miss Bohol Sandugo (No Pageant)

2008 Miss Bohol Sandugo

Miss Catigbian Joy Marie Maglajos 

The very amiable and charming Joy Marie Maglajos never entertained any illusions when she competed in the 2008 Miss Bohol Sandugo Pageant. 

She was merely fulfilling one of her obligations as Miss Katigbawan, the highlight of the Katigbawan Festival held annually in her hometown Catigbian. But she clarified that she was in a competitive mode 

She was elated when the gown she wore won the Best Designer Award. After all, she designed the gown herself with the help of her pageant coach/ mentor. 

She was quite relieved with the award because it meant that she won't be going home empty- handed. 

Little did she know that she was going home not only with the Best Designer award but also with the Miss Bohol Sandugo crown and the prestige that goes with it.

What made it more memorable was the fact that her town's entire LGU led by their beloved Mayor Roberto "BertSals" Salinas and wife together with a large contingent of supporters were there to witness her triumph

Here is the Joy Marie Maglajos Story

2009 Miss Bohol Sandugo

Miss Tagbilaran City Daisy Jean Quilicot

She would always be an unforgettable Miss Bohol Sandugo because I was right there during her journey towards the crown. I was the emcee when she won the Miss CVSCAFT title in February 2009. 

I was also the emcee when she represented her school in the Miss Tagbilaran Pageant in April 2009 and finally during the Miss Bohol Sandugo Pageant which I emceed with ABS CBN's Pinoy Big Brother Housemate Cathy Remperas

Here's the Daisy Jean Quilicot Story

2010 Miss Bohol Sandugo

Miss Tubigon Amir Paraguya Sol 

She defied all odds and snatched the 2010 Miss Bohol Sandugo crown from the frontrunners, a pair of statuesque and stunning candidates who ended up as her runners up. 

It was a well- deserved victory of course especially with the all- out support of Mayor William Jao and First Lady Eden Jao and the presence of a huge contingent of supporters from her hometown. 

But the lion's share of the credit should go to the Anyag sa Tubigon Committee that really prepared her for the big battle. 

All their collective efforts paid off. She became Tubigon's very first Miss Bohol Sandugo titleholder

Here's the Amir Paraguya Sol Story

2011 Miss Bohol Sandugo

Miss Tubigon Farrah Mian

This delicate- looking beauty with the mesmerizing eyes and doll- like features was installed as the girl to beat when the list of official candidates was revealed to the public. 

With a couple of beauty titles already tucked under her sleeves and the rigid training that she already got from her town's beauty experts, she was more than ready to battle it out for the most prestigious beauty title of the province

Before the night ended, Farrah had given Tubigon a back-to-back Miss Bohol Sandugo victory

Here's the Farrah Faye Mian Story

2012 Miss Bohol Sandugo

Miss Jagna Idy Casenas Cagas

Idy Casenas Cagas already won a region- wide beauty search. 

She was crowned the 2006 Miss CVRAA (Central Visayas Regional Athletic Association), a pageant that was marred by the unbecoming and unladylike spectacle of two candidates who were openly showing their mutual dislike for each other by getting physical onstage infront of the stunned audience and dumbfounded judges

Anyway, Idy Casenas Cagas became the fifth Jagnaanon beauty to win the Miss Bohol Sandugo crown

Here is the Idy Casenas Cagas Story


Can anyone send me the crowning pictures of 2000 Mellanie Wallace ? I have received a lot of requests in my email for the Year 2000 Queen

By the way, here's the link for the complete list of winners:

Here's the link for

Who Will Be the Next Miss Bohol Sandugo?

Today is July 1 2013. It is a very important date not only because it is the 47th Charter Day Anniversary of Tagbilaran City, the capital of our beloved Bohol but also because it is the kick- off date for the month- long celebration of the Sandugo Festival which commemorates the first international peace treaty

One of the highlights of the celebration is the selection of Miss Bohol Sandugo. 

Who will be this year's lucky girl? More on this in an upcoming feature on the candidates

Good luck ladies!

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