Monday, September 30, 2013

Marisel Bumaat: 1980 DWCT Summer Queen


Back then when Tagbilaran City was just a sleepy and quiet place where life was in perpetual slow motion, beauty pageants were some of the most anticipated events to look forward too

One such pageant was the Search for the 1980 DWCT Summer Queen.

DWCT of course refers to Divine Word College now Holy Name University. The competition focused on the college girls who were taking up summer classes that year

Marisel Bumaat, the eldest of the late Pampyong Bumaat and MaamOfelia Bag-ao Bumaat, was selected the fairest among the winsome ladies who competed during that one- time pageant held at the campus gymnasium

It was such a big event that even Tagbilaran City Mayor Jose Ma. Rocha took time off from his hectic schedule and accepted the invitation to crown the winning beauty 
Marisel Bumaat during her crowning moment
with Lety Tinampay 1976 Miss DWCT & 
Tagbilaran City Mayor Jose Ma. Rocha

with DWCT President Fr. Ted Gapuz SVD 
& Liberal Arts College Dean Nieves Matig-a


Among the ladies who competed were Virginia Timaan, Alice Paylado and my sister Marcel Gatal. Virgie was 1st RU and my sister Marcel Gatal was 4th RU

Ate Marisel who is now Mrs. Bomediano is presently residing in Paranaque after being based abroad for many years

Paging Emily or Maam Ofelia for some additional photos.

Thanks in advance
Thank you Ate Marisel for the wonderful memories

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