Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Miss Teen Alay Lakad Bohol 2014 Winners

Gov. Edgar Chatto and First Lady Pureza Veloso-Chatto join government, private sector, academe, and civil society at this morning's Alay Lakad 2014 themed "Lakad Para sa Kinabukasan"


This year, Alay Lakad is a yearly walk conducted nationwide participated by civic-minded citizens in every city or municipality. The activity calls for two kinds of participation, a hiker who walks along prescribed routes and/or as a sponsor who provides financial support to fund socio-economic projects the out-of-school youth. This year’s theme was “Lakad Para sa Kinabukasan”.






The highlight of Alay Lakad 2014 was the crowning of Miss Teen Alay Lakad 2014. Declared winners based on canvassing of monetary donations held at an earlier date were:

Miss Teen Alay Lakad 2014 Myra Lou M. Duavis Miss DepEd Bohol Province
1st Runner Up Julienard Marie T. Deloso Miss DepEd Tagb. City
2nd Runner Up  Mary Ann Fatima O. Salazar  Miss City Gov't. of Tagbilaran
3rd Runner Up Riza Martina V. Tenorio  Miss HNU
4th Runner Up Jasmine Tasker Miss RTC/BLC
Finalist Myca Jean T. Ranque Miss PMI Colleges Bohol 
Finalist Imaculada Cleofe E. Leopardas Miss BISU







The search was organized by JCI Chocolate Hills, Rotary Club of Tagbilaran, Rotaract Club & the City Govt. of Tagbilaran

Execom Chair was Gibyrlu LJ Lumayag with Mayor Baba Yap as Honorary Chair

Photo Credits: Ghen Lumayag Photography

Bohol Joins Alay Lakad 2014

Bohol Governor Edgar Chatto and First Lady Pureza Veloso-Chatto led the government, the private sector, the academe, and civil society in the 2014 Alay Lakad last September 28. Various groups convened at different points in the city and gathered at the CPG Sports Complex.



Alay Lakad is a yearly walk conducted nationwide participated by civic-minded citizens in every city or municipality. The activity calls for two kinds of participation, a hiker who walks along prescribed routes and/or as a sponsor who provides financial support to fund socio-economic projects the out-of-school youth. 
 L-R Alay Lakad Execom Chair LJ Lumayag, Tagb Mayor Baba Yap 
& Gov. Edgar Chatto lights up Unity Flames 



This year’s theme was “Lakad Para sa Kinabukasan”. The Executive Committee has been headed by Gibyrlu "LJ" Lumayag for the past six years. Tagbilaran City Mayor John Geesnell "Baba" Yap II was the Honorary Chair





  Your Blogger with photographer Ghen Lumayag 
& online talk show host Maria Escabarte








Photo Credits: Ghen Lumayag Photography

Monday, September 29, 2014

Miss SCUBA Philippines 2014 Crowning Moments

If there is one person who is most happy with the recent victory of Panglao, Bohol’s Amanda Arbitrario in the recently- concluded Miss Scuba Philippines 2014, it would be Your Blogger. 


I have seen how Amanda really worked hard to fulfill her childhood dream of becoming a beauty queen. Right after the Miss Panglao 2011 Pageant where she finished as 1st Runner Up, I advised her to pursue her dreams and never ever give up. We kept in touch even after the pageant and up to the time she went to Manila where she won the Miss Caloocan 2014 crown.

Her Miss SCUBA Philippines 2014 title is a well- deserved victory and credit should go to her previous pageant experiences which gave her the ammunition for the big battle which she won convincingly.




To Amanda, the hard work has just begun. Aside from the promise to drum up conservation campaigns to educate and inspire people to do their best in safeguarding the oceans, as well as our diverse marine life, she has to prepare herself for the international finals scheduled exactly two months from now in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.




Her beauty, engaging personality, confidence &wit would surely be her aces in her mission to bring home the country’s first Miss SCUBA International crown

Here’s Amanda during the proclamation & coronation rites:




Cheers Amanda and Long May You Reign!



Fil- Australian Amanda Arbitrario, 18, of Panglao, Bohol  was crowned Miss Scuba Philippines 2014 after besting a field of 12 finalists during the pageant’s Grand Coronation Night last Friday, September 26, at the the Pacific Cebu Resort in Mactan, Cebu.

The 2014 Miss Scuba Philippines, the local version of the 2014 Miss Scuba International founded by Mr. Robert Lo in 2011, was presented by Pacific Cebu Resort & supported by the City of Lapu-lapu, the Department of Tourism Central Visayas, Canon, the Islands Group, Smart and Megaworld Corporation.


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