Friday, March 27, 2015

The Birth of Miss Philippines Earth


The Miss Philippines Earth, formally launched in a well- attended press conference on April 3, 2001 and originally called "Miss Philippines" in its early years, is a Filipino national beauty pageant held annually in search of the most beautiful and environmentally-friendly woman in the Philippines.

Miss Philippines Earth whose cause is to have its candidates and winners actively promote and get involved in the preservation of the environment and the protection of Mother Earth, is the largest and most widely participated beauty pageant in the Philippines with 50 official candidates.

Boholana Beauties for a Cause

The reigning titleholders dedicate their year to promote environmental projects and to address issues concerning the environment. They also serve as spokesperson for the Miss Earth Foundation, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and other environmental organizations. The grand winner will represent Philippines in Miss Earth pageant.

Ritchel Mutia, the hardworking Marketing guy of Alturas Group of Companies 

The Miss Philippines Earth & the Miss Earth pageants are both owned by Philippine- based Carousel Productions.

The beauty pageant's current titleholder is Jamie Herrell who represented Cebu City.


In 2008, Miss Philippines-Earth broadened its coverage to include candidates from various provinces, cities, and municipalities. The decision to transform Miss Philippines Earth in a larger-scale was made to further the cause of Miss Philippines Earth and with more participants involved, Carousel Productions would be able to reach more people and communities involved in its environmental advocacy.

This year, Bohol will now be officially represented in the national pageant after Island City Mall (ICM) & Alturas Group of Companies have been awarded the official franchise to select Bohol's official bet

Flying in to judge the finals are reigning 2014 Miss Philippines Earth- Water Kimberly Covert & Carousel Productions' Astrud Margareth Schuck, International Fanchise & Branding Manager for Miss Earth


Here are some photos from the tree- planting activity of the 2015 Miss Philippines Earth Bohol Search held at the Municipality of Pilar in cooperation with Marcela Feeds. 

Ritchel Mutia, pageant organizer, Senior Supervisor Corporate Marketing of the Alturas Group of Companies bared that the winner who will be crowned this Sunday, March 29, at the ICM Activity Center will represent the province of Bohol in the 2015 Miss Philippines Earth Pageant set this May at the Mall of Asia Arena

 Miss Philippines Earth TALIBON
Miss Philippines Earth GETAFE
Miss Philippines Earth BACLAYON
Miss Philippines Earth TAGBILARAN CITY
Miss Philippines Earth CANDIJAY
Miss Philippines Earth SAN MIGUEL
Miss Philippines Earth TUBIGON
Miss Philippines Earth CALAPE
Miss Philippines Earth PANGLAO


The Bohol search is organized by Island City Mall, in partnership  with the Provincial Government of Bohol, through the Office of the Governor and DENR-CENRO Bohol.


South Palms Resort, The New Sideroom Studios, the Official Photographer, Greenwich, Magnolia, Purefoods, Unilever, Nestle, MyPhone, Bio Clear, Inner-G of AG Global Pharma, Barbara Pearls Cosmetique, Rejuv Ginseng, Rai Rai Ken, TNT Advertising, Cuisina ni Tisay, Marcela Farms, Painitang Bol-anon, AGC Hands, Designer Edwin Alba the Official Gowns designer & Boholano designer Hanz Coquilla the Official Swimwear designer, the Bohol Chronicle

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Schola Societas King & Queen of Hearts 2015

Psych Ruben John Montero and Kareshma Sale were crowned King and Queen of Hearts of Schola Societas School in Dao District, Tagbilaran City in a grand ceremony held at the Island City Mall last February 17, 2015. This was bared by Rev. Fr. Vengie D. Laguros, School Principal.

Psych is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Ruben & Lorna Montero while Kareshma is the daughter of Mrs. Chona S. Manlangit, all from Tiptip District, this city.

Rev. Fr. Victor G. Bompat, the President of Schola Societas, and Ms. Queenie Melody Fullante, Miss Bohol 2014 crowned the lovely pair of elementary graders.

The members of the Royal Court are as follows: Fredreus Regs Ungab and Kristal Ferrer (1st Runner up), Lhyunnard Bongator and Jennylyn Uno (2nd Runner up), Nick Andrew Hampac (3rd Runner up), Charles Orevillo (4th Runner up), Tristan Calibo (5th Runner up), Zevier Niel Lanit (6th Runner up) and Wynell Dave Mahusay (7th Runner up).

Best in Formal Wear & Best in Gown
 Best in Production Number
 Mr & Miss Photogenic
 Board of Judges with Miss Bohol 2014 Queenie Mae Fullante as Chair
The Event Hosts 

 School Faculty with Principal
 School Principal Rev. Fr. Vengie D. Laguros
Special awards were also given to Kristal Ferrer and Tristan Calibo (Social Media Award), Kareshma Sale (Ms. Photogenic) and Lhyunnard Bongator (Mr. Photogenic), Jennylyn Uno and Fredreus Regs Ungab (Best in Sportswear), Jennylyn Uno and Wynell Dave Mahusay (Best in Production Number), Jennylyn Uno and Nick Andrew Hampac (Best in Jeanswear), Jennylyn Uno (Best in Gown) and Fredreus Regs Ungab (Best in Formal Wear). 

Schola Societas, a private Catholic school, now accepts enrollees for Kinder 1 & 2, Grades 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, and 9.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Vote for Your Favorite 2015 Miss Philippines Earth- Bohol Candidate

The nine official candidates for Miss Philippines Earth- Bohol 2015 were presented to the Island City Mall shoppers last weekend during a special event of celebrity guest EX-PBB ALL IN HOUSEMATE Joshua Garcia
 Captivating & Charming Boholanas at ICM
Who stood out and got your attention during their ICM guesting? 
 The 2015 Miss Philippines Earth- Bohol girls with Joshua Garcia

To generate more excitement & more fan interaction in the said pageant, Your Blogger is inviting blog visitors and regulars to take part in our special poll on who is the fan favorite to win the first – ever Miss Philippines Earth- Bohol Pageant.

The poll will not, in any way, affect or have a bearing on the final results of the pageant.

Look for the list of names on the upper right sidebar of this page then click on the spaces that correspond with the names & towns of your favorite candidates. You can vote for as many girls as you want. Support your favorite candidates

Have fun!

DU EK SAM Holds 2015 Managers' Conference

DU EK SAM Inc., your trusted motorcycle & appliance dealer capped its recently- concluded 2015 National Managers’ Conference at the imposing Radisson Blu in Cebu City with the Annual Achievers’ Awards Night.

The Boholano- owned & managed company began its journey in the sleepy town of Jagna almost four decades ago.  Presently acknowledged as one of the leaders in the motorcycle & appliance retail industry, DU EK SAM has provided not only employment opportunities to more than 2,000 Filipinos but has also contributed its share for a more vibrant & robust local economy

DU EK SAM  retail partners gather onstage for a toast 
Thirty- six years later and with close to two hundred branches nationwide after it was incorporated, the company continues to grow and expand by leaps and bounds.Presently, under the leadership of Dr. Wilson Yu Du,  Company President & CEO in tandem with Engr. Carl Ryan Lim , Company Vice President for Operations, Planning & Development &General Support & with the full backing of the DU Family & assisted by a pool of brilliant minds & talents, DU EK SAM has already charted an enviable record in the industry marked by trailblazing excellence even as it forges ahead & continues the legacy of visionary leadership & sound business judgment bequeathed to the business community by the company founder, the late Mr. Du Ek Sam. 

L-R: VP Engr. Carl Ryan Lim, Chairman Melecia Du &Pres & CEO Dr. Wilson Du

Thank you to DU EK SAM INC particularly to Ms.JoyselDatorin, DES Marketing Manager for inviting Your Roving Eye to host their national business conference awards night with upcoming TV/ movie personality JefGaitan who is best remembered for placing 3rd in Survivor Philippines & presently a mainstay of ABS CBN's   "Banana Nite"

Your Blogger with TV/ movie star Jef Gaitan

Who Will Be Bohol's Bet in Miss Philippines Earth 2015?

A battle royale is looming in the local pageant scene for the right to be the first official representative of Bohol in the annual Miss Philippines- Earth Pageant that will select the country’s bet to the Miss Earth 2015 Pageant.

The lucky winner will automatically gain a spot in the national finals this May and will be competing with the rest of the candidates from all over the Philippines in a series of challenges prior to the Grand Coronation Night to be telecast over ABS CBN Channel 2. 


After being granted the exclusive franchise by Carousel Productions, ICM & the Alturas Group of Companies conducted a screening last week which yielded an interesting mix of Boholana beauties  from diverse backgrounds yet bound by a common denominator: to be Beauties for a Cause through their support for a greener & cleaner Mother Earth.


The nine official candidates are: Kingverlee Rival, 19, Tagbilaran City, Gayle Suzette Yu,RN, 23 , Calape, Jean Olive Zoilo, 19, Tubigon, Juliebeth Basnillo, 18, Talibon, Genina Abrau, 20, San Miguel, Engr. Irish May Clenuar, 21, Panglao, Liezel Mae Turtoga, 18, Getafe, Immaculada Cleofe Leopardas, 19, Baclayon & MJ Tadem, 22, Candijay


With the pageant’s aim of discovering beautiful & brainy young women who can be effective spokespersons for environmental advocacy & eco- tourism thrust, the most likely winner from the provincial level should not only be charming & pretty but also have an engaging personality, excellent communication skills & the sincerity & willingness to carry out the objectives of the contest. Simply put, Bohol’s bet has to be someone who believes in herself and can stand side by side with the rest of the provincial & regional winners during the national finals.

Aside from a series of environment- related activities, another interesting tidbit from the pageant is the three- minute audio- video that focuses on the eco- tourism potential of the hometown/ city where the girl comes from.

Watch the Grand Finals & Coronation on Sunday,March 29, 4:00 pm, ICM Activity Center, Island City Mall

Photo Credits: The New Sideroom Studio

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