Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Miss Philippines Earth 2015 Runs for a Cause

While in Batangas City for the Resort Wear Competition held at Pontefino Hotel & Residences, the girls also took part in the “Run for the Environment” Environmental Fun Run
 Ms Calape, Bohol, Ms Badian, Cebu & Ms Mandaue City
Taking the gold was the policewoman from Baguio City. In second place was Bula, Camarines Sur & in third place was Pasig City

 3rd Pasig City 1st Baguio City 2nd Bula, Camarines Sur

Congratulations Girls!

Saulog sa Tagbilaran 2015

Saulog sa Tagbilaran Festival is a religious and cultural celebration in the city to honor St. Joseph the Worker the city's patron saint. It kicked last Wednesday with the nightly entertainment that is timed simultaneously with the nine-day Novena Mass at the St. Joseph Cathedral.

 Tagbilaranons give thanks to San Jose with merry- making & novena masses. In between, there are the sponsored nightly activities, the carnival & fun rides, the fluvial procession, the Mutya search & of course, the Saulog street dancing

Last Sunday, thousands lined up CPG Avenue all the way to the CPG Sports Complex to witness the Saulog Street Dancing, the main highlight of the Saulog sa Tagbilaran Festival 2015 and considered as the most colorful and festive of the fiesta activities. 


The dance contingents must show at least four basic dance steps which are among the judging criteria: Panguros, Panukdok, Pagpanipilya and Paghalad. Said dance steps are inspired by St. Joseph the Worker’s most basic tasks.

The Saulog streetdancing, apart from being a dance offering of the life of Saint Joseph, also allows Tagbilaranons to showcase what the City of Friendship has to offer.


Through the festivities galore, Tagbilaran City Mayor & Saulog 2015 Overall Chair John Gessnell “Baba” Yap  has spotlighted his commitment for Tagbilaran not only to be the gateway to the province of Bohol but also as an active key component in Bohol’s tourism drive, eco-cultural thrust & economic stimulus.

This early, I am already confident of saying that our annual city fiesta is another rousing success. Congratulations to everyone involved especially the city leadership

Photo Credits: Fiel Angeli Gabin's  FB Page

Monday, April 27, 2015

What Do Eda, Marian & Christine Have in Common?

Your Blogger would like to share a commonality involving three pageant queens, namely: 2015 Mutya sa Tagbilaran, 2014 Mutya sa Dampas & 2014 Miss Silka Bohol. They haven't been in a pageant where all three were contenders yet Fate had a way of connecting all three of them 

 Christine Ann Juguan, Marian Grace Malubay & Mary Eda Cimafranca

Did you know that before she was crowned Miss Silka Bohol 2014 & earned the chance to represent Bohol in the national finals of Miss Silka Philippines 2014, Marian Grace Malubay was 1st RU to Christine Ann Juguan in Mutya sa Dampas 2014 last July 24, 2014?

 Marian is 1st RU to Christine


Christine Juguan almost gave her barangay a back-to- back Mutya sa Tagbilaran crown after giving a strong performance in the citywide pageant. She placed a strong 1st RU to Mary Eda Cimafranca in the recently- concluded Mutya sa Tagbilaran 2015 last April 24.
 Christine is 1st RU to Eda

Here's the clincher: Did you know that before earning the right to represent the city in the forthcoming Miss Bohol 2015 set this July, Mary Eda was 1st RU to Marian Grace Malubay in the 2014 Miss Silka Bohol Pageant last September 26, 2014? 

She was quite raw being a pageant newbie that time and one of the two youngest candidates. Yet, one cannot deny that she already had the potential and she did. She was Best in Swimsuit and almost won over Marian. 

Fate, Destiny & Timing indeed play a crucial role in crowning a beauty queen. 

Eda is 1st RU to Marian 
It’s a Pageant Merry- Go- Round after all! 

Bohol's Candy Cumayas in Mutya ng Pilipinas 2014

Here are some of the photos of Bohol’s bet , Candy Cumayas of Panglao during the Mutya ng Pilipinas 2014 held at the Solaire Resort, August 8, 2014. The 5' 7" stunner & former Miss HNU Personality titleholder may not have made the final cut but earned our admiration for her sterling performance

Miss Philippines Earth 2015 Resort Wear Competition

 Highlights of the Resort Wear Competition of Miss Philippines Earth 2015

2015 Miss Silka Bohol Requirements & Qualifications

To all beautiful, smart, talented & articulate Boholanas:

Do you have what it takes to be Bohol’s official representative to the nationwide search for Miss Silka Philippines 2015?

Be the 2015 Miss Silka Bohol and win instant fame & fortune! Take first big step to realize your dream and grab this once- in- a- lifetime opportunity now!

Miss Silka Bohol 2015
has now formally opened its application process for Bohol’s aspiring beauty queens.

APPLICATION FORMS may be secured from the following:

1              1) K & N Productions                                                         
104- 1 CPG North Avenue, Tagbilaran City        
(038) 412.3612 PLDT (office hours only)
0949.7361.826 (Smart)

2) Island City Mall ( ICM )
(038) 501 3000 local 1336 & 1337


Deadline for the submission of application forms & other requirements to the Executive Committee shall be on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 5 pm

For more details & inquiries, email Bohol organizers,  K & N Productions at:

2015 Saulog sa Tagbilaran Street Dancing Contest Winners


Yesterday, at 3 pm, CPG Avenue, the main thoroughfare of Tagbilaran was closed to traffic. The reason? To give way to the Saulog Street Dancing & Ritual Competition time once more

Saulog Tagbilaran 2015 took a more upbeat & colorful turn yesterday as all of the city’s 15 barangays competed for cash, pride and bragging rights in the Saulog Tagbilaran 2015 Street Dancing & Ritual Competition. It was a display of choreography, costumes and colors as the handpicked representatives danced their way to the spectators’ and judges’ hearts. 

The Saulog streetdancing, apart from being a dance offering of the life of Saint Joseph, also allows Tagbilaranons to showcase what the City of Friendship has to offer.

 Mayor Baba Yap wecoes everyone to the Saulog Festivities at the CG Complex
Celebrated in honor of Saint Joseph the Worker, Tagbilaran’s patron saint, the event is one of the many activities that will lead up to the city fiesta celebration happening on May 1.

The street dancing contingents  started from Plaza Rizal, passed through CPG Avenue and winded down at the CPG Sports Complex where all the dance contingents presented their choreographed dances in their entirety.

The celebration was capped with a dazzling fireworks display that lit up the skies.Five of the 15 participating contingents were selected as winners. 

Last year’s Grand Champion Barangay Ubujan successfully defended its title and went home P150,000 richer   

Champion: Barangay UBUJAN
1st runner up: Barangay TIPTIP
2nd runner up: Barangay SAN ISIDRO
3rd runner up: Barangay COGON
4th runner up: Barangay DAO

Here are the Saulog Festival King & Queen contenders who led their respective dance contingents

 Photo Credits: FB"s Bambi LaGirl

Extra Special Blog Feature

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