Sunday, May 24, 2015

Highlights of the Rotary Club of Tagbilaran's Santacruzan 2015

It was a sight to behold at the St. Joseph the Worker Cathedral a few days ago. In fact, it was more than enough to dispel the searing heat & the humidity. 

A bevy of lovely sagalas in Filipiniana terno and in costumes based on Biblical characters was getting ready for the colorful yet solemn procession that was to follow the holy mass that honored Blessed Virgin Mary.
 ROTARY’S TRES MARIAS: Mayelle, Gen & Angie

It was the highly- anticipated Rotary Santacruzan, the annual fundraiser of the Rotary Club of Tagbilaran and based on a beautiful traditional religious activity that celebrates the finding of the Holy Cross by Queen Helen, the mother of Constantine the Great.

 Floral offering for Mama Mary


  Photo Credits: Kenny June Requeron
The affair wrapped up later in the evening with the dazzling parade of civic- minded ladies that were composed of beauty queens, socialites, debutantes & philanthropists and was capped with the spectacular Coronation Ball held at the Bohol Cultural Center.

 Pres. Elect Mildred Kascher, Bohol First Lady Pureza Chatto, Gov. Edgar Chatto & Club Pres. Nerio Zamora IIRotarian Gen Jamisola is Reyna Emperatriz 2015
The fabulous & elegant Rtn. Genevieve Jamisola who reigned supreme that evening was crowned Reina Emperatriz by Bohol Gov. Edgar Chatto & First Lady Pureza Chatto. Presenting the floral bouquet & certificates were Club President Nerio Zamora II and Pres. Elect Mildred Kascher

  reigning Miss Bohol 2014  Queenie Melody Fullante
Reyna Elena 2015 
   Lady Jane Cajes crowns Queenie while Mayor Baba Yap smiles 
Reigning Miss Bohol 2014 Queenie Melody Fullante who was escorted by Principe Constantino Lucas Ervin Gulle was crowned Reyna Elena by City Mayor John Geesnell Yap II, a Rotarian himself, and First Lady Jane Cajes-Yap. Assistant Governor Victor Bantol, President and Resident Manager of Bohol Limestone Corporation presented the certificate while PASG, PP, and Current Executive Secretary Louella Bantol handed the floral bouquet.

 PP Angelina Vidas Hoffman  exudes charm & femininity
Queen of May 2015
PP Angelina Vidas Hoffman was crowned the Queen of May for embodying the traditional feminine qualities by RC Tagbilaran Vice-President Rey Collin Jubac and PP Cynthia Pedralba. Perfect for the title for May is the most beautiful month of the year & the time when all the flowers are in full bloom 
  Rtn. & JCI Bohol Chocolate Hills Pres. Mayelle Jubac
Reyna de los Flores
Rtn. & JCI Bohol Chocolate Hills President Ma. Eva Eleanor Jubac who looked ultra feminine in her evening gown was fittingly crowned as Reyna de las Flores with a floral coronet. The floral coronet, bouquet & certificate were presented by PN Tony Maquindang & Rtn. Georgina Maquindang.

PE Mildred Kascher, Mrs. Cynthia Chua & PP Peter Chua Jr, Chair of the Council of Past Presidents
crowns Rtn. Isabelita "Lalay" Omac as  Reina del Mundo 2015
Rtn. Isabelita “Lalay” Omac was crowned Reyna del Mundo by the Chair of the Council of Past Presidents PP Peter Chua Jr. and spouse Cynthia Chua

A delightful and a pleasant surprise in the evening was the special participation of Jagna Ballet Center dance students who dazzled everyone including Your Blogger with a set of classic ballet dances. 
  Santacruzan  Project Chair PASG, PP & Exec Sec Rtn. Baby Bantol


 REGAL ROTARIANS: Baby Bantol, Lalay Omac, Gen Jamisola, Angie Hoffman,
Mayelle Jubac, Josephine Cayanong & Irena Heberer

Kudos to Club President Nerio “Butchie” Zamora, to Past Sr. Assistant Governor Baby Louella Bantol, Santacruzan Project Chair for the successful event & to the Rotary Club of Tagbilaran for the successful staging of the event. Proceeds will fund the club's service  projects for RY 2015 -2016

  Club Pres. Nerio Zamora II & Jun Pedralba

Special mention to Project Co- Chair President- Elect Mildred Kascher & Committee Members Club Auditor Darlene Bustrillos, Rtn. Josephine Cayanong, PP Irena Heberer & PP Cynthia Pedralba
  Rtn. Sarena Cabagnot & kids  support
Ate Dyza Saco, Reyna delas Estrellas

Your Blogger hosted the event
Formal Outfit: Budz & Bagz 
Thanks also to Club secretary Rtn. John Maraguinot for the details

Related Story: What's the Difference Between the Santacruzan & the Flores de Mayo?

 Santacruzan  Video Highlights by Boris Heberer

 Photo Credits: BabaYap FB Page, Irena Heberer

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