Tanda sa Tubigon 2015 recently marked its Silver anniversary since its founding in 1990. Aside from its succulent & fresh seafood and sumptuous Filipino fiesta favorites, Tubigon is also renowned for its festive, entertaining & spectacular productions.
Also known as one of Bohol’s bedrocks for culture & the arts, the bustling seaport town, as usual, did not disappoint when it staged its twinbill centerpiece offerings: Anyag sa Tubigon & the first- ever Ambongan sa Tubigon.
There were two interesting things that I found about Anyag sa Tubigon Pageant. First, is the inclusion of the candidates’ professionalism and their conduct during the entire duration of the pageant in the pre- judging scores and second is the swimsuit competition or its absence as in the case of Anyag sa Tubigon which proved that pageants can still be crowd- drawers even without the requisite swimsuit segment.
|Queen of the Night|
Jason Barba Martinote, pageant chair, revealed that the decision is in deference to the event’s reason for its being which is the fiesta in honor of St. Isidor de Labrador.
|Your Blogger with eventual winner|
Your Blogger was invited to co- host the Anyag pageant specifically to handle the Q & A segments. Dennis Balbero directed the fast- paced two hour show that gave the spotlight to the 12 candidates. After the club wear, evening gowns & casual interviews, the field was trimmed to the final five.
Last Two Standing
One final common question sealed the fate of the ladies. It was a thrilling down-to-the- wire finish for the morena charmer Jean Olive Zoilo & the bubbly & spontaneous half- Belgian stunner Pauline Amelinckx.
ANYAG &HER COURT
In the end, it was Jean Olive Zoilo, a svelte and stunning 19 year old Accountancy student, who prevailed & Pauline was named 1st RU. Rounding out the Top Five were 2nd RU Jay Lucille Pastor, 3rd RU Frenzis Bustamante & 4th RU Micel Damarillos.
|Pageant Hosts: Haydee Centinales- Cabasan & Kris Nimrod Cabigas|
A big factor in the show's success was the excellent tandem of ABS CBN Cebu’s “Mag TV Na” host Kris Nimrod Cabigas whose energy & enthusiasm certainly kept everyone glued to the pageant & the elegant & cool demeanor of Ms. Haydee Centinales- Cabasan.
|Farewell Walk for Jaya Lozano|
|Anyag 2015 &Tubigon Mayor Marlon Amila|
|Tubigon First Lady Anjeanette, Gov. Edgar Chatto, Anyag 2015, Anyag 2014 & Mayor Marlon Amila|
Thank You Tubigon for the invite!
Photo Credits: Ric Obedencio & Lleyroj Photography