QUINTESSENTIAL QUONDAM QUEENS:
Lest you think of naughty thoughts, quondam means former, erstwhile or used to be. And this is exactly what this series is all about; To remember the exclusive sorority composed of exceptional Boholanas who were crowned as Miss Bohol. As we wait with bated breath on who will be Miss Bohol 2015 on July 18, we will recall the elegant ladies who captivated an entire province during their glorious reigns.
Here’s the first of a series that pays tribute to these beautiful, brainy & well- bred Boholanas.
MISS BOHOL 1941
Paula (better known as Paulita and Daday) Baura Raagas was born on June 6, 1922 in Maribojoc, Bohol. Known for her striking beauty, winsome charm & intelligence, she was crowned Miss Bohol on May 4, 1941 at the young age of 18 & just a month away from her 19th birthday.
She later on married her childhood sweetheart Dionisio “Esong” Valles also from Maribojoc. She would later on serve as Municipal Mayor of her hometown of Maribojoc from 1978 to 1986
|Mayor Paula Raagas Valles|
She passed away on July 8, 2012 at the ripe old age of 90 and left behind a lasting legacy of good governance, an exemplary life and beautiful memories
Info & Photo Credits:
Mr. Allouie Jumawan Escabarte &
Mr. Carino Antequisa