Thursday, March 31, 2016

Part 1 Mutya sa Tagbilaran 2016: Up Close & Personal

Inspired by the final question during Miss Universe 2015 which Pia Wurtzbach answered with confidence and conviction, Your Roving Eye also asked the Mutya sa Tagbilaran 2016 candidates why they should be the next titleholder.


  PHOTO CREDITS: Chris Ramasola
This is the first of a five- part series:

 Leslei May "Leslei" N. Ranario
 20 years old, college student
Why should you be  Mutya sa Tagbilaran 2016?
I should be  Mutya sa Tagbilaran 2016 because I believe in myself and I have this confidence that I can use to persuade and influence other people to become responsive and helpful to the needy person in our society
 Mykee Alanis “Mykee” P. Tuyor
19 years old, college student
Why should you be Mutya sa Tagbilaran 2016?
I know I have the capabilities and the strength, physically and mentally. I can do it and I would help Tagbilaran City to be a family haven by 2020. 
 Michelle “Mich” T. Juguan
20 years old, college student
Why should you be Mutya sa Tagbilaran 2016? 
I should be Mutya sa Tagbilaran 2016 because I believe I can be an effective and efficient agent in promoting Tagbilaran and I can be an influence to the youth most especially to the out of school youth because of my advocacy of empowering youth through education. 
I should be the next Mutya sa Tagbilaran because I believe that I’m an embodiment of a friendly person in a friendly city.
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Sunday, April 24, 2016, 8:00 pm



Celebrating 30 years of beauty, glamour & friendship, Mutya sa Tagbilaran 2016 is one of the highlights of Saulog sa Tagbilaran 2016 in the run- up to the city fiesta celebration of Tagbilaran in honor of St. Joseph the Worker, the city's patron saint


Sunday, March 27, 2016

Miss CAS 1989 Pageant Photos: Then & Now

At last, a photographic memento of my very first emceeing stint. Thanks to Aida Yana for this photo of the 1989 Miss College of Arts & Science , the official preliminary to the Miss DWCT Personality Search.


Last year, a reunion of sorts happened when four of us in the photo above showed up for an afternoon of reminiscing when Shirmie Cuadra Biloy the 1st RU in the campus pageant came home for a visit. Only Shirmie and Florida "Pol" Acuna, the eventual winner were the only ones from the Top Five who were in the reunion.  


 where we are now

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 Never ever fail to look back and recall where you started and I have Maam Baby Rara for the mentoring in emceeing and Maam Ester Sajulan who pushed me to go out from my comfort zone and who never failed to boost my confidence.

Alona Beach, One of the World's Best Beaches!

It was a quiet and restrained afternoon at Alona Tropical Beach when Your Roving Eye dropped by at the resort’s Baybayon Restaurant. Without a doubt, Alona Tropical Beach Resort has the best beach front in the entire stretch of Alona Beach here in Panglao, Bohol.




Aside from its varied menu and friendly staff, the restaurant gives patrons an unobstructed view of the dazzling white sandy beach in a tropical mile


bedazzling view

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Sixteen Swimsuit Sizzlers in Bb Pilipinas 2016

Finally, BPCI has released the much- awaited white- hot swimsuit photos of the Pilipinas 2016 candidates as photographed by the lenses of Raymond Saldana. 

Sultry. Smoldering. Sizzling. Sweet. Sexy. Stunning. These are just some of the words that best describe the girls. Since this is a beauty competition, there would always be the standouts. Judging from the photos that have been splashed in the Bb Pilipinas website,  the judges would surely have a difficult task of selecting this year’s queens.

So who’s hot and who’s not? I decided to select my Top Twelve Swimsuit Sizzlers based on visual impact, overall impression, charm, appeal & projection.

In numerical order, here are my sixteen swimsuit sizzlers:
 6 CANDY N. DEL CASTILLO
grade school Filipino teacher
 7 ANGELIQUE CELINE L. DE LEON
 an account & operations manager 
for a corporate image branding company
 11 NICOLE CORDOVES 
an NGO volunteer
works at the Department of Finance
12 EDJELYN JOY CAY GAMBOA 
 from Oriental Mindoro
BS Customs & Administration student
 13 JOANNA DEAPERA EDEN   
 a music lover from De La Salle University 
17 PRISCILLA KIMBERLEY DELA CRUZ 
is a fashion model & dancer
 19 MARIA LINA N. PRONGOSO  
 an Accounts Payable Analyst & a double baton twirler
 21 JESSICA L. GONZALES  
tallest Binibini at 6 '
chess champion  in her HS days

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22 APRIEL SMITH  
BS Tourism Management graduate 
  volleyball team captain during  college years
26 JENNIFER HAMMOND 
cum laude BS Nursing graduate   
 board topnotcher in nurses licensure exams  
27  DINDI JOY L. PAJARES 
a  Philippine Airlines flight attendant 
a merchandising business entrepreneur  
28 NICHOLE MARIE MANALO 
 a registered nurse 
 government hospital ICU unit  
29 MARIA MIKA MAXINE MEDINA  
an interior designer, part- time model
31 KYLIE VERZOSA  
Ateneo De Manila  grad, was a pre- school teacher
Her mom was a Bb Pilipinas candidate in 1985
36 MARIA GIGANTE 
a Gawad Kalinga volunteer for years
BA Philosophy degree holder,  an events host 
38 ANGELICA R. ALITA 
a chef by profession
from Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro

Monday, March 21, 2016

Bohol's Bet Prepares for National Pageant

 Charysse Jane Roferos: Bohol’s bet
I met our newly- crowned Miss Philippines Earth- Bohol 2016 at the ICM after Palm Sunday Mass and all I can say is wow. If she won’t make the Top 15 in the national finals, then I don’t know what will.

I have a strong feeling that Charysse will figure strongly in the nationals slated on June 12, 2016, RP Independence Day. She is not only gorgeous but also smart, a great combo in pageants especially in Miss Philippines Earth where speaking skills are a must.

I shared with her that she has to believe in herself especially when she goes to Manila and meet the other girls for that would be the moment when she can finally size up the competition. 

At any rate, I told her not to be too focused on the competition but to enjoy the experience, make new friends and represent the Loonanons well and make Bohol proud.

Yor Roving Eye with Charysse & Mitchiko

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Based on previous editions of the pageant, it is the moral and financial support that make the difference. Since she will be leaving for Manila on April 17, it will be a long two- month stay there and that means expenses. Hoping the LGU and the province and some well- meaning private donors can help extend their support for our lovely Miss.

It would be a shame and a pity to see that potential winner go to waste because of lack of support. I’m happy to find out though that Charysse has been extended some help already by Mayor Lopez of Loon. Hope that would be the start.

Who Should Be Mutya sa Tagbilaran 2016? Voting is Now Open!

Most Tagbilaranons would know Saulog is just around the corner when the candidates for the annual search for the city’s fairest are presented to the media. Fifteen lovely & accomplished ladies representing all the city barangays will vie for the 2016 Mutya sa Tagbilaran crown on Sunday, April 24, 8 pm, Bohol Wisdom Gym.


Here are the candidates:






Tagbilaran City First Lady & Pageant Chair Jane Censoria C. Yap stressed that the pageant is aimed at selecting the lady who is deemed the complete package since the pageant is to select a titleholder who personifies Tagbilaran City’s beauty and she has the mission of presenting the city’s beauty, its people, ideals and visions to the rest of the world.

After the Q & A with the media, Your Roving Eye as well as the rest of accredited mediamen cast their votes to determine who would be the Darling of the Press. The results will be revealed on pageant night.

Mutya  sa Tagbilaran 2015
Eda Cimafranca



To bring more excitement with the pageant that is now on its 30th year, Your Blogger is requesting our blog readers to select who they think should be Mutya sa Tagbilaran 2016.

Just check out the upper right corner of this blog and check the box that corresponds with candidate’s name & assigned tag number.

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