Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Miss Bohol 1990: Tiffany Matuod Yap

  Miss Jagna is Miss Bohol 1990 
As with the previous year, Miss Bohol 1990 was officially known as Miss Bohol Fiesta Islands to go with the Dept. of Tourism's two- year Fiesta Islands marketing campaign before it metamorphosed into Miss Bohol Sandugo in 1991.

The second & final edition of Miss Bohol Fiesta Islands Pageant was handled by the Bohol Confederation of Youth Organizations or BCYO, the same group that organized the very successful 1989 Campus Girl Search won coincidentally by Tiffany Matuod Yap. 

Ricky Inting, one of the legendary dancers of his generation, choreographed and directed the pageant. Your Roving Eye and Ms. Leni Ingking were assigned the emceeing job.

Who can forget the former Tiffany Matuod Yap, daughter of Engr. Abraham Yap and Corazon Matuod, a pageant neophyte who won two very important Bohol- based beauty titles? 

Tiffany would always be remembered for winning the Miss Bohol Fiesta Islands crown in a dramatic come- from- behind fashion. 

With her second beauty title, she was able to silence her skeptics and had proven that her Campus Girl victory was neither fluke nor a luck-of-the draw.
  Miss Bohol 1990: Tiffany M. Yap

She was to win the first of three Miss Bohol crowns for Jagna in three consecutive years; 1990, 1991 and 1992. To date, the municipality of Jagna still holds the record of being the only LGU in Bohol to achieve the distinction.
 L-R: 4th RU Ms Alicia, 2nd RU Ms Baclayon, Miss Bohol 1990 Ms Jagna, 1st RU Ms Tagbilaran City, 3rd RU Ms Carmen
Photo Credits: baby bersaluna

Tiffany Matuod Yap
Marivic Labado
Tagbilaran City
1st RU
Rica Pureza Alas
2nd RU
Judith Binangbang
3rd RU
Baby Bersaluna
4th RU

Your Roving Eye's first Miss Bohol emceeing stint

During the 10th year anniversary of Miss Bohol Sandugo in July 2000, Tiffany Yap- Glarino and Winnie M. Lim- Ventulan, 1989 Miss Bohol Fiesta Islands title holder who were both invited for the pageant milestone were properly acknowledged moments before the coronation of the new titleholder.

The 1st Runner Up, Marivic Labado would later be crowned Miss Cebu Doctors College that year and make it the following year as a member of Penshoppe Circle- Batch 1991, then the country's most prestigious modeling search for image models. I would always remember Tiffany for her charming disposition and almost child- like shyness. During rehearsals, she would just stay in one corner, read her books and notes which she always carried with her.

On a personal note, this pageant would be very memorable to me for this was to be the first of so many emceeing honors for future editions of Miss Bohol Sandugo. 

Who would have known that I would still be hosting the pageant twenty years after its launching?

Tiffany has retained her beauty queen look two decades after winning her 1989 Campus Girl- Bohol title and her 1990 Miss Bohol Fiesta Islands crown


 Tiffany at present
Tiffany graduated with a BS Psychology degree from USC in 1996. ,She is married to Glenn Glarino, a professor in Psychology at the University of San Carlos in Cebu City with whom she has three kids, namely; Frankl, 19, David, 17 and Aubrey, 7 years old.

PRESENTLY, she is an HR practitioner connected with Cebu Holdings Inc, a real estate company affiliated with Ayala Land.

Thanks to Tiffany Yap & to Dr. Babe Celena Bersaluna- Isaga for obliging me with the photo requests

Monday, June 27, 2016

Miss Bohol 2016 Press Presentation at Be Grand Resort, Panglao

And the quest for the quintessential Boholana kicked off with the impressive press presentation & swimsuit photo shoot held at Be Grand Resort, one of Bohol’s most posh resorts.
 JCI Chocolate Hills Lady Jaycees, pageant organizers are given a
Be Grand Resort tour

 a Kenneth Cobonpue stands out by the hall overlooking the poolside
After the 16 beauty delegates from 15 municipalities and the city of Tagbilaran were officially presented to the media, the selection of the Darling of the Press immediately followed. The results of the secret balloting based on the girls’ communication skills, charm and personality will be revealed during the pageant finals. 

JCI Chocolate Hills Lady Jaycees Club President Queenie Melody Fullante and Be Grand Resort’s GM Anito Lanticse welcomed the press, the organizers & the candidates to the whole- day activity in Bohol’s grandest resort, Be Grand Resort. 

And what a warm & grand welcome it was! A welcome befitting royalty! Be Grand Resort pulled no stops to ensure everyone had the most grandiose experience at the world- class resort. Truly beyond the expected.
 Miss Duero at Be Grand's Food Hall salad bar


Food was aplenty from the hors d'oeuvres to the buffet luncheon. Your Roving Eye wondered how the girls could possibly maintain such impossibly fit physique by the time it would be the grand coronation night!
 Your Roving Eye with all 16 gorgeous girls at Be Grand' s grandest poolside

This year’s candidates are: LILA Ritzi Lague, 21, JAGNA Ashley Nicole Collamat, 23, LOBOC Quir Nicole Maghuyop, 17, ALBURQUERQUE Pearl Dianne Bungabong, 22, SEVILLA Queenie Mae Baquial, 19, DAUIS Judy Ann Cimafranca, 19, GARCIA- HERNANDEZ Tanya Bianca Schreurs, 22, PITOGO ISLAND April Mahier, 24, TALIBON Lovely Sheena Empuesto, 19, 

 Miss Bohol 2016 girls frolic at Be Grand's exclusive Villa pool
TUBIGON Jean Olive Zoilo, 20, DUERO Karen Jane Ilagan, 20, DANAO Glyssa Perez, 21, PANGLAO Catherine Tabaniag, 17, BALILIHAN Ricka Geangan, 17, TAGBILARAN CITY Queeniebeth Barcelona, 17 & LOON Bretziel Laurel, 19. 

All the 16 candidates will compete in four areas of judging; swimsuits, onstage interviews, gowns & talent before the field will be trimmed down to the final five.

 JCI Chocolate Hills with Be Grand's MarComm Maricar Vasquez Tan
 Your Roving Eye & fellow blogger Angelah Polot flank
Be Grand's Sebastien Dupont & Maricar Vasquez- Tan
According to pageant organizers JCI Chocolate Hills Lady Jaycees, the important dates to remember for Miss Bohol 2016 are Talent Night: July 9, Saturday, 8 pm, Bohol Wisdom School Gym & Grand Coronation Night: July 17, Sunday, 8 pm, Bohol Wisdom School Gym 

Photo Credits: 

Bryan Jatico Agua of Bohol Bloggers Collective
TJ Medrana
Angelah Polot           
Majo Ann P. Algcn

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Miss Bohol 2016: A Behind the Scenes Peek at the Girls' Glam Shots

For the third straight year, JCI Chocolate Hills Lady Jaycees, the organizers of Miss Bohol 2016 entrusted this year’s glamshot photo session with one of Bohol’s top photographers Chris Ramasola whose vintage themed Miss Bohol shoot last year elicited positive feedback from pageant fans all over.
 Chris Ramasola in action 
This year’s theme is The Filipina in the Boholana.

Your Roving Eye interviews Miss Sevilla

With designer Mikey Andrei’s exquisite sartorial creation in crimson red and hair and make up by Bohol’s top maquillage artists, the girls were transformed into demure & delicate Boholanas from yesteryears.
 Your Roving Eye with Miss Danao & Miss Loon
  Danao & Loon have bonded like sisters 
  Miss Loboc awaits her turn
Watch out for the glossy glamshots soon!
Miss Garcia- Hernandez, Miss Loboc & Miss Dauis

Miss Alburquerque & Miss Pitogo Island
 This year’s 16 participating towns & city and their beauty delegates are:

1MISS LILA Ritzi Lague, 21
2MISS JAGNA Ashley Nicole Collamat, 23
3MISS LOBOC Quir Nicole Maghuyop, 17
4MISS ALBURQUERQUE Pearl Dianne Bungabong, 22
5MISS SEVILLA Queenie Mae Baquial, 19
6MISS DAUIS Judy Ann Cimafranca, 19
7MISS GARCIA- HERNANDEZ Tanya Bianca Schreurs, 22
8MISS PITOGO ISLAND April Mahier, 24
9MISS TALIBON Lovely Sheena Empuesto, 19
10MISS TUBIGON Jean Olive Zoilo, 20
11MISS DUERO Karen Jane Ilagan, 20
12MISS DANAO Glyssa Perez, 21
13MISS PANGLAO Catherine Tabaniag, 17
14MISS BALILIHAN Ricka Geangan, 17
15MISS TAGBILARAN CITY Queeniebeth Barcelona, 17
16MISS LOON Bretziel Laurel, 19

 Miss Talibon, Miss Duero & Miss Balilihan
 Miss Jagna, Miss Panglao & Miss Lila
 Miss Tubigon & Miss Tagbilaran City

Miss Sevilla 

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Sevilla's Bet for Miss Bohol 2016


The Little Baguio of Bohol, Sevilla, rarely sends candidates to the annual search for Bohol's fairest but when it does, it makes sure that teir candidate is topnotch.

Meet the Municipality of Sevilla’s official bet in the 2016 Miss Bohol Pageant Search. 

Queenie Mae Varquez Baquial, 19 years old, is a graduating BS Tourism student of Bohol Island State University- Main Campus.

Queenie who is a member of her town’s Parish Youth Movement & the Confraternity of Our Lady of Lourdes is no stranger to beauty pageants. 


At the age of 15, she represented Holy Trinity School in the province- wide search for Miss BACS (Bohol Association of Catholic Schools) where she emerged as Miss BACS Athletics (equivalent to 2nd RU).
  Miss BACS Athletics 2012

  Standout during province- wide search for Miss BACS 2012
On the same year, she also represented her municipality in the Mr. & Ms Teen Bohol Search. Although she didn’t make the Top Five, the experience itself was more than enough to boost her self- confidence & improve her interpersonal skills. Winning last year’s Mutya ng Sevilla (Pearl of Sevilla) gave her the honor of representing her town in the 2016 Miss Bohol Pageant, which marks the 90th year since the first Miss Bohol was crowned in 1926.
Mutya sa Sevilla 2015 Glamshot 

We always associate beauty queens with glitz and glamour but Queenie is not your typical beauty queen. Prior to and right after her crowning as Mutya ng Sevilla, she lost two very important women in her life to breast cancer. She dedicated her Mutya ng Sevilla victory to her grandma who passed away days before the pageant and to her mother who also passed away a month after her crowning. 

Mutya sa Sevilla 2015 in her swimwear
According to Queenie, she does not participate that much in campus organizations as she is focusing on her studies and is helping out in the household chores. She is grateful that her older brother was able to land a job abroad just last year.

She has found solace & comfort in knowing her two loved ones are in a place where there is no pain. At the same time, she draws strength from her painful losses every time adversity strikes.

If and when Lady Luck smiles at her during pageant night, she will dedicate her year of reign to focusing on Bohol's tourism draws and help increase the awareness level on breast cancer 
Your Roving Eye with Queenie Mae

The beauty queen also revealed that she is dedicating her Miss Bohol participation not only to her municipality but also to her grandmother and her mother who were both avid pageant fans. 

With teary eyes, she clearly remembers that her parents were monitoring the Miss Sevilla pageant right at their home since her mom was already too sick to attend the pageant finals and besides, their house is only a few meters away from the cultural center & gymnasium where the pageant was being staged.
 Triumph over Tragedy
The beauty queen shares that her participation in the province’s most prestigious beauty competition would surely boost her confidence and be a big help for her in her future career in the tourism industry.

As the big night for the Sandugo Festival’s most glamorous highlight gets nearer and nearer, Queenie takes comfort that she has the support not only of Sevilla but also the love and support of her mom and grandma from up above.

Thanks to Sevilla Vice Mayor Richard Bucag for the info & photos.


Saturday, July 9, Talent Night, Bohol Wisdom School Gymnasium, 8 pm
Sunday, July 17, Pageant Night, Bohol Wisdom School Gymnasium, 8 pm

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Rotary Santacruzan Marks Its 10th Year Anniversary

You know you’re about to bid adieu to summer when you catch a glimpse of all those lovely sagalas in their Filipiniana ternos and in costumes based on Biblical characters get ready for the colorful yet solemn procession that follows the holy mass that honors the Blessed Virgin Mary.
  L-R: Jasmine Jaeckel, Maygan Besa, Natalie McGow,
Mutya 2016 Queeniebeth Barcelona & Erika Karcher

The Rotary Club of Tagbilaran celebrated a milestone when it staged the 10th year anniversary of its highly- anticipated Rotary Santacruzan, the club’s annual fundraiser that  is based on a beautiful traditional religious activity that celebrates the finding of the Holy Cross by Queen Helen, the mother of Constantine the Great.
 Rotarians Tony Maquindang, Cynthia Pedralba, Joisa Cayanong,
Mildred Kascher& Yelle Jubac
Back in year 2006, Rtn. Baby Bantol broached the idea of staging the Santacruzan not only to revive a beautiful religious cultural tradition but also to organize a fundraiser for the club’s various service projects. The affair wrapped up later in the evening at the Bohol Cultural Center with the dazzling parade of beauty queens, socialites, debutantes & philanthropists who embodied beauty, civic- mindedness & generosity.

Calamay Festival Queen 2016 Andrea Laniba & Miss Alicia 2015 Kate Javellana
The beautiful tradition continued with this year’s edition of Santacruzan capped with the spectacular Coronation Ball held at the Bohol Cultural Center & followed immediately by the stunning performance of The Raes composed of Eva delos Santos, Monique and Anna who made it to the semifinals of ABS CBN’s  Pilipinas Got Talent 2016.

  Gov. Edgar Chatto & First Lady Pureza Chatto with
 Baby Bantol, Eva Santos & daughters Monique & Anna
 Gov. Edgar Chatto & First Lady Pureza Chatto crowns Ms.
Gen Jamisola as Reyna Emperatriz 2016 
The fabulous & elegant Rtn. Genevieve Jamisola who reigned supreme that evening was crowned Reina Emperatriz by Bohol Gov. Edgar Chatto & First Lady Pureza Chatto.   Kudos to Club President Rtn. Mildred Kascher & Project Co- Chairs  Baby Louella Bantol & Yelle Jubac   for the successful event & to the Rotary Club of Tagbilaran for the successful staging of the event.  
 Anyag sa Tubigon 2016 queens with Your Roving Eye

Crowned as Reyna Elena is Mutya sa Tagbilaran 2016, Queenebeth Barcelona, Queen of May Jazzy Jaeckel; Reyna Delas Flores Natalie Belle McGow, Little Queen of May Arriane Maxine Lucas, Reina del Mundo Erika Sofia Karcher 

A tribute that recognized Rtn. Rose Soy, the legendary civic- minded beauty who reigned as Queen of the Rotary for seven successive years was the main highlight of the evening

 Legendary beauty & civic-minded Rose Soy
By the way, talked about during the glittering affair was the floral photo wall created by the very talented daughters of Rotarian Sarena Cabagnot. Talent indeed runs in the family.
 SISTER ACT: Talented Dyza, Dea & Dby Cabagnot Saco created
this fabulous floral photowall

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