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

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