Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Miss Bohol Tourism 1977: Antonette Biloy

Antonette during her college days 

Your Roving Eye had the most pleasant surprise of his life last July 21, 2017 during Jun Biloy & Shirmie Cuadra’s wedding when he finally met one of DWCT’s certified campus headturners during the late 70’s, Antonette Biloy. 

Antonette happens to be the groom’s older sibling.

For pageant historians and DWCT old- timers, Antonette Biloy represented the then DWCT (Divine Word College- Tagbilaran) now HNU (Holy Name University) in the 1977 Most Beautiful Boholana Pageant. 


The said beauty title was one of the many appellations that the Miss Bohol pageant adopted during its 91 year history. Antoniette was eventually named the 1977 Miss Bohol- Tourism (equivalent to 1st Runner Up) to Miss Tagbilaran City, Ellen Campbell.
1977  MS BOHOL  L-R: Antonette Biloy, Ellen Campbell & Angie Pepito


It has been exactly 40 years when she competed in the 1977 edition of Miss Bohol and Antoniette still looks as lovely as the day represented her school in the province- wide pageant.  I was so glad and relieved that she graciously accepted my request for a short interview and a quick photo opp. 
 Antonette after she made it to the final round
She has been based in Manila for quite some time now and has been blessed with three girls and a boy who are all professionals now. A CPA by profession, she was connected with the finance department of a big private company. 

 Your Roving Eye with Antonette & her daughter Roxie
Locale: Bohol Tropics Resort

She has since then retired from her job and currently enjoys her retirement and her two grandchildren.
 Antonette during the wedding reception
Thank Ma’am Tonette for the interview and the photos.

Destiny, Luck & Timing Worked in Favor of Pauline

She was destined to become Miss Bohol. That unforgettable night last July 22, the stars aligned in her favor and won over the stunning Gazini Ganados, one of the most popular girls to ever compete in Miss Bohol pageant history.

Did you know that the newly- crowned Miss Bohol 2017 almost didn’t get the chance to compete in the province’s most prestigious beauty competition? You see, two years ago, competed in Anyag sa Tubigon 2015, her town’s official preliminary pageant for Miss Bohol.

Your Roving Eye with Pauline during Anyag sa Tubigon 2015

She was raw having no prior pageant experience before the Anyag pageant but she had potential for she was witty and very engaging. The 5'9" half- Belgian beauty eventually finished as 1st RU to Olive Zoilo in Anyag sa Tubigon 2015. Ms. Zoilo who recently passed the CPA board exams was Miss Talent and 3rd RU in last year’s Miss Bohol Pageant. 

 Pauline & Olive, the last two girls for the Anyag crown await the results 
Pauline was convinced by Anyag sa Tubigon pageant organizers and mentors to represent her town this year and she was more than ready having been trained by Tubigon’s formidable team of pageant experts & mentors.

The rest as they say, is pageant history. So girls, never ever think that your journey towards the crown has ended just because you didn't make it the first time. Who knows, Lady Luck might be smiling at you the next time around. Cheers!

Monday, July 24, 2017

Miss Tubigon is Miss Bohol 2017

Pauline Amelinckx is Miss Bohol 2017
Photo Credits: Chris Ramasola 
The municipality of Tubigon celebrated its golden age in pageantry when it’s bet Pauline Amelinckx was crowned Miss Bohol 2017. 

The 21 year old half- Belgian graduated with a Bachelor of Arts International Studies major in European Studies degree last year from Cebu Doctors University. She also scooped five of the 13 special awards namely; Best in Production Number, Darling of the Press, Miss JCI, Best in Swimsuit and Best in Interview.

Miss Amelinckx was in a neck and neck race for the crown with Loon’s Gazini Jordi Ganados from start to finish. The heavy favorite from Loon who eventually finished as 1st RU was also awarded Miss Photogenic, Ramasola Viewers’ Choice, the Darling of the Crowd and Miss Air Asia.

With Tubigon’s Miss Bohol 2017 victory, the town has affirmed its Miss Bohol pageant powerhouse tag which began in 2010 with Amir Sol. A rare back-to- back was achieved in 2011 with the victory of Farah Mian . 2012 1st RU Mariecris Evardo. Tubigon didn’t send a candidate in 2013. In 2014, Jaya Lozano was 3rd RU, 2015 Clarlaine Radoc 2nd RU and 2016 Olive Zoilo 3rd RU
 Pauline reacts after being named Miss Bohol 2017
Gerald James Cabal Photography


Rounding out this year’s Miss Bohol winners are 1st RU Miss Loon Gazini Christiana Jordi Ganados  2nd RU Miss Calape Angelika Ganol Concha, 3rd RU Miss Tagbilaran City Bianca Olaso Gaviola, and 4th RU Miss Jagna Maria Andrea Cuarteros Laniba. 

L-R: 3rd RU Tagbilaran City, 1st RU Loon, MB Tubigon, 2nd RU Calape, 4th RU Jagna
Photo Credits: Gerald James Cabal Photography

The eventual top five during the Miss Bohol 2017 Orientation
Venue: Governor;s Mansion

Three of the top five finalists are in this photo
Photo Credits: Oliver Acebes
Venue: Mithi Resort & Spa

A select group of independent- minded personalities composed the board of judges and included  film director Tony Reyes, Presidential Legal Counsel Atty Salvador Panelo, Phil Provl Board Members League President Hon. Ria Cristina Farinas, Phil AirAsia Commercial Head Gerard Penaflor, veteran fashion designer & beauty queen mentor Renee Salud, Bb Pilipinas- Intl 2017 Mariel de Leon, Miss Philippines Earth 2017 Karen Ibasco, Miss Global Philippines 2017 Mary Ann Munggal and actress/ Bb Pilipinas 2009 1st RU Rich Asuncion.

Miss Bohol 2017 Opening Number 
Pageant hosts were TV host Vince Velasco & 2012 Miss Earth Air Stephanie Stafanowitz

1st Set of Special Awards

Best in Production Number
Pauline Amelinckx
Miss Congeniality
Rheya Mae Canda
Miss Photogenic
Gazini Christiana Jordi Ganados  
Ramasola Viewers Choice Award
Gazini Christiana Jordi Ganados  
Darling of the Press
Pauline Amelinckx
Behold Bohol Fan Vote Award
Donna Lee Calamba Cabugsan
Miss Talent
Tagbilaran City
Bianca Olaso Gaviola
Miss JCI
Pauline Amelinckx

2nd Set of Special Awards

Best in Swimsuit
Pauline Amelinckx
Best in Interview
Pauline Amelinckx
Best in Evening Gown
Tagbilaran City
Bianca Olaso Gaviola
Darling of the Crowd
Gazini Christiana Jordi Ganados  
Miss Air Asia
Gazini Christiana Jordi Ganados  


Thursday, July 6, 2017

Catherine Rem of Bohol Is Doing Well in GMA 7

Talent and patience do prevail in the fickle- minded and competitive Philippine TV & movie industry. Guess who is getting precious primetime TV airtime? Bohol’s very own Cathy Remperas that’s who. 

When our very own Cathy Remperas, a former ABS CBN PBB Housemate and who goes by the screen name of Catherine Rem decided to switch from ABS CBN to GMA 7, skeptics declared that it was a wrong career move. 
  Charming Catherine Rem captivates televiewers

Cathy is actually doing quite well after she transferred to GMA 7 two years ago. After a cameo appearance in the blockbuster “The Unmarried Wife”, she is now in the cast of “I Heart Davao”, a Philippine DavaoeƱo-based romantic-comedy drama series broadcast by GMA Network. 

  Carla Abellana & Tom Rodriguez
Although the lead stars are Carla Abellana, Tom Rodriguez and Benjamin Alves, Catherine plays the very pivotal & interesting character of “Aileen Ayuban”.

 Catherine Rem greets GMA News lieteners & viewers

The former Miss Bohol International 2006 1st RU who is a registered nurse shared to Your Roving Eye that since she is not yet a GMA Artist Center talent, she was advised by her talent manager Direk Maryo J Delos Reyes to undergo a series of auditions to snag the role. 

  Miss Bohol Intl 2006 1st RU
Catch the primetime teleserye”I Heart Davao” directed by Direk Marlon Rivera every Monday- Friday 9:15 pm.

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