Thursday, September 28, 2017

Batch 1: Miss Silka Bohol 2017

Meet the first of five batches of candidates for Miss Silka Bohol 2017

EDUCATION         : Senior High Student-Accountancy Business & Management Strand
INTERESTS           : Adventure, Dancing & Badminton                                                          

EDUCATION         : Senior High General Academic Strand
INTERESTS           : Singing & Dancing
  16 years, TANGOHAY, DIMIAO
EDUCATION      : Senior High  
INTERESTS        : Dancing, Surfing the Net, Watching Movies & Listening to Music

GRAND CORONATION: October 14, 4 pm, Island City Mall

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Hudyaka sa Panglao 2017 Highlights

This year’s Hudyaka sa Panglao Festival exceeded almost everyone’s expectations. From the nightly carnival rides & varied entertainment fare that brought excitement & glee to the townsfolk down to the many invitations from friends in this tropical paradise.
  Ed & Cely Chongbian with Fiel Gabin
  Marianito Luspo & Val Sandiego
Buffet tables groaned with delectable fiesta fare and of course, the obligatory selfies and beso beso. Beyond the pomp and pageantry, the festival which fused music and colors into one joyous activity was the Panglaoanon devotees’ way of paying homage and thanksgiving to their patron saint for blessings received through his intercession, by way of celebration.  

Your Roving Eye, Mike Quintia & wife Nikki join Cong. Aris Aumentado,
Nekolai Montero- Cerna & hubby Liplip Cerna
As Panglao progressed through the years from a humble and sleepy fishing and farming community into a bustling ecotourism community, the festival answers the need for the town to showcase its way of life & rich cultural heritage to the visitors and tourists who flocked to Bohol tourism’s crowning jewel.
 PANGLAO PRIDE: Catherine Tabaniag & Marissa Cloma
 The highways and the side streets leading to the town plaza and along the parade route were closed to traffic. Panglaonanons, revelers and visitors alike had to brave the heat and glare of the sun just to witness and participate in the merrymaking.

All ten barangays of Panglao sent dance contingents and competed for prizes and bragging rights in both street dance competition and the focal/ ritual competition. Ricky Ballesteros, Sinulog Foundation, Inc. Executive Director, was the chair of the judges for "Hudyaka sa Panglao" 2017 street dancing competition and Marianito Luspo for the focal/ ritual competition.

 Thousands jampacked the town plaza for Hudyaka 2017

 Your Roving Eye with Garcia Hernandez Mayor Tita Gallentes
Panglao has so much to be thankful for. After harvesting a bounty of  awards for Best Municipal Police unit, Panglao won  recently the Third Most Competitive award among 1,500 local government units in the country, under the 3rd-6th class municipality category, in this year's Annual Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI) by the National Competitiveness Council.

 Mayor Montero received the award during the 5th Annual Regional Competitiveness Summit two weeks ago at the PICC in Manila.
 WOMAN EMPOWERMENT: Fiel Gabin with Mayor Tita & Panglao Mayor Nila Montero
Vice Mayor Pedro Fuertes confirmed the award conferred on the Panglao LGU, adding that the town was also named among the top 20 finalists in the search for Galing Pook Awards 2017. The LGU's entry program was “A Purok-Based Approach in Basic Education Reforms/Turo-Turismo: Strengthening Partnership and Industry Linkage for Effective K-12 Implementation.”

Monday, September 18, 2017

Miss World Philippines 1st Princess Receives Queenly Welcome from Bohol

Everybody loves a winner! This was proven once again with the recent homecoming of Miss World Philippines 2017 First Princess Glyssa Bingas Perez.  From the very warm welcome at the Tagbilaran Airport and from Sweet Home Boutique Hotel, her official residence while in town. 

Her homecoming parade was reminiscent of the one that Anna Maris Igpit had when she was crowned Bb Pilipinas- World 2006. Everyone craned their necks to get a glimpse of the lovely Boholana who traces her Boholano roots to Danao care of mom Yolie Bingas. 

A warm welcome & reunion with her friends from her Miss Bohol journey

Glyssa with her Miss Bohol successor Pauline Amelincx and Batch 2017
 With FORD Motors Joy Tibus & Tatay Billy Tongco

 With Gov. Chatto and City Mayor Yap
Courtesy calls to Bohol Gov. Edgar Chatto & Tagbilaran City Mayor Baba Yap were punctuated with photo mementos. The celebrated and high- profile beauty queen tried her gracious best to accommodate everyone’s selfie request.

Glyssa Perez: A Fabulous FORD Female

She is here to reconnect & renew acquaintances, visit friends & relatives and do rounds of media interviews.

Welcome home Glyssa and Long May You Reign!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Miss Silka Bohol 2017 is On!

Exactly a week ago, K & N Productions, the organizers of Miss Silka Bohol 2017 gathered all the girls who were selected as official candidates after three days of rigid screenings at ICM and BQ Mall.  
Four of the Miss Silka Bohol 2017 official candidates

Along with their handlers/ parents/ guardians, the girls were required to attend an Orientation & Briefing held at the 5th Level of BQ Mall regarding the rules governing the contest. The organizers led by also addressed the queries and clarifications asked by the girls regarding the criteria, event dates and schedules, prizes and other details.

LJ Lumayag of K & N Productions assists the girls with 
the agreement signing

Your Roving Eye poses for a selfie with Shaznay & Jessa

  Kaorie flashes a cool sign
  Jay Christine helps a fellow candidate with her lashes

Right after the agreement signing, the girls plunged head- on with The Official Glamshot Photo Shoot, their first important pageant- related activity as they embark on their Miss Silka Bohol 2017 journey. 

With “Luxury of Ease” as the theme, the girls had their close ups with official photographer Ghen Lumayag under the creative direction & styling of Michael Ryan Tago.

Mike & Ghen coach one of the girls on proper posing
Tomorrow, September 17, Miss Silka Bohol 2017 Search will be launched with the following activities:

10:00 am              Citywide FORD Motorcade        
10:30 am              KISS 102.3 FM Radio Station Visit
4:00 pm               ICM Press & Public Presentation

Miss Silka Bohol 2017 Schedule of Major Activities:

September 23, Saturday              Talent Competition                        ICM Mall
September 30, Saturday              Swimwear Competition               BQ Mall
October 14, Saturday                     Grand Coronation Night              ICM Mall

See you all with your support for the ladies throughout their journey.  

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Today is My Blog's 5th Year Anniversary!

Today is September 13 and my blogspot marks its 5th year anniversary. Today, we also hit the million mark for number of views. It's a twin milestone for someone who tried his hand on writing for fun and adventure. What an adventure it has been for the past five years.

Five years ago, I vividly remember describing myself as a very unlucky person who has been dealt some of life's most devastating blows both personal and professional during the last few years. Misfortune after misfortune have hounded me every now and then. Today, I take back what I wrote back in 2012. 

I realize how lucky I am to have been given the chance to bounce back and to gain a strong foothold on where I am now. Thank you to the people who have been there to help me and to make me believe in myself again.

Yes, it took me quite a while to be on steady grounds. Instead of moping down and putting the blame on others, I tried to find ways so I could cope and come to terms with the aftermath.

This blog has been a saving grace after all. It has been a reliable coping mechanism that helped me to regain my bearings and get a grip on myself.  
 Hitting the million mark on my fifth year anniversary! How doubly fulfilling!

Thank you to everyone who have made Bohol’s Roving Eye a part of their online activity,

Double cheers!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Meet Klea Kathrina Uy

 Klea Kathrina Uy
Make way for the lovely and leggy Klea Kathrina Uy who caught Your Roving Eye’s attention when she forayed into the world of pageantry a couple of years ago. 

Klea emerged as one of the Top Seven finalists in the Miss Silka Bohol 2015 pageant. 

Not bad for a pageant newbie who joined for the experience and because of the constant prodding from friends and family.

Last year, she was crowned Mutya sa Cogon which qualified her as an official candidate in the 2017 Mutya sa Tagbilaran Pageant. She may not have barged into the winners’ circle but she gained a lot in terms of experience, insights as well as new friends.

Presently, the 20 year old who stands 5’ 7” is a BS Business Administration major in Marketing Management student of Holy Name University. For the past two years, she has been part of the CSG Executive Department as Secretary for Students Rights & Welfare then Secretary for External Affairs. 

  Klea was a standout in the Mutya 2017 finals
Photo Credits: TJ Medrana Photography

Currently, she is the Petty Cash Custodian of the CSG 9th Student Congress and is also Secretary of the Rotaract Club of Tagbilaran HNU Chapter

 elegance and confidence in her gown presentation
Photo Credits: TJ Medrana Photography

The self- confessed Spiderman fan also adores Winnie the Pooh. When asked what keeps her going in life, she quotes a line from Gwen Stacy “Don’t follow others’ trail, make your own trail”

That’s Klea Katrina for you! 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Glyssa Perez is Miss World Philippines 2017 1st Princess

Eleven years after Anna Maris Igpit clinched the Bb Pilipinas- World crown, another Boholana gave a stellar performance in the country’s search for its Miss World representative.

Miss Bohol 2016 Glyssa Leiann Bingas Perez finished strongly as 1st RU in a competitive field of 35 lovely ladies during glittering ceremonies at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Glyssa Perez is named Miss World Philippines 2017 1st Princess
Prior to revealing the names of the Top 15 semifinalists was the announcement of the winners of the five Fast Track Challenges which gave the winners automatic tickets to the semis.  All fast track challenges were conducted weeks leading to the pageant night.

The fast track challenge winners were:

Miss FILA/Sports & Fitness
#3 Glyssa Leian Perez
#9 Winwyn Marquez
Bench Body/Beach Beauty
#9 Winwyn Marquez
Top Model
#32 Cynthia Thomalla
Multimedia Challenge
#15 Laura Lehmann

Candidate #3 Glyssa Perez was named the winner for Sports Challenge which was held at Victoria Sports Tower last August 17. The whole- day sports activities had the girls divided into five groups and prior to tackling the various sports activities that challenged their physical capacities, they had to come up with their group yells & cheers.

 Glyssa Perez & her Sports Challenge teammates

After getting the FILA/ Sports & Fitness award, Glyssa & the other fast track winners led 11 other girls into the top 15 where KC Montero engaged them in a casual chitchat to give the audience and the judges a glimpse into their personalities.

   All the Fast Track Challenge winners made it to the final six
For the top ten Q & A, Glyssa got a “personal question”. 

QUESTION: All your life your parents have taught you in school and in life, but what have you taught your parents?

Living from a different country to the Philippines, one thing that I feel that I taught my parents is trust.  Because being the only girl in the family with three brothers, you could just imagine how protective they are.
As I said earlier, trust is what I taught my parents because they allow me to loop two countries because I’m so passionate about serving the community that I’m here standing in front of you all to do what I’m passionate about.
As predicted in an earlier blog , Glyssa did bring on her A- game and, with her impressive and heartfelt Q & A performance, she finished strongly as 1st Princess. 
   exuding grace and charm during the opening number
Her roles and responsibilities include appearances with the other MWP 2017 winners and should one of the crowned winners cannot fulfill their contractual obligations, Glyssa takes over.
 Glyssa Perez in her Bench Body swimwear and
in her Mikee Andrei evening gown during pageant night

The 23 years old who graduated with a BS Commerce degree major in Finance during her college days in Australia where she spent her growing up years, she was awarded for the Best Endeavor in Finance 2015.
  tension- filled moment before announcement of winners
 L-R: Perez, Thomalla, Lehmann, Marquez, Senoron & Carbonell  
Beauty runs in her bloodline and in fact, she and reigning 2016 Miss Universe Philippines Maxine Perez Medina are first cousins. She was crowned the 2014 Miss Philippines Australia where she represented the Visayas Association of Australia Inc.. In the same pageant, she  also won the Best in Filipiniana, Best in Swimsuit and Best in Evening Gown special awards.

Year 2016 was memorable for Glyssa  After getting crowned as Miss Bohol 2016, she represented the province in Miss JCI Visayas and after winning the regional title, she went on to win the national title of Miss JCI Philippines as well.

Congratulations to Glyssa and to MWP franchise holder ALV of national director Arnold Vergafia & general manager Bessie Besana !

Friday, September 1, 2017

Marissa Cloma is Miss Panglao 2017

PANGLAO’S FAIREST Lourdes National High School’s bet Marissa Cloma was crowned Miss Panglao 2017 after besting a field of 14 candidates in a spectacular & glittering pageant held at the Panglao town plaza last Friday evening. 

Ms. Cloma who is vying for Class Valedictorian and is her school paper’s Associate Editor earlier swept the swimsuit, evening gown and interviews before leading four other girls into the final round.  The beauty queen was also named Miss Photogenic, Miss Renaissance Spa, Miss Panglao Island Travel & Tours, Miss Bohol Beach Club, Darling of the Crowd, Best in Interview, Best in Resort Wear & Best in Casual Wear.
 Miss Panglao 2017 from LNHS with Miss Tawala 1st RU and  Miss AFI 2nd RU
Photo Credits: TJ Medrana Photography & Ric Obedencio

WINNING ANSWER When asked how she would convince people from around the world to visit her hometown Panglao, known as Bohol tourism’s crowning jewel, she confidently answered 
“ I will convince people around the world to visit my hometown through the use of my advocacy project which is “Social Media Revolution” . By highlighting and showcasing my hometown’s beauty, her people and her peace & order through regular social media, I hope that I would be able to show the world what a great and safe place my hometown is”
OTHER WINNERS Named 1st RU and Best in Production Number was Miss Tawala Josephine Rheingans, a 19 year old half German & third year BS Psychology student and 2nd RU was Miss Arbasto Foundation Kimberly Grace Giroud, 16 years old half French & SSG President of her school. 

Rounding out the final five were Miss Cristal e- College Ricky Mae Casipe, 19 year old BS Education MAPHE major and Miss Libaong Cindy Tay, a 17 year old  IT in Mobile App & Web Development student of STI College.

 Star Magic talent/ model Johannes Rissler & 1st Gentleman winner Andrea Biondo
with Miss Panglao founder Hon.Aya Montero

IMPRESSIVE LINE- UP OF JUDGES The members of the board of judges included Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago, Gentleman of the Philippines Universal Ambassador 2016 Andrea Biondo, Ms Panglao Resident Judge, Philanthropist & Entrepreneur Ms. Cielo Calalin, ABS CBN Stylist & Celebrity Fashion Designer Bing Cristobal, socialite, hotelier & entrepreneur Ms. Evelyn Zamora Du.

MWP 2014 Valerie Weighmann & Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago
Location: Baybayon Restaurant, Alona Tropical Resort


 Alona Tropical Resort owner Frank Montero with ABS CBN Creative Stylist
Bing Cristobal, 
Star Magic talent / singer & model Johannes Rissler
& Aces & Queens pageant mentor/ coach Arnold Mercado

Hotelier & HR Director of Henann Resort Mr. Ed Aniceto, Bohol Fashion Designers Circle President & renowned Boholano couturier EJ Relampagos, top fashion, print & commercial models, Miss World Philippines 2014  Ms. Valerie Weighmann, Manila- based fashion icon & designer, Aces & Queens head stylist Mikee Andrei, respected pageant mentor/ coach & Aces & Queens pillar Arnold Mercado.

 Miss Panglao founder Hon. Aya Montero is flanked by parents
former Councilor Frank Montero & Panglao Mayor Nila Montero 
Photo Credits: Ric Obedencio
Gov. Edgar Chatto lauded the pageant organizers for making Miss Panglao a platform for youth empowerment & where the girls can share their time, talent & treasures to make a difference in the community.
L-R: Cong. Yap, Gov, Chatto, Hon. Aya Montero, Mayor Nila Montero, Cong. Relampagos &  
his daughter Kristin Nicole Relampagos
The two- hour show that was attended by Gov. Edgar Chatto, Cong. Rene Relampagos & Cong. Art Yap and drew in thousands of spectators has produced beauties who later on shone in provincial, regional and national pageants.

Just a month ago, Catherine Cadayona Tabaniag who represented Panglao & Bohol in the Miss Philippines Earth 2017 placed among the top ten finalists and eventually finished as runner up. She was also named Miss Talent, 2nd Best in Gown and 3rd Darling of the Press. She publicly acknowledged the Montero family for making it possible for Panglao beauties to pursue and realize their dreams.

Behind the show’s creative & artistic direction was Mr. Deo Guden, hotelier and artistic gem from Loon
  Cat Tabaniag & pageant director Deo Guden during arrival interview at KISS FM

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