Pageant Emceeing Experiences

Some of the earliest beauty pageants I emceed:

The 1989 Miss College of Arts & Sciences would occupy a special place in my heart of hearts for it was the very first pageant that I emceed, my baptism of fire so to speak. Sharing equal billing and exposure with me was the very eloquent and ethereal Miss Tagbilaran 1987 Fiel Angeli Araoarao now Mrs. Jerome Gabin. It was to be the first of so many successful stints for our emceeing tandem
 The first would always linger
It was followed in December that year with the 1989 Campus Girl Quest, an inter- school personality search won by Tiffany Yap of Bohol Wisdom School 

The 1991 Miss Divine Word College Search proved to be a long wait for its candidates and emcees. They had to wait for one whole year because the campus beauty tilt scheduled on February 1990 had to be cancelled after an earthquake struck Bohol on the eve of the contest. 

Imagine my surprise when Pureza Veloso- Chatto and I got invited by our Alma Mater to emcee its 1997 Golden Jubilee Queen which served as highlight of the school's Golden Jubilee Celebration   

I have emceed ten (10) editions of the Miss Bohol Sandugo Pageant as indicated below with winners included:

YEAR                NAME                                        AREA REPRESENTED

1990                 Tiffany Yap                                 Jagna 

1996                  Laianne Reyes Canoy                   Maribojoc

1998                  Josely Yap Ferniz                        Bilar

2000                  Mellanie Wallace                         Calape

2001                  Vanessa Cadorna *                       Duero

2002                  Cherry May Bacarro                     Dimiao

2008                 Joy Marie Maglajos                       Catigbian

2009                 Daisy Jean Quilicot                      Tagbilaran City

2010                 Amir Paraguya Sol                        Tubigon

2011                  Farah Mian                                 Tubigon

Hosting the very first Miss Bohol Sandugo Pageant back in July 1990 with the first winner, Tiffany Yap of Jagna. 

Jagna would later on win the crown for the next two years thus achieving the very rare threepeat victory.

hosting the 2010 Miss Bohol Sandugo Pageant with the very articulate and classy Miss Bohol Sandugo 2004 titleholder Ms. Rhiz Nova Arenas. 

She is truly a delight to work with

Hats off to you Rhiz! 


The Chocolate Hills Lady Jaycees had been tasked by the City Government to oversee the annual Mutya sa Tagbilaran Search since 1990. 

It was in 1993 that I had my first Miss Tagbilaran Pageant emceeing experience. The winner that year was Sophia Lorraine Alvarez 

That was to be the first of 11 hosting assignments for Miss Tagbilaran. The other editions with their respective winners are as follows:

YEAR            WINNER                               PLACEMENT IN MISS BOHOL SANDUGO

1996              Fragelle Tejano                    1st Runner Up
1997              Talie Tallo Inting                   Miss Bohol Sandugo 1997 Winner

1998              Jesyl Bongosia del Rosario     didn't compete

1999              Marime Marapao                   3rd Runner Up

2000              Mutya Zamora                       1st Runner Up

2001              Jaclyn Joy Yam                     6th place

2002              Costie Jephilin Besas             1st Runner Up

2008              Ruby Mejos                            didn't compete

2009              Daisy Jean Quilicot                 Miss Bohol Sandugo 2010 Winner

2010              Fer Mary Baliquig                    1st Runner Up

with  2010 Miss Tagbilaran Pageant winners
 L-R: Mylene Pedroso 1st RU, Fer Mary Baliquig Ms Tagbilaran 2010, Amy Fiel Booc 2nd RU


I have emceed also the following international pageants:

1999 Miss Bohol International Swimsuit Poolside Presentation & Press Conference

1999 Miss Bohol International Talent Night

2003 Miss Bohol International Pageant Night

2006 Miss Bohol International Pageant Night 

2002 Miss Earth Pre- Pageant, Bohol Tropics Resort, 58 international beauty delegates

2005 Miss Earth Preliminary Talent Competition, MetroCentre Hotel, 30 international beauty delegates

with Miss El Salvador Irina Dimas during the 2005 Miss Earth Pageant Press Conference

hosting the 2005 Miss Earth Preliminary Talent Competition 
with 2005 Miss Philippines- Fire Shiela Alonso
MetroCentre Hotel

I thank God for giving me the opportunity to emcee the most prestigious municipal pageants in Bohol such as the following: 

1990 Miss Alburquerque, 1999, 2004, 2009 Miss Baclayon,  2008 & 2011 Miss Batuan, 2009 & 2011 Miss Bilar, 2000 Miss Calape, 2008 & 2011 Miss Catigbian, 2010 Miss Dauis, 2008 Miss Duero, 2013 Miss Inabanga, 2005 & 2008 Miss Jagna, 2008 Miss Loboc,  1999, 2010, 2011 & 2012 Miss Panglao, 2010 & 2011 Miss Pilar,  1999, 2001 & 2004 Miss Valencia

that's a younger me during the 1999 Miss Panglao Beauty Pageant
Another highlight of my pageant emceeing was the Coronation Ball of the Centennial Queen of Circulo Boholano de Cebu to celebrate their 100th founding anniversary. 

My emceeing partner was the 2004 Ubi Festival Queen of Bohol and 2004 Miss Bohol Sandugo, the very classy and very eloquent Rhiz Nova Arenas

The years may have dimmed the memories so please accept my apologies if I may have overlooked some of the municipal pageants that I have emceed

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