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HNU has most number of beauty queens

Tagbilaran., Monday, 23 April 2007 (updated: Tuesday, 29 May 2007)


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  • Could it be true that a Capitol employee (whose status is casual plantilla) at the PACO is super “sungit?” According to VRS, this casual employee has a personality problem. Dili ni siya kahibaw moentertain og mga client. In fact, she’s busy attending other personal needs like combing her hair and texting her friends. And when you’ll approach her, her mood would change. Kung unsa kamaot na iyang face mao sab kamaot iyang kinaiya. With her yaya (very slow) working style and her intimidating appearance she would be an “asset” of the office. Pahawdhawd na siya nga casual lang gani unya wala gani mag-ingana ang iyang kauban nga mga regular employee, VRS shared.
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  • Could it be true that a topbrass Capitol employee is “threatening” the people of Panglao? VRS relayed this information that this Capitol bigwig went to Panglao to ask them to sell their lands for the controversial Panglao International Airport. Many could not believe that this Capitol employee (whose presence is meek and down to earth) could make “threats” to these simple folks that if they would not sell their lands the government could confiscate the lands. What a threat!
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What school has produced the most number of beauty queens?

Is there a beauty queen who’s running this coming May elections?

These questions were raised by True readers last week and these generated a debate among pageant aficionados. Why these people are talking about beauty pageants? Simply because ‘tis a season of beauty pageant…sooner or later we’ll learn the new breed of beauty queens in the province (hopefully no longer “recycled” beauties).

Perla Fernando Salig-Teves
Perla Fernando Salig-Teves, 1979 Bb. Pilipinas 1st RU.

I wrote a story about beauty queens (the Bohol Sandugo winners) a year ago (which can be accessed at As of this writing, I asked the help of Raul Gatal, personality guru, seasoned host and “beauty expert” and Fiel Angelie Araoarao-Gabin, who is also a beauty queen and a favorite judge of beauty pageants to locate and update the roaster of beauty queens in the province.

Drum roll, please….

The winner? Yes, Holy Name University (formerly the Divine Word College of Tagbilaran)! It leads University of Bohol (Rafael Palma College) by a wide margin.

There is only one beauty queen who turned politician. She’s Paula Raagas-Valles--a graduate of Bohol High School, former Miss Bohol High School and served as municipal mayor of Maribojoc for many years.

Marcel Gatal-Diego--A BS commerce major in management graduate from DWC-Tagbilaran, Miss Young Bohol 1983 and best in gown besting 34 beauty delegates from all over the province. She was also Hiyas ng Silangan-Bohol 1982 and was a top ten finalist in the 1982 Hiyas ng Silangan-Philippines pageant where she won the Miss Talent award. She is married to businessman Antonio Diego.

Ma. Recelle Adlaon-Paredes--1991 Miss Bohol Sandugo, a BS nursing graduate of DWC-Tagbilaran, she finished her M.A. in nursing at Cebu Normal University and is presently a clinical instructor of HNU-College of Nursing.

Jennifer Ejoc-Sarmiento finished her BS in Education from HNU and is presently pursuing her M.A. in Education at the Cebu Normal University. She is also a faculty member of the College of Arts & Sciences in her alma mater.

Socorro D’ Mari “Tali” Inting--finished her law degree from HNU and is now a full- fledged lawyer and based in Cebu City.

Josely Ferniz-Tatad--finished her BS Commerce at HNU and is now pursuing her BS in Nursing in the same university.

Mellanie Wallace--BS Nursing degree holder from HNU and is now a registered nurse working in a New York hospital

Perla Fernando Salig-Bb. Pilipinas 1979 first runner-up, Miss Loboc Academy and Miss Commerce at Divine Word College now Holy Name University. She won the Mutya ng Bohol pageant in Cebu sponsored by the Circulo Boholano de Cebu in 1998. She represented the Central Visayas to the 1979 Bb. Pilipinas. Salig is married to Danny Teves with whom she has four sons. She runs a boutique business here in Bohol and Cebu.

Chan Cajegas- finished her high school and college at the University of Bohol, Miss UB, Miss Bohol Int'l 1999 and a registered a Physical Therapist. She is married to Raymond Casabal.

Loida Tiza Salve Lagonoy--Miss UB, who is taking up Nursing at the University of Bohol is the Miss Bohol International 2006.

Chan Cajegas-Casabal with Raymund Casabal
Chan Cajegas-Casabal, 1999 Miss Bohol International with hubby Raymund Casabal... post wedding dip in the pool.

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Leo P. Udtohan

What readers think...

Raul Gatal wrote:
Sunday, 10 February 2013 12:26:59 PHT
Geraldine Gigi Galang represented DWCT in the 1978 Most Beautiful Boholana Contest and was crowned by outgoing queen Ellen Jick Jick Campbell. The following year (1979) Gigi was crowned Miss DWCT. Her Miss DWCT 1st RU was Angie Pepito who was Ellen Campbell's 2nd RU. Interesting trivia
Mark Pudlitzke wrote:
Monday, 21 February 2011 07:23:28 PHT
Interesting reading. I'm wonder whatever happenned to the 2nd runner up Cathy Veloso? Does anyboyd know where she is at and what she is doing with her life? thanks
Perla Salig Teves wrote:
Saturday, 10 April 2010 19:23:04 PHT
Hello..thankyou for acknowledging me.
Myra Fritzie Golosino wrote:
Saturday, 8 March 2008 21:04:09 PHT
I can't believe you didn't put Ma. Elizabeth Añana - Sahagun here! I mean, she's the most beautiful Miss Bohol beauty queen that ever reigned! and she was in a cover of a magazine and I forgot already her other titles. haha!
Delia wrote:
Monday, 11 February 2008 15:07:21 PHT
Hi, Leo. just read this article of yours and I just like to ask if this is Perla's latest pic? she looked so beautiful and young for her age. Regards

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