Bared... No Miss Tagbilaran this year?

Tagbilaran, Tuesday, 27 March 2012 06:26:33


Dolly Anne Carvajal with (l-r) Carmen Mayor CheChe
Toribio-delos Reyes and Tessie Labunog-Sumampong.

Seen: Zeneline Ancog Bulalaque is one of the official candidates of the Miss Philippines Earth 2012. She is representing the municipality of Batuan, Bohol. The 12th edition of the advocacy-driven Miss Philippines Earth beauty pageant will be held on May 27.

Seen: Entertainment columnist/"chroniquer" of the Philippine Daily Inquirer Dolly Anne Carvajal was spotted with her friends in Bohol. On her Facebook, Dolly described Bohol Beach Club her favorite refuge and paradise. Dolly also met Carmen Mayor Conchita "CheChe" Toribio-de los Reyes and Tessie Labunog-Sumampong of Loboc Riverwatch Floating Resto. "You know naman no Bohol trip of mine is complete if I don't eat at your Riverwatch Floating Resto. The best talaga! Love you!"

The Diwanag (above) and LUPAE dancers in the Sayaw Pinoy
2012 contest.

Scene: The Diwanag Dance Troupe of the Holy Name University won 3rd place in the contemporary dance category of the Sayaw Pinoy 2012 Visayas Competition held in Cebu City last March 11. The Lungsuranon Performing Arts Ensemble (LUPAE) also won 2nd place in the folk dance category. The Sayaw Pinoy is the longest running national and regional dance tour organized by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) to recognize the traditional roots of Philippine dances, make quality performances accessible to the audience especially in far-flung places, and provide new and upcoming dance groups ample exposure.

Panglao Island is a perfect beach hideaway named by
Travel+Leisure Magazine in its March 2012 issue.

Scene: The 2nd screening for the Anyag sa Tubigon 2012 will be on March 26, 2012, 1 p.m. at the Tubigon Tourism Culture Arts and Heritage Office (at the back of Tubigon Municipal Building or in front of Tudtud's Petron Gasoline Station). The Tubigon Anyag Committee has scrapped the old format of the pageant. Matteo Guidicelli is the confirmed celebrity-guest to serenade the candidates.

Scene: Panglao Island has been named as one of the Best Secret Beaches on Earth by Travel+Leisure Magazine in its March 2012 issue. It also named Ananyana Beach Resort and Spa as one of the Best Affordable Beach Resorts occupying a prime spot on the beachfront serving Filipino-Mediterranean dishes like the penne with pork adobo. The magazine also mentioned other places to visit in Bohol, such as the Bohol Bee Farm, which offers dishes using organic ingredients harvested on site and serves ube ice cream. It also cited the famous Chocolate Hills, Balicasag Island, and Puntod Island, and dolphin watching as other Bohol attractions.

Photo Courtesy: Travel+Leisure Magazine and Brian Ong.

Here's sad news for beauty-watchers: There is no Miss Tagbilaran 2012.

"The Miss Tagbilaran will not be staged in the city this year. It's not yet known why the City has to scrap the Miss Tagbilaran this year," according to Bared's Very Reliable Source (VRS). "However, there's a beauty pageant which will replace the Miss Tagbilaran, it's the Miss Teen Tagbilaran."

Launched in 1986 originally as Miss Tagbilaran, the search for Tagbilaran's fairest has evolved as the years passed, starting with Miss Tagbilaran from 1986 to 1987, then, metamorphosing into Tagbilaran's Five Prettiest, Miss Teen Tagbilaran in 1988, Mutya sa Tagbilaran from 1989 to 2004 and Miss Young Tagbilaran in 2005.

Zosita Caliao Clarin was the first Miss Tagbilaran in April 1986. Twenty years after, her daughter Margo Adelaiz Clarin Manigque became Miss Tagbilaran 2006.

Miss Tagbilaran beauties who won the Miss Bohol Sandugo title were Vanessa Joyce Matuod Evardone in 1994, Socorro d'Marie Tallo Inting in 1997 and Daisy Jean Quilicot in 2009.

The City failed to stage the pageant in 1987, 1995 and 2011, one of the major activities leading to the fiesta celebration. In 2011, there was no Miss Tagbilaran when the search committee decided to cancel it because most of the applicants were repeaters or recycled beauties.

"The pageant's last search was held in 2010 won by Fer Mary Baliquig who is now competing in Bb. Pilipinas 2012," said VRS. "Good news, Fer Mary Baliquig will carry the crown for another year!"

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