Showing posts with label Miss Loboc is back. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Miss Loboc is back. Show all posts

Sunday, May 20, 2018

After a long hiatus, Miss Loboc is back

After a long hiatus, Miss Loboc is back
● ‘Sun halo’ hovered over Ubay town

Scene:  The talent of movie producer-writer Achinette Joy Villamor of Tagbilaran City shines as she was recognized in one of the most prestigious award-giving bodies in the country. Achinette was nominated in the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences (FAMAS) Awards in the Best Screenplay category for the film Balangiga: Howling Wilderness. Two of her films she produced, Balangiga: Howling Wilderness  and Alipato, got 11 and two nominations, respectively.

Scene: Former beauty queen Anna Maris Igpit-Taylor and Tommy Taylor have welcomed their first son together in Sydney, Australia. Maris made the announcement through her favorite medium, Facebook. "Today at 7:49 a.m. (May 15), Tommy Taylor and I became proud parents to a healthy, 7.7 lbs baby boy. We are totally  over the moon after an intense 5 hour labour. Please help us welcome our beautiful  bundle of joy, Luca Taylor," she announced while cuddling the baby.  Maris had previously revealed that she and Tommy were expecting a boy.  Maris has been openly documenting her pregnancy on social media. She's also proudly shared plenty of baby bump pics on Facebook and 'gram. Maris’ mom, Maricor, is in Sydney to support her.

6 mediamen win barangay polls

Voting for the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections went on smoothly in Bohol last May 14 even in 33 hotspot areas.
Johnny Orioque, publisher of Bohol Balita Daily News (BBDN),
  was proclaimed as village chief of Barangay Poblacion
in Trinidad town, after Monday’s Barangay and SK elections.
 Leo Udtohan

In Trinidad town, Johnny Orioque, publisher of Bohol Balita Daily News (BBDN) won the village chief post in Poblacion with ease.

Johnny got more than 1,136 votes while Vidal Cajes garnered more than 809 votes.

Johnny said the residents of Trinidad encouraged him to run for the barangay captain position.

Since it is in his heart to serve the public, he immediately accepted the challenge without hesitation.

He shared that being in the media industry has helped him to be devoted in serving the public. That is why he did not hesitate to enter the political arena.

He is thankful to the residents of Poblacion for trusting him.

 “Johnny is the leader,” said resident Soriana Tabada. “He’s exciting and he’s not one of the usual politicians. People really like engaging with him."

As the newly elected barangay captain, he has many plans for Poblacion.

“We will cross that bridge when we come to it. Naa tay daghang mga plano,” he said.

But even with the new task, Johnny said he will not leave the media.

When asked by reporters if he is ready for 2019, Johnny just gave an enigmatic smile.

Other media personalities who won were Manolito ”Willy” Maestrado of dyRD, reelected councilor, Barangay Bool in Tagbilaran City;  Carlito “Lito” Responte of dyTR , reelected councilor, Barangay Totolan in Dauis; Ubaldo “Bob Goodman” Berro of Kiss FM – Councilor, Barangay Guinsularan in Duero;  Ern Pahayahay of dyTR – Councilor, Barangay Bingag in Dauis town; and  incumbent barangay captain Edgar Tumanda of dyTR was elected councilor, Barangay Minol in Mabini town.

There were other media personalities who also ran but did not make it. They were Melvin Jabajab of The Bohol Chronicle and Engr. Gerardo Cajes of dyRD who was one rank away from winning a place in Barangay Dao in Tagbilaran.

In Maribojoc town, by luck of the draws, incumbent barangay captain Doroteo Garsuta of Cabawan in Maribojoc town, wins during a draw lot after he tied with Marcial Quiwag during the race for barangay captain.  

The comeback: 18 candidates vie for Miss Loboc 2018

Dormant for many years, Miss Loboc is making a much-awaited comeback. The pageant happens to be one of the province’s most prestigious before it folded up.  

Miss Loboc 2018 candidates at the famous Loboc River. 
Photo Courtesy: Miss Loboc 2018 Facebook Page
In the early ’70s , the town of Loboc conducted an annual search for a Miss Loboc.  The local organizers would comb the entire town for beautiful women of good moral character and entice them to join the search. The fairest and brightest would be crown Miss Loboc until it folded in 1990s.

But not many people these days can recall just how prestigious being Miss Loboc was back then — some would even argue it was absolutely more distinguished and esteemed than the still-running pageants.

There was Cynthia Limbago, a Miss Loboc winner, who represented the town in Miss Bohol Sandugo. Incidentally, her daughter Erika Limbago has joined the revived Miss Loboc this year.

Miss Loboc was changed to different names like Miss Agri and Miss Loboc Tourism until it folded up.

 The good news now is that the local government of Loboc through Mayor Helen Calipusan-Alaba has revived Miss Loboc— although jazzed up to keep up with the times.

Elmer Varquez, the town’s tourism officer, is this year’s chairman.

The relaunch is calculated to restore the past glory it enjoyed. Like in previous years, the pageant focuses on  promoting the town as a premier tourism destination in the province and further complement the LGU’s program to enhance tourism.

But Loboc is not only Bohol’s musical town, it is also the home of some beauty queens.  

Perla Salig (now Mrs. Teves) became first runner-up of the 1979 Bb. Pilipinas. Perla became Miss Loboc Academy and Miss Commerce at the then Divine Word College in Tagbilaran now Holy Name University. She won the Mutya ng Bohol pageant held in Cebu City sponsored by the Circulo de Boholano and represented the Central Visayas. 

Dormant for many years, Miss Loboc
 is making a much-awaited comeback with
18 lovely ladies vying for the crown.
Photo Courtesy: Miss Loboc 2018 Facebook Page
Another beauty queen, the most successful beauty queen of Loboc, however, will forever be Loboc Councilor Tessie Labunog-Sumampong. Tessie represented Loboc town at the 1983 Miss Young Bohol and she was declared 4th runner-up. 

Tessie, of course, is the proprietor of Loboc Riverwatch Floating Resto and Cuisina Ni Tisay, a favorite destination of stars and celebrities.  Just recently, she was featured on ABS-CBN’s Magandang Buhay where she taught Melai and Karla Estrada how to cook balbacua.

Tessie said Miss Loboc  is not just another beauty pageant.

“This is a program that hopes to create ambassadors who will showcase Loboc’s tourism, culture and heritage that will ignite positive change in the community,” she said.

Loboc Councilor Tessie Labunog-Sumampong
is another beauty queen from Loboc town
 who joined the Miss Young Bohol 1983.   Contributed Photo
For its comeback year, 18 lovely ladies vie for the crown.  They are Mylene Morales, Michaela Soriano, Ginalyn Vargas, Fel Angelie Curpos, Dexie Campos, Anabel Acuna, Erika Limbago, Yholmarie Camarote, Kristine Clare Dango, Cherry Mae Vale, Joanna Simacio, Precious Ara Theresa De Costo, Jea Rose Lagrimas, Mary Purifel Ajoc, Angelie Tabuada, Mikaella An Melisimo, Jocelyn Toledo and Anna Leizel Libardo.

The coronation night is on May 21, 8 p.m. at JAD Complex with celebrity guest Neil Coleta.

The pageant is co-presented by Camp Sabros thru Edwin Sacdalan and One Dreamer Commissary. Others sponsors are LABB Construction,  Rural Bank of Loboc, Sta. Clara Power Corporation,  GLEH Financial Solutions, Loboc River Resort, M Lhuillier, Globe Telecom and Nelson  Yu of N.N. Yu Construction Inc as Gold Sponsors;  Nuts Huts,  Cebuana Lhuillier and The Bellevue Resort as Silver Sponsors;  Loboc  River Floating Resto, Loboc River Cruise Floating Resto, Travel Village, Loboc Riverwatch Floating Resto,  Cocina de Loboc, Bohol Turistas,  Jojie’s Bakeshop, Estrella Bakery,  Hilltop Cottages and  Cuisina ni Tisay Catering Services as Bronze Sponsors.  The Major Sponsors are Aproniana Gift Shop,  Bohol Waterbike,  Mithi Resort and Spa, Island Souvenirs,  Ford Philippines,  Informatics , Ochoco Accounting, Auditing and Taxation Services, TJ Medrana Photography and Kim Villamor.

Text voting is now open for Texters Choice Award. To vote, type: MISSLOBOC<space>LAST NAME and send to 2948. Voting ends on May 21 at 7 p.m.

Sun halo phenomenon hovered over Ubay, Bohol

Residents in Ubay town in Bohol province were treated to a rare phenomenon last week when the sun appeared surrounded by a halo of light.

Scientists said a sun halo is a natural optical phenomenon where light reflects tiny ice circles in the lowest level clouds.

A sun halo occurs on days where humidity in the air is especially high.

Ubay experienced hot weather on weekdays, while some parts of Bohol were having a light rain shower and cloudy skies.

Rey Tubo, who saw the rare phenomenon, said that he was mesmerized of the sun and decided to take some photos and posted these on his Facebook account.

Engineer Riche Cutamora Ibale also uploaded a photo he took on the sun halo and captioned it: “Called as 22 degree halo or a sun halo, the ring is caused by sunlight passing through ice crystals in cirrus clouds within the earth’s atmosphere.” He even used the hashtag #SunHaloDay #22DegreeHalo.

If other residents were amazed by the appearance of the
sun, some feared the appearance of a halo around the sun might be a bad omen.

A large ring or circle of light around the sun a
mazed residents in Ubay town, Bohol province since last week.
This rare sun halo is called a 22-degree halo by scientists.
 Photo Courtesy: Rey Tubo
“We should pray to God because the sun halo is a sign of bad things to come,” said Norfa Veseres, 70.

But the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said the rare solar halo circling the sun has a natural explanation: It is formed due to high clouds.

Scientists call it the halo because it has an approximate radius of 22 degrees from the sun.

The halos occur when sunlight refracts through a high band of cirrus clouds more than 20,000 feet above the ground.

According to, the sunlight bounces off these crystals making the waves change direction, this is refraction, and this gives the appearance that the sun has an extra halo of light surrounding it.

“Halos around the sun or moon happen when high, thin cirrus clouds are drifting high above your head. Tiny ice crystals in Earth’s atmosphere cause the halos. They do this by refracting and reflecting the light,” it said.

On the other hand, lunar halos are signs that storms are nearby, it added.

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