Tagoloan bets win two beauty ti­tles

Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro - - Front Page - (MARY ROSS ODCHIGUE)

MISS GAY KUYAMIS 2018. Misamis Ori­en­tal Gov­er­nor Yevgeny ‘Bambi’ Emano poses with the win­ners of the Miss Gay Kuyamis 2018 dur­ing the pageant night last De­cem­ber 12 at the Capi­tol grounds. The pageant was among the ac­tiv­i­ties dur­ing this year’s Kuyamis Festival.

Tagoloan town is now home to two beauty queens af­ter the town’s rep­re­sen­ta­tives were de­clared win­ners of both Miss Kuyamis and Miss Gay Kuyamis 2018.

Ana Mon­ica Tan was named Miss Kuyamis 2018 last Thurs­day evening, Jan­uary 11, at the pageant held at the Misamis Ori­en­tal Pro­vin­cial Capi­tol Grounds.

Twenty can­di­dates rep­re­sent­ing their re­spec­tive mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties vied for the ti­tle but Tan’s con­fi­dence in speak­ing about how to pro­mote the prov­ince’s tourism in­dus­try was a stand out.

“Well I think Misamis Ori­en­tal is very sup­port­ive on what­ever plans that I have and I will do my best to rep­re­sent not only Tagoloan but also Misamis Ori­en­tal to na­tional level,” Tan said.

Aside from win­ning the crown, Tan also won the Best in Festival At­tire award.

Ju­dith Jay Polestico of Naawan was first run­ner up ; Kath­leen Mae Ubanan of Opol as the sec­ond run­ner up; Kimberly Jan Mag­dugo of Lib­er­tad, Third run­ner up; and Dainne Regis of Medina as the fourth run­ner up.

Mean­while, Miss Gay Kuyamis 2018 also hails from Tagoloan.

Pageant win­ner Lat­lat An­daya said he will pro­mote Misamis Ori­en­tal in the coun­try and in­ter­na­tion­ally.

Jaja Guimalan of Laguindin­gan was first run­ner up and was also awarded as Best in Swim­suit and Best in Evening Gown; Julia Bar­reto of Naawan, sec­ond run­ner up and also won Best in Ca­sual Wear; Jane Gar­cia of Balin­gasag, third run­ner up and Miss Pho­to­genic; and Ye­sha Car­ta­leya Macaranas of Tal­isayan, fourth run­ner up.

Mikkailla Santa Cruz of Lib­er­tad, on the oth­er­hand, won as Miss Con­ge­nial­ity.

Ana Mon­ica Tan and Lat­lat An­daya will be rep­re­sent­ing the prov­ince in the na­tional and in­ter­na­tional pageants.

Misamis Ori­en­tal Gov­er­nor Yevgeny Emano said2018 will be brighter for the prov­ince with the unity of Misamis­nons.

“The year 2018 I be­lieve, is a lit­tle bit brighter for the prov­ince. We will be con­tin­u­ing our ag­gres­sive pro­mo­tion when it comes to tourism,” Emano said.

Emano also thanked the peo­ple of the prov­ince for supporting the 2018 Kuyamis Festival. Cyrill Gar­cia, Crys­tel Ann Per­petua, Mary Ross Odchigue, and Amiel Arasani/USTP in­terns


MANILA. Depart­ment of For­eign Af­fairs (DFA) Sec­re­tary Alan Peter Cayetano shows the first batch of Philip­pine pass­ports with 10year va­lid­ity on Fri­day, Jan. 12, at the DFA-Aseana in Pasay City. The pre­vi­ous pass­port was valid for only five years.

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