The winners of Miss Iloilo 2020 as photographed by Dencio Natividad
When the winners of Miss Iloilo 2020 were proclaimed last night at the West Visayas State University, the organizers made sure that they crowned three titleholders who will each head straight to screen for the three biggest national pageants – namely Miss Universe Philippines 2020, Bb. Pilipinas 2020 and Miss World Philippines 2020.
First off, here is the final tally of the winners:
Miss Iloilo Universe 2020: Rabiya Mateo
Miss Iloilo Binibini 2020: Karen Laurrie Mendoza
Miss Iloilo World 2020: Ann Palmares
1st Runner Up: Kheshapornam Ramachandran
2nd Runner Up: Sharamie Solocio
I say that these three ladies will screen for their respective national pageant assignments because winning Miss Iloilo does not automatically qualify them as Official Candidates after being crowned. They will still go through the entire process of application and screening. There could be an edge for them, but they still need to step up and convince the panel that they deserve to be chosen.
Rabiya Mateo will screen for Miss Universe Philippines 2020
Karen Laurrie Mendoza will screen for Bb. Pilipinas 2020
Ann Palmares will screen for Miss World Philippines 2020
What do you think of the three Ilongga entries to the nationals, dear readers?
Photo credit: Dencio Natividad
From the minute the plane landed in Laguindingan Airport, the entire Province of Misamis Oriental rolled out the red carpet to the visiting beauties of Miss Earth Philippines 2018 along with Miss Earth 2017 Karen Ibasco, Miss Earth Philippines Fire 2017 Ella Bautista and Carousel Productions’ VP Peachy Veneracion. Your blogger was given a special invitation to be part of the delegation and I must say that the Provincial Tourism Department of MisOr made sure that each activity was an exciting one, while actively promoting the tourism efforts started by its beloved and indefatigable Governor Yevgeny Vincente “Bambi” Emano.
After checkin at Appletree Resort and Hotel in Opol, a lovely dinner was hosted at the plush Ultrawinds Mountain Resort on the first night, then it was off to a morning radio guesting with the Governor for Lambo Misamis Oriental, a fashion show (featuring the Summer Collection of Designer Bea Bianca) and travel magazine launch at the Centrio Mall, Press Conference with the Misamis Oriental members of the media, speedboat rides to breathtaking Agutayan White Island, a trek to Sagpulon Falls, a peek into the Sailfin Lizard Farm in Jasaan, a promotional appearance at the Misamis Oriental Farmers Market and a Meet-and-Greet with all the Provincial Capitol heads and employees. To cap off everything, a sumptuous dinner buffet at Panagatan Restaurant was served before boarding a late flight out of Laguindingan last night.
Thank you once more to Governor Bambi Emano and Tourism Officer Atty. Jeffrey Saclot for the continuously warm hospitality given to everyone.
The fourteen Miss Earth Philippines 2018 delegates who were part of the visit are Theressa Martinez of Fil-Queensland, Naomie White of Fil-Sydney, Brazzirie Yanson of Fil-Vienna, Lea Macapagal of Dinalupihan Bataan, Jean de Jesus of San Rafael Bulacan, Joana Dalangin of Lipa City, Marjorie Vista of Malinao Albay, Analea Rabe of Sta. Cruz Marinduque, Zahra Saldua of Las Piñas City, Ronelie Pador of Kalibo Aklan, Ann Palmares of Passi City, We’Am Ahmed of Davao City, Berjayneth Chee of Balingasag MisOr and Joanna Krystel Cabrezos of Zamboanga City.
Photo credit: Glenn Palacio