It was a whirlwind but satisfying 26 hours in Iloilo when I flew to the City of Love yesterday morning and returned just a few hours back today. As part of the judging panel for the Miss Iloilo Dinagyang Finals 2018 last night, I helped in selecting Demi Patria R. Jainga as the golden girl of the pageant which celebrated its 50th Edition at the University of San Agustin Gym.
I was in the company of beauty queens Bea Rose Santiago, Shamcey Supsup, Maxine Media and Rachel Peters and we were all pleasantly surprised at the level of articulation that most of the candidates displayed in both casual and Top 5 Q&A. Former Binibini Ruffa Nava clinched the 3rd highest title of Miss Iloilo Dinagyang IDFI 2018.
And earlier just after breakfast, I was picked up at Hotel del Rio and brought to Bombo Radyo Iloilo for a personal radio guesting in the program “Good Morning Philippines” with Bombo Ian Gajate to discuss about the said pageant plus the ladies of Bb. Pilipinas 2018.
All in all, I am so happy with this quick trip. Now I can fully agree why Iloilo is one of the world’s most livable cities – from the refreshingly modern airport to the uber clean streets and all.
Kudos to Miss Iloilo Dinagyang Executive Director Alex G. Soncio for making his farewell involvement with the competition the grandest in all of the seven years that he spearheaded the annual project.
I will be back!