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New batch of beauties. Today’s edition for Miss Bohol Sandugo has 22 official candidates. For 15 years, Miss Bohol Sandugo has produced a number of titleholders who after their reign have moved into a woman of distinction. Who will get this year’s shimmering crown? Find out on July 19.

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Jeal Curtis wrote:
Wednesday, 2 March 2011 14:40:58 PHT
Your cadidateS are beautifUL and sexy..Love it,,:D
RYV wrote:
Tuesday, 19 May 2009 15:04:23 PHT
Got a quick chat with Noami at Parkmall, Mandaue just last night. Huhuhu, forgot to get her contact details.
tadz tadena bongcaron wrote:
Tuesday, 3 February 2009 21:54:43 PHT
i was browsing this website and i remember my former dormate way back in college days at sto. rosario ladies home. the former ms bohol tiffany yap. i know she's married now but don't know married name. if anyone can tell me her email address. thanks Tadz Tadena Bongcaron
romeo-TAGB. wrote:
Thursday, 17 July 2008 12:15:04 PHT
Boholano's are one of the finest,friendly, and most hospitable people on earth. Being certain, that when your feet step in the City of Frienship you are safe at hands of our fellow bol-anon's. We are not deserve to be called "BOHOLANO'S" if we don't have the INNER & OUTER BEAUTY. Alas! ALL BEAUTIFUL BOL-ANON.
krystle Mae Palaca wrote:
Tuesday, 15 April 2008 02:18:52 PHT
Michelle is my cousin in Bohol
Rachel wrote:
Wednesday, 13 February 2008 11:04:48 PHT
Of course! truly, a Guindulmanon will shine in so many fields. And... we have not only beauties but also talents and good characters
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Lyn Añora wrote:
Wednesday, 11 April 2007 13:42:28 PHT
maanjag jud ang bol-anon.apil na ko. bisag wa ko matawo's Bohol pero espeso bol-anon ahong Nanay taga Ubujan, Tubigon og si Tatay taga Inabanga.
Julius Rana wrote:
Sunday, 11 March 2007 11:21:23 PHT
No wonder boholanos are so blessed that we are a people of blending talents and beauty that we excel in any chosen home or abroad.. proud to be born a boholano!!!celebrate your roots...pagsadya bol-anon!
Edge wrote:
Monday, 5 February 2007 00:12:09 PHT
Boholanas are truly beautiful!!! That's why I marry one.... her mom is from Antequera.
Herbie Lumanog wrote:
Monday, 15 January 2007 21:31:59 PHT
Its a good wbsite I really apprecite it... hope to visit Bohol personaly.
Joy wrote:
Saturday, 18 February 2006 10:21:37 PHT
Hello! I'm so proud of being a Boholana. It is a fact that there are lots of beautiful and dazzling women in Bohol. I salute to the MBS organizers for a job well done! More power! Joy Colarte, Republic of China
Mario Sumalinog wrote:
Monday, 7 November 2005 19:30:42 PHT
Greetings!!!! Sorry but I have just access your website and I'm very impressed with the MBS write up. I'm from Cagayan de Oro City but I have one small project in Sevilla, Bohol (BOHECO1 Minihydro Project). Best Regards, MARIO B SUMALINOG
Daling Cutamora wrote:
Sunday, 25 September 2005 17:36:26 PHT
Thank all participant Miss Sandugo.
Bonjoy N. Migli wrote:
Thursday, 21 July 2005 17:04:02 PHT
so many beautiful and wonderful things are in Bohol... that's includes the girls there... as a song goes, "kon ikaw inday mangita'g pamanhonon.. it could also go this way, if kon ikaw ondoy mangita'g mangasaw-onon, siguro-a baya nga Boholana. Kon mapili mo swerte ka ang Boholana bootan ug maanyag pa... Magmahal kanimo hangtud sa kahangturan"
Rhee Laray wrote:
Tuesday, 19 July 2005 15:23:23 PHT
I promised to visit my tita living there in Sikatuna, Bohol next year. I cannot wait to see those lovely ladies and watch on the stage ramping. I worked here at Dubai, and hopefully next year, I'm glad to see you there!
kenneth wrote:
Monday, 6 June 2005 23:54:22 PHT
hi there...its nice to know also that the very conservative province had been and is a beauty connoisseur. i visted bohol long time ago and my impression was...its conservative but now....kinda kewl and updated in terms of beauty pageant (no offense). The agenda is recycled and wasted beauty....let me give you a certain point how to avoid in our province..the negros occidental, we have this yearly panaad sa negros festival and one highlight is lin-ay sang negros (Miss Negros) requirement is that all contestant being endorsed by each LGU must havent joined the Any major beauty pageant both national and Local (Negros). She must be the winner of the LGU ebauty in the Local level, it must be stipulated in the r equirements to avoid recycled beauties to join the contest also both local and provincial. Third, the provincial organizer must coordinate with the LGU organizer of beauty pageant on this manner.....its okey if ever one contestant from another LGU will represents other LGU provided they must come from can be traced up yah? But any way Congratulations to the organizer....havent gone back to bohol anymore
nora felisilda wrote:
Saturday, 26 March 2005 23:05:23 PHT
no comment, i know all boholanos women are very smart, beautiful, so no wonder who is getting miss sandugo.When I saw the candidates waring swimsuit its very amazing I can say oh sexy. but i would like to great my kababayan in guindulman I came from Lombog Guindulman now I'm residing in South Korea city of Seoul.
nora felisilda wrote:
Saturday, 26 March 2005 23:03:36 PHT
no comment, i know all boholanos women are very smart, beautiful, so no wonder who is getting miss sandugo.When I saw the candidates waring swimsuit its very amazing I can say oh sexy. but i would like to great my kababayan in guindulman I came from Lombog Guindulman now I'm residing in South Korea city of Seoul.
Virgie wrote:
Saturday, 22 January 2005 10:50:27 PHT
Maybe it would be more atractive to have photos of all the winners. During their crowning and the latest. They are our beautiful ambassadors. We will show to the world how beautiful Bohol really is. Nontheless, this is an excellent website specially for my children. It serves as their link to our beautiful Bohol. Thank you for your effort. My teenagers were so excited when we found this site. Keep up the good work, guys. Virgie
Valentino A. Segundo wrote:
Wednesday, 19 January 2005 16:38:29 PHT
Bohol is a beautiful island in the Pacific. Each year Miss Sandugo selected reflects and represents the BEAUTY OF THIS ISLAND. We love you MISS SANDUGO of yesteryears, current year and future years.
Jason Unajan wrote:
Friday, 14 January 2005 09:57:33 PHT
I was at the Sandugo 2004. I heard Carmen won the Sandugo.That's what I've heard. I Tthink Carmen deserve to win it, it was twice better than Inabanga.
Priscilla Machete wrote:
Wednesday, 5 January 2005 21:19:24 PHT
I know all the women in Bohol are beutifull i live there and have personally met a few of the candidates and know they work hard in studies, with their families and as being good citizens i their communities. I had the oppurtunity to be a chairman judge to another beuty and intelligent pagaent in Bohol and it was hard to make the polite and fair choice as to who would win the contest. For present and future contestants may i wish you always good health,happy decisions,and always a wonderfull life ahead wether you are the winner or loser of this event. Pray for world peace. Love you all!!!
Josephine wrote:
Sunday, 5 December 2004 22:09:33 PHT
This is really a fantastic stuff! Keep up the good work, Mr Organizer. Well, just want to point out something. Would it be possible to show those unforgettable snaps from "Memorable Search" - such as the time of Perla Salig or Gerardine Galang or the 80's.
Yang wrote:
Monday, 29 November 2004 20:25:19 PHT
BOHOL rocks..... d pbest place 2 live in! CITY of FRIENDSHIP rules... lol' u all take care... aighT! peace ouT!
Cristina Galon wrote:
Tuesday, 16 November 2004 16:19:12 PHT
Wla man k kbalo kng piskay ba ang pnghitabo sa miss sandugo, pero i know na maganda yon kc BOHOL pa!
Watosi wrote:
Sunday, 31 October 2004 10:14:36 PHT
Proud jud ko kaajo nga Bol-a-non ko kay ang Bol-a-non dili makalipat sa mga tradisyon. Ang Boholana, beside sa gwapa na bo-u-tan pa jud ug ang Boholano, makasalig jud ka. Bisan asa ang Bol-a-non mopaingon permi jud na malipayon, unlike uban nga pinoy snobiro man, lol, no oppens sa pinoy kung sa bisaya pa. Bitaw oi!!! dili man ko pinoy, Bol-a-non man ko, hehehe. Who's with me? God Bless.
Leah wrote:
Tuesday, 12 October 2004 08:42:48 PHT
I am so very proud being as Boholanas or Boholanos, madasigon, maabi-abihon, boutan ug mga gwapa ug gwapo pa gyod, genuis pa asa ra sila sa beauty sa Boholano..inggit lang sila sa beauty sa taga Bohol...miss na miss ko ang tibook Bohol....i was born in Tagbilaran city and i grow up in America but my parents, my mom is from Bohol and my dad is American guy....good luck and may God continue to bless Bohol and to the whole world.....
Mohammad odinalag of b-mar,jagna wrote:
Saturday, 9 October 2004 13:01:44 PHT
I'm looking forward of witnessing the "Miss sandugo 2005"...hopefully..see all of you there..regards to all CMM alumni,batch 89.
Flordeliza Balamad wrote:
Friday, 8 October 2004 16:38:56 PHT
Hi, im very proud to be a boholana coz were proving that we can do our very best....i also thanks the people who manage this occasion and the people who partisipate in this yearly occasion...sayang naman na di ako nakaattend sa occasion na ito... di bale kong babawi na lang ako pag nakauwi na ako jan...arang lamia diay noh...more power to all the boholano's people...ang inyong gihimo naka inspire sa tanang the way nganong wala may taga carmen ng contestant nga daghan man unta ug gwapa sa carmen?....di lang mga gwapa talented pa jod.... god bless to all.... may the LORD SHOWER AS MORE BLESSINGS
Flordeliza Balamad wrote:
Friday, 8 October 2004 16:32:30 PHT
Hi, im very proud to be a boholana coz were proving that we can do our very best....i also thanks the people who manage this occasion and the people who partisipate in this yearly occasion...sayang naman na di ako nakaattend sa occasion na ito... di bale kong babawi na lang ako pag nakauwi na ako jan...arang lamia diay noh...more power to all the boholano's people...ang inyong gihimo naka inspire sa tanang boholano...basta arang lamia
Lutchie wrote:
Wednesday, 15 September 2004 17:35:36 PHT
Pls show te picture of the miss Sandugo 04
Emery wrote:
Saturday, 11 September 2004 20:33:06 PHT
Oh my god, these women are so beautiful. I always love the Filipina women, I am 45 years old and live in the USA, hope to marry to a Filipina soon if I can find one. There aren't many here in America .
Frina A. Mulhall wrote:
Sunday, 5 September 2004 11:21:52 PHT
Yeah I agree with all those people who wrote there coments Bohol is paradise, I'm a Boholana its self from Cahayag Tubigon, I was born and raise thier,and proud to say that I'm a Boholana, now I'm residing abroad, Australia is the place, so mabuhay tanan taga Bohol.
Muhammad Odinalag wrote:
Tuesday, 31 August 2004 10:58:45 PHT
I can just imagine how nice the pageant of Miss Sandugo 2004 was..Though I was not there but my spirit is always there..Congratulations to all candidates! Although everybody took the race but only one would be crowned as Miss Sandugo 2004, only few would get some crowns..Nevermind my dear Boholonas,experience itself is a big crown in life.. Bohol is a nice place..i thank God for putting me there. It is a unique paradise island,with simple people but with very generous hearts. That makes the place so beatiful, not only because of the place but because of the people living there. Paradise is more than a place, it is the people you are living with.. Welcome to Bohol Island! Regards to my kababayans in Bunga Mar, Jagna, Bohol..I miss the calamay,kinilaw, sinugba,linabug, tinuwa.etc. Sus, pastilan,lamia jud... God Bless you all!
Suggestion only okey wrote:
Tuesday, 10 August 2004 22:16:39 PHT
I have a suggestion, why dont you organize different contest, I mean not just for sexy young women, how about guys, how about having a quest for big girl (fat girls). Well its fun to have those, You are reading my article, can you please tell the organizers about what I've said... just to let them know okey!!! Thanks
Amebille Gilay wrote:
Tuesday, 10 August 2004 22:06:33 PHT
I was surprised for everything.I can see a dazzling rising Bohol those candidates makes me feel extremely enthusiastic, well when I saw them, since the "2003 candidates" I feel like im hungry to be like them. But people knows I can't, Hey I weigh 195 lbs. so what you think? In short, I have a big belly jelly!!! Im eager to go back in Bohol, I miss everything especially my classmates, friends, and my fellow athletes (high school). Like Redelyn Rosales she's my classmate, I really like her complexion and beauty and Miss Abegail Gozum she's my co-athlete when we were in high school (she's good looking since high school). I hope you all guys be a model for young women, years and years teens will inherit of what you are now. Good luck and God bless BOHOL>>>>>
Sam wrote:
Tuesday, 10 August 2004 08:42:20 PHT
Whoever you are who wrote this article, I agree with you. Anyway, I heard some of Bohol's brain and beauty strength who made it to Bb.Pilipinas was representing other provinces? What the hell is the goverment there?Anyway, this is just a late reaction..Thank you.
Anna Maris Igpit wrote:
Tuesday, 3 August 2004 16:54:21 PHT
ey.. First of all I would like to congratulate Rhiz Nova for winning this year's Miss Bohol Sandugo. You deserve it girl!! and reading her comments down here, reminds me a lot of my experience in this pageant. Last year I competed as Miss Alona Tropical Panglao, where I landed as first runner-up. It was such a memorable and remarkable experience since it was my first time to compete in a beauty pageant. I was still 16 then and I thought that it would be just like playin' around and that it would be easy. But it wasn't! The screening alone makes me wanna go home. But I guess that was because it was my first time. The sponsor visits, pictorials and the tour we had for the pageant are the most memorable ones. But the pageant night is the most challenging part. I never expected that I would be included in the top 3, knowin' that I'm the youngest of all the 13 candidates. And eventhough I wasn't able to bring home the crown, I still felt like a winner seeing my fellow Panglaoanons supporting me all the way and the friendship I cultivated from the rest of the candidates of Miss Bohol Sandugo 2003. Living in Cebu City for 17 years was never a hindrance for me to join the pageant. I'm proud to say that I am a Boholana! after all I was born in Bohol's tourism crown jewel, Panglao, and eventhough the pageant's over, I can still feel the Sandugo spirit within me. The beauty of nature, rich culture and the friendly people we have are just some of the evidences why a lot of people across the globe wanted to come and visit our province Bohol. So now, I would like to invite all Boholanos from the different parts of the universe to be one with us in placing Bohol on the map as the most prominent, the capital and the no. 1 tourist destination not only here in the Philippines but also in the whole world!
Rhiz Novah Arenas wrote:
Sunday, 1 August 2004 19:06:25 PHT
Being crowned Ms Bohol Sandugo 2004 is one of the best things that ever happened to me and perhaps my greatest achievement in life. I was not born and raised in Bohol but a big part of me, loves this beautiful island. I take pride in the fact that I have boholano roots. When I joined, I did not expect to win the coveted title. I wanted to represent our town, my mom's hometown, because I wanted to inspire the people and do my share for the Sandugo celebration. I did hope to be able to make a difference for our province and leave a legacy worth emulating to the young men and women of Bohol. The night I was chosen Ms Bohol Sandugo was pure bliss!It's such an overwhelming that time, I thought of all my accomplishments in life and realized that this is the most splendid one. Something that compensates for the lack of all the others! Having read the comments of our kababayans, im very happy to know that we share the same strong conviction for being Boholano. I want to thank all of you for believing in us, for lifting our spirits to carry on this celebration of life, beauty and womanhood... I wish to acknowledge the people behind the Sandugo festival, who strived to make the event a success despite the time constraint in the preparations. This year's Sandugo was a test of will and leadership, character and dedication!and im proud to say we all went through it with admirable spirit... I would also like to share my triumph with the Ms Bohol Sandugo 2004 candidates! To all the 21 splendidly beautiful young women whom I spent precious moments with! Thank you for sharing with me the gift of your being... to the people behind the pageant who worked night and day, who were there during our highs and lows... to my mother, the most loyal Boholano I've known, who inculcated in me this great love for Bohol. I want to thank her for molding me into what I am now. A woman who exudes beauty and confidence that steams from within! To my family and the people of Inabanga, for all the support... and to you! For being who you are, for being a wonderful Boholano... after the Sandugo, life was never the same for me, and I do love the change! I don't mind the fame because it is but fleeting... what I dream now is for all of us to be united and share the common goal of showing to the whole world that our Bohol is a sparkling gem in the fascinating treasures of the Phil Islands... we are the living proof of that among other things. So, need I say more? Let us dare to dream and believe that we can make it a reality... I love you all!

Hi Rhiz, congratulations from the webmaster, and thank you for sharing your story with us!--Jeroen.

Yen wrote:
Wednesday, 28 July 2004 14:17:25 PHT
I love miss calape.
honey girl wrote:
Monday, 26 July 2004 17:28:52 PHT
from Bohol Sunday Post issue last July 25, 2004 which appeared on the Inabanga Page. Arenas: The crowd’s favorite By LEO P. UDTOHAN YEAR after year, pageant enthusiasts have religiously followed the Miss Bohol Sandugo, primarily to find out homegrown Boholana who will win the crown. For everything else, expectations were not as high since most of us have already jaded thoughts about the ordinariness or mediocrity of past editions. Crowned last Saturday night, July 17 was Rhiz Novah Arenas from Inabanga town as Miss Bohol Sandugo. A 19-year-old Psychology student from San Carlos University, she was the crowd favorite, both in her hometown and the province. Arenas had already a title as the reigning Miss Ubi Queen crowned last Jan. On the night of the pageant, Arenas got the crowd’s attention when she said, “Basta taga- Bohol mga guwapa, basta mga guwapa taga-Bohol.” She was not the first chosen among the five finalists as well as no t the last to be called for the final round, but through the end she overcame her feelings of self-doubt. Splendid in her gown and even more captivating as she answered the questions graciously and intelligently, she was crowned Miss Bohol Sandugo. Her most immediate concern to promote the province of Bohol once she has the crown is to use any available means like the Internet to promote Bohol to the rest of the world. Now that she is queen, let us hope she will carry on the spirit of this vision. The stunning beauties who won the princess titles were Kathy Lynn Atuel from Ubay, Cheryl Amormarie Eastman who represented Calape, Richelle Anne Guibone from Panglao and Marian Licayan from Duero.
JHIGZ wrote:
Friday, 23 July 2004 19:36:33 PHT
Elle torrefranca gonzales :) wrote:
Thursday, 22 July 2004 18:38:38 PHT
What can I say?! In 2002 I competed as Miss Sagbayan in the Miss Bohol Sandugo pageant and ended up as 2nd runner up. Until now I still have a fervent desire to follow up on the happenings of Bohol and their beauty pageants - and I love it!! Im reading all about the controversies - and being an expert of such ( which I experienced in 2002 for being australian born) all I can say is that the bottom line is that - whatever degree of Boholana heritage they have, we should be grateful, proud and mesmerised by each candidate showcasing their internal and external beauty - as they represent being Boholana and that's the essence of it all.... GREAT JOB to the organisers and contestants - looking at the pictures makes me wanna fly back to Bohol right now!!! much love and more power to ya'll missin u here in Australia - just wait ill be back luv Elle (2nd runner up 2002.
Waway-bunga mar, jagna wrote:
Thursday, 22 July 2004 16:44:25 PHT
I was so shocked upon knowing our latest news there in our republic of bohol yet so happy to know our sandugo celebration. I hope I can attend every years' celebration. Really our kababayan women are so beautiful,no need to argue about that,hahaha! regards ko sa ako mga klasmeyts;sila edna, beverly, malou, prescy, jojie, mariet, belinda, vilma,cleofe, nora,jasmin, lunesa,jinky,biyay,marmie,delia, odette, lic-lic, cecile,clar, etc,musta na mo tanan?mga beautiful ni sila tanan. sila pud,endong, ely, juanits,anoy, froi, eman,rico,roger,roel, vinance, pipot,antonio, dioscoro, rictads, etc,mga gwapo pud na sila tanan. ajo-ajo!
Jojo of luinab,iligan city wrote:
Thursday, 22 July 2004 16:29:58 PHT
It is so nice to see my kababayan there in our native land of Bohol. Though most of the time I could not attend such celebration as Sandugo, but my spirit will always be there. Im so proud to be a Boholano. Im proud of our calamay in Jagna. keep up! boholanos are everywhere in the world. dagahan pud ngari sa mindanao. regards sa tanan!
Jackelyn wrote:
Wednesday, 21 July 2004 02:59:57 PHT
I am so very proud of all the candidates of MBS 2004, they are all very gorgoeus... hope that they are all successful in their lives in good life as well in cooperation with all boholanos in abroad. ....I am deeply admired to one of Miss Inabanga, for MBS 2004, for her talent, beauty and wisdom... I am proud to serve and honor the dignity of my fellow boholana's and Boholano's for their overwhelming beauty......"CONGRATULATIONS TO MISS SANDUGO 2004 (INABANGA)"...keep up the good works and good luck and GOD SPEED!!!!! Jackelyn (Texas)
Me.. wrote:
Tuesday, 20 July 2004 18:10:54 PHT
I was dr during d pageant and ol I can say s dat.. BONGGA!! hehe.. frm d set to d gowns to d costumes to d guests down to d judges. and i wud lyk 2 congratulate rhiz nova for winning d crown. she deserves it! I admire her intelligence so much. Congratz also to r candidate frm panglao, che2x, for being one of the sandugo princesses!! It was a very tough decision 4 d judges 2 choose d winner bcoz most of dm r beautiful but only one stands out during d interview and dat was Miss Inabanga. she has d wit and intelligence. bt i wonder y miss antequera was not included n d top 5. i find her so pretty and she ansers well eniwz, it was a nice pageant. I just dont like d way dy annouced d winner.way thrill!!
BABE wrote:
Monday, 19 July 2004 13:32:01 PHT
Miss Inabanga is the most intelligent/witty of all the candidates who participated in this year's pageant. She is the smartest of all.

But she is not excluded in the controversy: her residency. She was not born and raised in Inabanga although her mom is from that town.

Hurrah and congrtulations to our winner, the reigning miss ubi queen.

Daffodils wrote:
Monday, 19 July 2004 13:26:35 PHT
Richard Halasan wrote:
Friday, 16 July 2004 17:11:21 PHT
Hi,mechelle! How do you fell when you dicided to attend the miss sandugo pageant? It is your chance to develop your personality and your potentials and thats the time that your image will known to us who arround you,but why you dicide to back out?your looking good and you have a chance to win for miss sandugo 2004 but it is your dicision mechelle...all i can say is have faith in your self especially to GOD.
Gabriel Fortich wrote:
Thursday, 15 July 2004 14:01:09 PHT
In the 1960s, there was a Boholana who was a first runner-up in the Miss Philippines contest Her name- Conching Tan of Duero and her title was Miss Luzon. She was a commerce student of Rafael Palma College. During the contest, the press described her as shy. The winner was Pilar Arciega of Manila.
Benny Pandan wrote:
Thursday, 15 July 2004 13:59:31 PHT
I wish all of the organizers and project director of MBS to have done their best as to the pageant is concern. Sorry nalang sa mga detractors is not easy anyway for preparing this big event. Good luck and God bless.
Wednesday, 14 July 2004 11:58:06 PHT
TO THE WEBMASTER OF WWW.BOHOLSANDUGO.COM This is my opinion and the is not included. Now, the website is updated. Very poor layout, very poor quality pictures. I am expecting a beautiful Miss Bohol Sandugo presentation!!! And I have to question why the webmaster of the can allow one email address to vote? It takes time, maybe you think people will cheat during voting! You will tell us people here in US that Boholanos are not to be trusted in this way. I would like to question that why we can't post messages of supports to the website like here in Webmaster of, wake up! You are left behind already of a good internet promotion. You are such very traditional! You are not smart. You make the US people frustrated why we can't post messages. If you will create one, IT IS NOW TOO LATE.

Hmmm. I don't think the Bohol Sandugo website has a poor layout, and pictures of the current candidates are all there, so I don't feel the need to duplicate that effort. One vote per email address is restrictive on one hand, but people with their own domain name can vote as often as they like. Doing this right is really difficult. A feedback feature is nice, but requires constant monitoring: I am now removing inappropriate feedback almost daily, and I can understand not every webmaster is ready to deal with that.--Jeroen.

BABE wrote:
Wednesday, 14 July 2004 11:52:53 PHT
Guys, I got individual photos of them while the candidates are having their swimsuit pictorials at Bohol Tropics. I will send it thru email. PLease post your email addresses here at so that I can send it to you.
GRACE wrote:
Wednesday, 14 July 2004 11:43:04 PHT
I would like to ask why there are no individual photos and information of the candidates. I had visited, but the website is not updated. So, I better log in on this site.
ROSE wrote:
Wednesday, 14 July 2004 11:35:20 PHT
TO SIONYD OF CANADA: Yeah, you were right, they are recyled beauties...they tried and joined pageants locally. there are 21 candidates on the photo because one candidate had to go school on the said picture taking at Bohol Tropics. Ingana ka-busy atong kandidata karun. Wala pa gyuy disiplina sa ilang kaugalingon hasta sab ang committee pageant. nagyaya lang sila!
An2111 wrote:
Wednesday, 14 July 2004 10:19:35 PHT
Please post the solo pictures of the different candidates!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 plzzzzzzz
Sionyd wrote:
Tuesday, 13 July 2004 23:30:57 PHT
Candidates looks familiar, are you sure these are the candidates for this year's Miss Bohol Sandugo? yeah, I forgot these beauties are recycled as you said. but, if there are 22 official candidates (xcluding miss baclayon) how calm there are only 21 ladies in that picture above? even the profiles of each of the candidates are not posted...I was expecting to see and at least know even just a little of these it because most the candidates are recycled that's why there's no need to post their profile expecting that people had kept them in their heart? I think this is one big mistake. (Sionyd, Canada)
Loleks Ensedencia wrote:
Tuesday, 13 July 2004 20:19:59 PHT
Nauyab nako tanan na sila , way mapili pulos gwapa, hi to the kuliling group of moto sur, ariel,elmer,myself, chiwee, adan , kokoy, and to lola atang ..... la motor na sad ko.
Walter wrote:
Tuesday, 13 July 2004 12:00:46 PHT
I wish you guys will post their emails too, so we could keep in touch or like talk to them. Like me i really wanna know dona maricel cardino the girl from clarin you know. my email is
Jenniffer wrote:
Monday, 12 July 2004 23:10:42 PHT
Why you did not publish the candidate of Miss Sandugo Miss Bohol, for each individual profile along with their respective personality background and most of all their individual photos, showing about their knowlegde and pretty face? Well, am proud to be part of half boholanos and half american.... good luck to all candidates, they are so gorgeous woman just like me.. jenniffer (USA)
Charo wrote:
Monday, 12 July 2004 22:46:54 PHT
You can not rely to the website or the official website of the Bohol sandugo. It is not updated no pictures, old news articles...! and very poor layout. Shame!
Charo Reyes wrote:
Monday, 12 July 2004 22:45:22 PHT
Why Miss Baclayon has to back-out? She is really beautiful and I am sure she can make it to the magic 3.
Emelou wrote:
Monday, 12 July 2004 17:25:29 PHT
Wow! I'm really proud of being a BOHOLANA! Abi ninu kng naa lng jod ko dha ron s Bohol, tan-aw jod ko ug Search for Miss Sandugo Competition.. Sayang!!! Anyway i just want to wish u all good luck esp s mga contestant. Favor din sna f pwd rin ninyong i post ang solo pictures ng mga contestant w/ their respective places. Tnx n advance, God Bless & Keep it up Boholanos!!! Gud Luck diay s kandidata nga taga Inabanga i know kya n nimo. Kung modaug ka Proud jod me kaajo nimo!!
Divine grace wrote:
Monday, 12 July 2004 12:10:35 PHT
TO THE WEBMASTER: I hope you will not mind to include the article of "Ms. Bohol Sandugo search on Saturday" on the last part of the "Miss Bohol Sandugo attracts 22 candidates." I believe this is an important article for the readers to know. And if there are pictures, insert it. Thank you.
Divine grace wrote:
Monday, 12 July 2004 12:06:07 PHT
They are very nice and beautiful ladies. Gimingaw na intawon mi diri sa US moanha sa Bohol. Wala may TBTK karun nga year, so sa internet nalang mi motan-aw. I have a little correction, Miss HNU is Ms. Rhea Echavez and not Guibone. Guibone had joined the contest but just a runner-up. I admire also the writer tungod kay iya jud gi-research ang mga previous winner maskin there is no record. Hala, goodluck nalang sa mga kandidata! Ipakita nga mga guapa jud tang taga-Bohol!
JUSTINE TOrregosa wrote:
Monday, 12 July 2004 09:06:23 PHT
Presy wrote:
Sunday, 11 July 2004 10:03:49 PHT
Goodluck to the candidates of "Miss Sandugo"we believes that theres a lot of talented Boholanas nga atong ikapasigarbo sa atong nasud and also here in the U.S.goodluck girls.
Daffodils wrote:
Saturday, 10 July 2004 22:01:33 PHT
Hi, just finished watching the Talent night held at Island City Mall, the best mall in Bohol. The candidates did their best!!!!!!
Babyluz Sumampong wrote:
Friday, 9 July 2004 21:31:29 PHT
Goodluck to all cadidates may the best win especially to the representative of batuan do your best and God bless.
Daffodils wrote:
Friday, 9 July 2004 16:46:01 PHT
Hi guys I just pasted this article here so that many readers can view this. TY

Miss Bohol Sandugo search on Sat


FROM the pigeonhole: Who among the 22 lovely candidates will make it to the magic four?

One July 17, another homegrown beauty will wear the Sandugo crown, to be passed on to her by last year’s winner Fatima Liora Lloren Rana.

The final circle of beauties embarked on a tour of the pageant sponsors’ establishments and courtesy calls, including a stop at some Bohol’s tourist spots. The talent night competition was held on July 10 at the Island City Mall.

MISS Bohol Sandugo takes pride in its tradition of being one of the pageants many Boholanos, men and women alike, look forward to witnessing yearly where it is being staged.

The search for Miss Bohol Sandugo started in 1989 with Elizabeth Mumar Añana winning the crown. Since then, the yearly quest has become the biggest, most awaited local beauty event with hundreds of aspirants from the province. As rigid screening and final selection go on, the best of the lot, the perfect representative of the Boholana is chosen.

The three-hour program will begin with a parade of the contestants. The swimsuit and long gown competitions, as well as the interview portion, will follow. From 22 candidates, only one deserving girl will become Miss Bohol Sandugo on the grand coronation night held at the Bohol Wisdom School gym, 8 p.m.


The Post’s recent item on Miss Bohol Sandugo drew a lot of reactions. Reader Precillano Echavia of Maribojoc town called the writer (from landline to mobile phone for 14: 69) to give his feedback. Echavia, who is married, was a teacher at Holy Name University before he moved to UCPB.

He said, “Miss HNU and Miss Young Maribojoc is not Guibone (who represented Panglao) and it is Rhea Echavez.”

The Miss HNU and Miss Young Maribojoc titles were inadvertently placed on Guibone instead of Echavez due to computer “confusion.” The article was the one initially printed but her name wasn’t removed when the article was replaced with the right one.

To upbeat note and tick off the beauties: Miss Bohol Sandugo 1996 Laianne Reyes Canoy from Maribojoc is now connected with PCI bank in Cebu. Gemma Manding (not Gemma Mandin) was crowned Miss Bohol in 1986. Miss Tagbilaran Lorraine Marie Evasco had joined Miss Maribojoc in 2003 and not even land in magic three. Her father is from Maribojoc.

The beauty pageant in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s was named Miss Bohol for the fiesta island celebration and was under the administration of several governors: Juan Pajo, Esteban Bernido, Lino Chatto, Rolando Butalid. In the 1980s the governors then were Victor de la Serna (OIC), Constancio Torralba, et al.

The MBS 2004 pageant chairs are Wilfilda (not Wilfreda) Collins of the Garcia chains of Pawnshops and Geesnell Yap of Bohol Tropics.

National pageants

Other readers and Internet enthusiasts who log on at also gave their feedback. Others are sending the Bb. Pilipinas and Mutya ng Pilipinas official results that “there were Miss Bohol winners who competed the pageants.”

“Cherry Mae Bacarro competed for the Bb. Pilipinas 2003 pageant last March 15, 2003 at the Araneta Coliseum. The Mabuhay Beauties said that ‘Candidate N0. 3 – CHERRY MAE BACARRO. Is a lady maybe missed the cut by very little, because there was nothing weak about her performance onstage at all. In fact, I think she should replace one of the weaker semifinalists. She could probably make a strong impact in another year and be a semifinals shoo-in at least.’

“MBS Irah Noemi Naron also competed for the Mutya ng Pilipinas. ”

Bb. Pilipinas 1979

It was also Mr. Echavia who called the Post’s attention to this interesting information of the Bb. Pilipinas 1979 first runner-up Perla Fernando Salig who is a Boholana. The Post was able to secure a document from Mabuhay Beauties, an international organization which records and compiles events---and confirmed that, indeed, Salig was the first runner-up in the Bb. Pilipinas 1979 pageant.

The local record shows that she was not a Miss Bohol titleholder; however, she is a true blue Boholana who made a name in a national pageant. Perla Fernando Salig became Miss Loboc Academy and Miss Commerce at Divine Word College now Holy Name University. She won the Mutya ng Bohol pageant in Cebu sponsored by the Circulo Boholano de Cebu in 1998. She represented the Central Visayas to the 1979 Bb. Pilipinas.

Manila girls who have the “standards” could not outshine the Boholana beauty. Salig, who was fresh, simple with an epitome of an untouched “probinsyana,” still made it to the 15 semi-finalists out of the 37 official candidates from different parts of the country.

The final question (Supposed you are reading a book and you don’t like the content, and the author is at your back. What are you going to do?) was a tough one compared to the questions thrown to other finalists. Salig was proclaimed first runner-up and was also voted as one of the five Lux ladies. The winners were Criselda Flores Cecilio (Bb. Pilipinas-Universe), Mimilanie “Melanie” Laurel Marquez (Bb. Pilipinas-International), Maria Theresa Carlson (Miss Young Pilipinas) and Princess Ava Quibranza (Miss Maja Pilipinas).

Previous winners of the Bb. Pilipinas pageants have become celebrities. Its two most famous winners to date are Gloria Diaz and Margie Moran-Florendo, who were both crowned Miss Universe. However, since Florendo won in 1973, the Miss Universe crown has eluded the Philippines. Miriam Quiambao, now a TV personality, was first runner-up during the 1999 Miss Universe pageant. Yet, Salig declined the illuminating offers from Manila that promised her to become an actress and model. Still young and vibrant, Salig is married to Danny Teves with whom she has four sons. She runs a boutique business here in Bohol and Cebu.

REMEMBER WHEN? So far, there is only one Boholana who made it to the Bb. Pilipinas and was proclaimed first runner-up. The former Perla Fernando Salig (now Teves) was the picture of poise and confidence. Will another Boholana follow the same feat? The early favorites of the Miss Bohol Sandugo 2004 are Miss Inabanga, Rhiz Nova Arenas, and Miss Ubay, Kathy Lynn Atuel.

^^^^ wrote:
Friday, 9 July 2004 13:00:36 PHT
2003 winner was Fatima Liora Lloren Rana. Lloren is her middle name. The early favorites are Miss Inabanga and Miss Ubay.
^^^ wrote:
Friday, 9 July 2004 12:53:37 PHT
Daffodils wrote:
Thursday, 8 July 2004 17:34:05 PHT
Korek! Magaganda talaga ang taga-Bojol!!! Pero maitatanong ko lang if mapuputi ba ang mga singit nila...baka maiitim !!!! May email ako na this Saturday na ang contest. Good luck especially to Miss Inabanga.
Me.. wrote:
Thursday, 8 July 2004 16:28:55 PHT
First of all I would like to correct sumthin, d pageant will b ds cuming july 17 not july 19. and last year's winner s miss fatima liora rana.. not lloren.. eniwz,it's so nice to know that there are 22 candidates this year.. can't wait to see d pageant.. gud luck to all d candidates..


Yoy wrote:
Thursday, 8 July 2004 16:27:28 PHT
Lamiaaaaaaaaa ana ni miss Cheryl Amormarie Eastman!!!!
Ronnie Ruizol wrote:
Tuesday, 6 July 2004 07:50:35 PHT
Please post all the photos of the candidates of MBS 2004 in this site as soon as possible. Thanks and more power to Bohol!

You can see them all on the Bohol Sandugo website.--Jeroen.

Francine Garcia-Campbell wrote:
Monday, 5 July 2004 16:59:00 PHT
There was a news item about a certain Boholana who was Miss Bohol in 1979 who was first runner-up of the Bb. Pilipinas 1979 competition.

I hope Mr. Leo Udtohan can research and write about her. It is truly a prestige to Bohol and the people that our beauty never left out in the national competition.

ryan smith wrote:
Friday, 2 July 2004 19:46:58 PHT
I am surprised to see that this year's pageant has 22 candidates in history. Boholanas are truly beautiful! I give this article 5 thumbs up!
Christopher Ian Lumacang wrote:
Wednesday, 30 June 2004 15:39:37 PHT
grabeh, ang ganda ganda nila.nakakaluka ang mga beauty contestant,bohol talaga..more power sa mga taga-bohol ha at sa mga contestant natin.Good luck sa inyong lahat....
francine garcia-campbell wrote:
Tuesday, 29 June 2004 14:32:24 PHT
Nice article. Deep and profound research! I hope your site can load those previous winners of the Miss Bohol Sandugo.

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