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EBMC Nurse is ‘09 Bb. Catanduanes

Nurses do have the "IT" factor as a 20-year old casual nurse at the Eastern Bicol Medical Center walked away with the Bb. Catanduanes crown during the pageant night at the Virac Sports Center Oct. 23.

Five-foot-six Mae Geraldine V. Samar of Virac, who represented Essensual Ellen Salon, wowed the judges with her 36-26-36 figure and overall performance during the centerpiece event of the three-day Catandungan Festival.

Best in Gown Ma. Fatima G. Velchez of Bagamanoc, 17, was chosen Bb. Catandungan Festival while 16-year old high school student Amylou B. Buendia, who was Bimasanca’s bet, got the Bb. Catanduanes Tourism title aside from Ms. Photogenic. Tall at 5’6" and just 16 years old, Mary Antonette L. Rodriguez of Cabugao, Bato, was first-runner-up while reigning Mutya ng Virac Ma. Amabelle A. Macabia, 17, took the second runner-up honors.

Velchez, Rodriguez and Macabia are all nursing students at the Catanduanes State Colleges along with two other candidates.

Aside from the crown and the trophy, Samar won P25,000 cash while Velchez and Buendia received P20,000 and P15,000 cash prizes, respectively. The two runners-up won P10,000 each. Round-trip airline tickets were also given to the winners.

The other candidates were: Elizabeth C. Vargas, 19, of Virac; Maraley T. Timbal, 16, representing Passer’s Buy; Charmain V. Isidoro, 19, of Virac; Adelle Monique C. Rima, 17, of Pandan, who was named Ms. Talent; Crisanta P. Benitez, 16, of Baras; Best in Swimsuit Gretchen C. Arcilla, 17, of San Miguel; Aileen E. Chavez, 17, of Gigmoto; Novelyn O. Sanchez, 18, of Viga; Margarette T. Basister, 18, of Bato; and, Camela Bianca C. Borbe, 16, of Baras/Petron.

Source: Catanduanes Tribune - 30 October 2009

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