Sorsogon, Naga City Bets bag Palaro Crowns

Crowd favorite Gioseppe Alden A. Hilotin of Sorsogon Province and Miss Talent Sheena Mae O. San Buenaventura of Naga City were crowned G. at Bb. Palaro 2010 Saturday night, January 30 at the Daet Agro Sports Center.

Hilotin, 15, of Magallanes National HS and top sports achiever Buenaventura, 15, of Naga College Foundation bested 22 equally-competitive stunners from 12 province and city divisions in the region.

Other winners in the annual search for bonafide Palaro athletes with beauty, body and brains to boot include best in festival attire winner Aram G. Perez Garbo of Naga City and Gabriella Pacita M. Furtado of Iriga City, 1st runners-up; best in barong, best in delegation uniform and Mr. Photogenic Daniel M. Lagatic of Iriga City and Ms. Photogenic Janine R. Rebosura of Masbate Province, 2nd runners-up; John Gilbert Briol of Masbate City and best in festival attire and best in production number winner Patricia Nicole Carmela Chua Razo of Sorsogon Province, 3rd runners-up; and half-Arab Saeed Ahmed Tanggo of Tabaco City and Ms. Congeniality Mary Ross L. Vasquez of Camarines Norte, 4th runners-up.

Special awards were also given to Ms. Camarines Sur Javilyn A. Sinfuego, best in evening gown; Ms. Legaspi City Justine Dale R. Reolo, most eloquent; Ms. Sorsogon City Blight Z. Echavia, best in delegation uniform; Mr. Masbate John Cedrick M. Silvestre, Mr. Congeniality; Mr. Ligao City Nathanael B. Ortiz, best in production number and Mr. Cam. Sur Bryan Yot M. Tan, top sports achiever.

In attendance during the five-hour competition, which Dr Orfelina O. Tuy, Asst. Regional Director, hailed as the best Palaro pageant ever, were DepEd-ROV chiefs, schools division superintendents and top local fashion designers and beauty consultants who sat as jurors.

Dr. Frankie Bulalacao, Dr. Merle Fontanilla, Division Coordinators Mrs. Nelie C. Sangcap and Mrs. Lutgarda Ferrer, Asst. Athletic Manager Ms. Merly Landagan, Cultural Coordinators Ass’n. President Bernadette Benavidez and choreographer Mar Solomo Soltes organized the search.

Mabini College, Jose Panganiban NHS and the 2009 Palarong Panlalawigan candidates provided the intermission numbers. (Rheuben G. Rigon, VLBMHS – Daet)

Source: (01 Feb 2010)