JAGNA, Bohol – Miss Ma. Rhea Rebecca Rocha, a graduate of nursing in her early 20’s, was crowned as Miss Jagna 2015 during the three-day First Calamay Festival. Winning the most voveted crown is her passport to represent this bustling port town to the Miss Bohol Sandugo 2015 derby come July 2015. Miss Amme Faye Llido clinched the Miss Jagna International 2015 during the same event and she’ll stand for this town to the Miss Bohol International competition during the Tigum Bol-anon Tibuok Kalibotan (TBTK) in July.
Miss Geneva Pearl Cadua, a nursing student of Holy Name University was adjudged as Miss Jagna to represent the town to Bohollympics this month. Miss Shaira Mae Sedavia and Miss Diphda Mae delos Santos were adjudged as the first and second runners-up, respectively, of the beauty and brain competition held at Colegio dela Medalla Milagrosa. Miss Rocha also harvested minor awards: Miss Photogenic, Miss AmWay, Best in Festival Costume, Miss Dental Glow and Best in Interview.
Miss Sedavia got Miss Congeniality; Miss Aloha Grafil, Special Media Award and Miss Albertos’ Pizza; and Llido got the Best in Swimsuit and Best in Evening Gown. Miss CAdua was Miss Nightingale. Completing the candidates include Russelle O. Pagulon, Ma. Sarrah Jane Basera, Michele C. Achas, Aloha Grafil, Roseanne P. Salas and Apple Jane G. Bolaer.
Meanwhile, Pedicab No. 10 operated by Gilbert Renegado of barangay Canjulao won first prize Best Calamay Decorated award; while pedicab Nos. 14 and 7 operated by Aldwin Cacayan and Ereneo Salas got the second and third places, respectively.
Habal-habal No. 5 operated by Paqueto Gallano grabbed the first prize and Habal-habal No. 1 driven by Mercedito Bunjan, second place and Habal-habal No. 6 driven by Mario Balabat, third place.
The first Calamay fest was launched with the consultation with the stakeholders and their participation in the event since they’re part of the calamay industry, organizers said. (rvo)