12 Candidates vie for 2017 Miss Tacloban Tilt
Tacloban City – This year’s Miss Tacloban Beauty Pageant presented by the City Government through the leadership of Mayor Cristina G. Romualdez will have 12 candidates.
The candidates namely, Sam Sarah Louise Torreros of Brgy-83 Burayan; Francia Kaye Uyvico of Brgy. 73 PHHC Housing; Beverly Rose Basalo of Brgy. 80 Marasbaras; Lourdelen Briones of Brgy. 96 Calanipawan; Laurence Comandao of Brgy 40 Youngfield; Kate Lee Palconite of of Brgy 60 Sagkahan; Chelsea Fernandez of Brgy. 79 Marasbaras; Sheilla Nina Peru of Brgy 44 Quarry District; Angela Norwillen Cabel of Brgy. 50 Independencia; Mary Gold Tano of Brgy. 71 Kristina Heights; Annie Rose Marie Abatias of Brgy 59-A Sampaguita Village and Olivia Ashley Tiston of Brgy 96 Calanipawan, were presented on Saturday’s Press Presentation and Pre-Pageant Event held at Patio Victoria.
Mayor Romualdez graced the event which was highlighted by a talent presentation of the candidates and the announcement of the Darling of the Press Special Award. Three candidates were named Darlings of the Press, namely Beverly Rose Basalo; Kate Lee Palconite and Chelsea Fernandez.
The candidates also presented their various advocacies for women empowerment during the afternoon event.
An online and text poll was launched for the Miss Tacloban 2017 tilt so supporters can root for their candidates.
Before the official press presentation, the 12 candidates walked the ramp at a Fashion Show held at the Robinson’s Place Tacloban last June 19.
The next Miss Tacloban will be crowned in a Safari-Themed coronation Night on June 24 at the Tacloban City Convention Center (Astrodome). A 7-inch crown adorned with European Crystal and semi-precious stones sponsored by Richard White of Miss Hercules USA will be worn by the next Miss Tacloban. –HENRY JAMES G. ROCA/CIO, Photo by Tim Canes/CMO