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Binibining Cebu 2019 unfolds

Binibining Cebu 2019 unfolds Posted on September 18, 2019Leave a comment

Sinjin is a travel and lifestyle blogger. Formerly the president of Cebu's premier blogging organization, the Cebu Bloggers Society, he is Sun Prepaid's "Glorious Lifestyle Baron" and Cebu Pacific's "Singapore Party Peep"

Three’s a charm as Binibining Cebu 2019 officially began today at the press presentation earlier at SM Seaside City Cebu. The 3rd Binibining Cebu promises a bigger and more exciting spectacle with the ultimate purpose of tourism and being of service to others.

Cover photo: Binibining Cebu 2018 Steffi Aberasturi and her court Binibining Cebu Heritage 2018 Lou Dominique Piczon, Binibining Cebu Tourism 2018 Kim Covert, Binibining Cebu Charity 2018 Tracy Maureen Perez (fresh from a Top 12 finish at the recently-concluded Miss World Philippines), and Binibining Cebu Ecology 2018 Isabella Deutsch

The Candidates

Here are the 54 candidates who are vying for one of five crowns in the biggest pageant in the Philippines, Binibining Cebu:

(L-R) Top Row: Tudela, Tuburan, Toledo City, Talisay City, Tabuelan, Tabogon, Sogod, Sibonga, Santander, Santa Fe, San Remigio, San Francisco, San Fernando, Samboan, Ronda, Poro, Pinamungajan, Pilar
Middle Row: Oslob, Naga City, Moalboal, Minglanilla, Medellin, Mandaue City, Malabuyoc, Madridejos, Liloan, Lapu-Lapu City, Ginatilan, Dumanjug, Danao City, Dalaguete, Daanbantayan, Cordova, Consolacion, Compostela
Bottom Row: Cebu City South, Cebu City North, Catmon, Carmen, Carcar City, Borbon, Boljoon, Bogo City, Barili, Bantayan, Balamban, Badian, Asturias, Argao, Aloguinsan, Alegria, Alcoy, Alcantara

Take a closer look at each of the candidates and let us know who your early bets are. (P.S.: I do apologize for not being able to capture nine candidates as they did not pose at the center of the stage. Their official head shots would have to do for now)

ALCANTARA – Lorieche Layne Galariana (16)
ALCOY – Jackelaine Fleming (18)
ALEGRIA – Kate Kiunisala (20)
ALOGUINSAN – Jele Caballero (22)
ARGAO – Triesha Ann Omega (23)
ASTURIAS – Patricia Mae Gabaca (22)
BADIAN – Karena Cecilia Sabelino (27)
BALAMBAN – Alliyah Jarenn Lapuz (20)
BANTAYAN – Juvel Ducay (24)
BARILI – Marchel Magaspi (20)
BOGO CITY – Mary Dwayne Mongcopa (19)
BOLJOON – Jennibeth Delfin (28)
BORBON – Ciairha Monsanto (22)
CARCAR CITY – Marla Alforque (23)
CARMEN – Dannika Anne Ocampo (23)
CATMON – Ypril Joy Procorato (20)
CEBU CITY NORTH – Betty Davis (22)
CEBU CITY SOUTH – Adriana Gravador (19)
COMPOSTELA – Jullianne Montana Cabañog (20)
CONSOLACION – Shara Angela Servande (20)
CORDOVA – Ameena Allababidi (17)
DAANBANTAYAN – Aubrey Belle Ynot (20)
DALAGUETE – Amanda Basnillo (17)
DANAO CITY – Frances Jade Pino (18)
DUMANJUG – Reina Alexis Tavera (18)
GINATILAN – Princess Paraiso (20)
LAPU-LAPU CITY – Chloe Boone (18)
LILOAN – Guia Moreno (23)
MADRIDEJOS – Jessa Mangubat (24)
MALABUYOC – Stephanie Alano (24)
MANDAUE CITY – Ena Velasco (27)
MEDELLIN – Blanche Comecilla (18)
MINGLANILLA – Maria Angelica Pantaliano (21)
MOALBOAL – Iza Gail Latonio (23)
NAGA CITY – Victoria Leslie Ingram (22)
OSLOB – Dorothy Magday (21)
PILAR – Doanna Kristett Manhilot
PINAMUNGAJAN – Sofia Cairo (18)
PORO – Maria Fe Loayon (20)
RONDA – Sharon Grace Angel (28)
SAMBOAN – Nica Acuzar Yabo (23)
SAN FERNANDO – Beatrice Luigi Gomez (24)
SAN FRANCISCO – Mhon Theress Menaling (26)
SAN REMIGIO – Julya Beatrix Basubas (18)
SANTA FE – Christine Gallego (24)
SANTANDER – Maria Jocelyn Bula (22)
SIBONGA – Mary Ann Alvarado (17)
SOGOD – Rose Marie Bantecil (17)
TABOGON – Reisha Fil Tan (18)
TABUELAN – Clare Casquejo (23)
TALISAY CITY – Karla Lasquite
TOLEDO CITY – Kathlyn Lawig (25)
TUBURAN – Maria Catherine Encabo (19)
TUDELA – Cianza Pearl Gutierrez (22)

The Organizing Team

Founded by the SHS-B Batch 1985 Foundation, Inc. and Bb. Sugbu Charity Foundation, Inc., Binibining Cebu has proven to be a platform for today’s young women from all walks of life to express their social issues, talents, and unique cultural heritage.

(L-R) Val Sandiego – Production Manager and Official Choreographer, Ahwel Paz – Overall Pageant Director, Kenneth Cobonpue – Creative Director, Steffi Aberasturi – Binibining Cebu 2018, Anthony Ting – President SHS-B Batch 85

This year will see a few new personalities who will elevate the pageant to even greater heights. Overall director is Ahwel Paz, a multi awarded ABS-CBN producer and director, who has staged several pageants and international shows. He will work with celebrated choreographer and production manager Val Sandiego, the man behind the award-winning Sandiego Dance Company. Stage design and creative direction will still be by international designer Kenneth Cobonpue, while Cary Santiago will oversee the complete fashion and wardrobe styling.

Jojo Bragais, a name synonymous to the nude platform pageant heels, which have been the official shoes of the Binibining Pilipinas pageant since 2015, will provide the girls’ footwear. He has dressed the feet of amazing women such as Catriona Gray, Maxine Medina, and Rachel Peters, among others. Official accessories and jewelry are by Christopher Munar, who is no stranger to Binibining Pilipinas and various beauty queens and celebrities. PauLina by Mikee Andrei, who is the official resort wear for Miss World Philippines, Binibining Pilipinas, and other national pageants, will provide the candidates’ swimwear.

Maria Gigante, Binibining Cebu Charity 2017, hosted the press presentation

Coronation Night

The Binibining Cebu 2019 Coronation Night will be on Friday, November 15, 2019, 6pm at the Pacific Grand Ballroom, Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino.

Also not to be missed is the Swimwear and Long Gown Competition on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 6pm at Mandani Bay. Meanwhile, the candidates will have their closed-door on November 10.

Candidates preparing for the photo shoot at the Skypark, SM Seaside City Cebu

For updates, follow them on Facebook at Binibining Cebu and on Instagram at @binibiningcebu.

Sinjin is a travel and lifestyle blogger. Formerly the president of Cebu's premier blogging organization, the Cebu Bloggers Society, he is Sun Prepaid's "Glorious Lifestyle Baron" and Cebu Pacific's "Singapore Party Peep"

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