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Bacolod City, Philippines Saturday, February 9, 2019

Dinagsa Pageant Winners

Eighteen-year-old Jasline Batiller, a 12th grader at Don Vicente F. Gustilo Memorial National High School, bested 11 other aspirants for the Cadiz City Dinagsa Queen crown.

The pageant was held on Jan. 25 as a highlight of the 45th Dinagsa Festival.

In another celebration competition, Seth Demonteverde was declared Ginoong Cadiz over 13 other entries.

Jasline’s court was composed of Edzal Padernal and Ricklyn Tanguan, first and second runners-up, respectively.

The new Cadiz festival titleholder is the daughter of Joseph Alfred Batiller, a credit investigator and collector, and wife, Josephine, an overseas worker. The Batillers reside in Barangay Zone 3, Cadiz City.

In addition to the title, Jasline won 17 other awards – Best in Swimwear, Best in Evening Gown, Ms. Photogenic, Best in Swimwear, Ms. Photogenic as well as Ms. TNT, Ms. Avon, Ms. Generika, Ms. Centro Department Store, Ms. Jaimely Fashion Center, Ms. CCGEU, Ms. Just for Kids Clinic, Ms. Burntwood Studio, Ms. Coffee Boss, Ms. DXN Gasoline Station, Ms. Cadiz Purified Drinking Water and Ms. NavStar Corporation.

At school, she said, she is a drum and lyre corps band leader, a Rover Scout, a rescue volunteer and is also a folk dancer of the Mahidaiton group of Cadiz City.

She is also active in the Sangguniang Kabataan Federation in the city which she represented in the pageant.

Asked what she thinks made her win, Jasline said: “My strong faith in God and self-confidence. The support of my family, handler, team, friends and relatives who continue believing in me stand and serve as my motivation to capture my dreams, and win the crown.”

Winning the title for her is “a dream come true.”

With the crown and title come with responsibilities, a beauty queen should not only wear the crown on her head but in her heart as well. My title means that I have much influence that I can really do good not just to prove myself as a beauty queen but also as an influencer and example that can make a difference and development in our society.

Ginoong Cadiz Seth Demonteverde, 20, is an Information Technology graduate of the University of St. La Salle. He currently teaches Computer subject at Colegio de Sta. Ana de Victorias.

Seth, who represented Barangay Zone 4 SK, is the son of Rulyne Demonteverde, a nurse, and the former Maribel Ignacio, an employee of the Cadiz City Health Office.

Selected as first runner-up was Joshua Seth Bojo, who represented the Cadiz City SK Federation, while Aaron Noel Calvez of Barangay Zone 5-Daga was second runner-up.

Dhaztine Shaenuel Gepana of Barangay Tinampaan SK and Enrique Antonio Sampane of Barangay Daga SK were third and fourth runners-up, respectively.

Seth won the Best in Production Number, Best in Interview and Best Elemental Warrior Attire awards.

The winner recalled that his relaxed mindset and strategy of enjoying the experience and while doing his best worked well for him during the pageant night.

I think it all boiled down to my confidence and delivery on stage. Also I did not put pressure myself too much, he added.

Asked what the title means to him, he replied: “This has given me something to be proud of, it is the reward for my hardwork and dedication. It is also a reminder of what I had to go through and it makes me appreciate the people who were behind me supporting and giving me the best chance I could possibly have to win.”*

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Sicablun Kwatro, PNU
top street performances

In the tribal street parade and competition, Tribu Sicablun Kwatro outclassed seven other entries to sweep all the special awards enroute to clinching the champion’s trophy.

Cadiz City Tourism Officer Juanily Pedrosa said Sicablun Kwatro was named Most Disciplined Group, Best in Sound & Rhythm, Best in Costume and Best in Choreography with Charlie Men Basa named Best Choreographer.

Tribu Bobucad, Hitalon, Balete and Bandagat placed first runner-up to fourth runner-up, respectively.

In the Sinaot, or Merrymaking contest, Philippine Normal University’s Tribu Maragtas topped other groups for the plum prize.

Tribu Rociram of Mabini National High School was first runner-up with Jerusalem NHS (Tribu Balaan) as second runner-up as well as Tiglawigan NHS (Tribu Mar-Hun) and Villacin NHS (Tribu Bagani), third and fourth runners-up, respectively.*

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