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LNU lass grabs Miss SCUAA 2006 title

by Flor Jackson

Naval, Biliran (27 October) -- Eleven lovely candidates each representing their respective state college and university in Eastern Visayas vied for the most coveted title of Miss SCUAA 2006 in a beauty pageant held last night.

The candidates who presented their best self since last Sunday when the 11 delegations started arriving here at the Naval Institute of Technology (NIT), host state college of this year’s SCUAA meet in Naval, Biliran until last night’s beauty pageant were rated according to their beauty and personality which comprise 50% of the total over-all score; poise and bearing 20% and intelligence – 30% or a total of 100% for the first round of judging.

According to Mr. Erwin Salvatierra, director of cultural affairs of the NIT, during the second round of judging the candidates, 70% of the results of the first round was taken and added to the results of the interview portion which cuts 30% of the candidates’ total rating or a total of 100%.

After the meticulous evaluation of the physical attributes and intelligence of the candidates, the board of judges came up with a decision proclaiming Miss Trisha Dawn Daffon of the Leyte Normal University (LNU), Miss SCUAA 2006. First runner-up is Miss Agatha Fontanilla of the University of Eastern Philippines (UEP) and Miss Maridel Paghubasan of NIT emerged as second runner-up.

Miss Agatha Fontanilla, the first runner-up likewise received special awards as she was proclaimed Best in Swimwear, Miss Photogenic, Best in Production number and Best in Evening Gown.

Likewise, Miss Maridel Paghubasan of NIT, second runner-up, won the Best in Talent award during the Talent Night presentation of the candidates held a day before the beauty pageant while Miss Angelina Rebadulla, Miss ESSU was proclaimed Best in Sportswear.

Miss April Ann Reyes also of LNU and Miss SCUAA 2005 who made her final walk before bequeathing her title and before the results of the contest were announced, crowned Miss Trisha Daffon..

The sash, scepter and bouquet of fresh flowers were presented by Biliran Governor Rogelio Espina and Dr. Cecil Espina, the first lady of the province.

Salvatierra further said that Miss SCUAA 2006 received a cash prize of P3,000 while the first and second runner-up received P2,000 and P1,000 respectively.

Other candidates who did not make it to the top 3 finalists received P500 each.

He added that it is only in this year’s SCUAA that the winning and non-winning candidates received cash awards.

As the SCUAA 2006 games are slowly winding up just in time for the closing ceremonies tomorrow afternoon, some of the athletes are still competing for the championship games.

This year’s 22nd SCUAA games hosted by NIT will formally close with a “Paalam Night” tomorrow evening at the NIT gymnasium. On Saturday, October 28, the participating delegations will then go home to their respective provinces. (PIA-Biliran) [top]

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