Leyte Samar Daily Express
TACLOBAN CITY – The coronation of Miss Tacloban 2010 was held last June 26 at the Tacloban City Astrodome as one of the highlights of this year’s celebration of Sangyaw Festival.
As revealed by Don Dolina, Creative Director of the Search for Miss Tacloban 2010, among the 12 gorgeous candidates vying for title of this year’s Miss Tacloban only five lovely ladies made it to the top.
Ms. Yedda Marie K.Romualdez (right) with husband Leyte 1st District Rep.Ferdinand Martin Romualdez (2nd from left) crown Miss Tacloban 2010 winner Miss Ivy Severson during the coronation night at Tacloban City Astrodome. Looking on is Miss Tacloban City 2009 Miss Rachelle Chua-Pineda (left). (Ver Noveno)
The newly crowned Miss Tacloban was Miss Ivy Advincula Severson representing Brgy. 109, V and G subdivision as her stunning beauty emerged as among the top five finalists of the said pageant.
Aside for bagging the crown, she was also awarded as Miss Photogenic, Miss Globe and Miss PHCCI Tacloban.
Her first runner-up was from Brgy. 85, San Jose, Miss. Keena Mary Annie C. Sumido, who also received two awards like Miss Congeniality and Miss Natasha Beauty.
Miss Maricor D. Abenio won the 2nd place. She is from Imelda Village and she got the most number of awards, namely Miss MLhuillier Beauty, Miss Duptours Beauty, Miss LBC Beauty, Best in Swim Wear and Best in Philippine Terno Design.
Representative of Brgy. 24 Burgos, Miss Joyce June L. Viojan was announced as the 3rd runner up and received an award as Best in Production Attire and Miss PhilHealth and Miss Jennylyne S. Torcino from El Reposo took the 4th runner up award. She was also the recipient of four awards like MissTalent first runner up, Miss New Placenta, Miss Pino Filipino Cuisine Choice Award and Miss Camilla Homes Leyte Choice award.
The other minor awards were given to the other candidates, Miss Ann Nicolae M. Mercado from Brgy. 2 Lopez Jaina – Cristina Salon and Spa Choice Award, Miss. Arianne May P. Briones of Brgy. 62 – B Sagkahan – Darling of the Press and Miss. Robelle Ann C. Pedere, Brgy. 78 marasbaras – Miss An Maglipayon USA Choice Award.
Dolina said that the said pageant was judged according to the following criteria: 1. Poise – 30%, 2. Personality and Beauty – 30%, 3. Communication Ability – 30% and 4. Professionalism – 10%.
He disclosed that the winners received cash prize and trophy – 50,000.00 for Miss Tacloban 2010, 1st runner up – 30,000.00, 2nd runner up – 20,000.00, 3rd runner up -10,000.00 and 5,000.00 for 4th runner up. (NOEL TALACAY)