COME pageant night on October 28, 54 lovely candidates will compete for the first ever Binibining Cebu crown.
Here are the ladies wearing the sashes of Moalboal and Dalaguete, respectively: Shaira P. Belamia and Lou Dominique Piczon:
Shaira P. Belamia
Hobbies/Interests: Arts, reading books, blogging Job: Grade school guidance counselor
Titles: Miss Carcar 2014, Miss Dumanjug 1st runner-up, Miss Dalaguete 1st runner-up and Miss Cebu Southeast 2017 2nd runner-up
SHAIRA P. Belamia has already joined and won several beauty pageants but one of her ultimate goals is to join the biggest beauty pageant in Cebu—Binibining Cebu 2017. Belamia is the official candidate of Moalboal, a town in southern Cebu known for being a diver’s paradise.
Among its attractions are Pescador Island and its sardine run.
There were 11 Italians during the 1970s who visited the municipality and dived the waters. They have seen the rich marine life and believe that its worth sharing to the world,” Belamia said.
Lou Dominique Piczon
Hobbies/Interests: Traveling, reading books, surfing the web, working out, modeling, and hosting
Titles: Ms. CCAA 2008, Ms. Summer Queen 2013 1st runner up, USJ-R Ms. Intramurals 2014, Miss Mandaue 2014, and Reyna ng Aliwan 2016 2nd runner up.
IT WAS Lou Dominique Piczon’s handler Danny Booc who opened the idea for her to join Binibining Cebu and with the final signal from her parents, she finally said yes.
Piczon is representing the town of Dalaguete dubbed as the “Vegetable Basket of Cebu” because agriculture is its people’s main livelihood. “We produce high-value vegetables and crops like corn, root crops, and fruits. We even practice other innovative methods to increase our farmer’s productivity and to enhance the quality of all our products,” she said.
Dalaguete celebrates the Utanon Festival as a form of thanksgiving every 9th and 10th of February. The town has been called “Little Baguio of Cebu” because of the cool climate in Barangay Mantalongon where the highest peak in Cebu called Osmeña Peak can be found.