Pasigarbo sa Sugbo Festival 2019

Meet this year’s Pasigarbo Festival Queen candidates

By: Michelle Joy Padayhag August 20,2019 - 09:25 PM

The 29 candidates of Pasigarbo Festival Queen 2019 during press presentation on August 20, Tuesday, at SM Seaside City Cebu. |CDND Photo

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The search is on for Pasigarbo Festival Queen 2019.

Twenty-nine lovely Cebuanas were officially introduced during the press presentation held on August 20, Tuesday, at SM Seaside City Cebu.

Victor Hao Cuenco, the artistic director of Pasigarbo sa Sugbo 2019, said they are looking for a festival queen who is “the total package.”

“Of course she has to be graceful but we are also looking on the skills, like how she moves in her costume,” Cuenco told reporters in a press conference. 

A festival queen should know how to coordinate with her backup dancers aside from having a pretty face, he added.

Just like the previous years, the Pasigarbo Festival Queen 2019 competition has three segments. These are the opening number, group production, and solo performance.

Cuenco is excited and looking forward to the candidates’ performances even if they only have less than a month to prepare. The Pasigarbo Festival Queen 2019 coronation night will be held on August 23, Friday at the Cebu City Sports Center.

Cebu Provincial Tourism Officer Maria Lester Ybañez said she was amazed when she saw the costumes of this year’s candidates.

Before the press conference started, the 29 candidates introduced themselves on stage wearing their festival costumes.

“I am really amazed and these are all fantastic. I am also proud because these costumes are made by Cebuanos,” she said.

Aside from the Pasigarbo Festival Queen 2019 crown, the competition will also name four runners-up.

For the prizes, Ybañez said they will announce the details during the coronation night this Friday.Special awards will also be given away including Miss Congeniality, Miss Photogenic, Best in Festival Costume, and Best in Group Production.

This is the sixth year that the Pasigarbo Festival Queen competition is being staged.

Previous winners were Keana Mae Sumido of Halad Inasal Festival of Talisay City (2012), Mary Lorenz Goyenechea of Halad Inasal Festival of Talisay City (2011), Janine Dagcutan of Kagasangan Festival of Moalboal (2010), Jey Ann Avenido of Haladaya Festival of Daanbantayan (2009), and Chelo Mae Timtim of Siloy Festival of Alcoy (2008). /elb

If you missed the presentation of candidates earlier, check these photos.

1. Sheal Nicole P. Escarro
Festival: Palawod Festival (Bantayan)
Age: 17
2. Jecyn Andales Bug-ot
Festival: Haladaya Festival (Daanbantayan)
Age: 20
3. Shandey Fajadro Belarmino
Festival: Banig Festival (Badian)
Age: 18
4. Chleo Marie Dosdos
Festival: Lapyahan Festival (San Remigio)
Age: 21
5. Allitah Jarren M. Lapuz
Festival: Lingaw Sadya Festival (Balamban)
Age: 20
6. Verea Bianca Bagatsolon
Festival: Dinagat Festival (Cordova)
Age: 18
7. Jacqueline T. Oppliger
Festival: Kagasangan Festival (Moalboal)
Age: 18
8. Charlene D. Canoy
Festival: Hinulawan Festival (Toledo City)
Age: 18
9. Carmel Mae Tumulak
Festival: Katubuhan Festival (Medellin)
Age: 22
10. Reusha Fil Tan
Festival: Pausbaw Festival (Tabogon)
Age: 18
11. Guia Morena
Festival: Kinsan Festival (Aloguinsan)
Age: 22
12. Lorraine Mitzi Ambrad
Festival: Utanon Festival (Dalaguete)
Age: 23
13. Kiffaia Al-Zair
Festival: Bonga Festival (Sibonga)
Age: 16
14. Evwina Mrie Basan
Festival: Sikoy-Sikoy Festival (San Fernando)
Age: 19
15. Hydie Sarcauga
Festival: La Torta Festival (Argao)
Age: 20
16. Arriza Guardiario
Festival: Kawayan Festival (Alegria)
Age: 17
17. Fatima King Bacud
Festival: Pinamuohan Festival (Pinamungajan)
Age: 20
18. Trisha Navarro
Festival: Dagitab Festival (City of Naga)
Age: 19
19. Rubby Clavel Verano
Festival: Toslob Festival (Oslob)
Age: 21
20. Leigh Chanelle G. Ong
Festival: Siloy Festival (Alcoy)
Age: 16
21. Kiara Liane Wellington
Festival: Sugat Kabanhawan Festival (Minglanilla)
Age: 17
22. Kuldish Singh
Festival: Sinanggiyaw Festival (Dumanjug)
Age: 17
23. Debien Cuyos
Festival: Rosquillos Festival (Liloan)
Age: 18
24. Marla Alforque
Festival: Kabkaban Festival (Carcar)
Age: 23
25. Eucille Noreen Anciano
Festival: Puting Baybay Festival (Santa Fe)
Age: 19
26. Gabriella Carballo
Festival: Panagtagbo Festival (Mandaue City)
Age: 20
27. Jesselle Saniel
Festival: Halad Inasal Festival (Talisay City)
Age: 19
28. Jocel Descartin
Festival: Isda Festival (Mardidejos)
Age: 17
29. Aiphrelle S. Uy
Festival: Panumod Festival (Barili)
Age: 20

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