Miss Dumaguete 2014 Press-Conference

Miss Dumaguete 2014 – Press Conference

Miss-Dumaguete-Press-Conference Robinsons Dumaguete

Miss-Dumaguete-Press-Conference Robinsons Dumaguete

November 14, 2014 at Robinsons Place Dumaguete Main Atrium

Way Back in the 1920’s,Dumaguete already chose Queens or muse and they were called Miss Dumaguete Carnival Queen.

On November 24, 1948, after the war, and when Dumaguete City officially became a City, Miss Isabelita Ruperto was declared the first Miss Dumaguete. In the succeeding years up to the present, along line of beauteous ladies have held the prestigious title of Miss Dumaguete, like Rowena Tiempo, Carmen Gonzalez, Lolita Bejar, Girlie Ererio, and Lina Tramonte.

In 2012 the height requirement for candidates for Miss Dumaguete was raised at 5”5, adapted from Binibining Pilipinas criteria, which made it possible for Miss Dumaguete 2013, Lorraine Kendrickson to compete in the Miss World Philippines and won 1st Runner-up.

(This information given by Dumaguete Tourism )

Miss Dumaguete 2014 Press-Conference

Miss Dumaguete 2014 Press Conference

This year Miss Dumaguete 2014 Pageant will not be complete without the media.

The Press Conference for Miss Dumaguete 2014 pageant with the theme “ Optimizing Community Development Through Tourism, Sports, Culture and the Arts” was a success and the contestants are all well prepared.

Miss Dumaguete 2014 – Candidates

Contestant number 1 Miss Malka Shaver and her advocacy called “Environmental Activism”, Miss Dumaguete 2014 contestant number 2 Miss Lineth Avanzado and her advocacy “ Molding today’s Youth through Self-Awareness”,Dumaguete 2014 contestant number 3 Miss Menday Mae De Guia and her advocacy “ Sustaining the Tourism Beauty of Dumaguete City” Dumaguete 2014 contestant number 4 is Miss Crichelle Geralde and her advocacy “ Capacity Development for Youth Groups in Dumaguete City”

Dumaguete 2014 contestant number 5 Miss Kae Lena Nuque and her advocacy “ Empowering Young Women trough the Promotion of a Healthy Body Image Social Media” Dumaguete 2014 contestant number 6 Miss Menchit Maraña and her advocacy “ Awareness Program of the Pros and Cons of Social Media” and the last but not the least Dumaguete 2014 contestant number 7 Miss Ritchly Cais and here advocacy is “ Personality Development Program for the Youth”

Here are some Photos of Candidates, Tourism Officers and VIP’s

St. Pauls University Dumaguete

St. Pauls University – 110th Founders Day

Just when Buglasan reached its peak another institution in Dumaguete had an important anniversary to celebrate. The St. Pauls University – 110th Founders Day was a four day celebration which included a colorful parade through the streets of Dumaguete. Following some images of the parade which saw many local schools invited and participating under a merciless sun.

St. Pauls University Dumaguete

King & Queen - Buglasan 2014

Buglasan 2014 – King & Queen Competition

The King & Queen Competition of Buglasan 2014 was in our humble opinion the absolute highlight of the activities on the stage at Freedom Park. Eight gracious candidates were competing for the Queen title together with eight gentlemen who were in the contest for this years Buglasan King. The contest happened after a whole day of strenuous activities, starting with the showdown early morning, followed by the street dance parade.

Buglasan 2014 - King & Queen

Buglasan 2014 – King & Queen Candidates

King & Queen – Presentation

The presentation of the candidates was supported by their dancers. This made the presentation a fast paced and very entertaining part of the show.


Buglasan 2014 – King & Queen – Evening Attire

Buglasan 2014 - King and Queen



Jimalalud - Hambabalud Festival

Buglasan 2014 – Showdown and Street Dance

The Buglasan 2014 – Showdown and Street Dance was traditionally held on Friday. This day was also a special regional holiday. As it could be expected, the Macias Sports Complex and the streets of Dumaguete were packed and it appeared that whole Negros Oriental came to its capital to enjoy the festival of festivals. After all judges, politicians, celebrities and beauty-queens were present, the show finally could start.

Buglasan 2014 Showdown

Eight participants were competing in different categories. The ninth performer was Sta. Catalina with the famous Pakol Festival. They did not participate, as their little monkeys always got the heart of the audience and the judges and basically won all Buglasan competitions over the last years. For this achievement, they got rewarded with the “Golden Slam” and a nice big trophy. It need to be said that Sibulans Yag Yag festival would be a serious competitor for the dance-troop from Sta Catalina and it would be a close call who gets the title at Buglasan 2014 – Showdown and Street Dance.

Following some pictures we took at the Buglasan 2014 – Showdown and Street Dance 

 1 – Bayawan Tawo Tawo Festival

1 - Bayawan Tawo Tawo Festival

 2 – Sibulan Yag-Yag Festival

2 - Sibulan Yag-Yag Festival


4 – Jimalalud – Hambabalud Festival

Jimalalud - Hambabalud Festival

5 – Dumaguete – Sandurot Festival

Dumaguete - Sandurot Festival


6 – San Jose – Ayuquitan Festival

San Jose - Ayuquitan Festival


7 – Bais -Hudyaka Festival

7 - Bais -Hudyaka Festival


8 – Tanjay – Bod Bod Festival

Tanjay - Bod Bod Festival

9 – Sta. Catalina – Pakol Festival


Trophy for Grand Slam Winner Sta. Catalina - Pakol Festival

Trophy for Grand Slam Winner Sta. Catalina – Pakol Festival

Folkdance Competition - Buglasan 2014

Buglasan 2014 – Folkdance Competition

The Buglasan 2014 Folkdance Competition was a colorful event held last night on the Ninoy Aquino Freedom Park Stage. Even the weather was on the side of the organizers. The few clouds which caused some rain an hour before the even started were blown away and the groups could perform their Spanish influenced dances as planned.

Folkdance Competition - Buglasan 2014

Backstage at Buglasan 2014 – Folkdance Competition

Folkdance Competition - Buglasan 2014


The competition started only with a slight delay. The few empty places in front of the stage were filled quickly and the folkdance groups in their colorful costumes were ready to enter the stage.

Folkdance Competition – Buglasan 2014

Folkdance Competition - Buglasan 2014

The Ballroom Dancing Competition


results falk dance & ballrom



Battle Of the Bands - Buglasan 2014

Buglasan 2014 – Live Band Competition

15 bands from all over Negros Oriental joined this years Live Band Competition at Buglasan 2014. Each band performed 7-10 minutes. Most of them where well prepared and rocked the stage in Freedom Park.  Our winner was clearly the band from Pamplona. Just the guitarist and the bass player alone probably doubled the average age of the whole Live Band competition, and their experience clearly showed the young generation how a few guys can fill up a big stage.

But as it always is, our favorite never wins. However, there was a lot of talent on the stage and all winners in the different categories also deserved their spot.

Backstage at the Live Band Competition

Battle of the Band – Buglasan 2014

Results of the Buglasan 2014 – Live Band Competition

result live band competition

Official Result provided by Negros Oriental Government

Despite the great entertaining evening and great success, some critic might be allowed. Some Bands had not even their instrument tuned proper, others had their hand on the microphone head and singing more into the hand than into the technical device, and some had a stage appearance like going for a stroll to the mall, standing around with back-pack on just looking at each other, the last thing missing was that they start texting.

GMA “Bet ng Bayan” Regional Finals

GMA – Bet ng Bayan – Regional Finals at Buglasan 2014

Last night’s Buglasan 2014 event in front of the capitol building at Freedom Park was a great success. Local VIPs and VUPs put on their best dress and make-up for a chance to get a second or two on TV during the GMA – Bet ng Bayan – Regional Finals. Following some pictures of the event in loose order.

GMA “Bet ng Bayan” Regional Finals

The TV station brought in a big stage to cater all needs of this event and hosted a great show under the watchful eyes of Negros Oriental’s Governor Roel Degamo and the local somehow always present TV-icon Maria Cecilia Genove.

GMA “Bet ng Bayan” Regional Finals

The GMA “Bet ng Bayan” Regional Finals were hosted by Alden Richards with the support of Regine Velasquez who both did a good job. All performers were great prepared and deserved their spot on the stage. Their numbers were impressive, as were the intermissions.

GMA “Bet ng Bayan” Regional Finals

If there would be any critics about the GMA “Bet ng Bayan” Regional Finals, it would not be addressed to the performance of the stage, but to the audience in front of it. The great effort and professional performance of all involved certainly deserved a better feedback, more applause and higher appreciation by the thousands of spectators.

Speaking for our team, we greatly enjoyed the GMA “Bet ng Bayan” Regional Finals and hope our fellow site-visitors enjoy our pictures too.

Rap and Hip Hop Dance Competition at Freedom Park Buglasan

The host of the Rap and Hip Hop Dance Competition at Freedom Park Buglasan was a great one. He didn’t waste so much time to start the show. Right after the prayer and national anthem the show started with the screaming audience..

The audience was so exited and  couldn’t be controlled not to go near the stage, but the host that night was polite  asking the people to keep off the stage.Hip-Hop dancer in dumaguete

Flying Hip Hop Dancers

Dumaguete Buglasan host

Buglasan Rap Competition


awarding for hip hop and rap competition at Buglasan

awarding for hip hop and rap competition at Buglasan

The Result Rap and Hip Hop Dance Competition

Rap and Hip Hop Dance Competition

©Negros Oriental Tourism


Rondalla Dumaguete Buglasan

Rondalla Competition – Buglasan 2014

Buglasan 2014 – Rondalla, Balak, Balitaw, pride and culture of Negros Oriental

Sidlakan Dance Company Concert and the Rondalla-, Kumparsa-, and Balak, Balitaw Competitions were a blast. It is great to see the Facebook generation honoring our tradition and performing. We had so much fun there and all performers did a wonderful job. Everybody who just waits for the Beauty competitions and Street-dance parades is missing out on the traditional heart and soul of the Buglasan festival.

Rondalla Dumaguete Buglasan

Sidlakan Dance Company

The evening started off at 7:00pm with a 1 hour show of the Sidlakan Dance Company. Different Groups from Junior to seniors performed their traditional and modern dances and entertained the audience perfectly.


Kumparsa & Rondalla Competition

Rondallia senior Buglasan in Dumaguete

Balak a night of Visayan poetry

Balitaw in Dumaguete Buglasan

Balitaw Competition at Buglasan 2014

Balitaw Competition

And of course there is no competition without awarding


Here the official Results of last nights competition provided by Negros Oriental Tourism

rondalla results

Only in the Philippines

If one looks at the result, one may wonder who is the winner of the Junior Rondalla division. There was only ONE competitor, but they came in only on the SECOND place. “Only in the Philippines” is the only explanation one can find. Rumors have it that the young fellow in the picture below was so upset, that he took of his shoes to throw it at the judges, but then decided to give the judges his Kindergarten math book, so they can figure out that it is not possible to be second out of one competitor.



Civic & Military Parade - Buglasan 2014

Civic & Military Parade – Buglasan 2014

The Civic & Military Parade of Buglasan 2014 was under a burning sun on Saturday afternoon and it would not have been a problem to fry a sunny-side-up egg on the tarmac of the roads.. When all VIP, VUPs, LGUs and marching Bands finally arrived, it got on its way from Quezon Park to the Sidlakan Negros Village where the school marching band competition was held.

Civic & Military Parade - Buglasan 2014

Civic & Military Parade – Buglasan 2014

and some more from the Civic & Military Parade – Buglasan 2014

Roel Degamo - Governor Negros Oriental

Roel Degamo – Governor Negros Oriental

Civic & Military Parade - Buglasan 2014

Buglasan-2014-civic-Parade- marching band champion

Results of High School Marching Band Competition & Minus One singing Contest (Seniors)

Result winners marching bands and more

Result winners marching bands and more

Thank you so much to all Buglasan 2014 Organizers, we also thank our Negros Oriental Provincial Tourism  head  Mrs. Myla Mae Bromo-Abellana for giving us the information and recognition about Buglasan 2014   events we covered. 

Happy Buglasan 2014.