Our galleries 2015 of Dumaguete & Negros Oriental. Check out our Festival coverage and Beauty Competitions around the City and whole Negros Oriental.

SPUD’s Paulimpiad 2015

St. Pauls University was celebrating its Founders Day 2015. Below the official Press Release for the week-long event.

St. Paul University Dumaguete (SPUD) known as the Premier Paulinian Educational Institution in the Philippines and the only Catholic University in Negros Oriental will once again paint green and gold the City of Gentle People next week as SPUD hold its University Intramurals labeled as Paulimpiad 2015 anchored on the theme “Alive and Ablaze: Inspire a Paulinian Generation from January 27 until 30, 2015.

A torch parade will signal the start of the entire celebration followed by an Olympic-inspired opening program, various sports – related activities are also scheduled to ignite the spirit of sportsmanship and camaraderie among the participating teams.

The Organizing Committee, the Paulinian Student Government under the auspices of the University Student Affairs Office supported by the SPUD Administration has also slated numerous creative – nightly events such as the Night of Music (Solo, Trio and A Capella), Night of Dance (Pop Dance, Folk Dance and Moving Squad), Campus Ambassador & Ambassadress Selection and the Student’s Night plus the Awarding Ceremony & Closing Program.

Giving interest to this year’s Paulimpiad would be the general participation of various colleges & departments, and the presence of invited Celebrity Judges & Guests, Culture and the Arts Experts as well as Tourism Industry Practitioners from Manila, Cebu, Bacolod and Dumaguete.


Paulimpiad Ambassador & Ambassadress 2015

There is of course no Founders Day Celebrations celebration without a beauty contest. We dropped by last Thursday evening to make a few pictures. Find below some shots of the search for Paulimpiad Ambassador & Ambassadress 2015 in loose order. First the production round:

Next some pictures of the talent and sports attire round, mixed with some judges and emcees

Last but not least all Paulimpiad Ambassador & Ambassadress 2015 in their evening attire:

Mabinay - Langub Festival

Langub Festival 2015 in Mabinay

The Langub Festival in Mabinay highlights the celebrations of the town fiesta. The word Langub originates from the local phrase for “cave”. Mabinay is well known as the cave capital of the Philippines with estimated 400 caves. 45 have been explored and seven are open to the public to visit. Thousands of spectators were lining the streets of Mabinay to watch the street dancing competition of the Langub Festival 2015. Eight competitors were showing their dances to the cheerful visitors and the watchful judges.

Langub Festival - Street Dancing

Many political “heavyweights” followed the invitation of Mabinay Mayor Ernie Uy to join the festival and enjoy the Showdown held at the Market. We spotted Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr, Negros Oriental Rep. George Arnaiz, Dumaguete City Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria, Sibulan Mayor Maning Diputado and many councilors from different towns and cities of Negros Oriental.

Mabinay - Langub Festival 2015

Langub Festival 2015 Clusters & Judges

Langub Festival in Mabinay

Langub Festival 2015 – Official Results

Street dance
1st Cluster#6 – Tribu Paabba
2nd Cluster#4 –Tribu Ati-a
3rd Cluster#1 – Tribu Dhagpas

Harlene Mae Lubricor

The Miss Mabinay 2015

Miss Mabinay 2015

Following the invitation of Mabinay’s Tourism Officer Gary Caseres we went to the Cave Capital of the Philippines for the annual fiesta. The Miss Mabinay 2015 pageant was the event on the day of our arrival. Nine contestants were competing for the title at the municipality stage. The doors of the venue opened at 7:00pm, however, it was past 10:00pm when the event finally started with the prayers, national anthem and the production round.

Miss Mabinay 2015 Production Number

Production - Miss Mabinay 2015

After the production number the candidates had a lot of time to change as all judges, sponsors, VIPs, VUPs, and “God-knows-who-else” needed to be introduced as well as some short speech and the contest rules were read of the script. Anyway here some pictures of the VIPs, guests of honor and intermission numbers.

intermission at Miss Mabinay 2015

Miss Mabinay 2015 in Swim Wear

Other than in political correct Dumaguete, the Miss Mabinay 2015 pageant was not afraid to have the lovely candidates wearing bikinis; certainly the most famous round of any beauty pageant in the world… at least with 50% of the world’s population.

Miss Mabinay - Bikini

Talent Round at Miss Mabinay 2015

The talent round followed almost immediately after some minor technical issues with the usual dancing, singing and interpretative acting.

Miss Mabinay

Last, but most anticipated round showed the nine competing candidates for Miss Mabinay 2015 in their evening gowns. “White” was the theme at Miss Mabinay’s beauty pageant.

Miss Mabinay 2015

Harlene Mae LubricorHarlene Mae Abenita Lubrico