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Maranaw lass is GenSan’s Lakambini ng Kalilangan 2008

After a show-stopping opening number interrupted momentarily by rain, the Pageant Night for the Search for the Lakandula & Lakambini 2008 (the real deal this time) went on without a hitch last night (Feb 23) at the Oval Plaza Stage.

Eight lovely ladies (the prettiest batch i’ve seen) and eight young hunks showed their stuff to prove that they have what it takes to bring home the Kalilangan Festival‘s most prestigious beauty and talents search titles.

In the end, the judges which were composed of First Lady Dr. Rose Acharon, commercial model Ariel Atendido (brother of Councilor Richard), international make-up artist & TV celebrity Ms. Ivory Malagena, Assistant City Administrator (and kabarkada) Glennville Gonzales, Bro. Yourli Estrellan, GSC Chamber Exec Director Pilar Afuang (who stays with us) among others, chose multi-awardee and heavily-favored Ms. Jehan Untao, a Maranao nursing student at GS Doctor’s  Medical School Foundation, Inc. and Mr. Gilton Samilin, a practical nursing enrollee of Holy Trinity College as Lakambini & Lakandula respectively, besting their opponents from bigger schools MSU and NDDU.

Other winners were 1st runners-up Mr. & Ms. Joey Butulan & Eden Torrecampo and 2nd runners-up Mr. & Ms. Dino Lapiz & Christine Rabanos.

The affair finished around midnight which did not give me a chance to watch either the Aiza Seguerra Concert at the Lagao Gymm or the HALE Streetparty at East Asia Royale Hotel where sexy girl-group Mocha & performed last year and the Browman Revival the previous day. Instead, to cap the night, I had noodle soup with my brother & event manager Orman’s staff at the Kalilangan Coffee Shop of East Asia where we stayed until my eyes could barely open themselves and my mind was flying elsewhere.

By the way, earlier that night, someone pointed out to me the reigning Binibining Masayahin 2008 (Ms. Gay 2008) among the people at the backstage. Sans make-up & wearing only a casual get-up, she was, I guess, still pretty and carried it like the beauty title holder that she is. 🙂

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About Avel Manansala

Avel Manansala aka Bariles, is a native of a bustling city down south of Mindanao Island. He is a consultant on Blogging, Social Media, and Marketing . He is co-founder and head of the SoCCSkSarGen Bloggers and manager of Google Business Group (GBG)- General Santos. You may add him to your circles on G+ - If you need more info on any of these fields, please leave him a message.

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  1. mars says:

    Congrats! GAnda ng blog mo. Thanks for updating us about Gensan! Have a happy Kalilangan!

  2. orman says:

    aba sister sosyalan ang blog mo! am happy with the llk pageant kahit inulan bonggeltch pa rin!

  3. reindz says:

    we really love the showw,,, bonga khit inulan,,,, we are really happy ksi the show is very much fair and the candidates really gve their best,,, magling clng lahat,,, very much unpridictable ang show…… congrats sa mga nanalo

  4. reindz says:

    this is the most
    wonderful LLK we had,,,, all femle candidtes were beautiful,,, ang galing nmn……..magnd s in,,,, two trinitarians got it,,, gling nyu……….

  5. junrill says:

    ganda nyo grabe . . . . . guys if your available send me a message ok to my email i want some friends from general santos city am from surallah south cotabato my email is “” tnx guys

  6. jehan says:

    correction General Santos Doctors’ Medical School Foundation Inc. ako ngastudy..

  7. nafessa says:

    kmsta kyo jan. oo nabasa ni umie ko. we miss u gsto sna nmin mgbkasyo jan kya lang prang walang pera c umie

  8. orman says:

    i’m proud of this pageant. for the first time, ako gumawa ng script and there was really artistic pakialam on my part. magaling ang nakuha kong director. his staff were also superb. let’s do it again, guys!

  9. anniekha says:

    she sure is beautiful. . .and i’m glad i’m ur pretty niece too,,,hehehe”’
    congatZz gurl,

  10. lyfstyler says:

    congrats to miss eden ” Ding ” torrecampo….bst wishes to you….ur so great….nice answer. mwaah ding……congrats sa mga Gensan…….Trintarian……

  11. […] exciting for Bariles though was the 2009 Pageant where a Maranaw beauty won the title, Ms. Jehan Untao together with Mr. Milton Samilin, both Nursing students of GS Doctor’s […]


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