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2008 Miss GenSan is Queen of Aliwan Festival 1st runner-up!

Another “general” has again given recognition to the city and this time, it’s our very own Miss GenSan 2008Romarie Ivy Cunanan!

Ms. Romarie Ivy Cunanan

Romarie receives her mock gift cheque and poses with the Elizaldes, owner of MBC which owns the Aliwan pageant (photo by Jun Pilapil)

18-year old Romarie Ivy bagged the 1st Runner up crown in the 2009 Festival Queen Beauty Pageant at the annual Aliwan Festival held at the Aliwan grounds, Roxas Boulevard in the city of Manila. She represented the Tuna Festival which General Santos City celebrates during the first week of September in time for its City Charter Anniversary. Ivy received P50,000 in cash!

Romarie Ivy Cunanan

Miss GenSan 2008 in her Festival Costume at the Aliwan Festival Search for Festival Queen (photo by Earicheta)

Miss Sinulog, from Cebu, 23-year old Sian Elizabeth Maynard was adjudged  of Queen of the Festival and got P100,000.

Romarie Ivy Cunanan with the other Festival winners

Queen of Aliwan Festival winners (from left), Miss Panagbenga, Miss Kadayawan, Miss Sinulog (Queen), Miss Tuna Festival Romarie (1st Runner-up) and Miss Pamulinawen  (photo by Jun Pilapil)

Bagging runner-up honors are:  Aliah Heitz (Kadayawan, Davao City), Parul Framil Shah (Panagbenga, Baguio City) and Kate Lao (Pamulinawen, Laoag City).  Each of them received P10,ooo.  A total of 23 candidates representing their locality’s different festivals joined the pageant.  Miss Aliah who represented Davao City by the way, is actually from General Santos City!  How’s that?

Ms. Aliwan Queen 1st runner up in swimsuit

Romarie shows her winning form in the Queen of Aliwan Festival Swimsuit Competition (photo by ritratostudiophotography)

Please check back in a few hours…. will be adding more pictures.  Promise!

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  1. chic says:

    wow galing naman!
    congrats to rom…

  2. dimple says:

    nice… congrats..

    dimples last blog post..Papa turns 52..

  3. romarie12 says:

    @ chic



  4. Samara Fae says:

    (applause) Galing naman. Pride of Generals talaga! Kudos Romarie. (n_n)~
    Magaganda talaga ang mga Generals!

  5. purple24 says:

    we’re so proud of you rom..galing-galing talaga..all the best my dear!

    purple24s last blog post..BEYOND THE DEPTHS OF MY SOUL

  6. Lyle says:

    Wow, congrats Romarie! Nice post Bariles! 😀

    Lyles last blog post..Lemlunay Dive Resort

  7. tanchi says:

    schoolmate ko yan! wohooo..haha

  8. anika says:

    w0w, congratulations romarie,ü

  9. orman says:

    congrats rom! stay humble always! you’re one of the best Miss Gensan winners!

    ormans last blog post..Pussywillows Cattails by Kenny Rankin

  10. Kritiko says:

    @romarie12 congrats Ms. Aliwan Festival Queen you deserve a recognition and a heroes welcome.

  11. sheng says:

    Love you Rom! Hehe, glad to be your friend, wahaha…

    shengs last blog post..Sick Days Suck

  12. lito says:

    another addition to gensan’s pride!…my congratulations to romarie and to all the people who supported her during the pageant esp to marlon otanes who made her costume and did her fabulous make up.

    litos last blog free pass to pooh -k laugh out loud concert.

  13. Leonard Pe says:

    Congrats Romarie! you made Gensan proud again!

    Leonard Pes last blog post..OLPGV Tahanan ni Maria Photo Contest Winner

  14. Khalela says:

    LUV U… LUV U…

    Khalelas last blog post..Banana + Catsup

  15. jinky says:

    congrats, rom!

    You’re worth emulating talaga ng mga young generals!

    Stay beautiful and as sweet as you are!

    jinkys last blog post..Proof of Global Warming

  16. rosilie says:

    Wow Romarie!

    Congrats to you and to the family! Yepey! Panalo kami!

  17. Monica says:

    Congrats Romarie..Good job to all the Generals…C kuya Bobong Otanes bah ang Handler mo?

  18. Monica says:

    Hi to Sir Orman…

  19. romarie12 says:

    @ monica

    yup yup si kuya bobong!=)


  20. dennis says:


    i thought 8 was jerum marcos ang handler mo…dba c jerum ang make up artist mo last ms.gensan…

  21. Monica says:

    Congratz again Rom,
    I’ve been seeing your pics on the website, galing mo tlaga!!
    galing din ni kuya bobong, he was also my make up artis before sa Lakambini ng Kalilanagn 2007…send my warmest regards and hugs and kisses to Him!!

    Keep up the good work Rom!
    Itayo mo ang bandera ng Gensan!!
    GO Go Go

  22. Nate Marx says:

    Congratulations!!! Great Body!!!


    Nate Marxs last blog post..Looking for Magicians, Comedians & Clowns

  23. PenikS™ says:

    .wow! di lang po yan ang nagwagi na taga-gensan sa aliwan 2009 also the street dancers from MSU highschool na nagrepresent ng Kalilangan Festival dun. biruin nio? top 5 sila out of 20? or 26 contigents.
    .sana i-recognize rin natin sila sa ibinigay na effort nila para magbigay parangal sa GenSan.

  24. nicainavarro says:

    Congrats to all Generals!

  25. Leonard Pe says:

    congrats Romarie!

    See my blog post on our photoshoot 🙂

    Leonard Pes last blog post..Fashion shoot with Miss Gensan Romarie C.

  26. Hi! Ate Romarie miss ko na ang fashion show natin,at naalala mo pa ba ako? Congrats ha kahit tapos na ang search sa MISS GENSAN 2008.Ok lang kahit hindi mo pa ito mabasa

    AUBREY 😀

  27. orman says:

    we will have our own version of the FESTIVAL QUEEN during the kalilangan festival. the reigning Mutya of the different towns and municipalities in Southern Mindanao will compete for the first ever title of QUEEN OF MINDANO FESTIVALS on february 25, 2010 at the robinson’s place atrium… watch out for it…

  28. […] that time, Bariles was at the airport along with Ms. GenSan 2008 Romarie Cunanan, and some staff of the Mayor’s Office together with members of the Task Force Champ, the team […]

  29. tomas says:

    i love u rome…nice 1:-)

  30. hi po cngrat 2 u b lated hahah^_^


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