Lal-lo captures Bb. Cagayan 2013 crown

In an evening of glamour, wits and poise, Maria Darlene Batacan of Lal-lo ramped her way into the hearts of the judges and captivated the crowd as she was crowned Binibining Cagayan 2013 in front of a jam-packed Cagayan State University Gymnasium in Tuguegarao City, June 29.


Bb. Cagayan 2013 Maria Darlene Batacan takes a walk with her evening gown.

The 21-year-old lass from the town formerly known as Ciudad de Nueva Segovia bested 16 other hopefuls from different towns in Cagayan  and, for the 1st time ever, representatives from 4 government agencies namely Department of Agriculture (DA), Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA), Cagayan State University (CSU) and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK). Batacan was also awarded as the best in designer gown, best in costume, Miss Paseo Reale, Miss Hotel Kimikarlai and Miss Photogenic.

Ana Mae Cagurangan of Piat was chosen as Binibining Gobyerno Ti Umili, Hanna Sheena Manuel of Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Federation went home as Binibining Turismo, while Ana Mae Espinosa of Camalaniugan and Melflor Grace Lacro of Sanchez Mira were awarded 2nd and 1st runners-up, respectively.


Ana Mae Cagurangan, Bb. Gobyerno Ti Umili

Manuel of SK Federation was easily the darling of the judges and corporate sponsors in the early rounds, dominating the competition on her way to 7 minor awards. She was picked as Miss Skynet, Miss Splash, Miss Medispa, Miss Genie Travel, Miss AHEAD, best in gown and best in swimsuit.


Hannah Sheena Manuel, Binibining Turismo

The other minor awards were given to the following:

Miss Talent – Karla Marie Uganiza, Ms. Ballesteros
Pili ng Media – Espinosa, Ms. Camalaniugan
Best Designer Costume – Ann Liongson, Ms. Solana
Ms. Style Studio – Maiza Joy Umplas, Ms. Abulug
Ms. TCDC (Best in Smile) – Lacro, Ms. Sanchez Mira
Miss Friendship – Ara Francesca Cabusi, Ms. Aparri
Texter’s Choice – Sandra Fortuno, Miss Department of Agriculture

It was a star-studded night once again as several celebrities took time to visit Tuguegarao City and grace the pageantry. Commercial and ramp models Kris Melendres, Francis Sariosa,  Jude Macasaet, Navy Lt. Augustus Bercades, beauty queen Diane Necio, TV actress and fashion guru Marina Benipayo, and fashion designer Frederick Peralta formed the panel of the board of judges.



5 Comments Add Yours

  1. Jose Alvarado Calbes

    Keep this pageantry going into the feature to encourage our beautiful women to participate and be known through out the world. More power to the organizers and sponsors.

  2. Jenny

    Oh well, i can always bet for Ms Lallo WITH or WITHOUT make up or super thick Foundation lol! Move on! You cant do anything anymore! Lalloquenos are known for our beauty and wit so better accept defeat and stop sourgraping!

  3. mark

    oh congratulations ms. lal-lo.. i hope so. that there will be a contestant of tuao next year!

  4. Gulliver G. Lucas

    What’s with Miss Lal-lo that other candidates do not have?

    Yes, this is not a quiz bee but she should have AT LEAST gave a good answer at least 2 to 3 sentences for the CASUAL INTERVIEW, right? But tell me what happened? She was not even able to finish her answer, it’s non sense. RATE HER Wit and rate those who were able to answer the CASUAL INTERVIEW. (TAKE NOTE: It is a casual Interview, it is very personal so it would be easier to answer.)

    Aside from that, a real beauty queen must be TALL & SLIM. Now, rate her height, body figure and wit. Yes, she is indeed pretty but other candidates are pretty, too. Others were Tall, Sexy, Beautiful and SMART compared to her, They were FAR BETTER than her but through the help of the MAGIC,
    She won. Pageant in CAGAYAN is like Politics, too. DIRTY, UNFAIR, UNJUST and USELESS.

  5. LadyAirborne

    just a matter of ACCEPTANCE—congrats Miss LAL-LO


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