Sinulog Festival Queen 2016 – Ritual Showdown

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Two days before the Sinulog Grand Parade, one very important competition is held at the Cebu City Sports Center. The Search for the Sinulog Festival Queen is a yearly competition that showcases the talent, grace, and beauty of Sinulog lead dancers. During the competition, contestants are judged based on how they carry themselves in the runway and while performing with their contingent or on their own.

This year, 11 contestants joined the competition. As usual, I was present during the event to take photos and videos. Sadly, since I wasn’t able to get an access pass (Sinulog Photo Contest ID), I only stayed at the grandstand the whole time and I couldn’t move closer to the stage to take close-up shots of each contestant.





Contestants appearing on stage for the very first time. They were all wearing a dress created by a famous local fashion designer.

In the next round, the contestants each performed a very short routine with their own contingents. Then, they were allowed to go back on stage for their solo performance.

In the end, the competition was dominated by out-of-town contestants.

Cynthia Thomalia of Placer, Masbate was crowned this year’s Sinulog Festival Queen.



Here are the official photos of the Sinulog Festival Queen contestants. These photos (used with permission from the owner) were taken by Mr. Chang Euldan.

Panglao Island


Tangub City


Municipality of Asturias


Apas National High School


Placer, Masbate


Don Sergio Osmeña, Sr. Memorial National High School


Carcar City


Catbalogan City


Lanao del Norte


Municipality of Tuburan


Pasil Elementary School


List of Winners

SINULOG FESTIVAL QUEEN 2016
Parade of Festival Costumes and Runway Competition
SM Festival Queen
#6 Cynthia Thomalia – Placer, Masbate
Best in Runway
2nd Runner Up
#3 Hyra Betito – Asturias, Cebu
1st Runner Up
#7 Ceydney Basalo – Don Sergio Osmeña Sr. Memorial National High School
Champion
#5 Marianne Hernandez – Carcar City
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SINULOG FESTIVAL QUEEN 2016
Ritual Showdown and Solo Competitions
CORPORATE AWARDS
Miss Photogenic #6 Cynthia Thomalia – Placer, Masbate
Miss Globe Telecom #3 Hyra Betito – Asturias
Miss Kokuryo Cosmetics #6 Cynthia Thomalia – Placer, Masbate
Miss OLX Philippines #6 Cynthia Thomalia – Placer, Masbate
Miss Manulife #10 Jesmarie Maxilom – Tuburan
Yamaha Rev Queen #6 Cynthia Thomalia – Placer, Masbate
Miss Pepsi #10 Jesmarie Maxilom – Tuburan
Miss Petron Value Card #6 Cynthia Thomalia – Placer, Masbate
Miss PLDT #2 Einee Erquita – Tangub City
Miss Sun #6 Cynthia Thomalia – Placer, Masbate
Miss Casino Femme #7 Ceydney Basalo – Don Sergio Osmeña Sr. Memorial National High School
Miss Licet-E #6 Cynthia Thomalia – Placer, Masbate
Miss BHI #6 Cynthia Thomalia – Placer, Masbate
Miss Novellino Wines #3 Hyra Betito – Asturias
MINOR AWARDS
Best in Festival Costume #5 Marianne Hernandez – Carcar City
Best in Sinulog Festival Costume #10 Jesmarie Maxilom – Tuburan
Best in Instrumentation Catbalaogan
Best Solo Performer #7 Ceydney Basala – Don Sergio Osmeña Sr. Memorial National High School
Best in Group Performance Catbalogan City
Best in Production Presentation Placer, Masbate
MAJOR AWARDS
4th Runner Up #9 Reignna Mondoy – Catbalogan City
3rd Runner Up #3 Hyra Betito – Asturias, Cebu
2nd Runner Up #7 Ceydney Basalo – Don Sergio Osmeña Sr. Memorial National High School
1st Runner Up #5 Marianne Hernandez – Carcar City
Sinulog Festival Queen 2016 #6 Cynthia Thomalia – Placer, Masbate




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Sinulog Festival Queen 2016 - Runway Competition

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