Fercy Lyn Almaiz, 4th Year Liacom Student of the University of St. La Salle-Bacolod was crowned as the 2017 Masskara Queen at La Proa Ballroom, L Fisher Bacolod City

Fercy Lyn Almaiz is flanked by her court: Claire Therese Porras, 4th Year, BS Tourism of the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos and Second Runner-up, Vina Marie Pena, Third Year BS Office Management of Bacolod City College


The 10 MassKara Queen candidates—(from left) Princess Joy Bitangga, Sueko Kinjho, Freda Salazar, Fercy Lyn Almaiz, Berylane Joy Barredo, Krisley Sañor, Glecy Jade Benedicto, Claire Therese Porras, Vina Marie Peña, and Criselle Mae Villaranda. The Coronation Night will be on Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. at the La Proa Ballroom of L’Fisher Hotel.


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Valerie Escamilla, John B. Lacson Colleges Foundation ,the new MassKara Queen of Bacolod City is flanked by her court during the coronation night SMX Convention Center, Bacolod City . (Photo Credits: Godwin Torres)

Valerie Escamilla of  John B. Lacson Colleges Foundation was just crowned as the 2016  MassKara Queen of Bacolod City at SMX Convention Hall, SM City, Bacolod.   The 2016 MassKara Queen was produced for the first time by the Association of Colleges and Universities in Negros Occidental (ACUNO) with the direction of Silver Masskara Foundation. The Pageant was headed by  ACUNO’s President, Dr. Ditas Joson of La Consolacion College-Bacolod.

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Valerie Escamilla having her crown as the new MassKara Queen

For this year, the Negrense Blogging Society, Inc. also known as Negros Bloggers actively participated in the event being one of the media partners. They gave a special award, the Negros Bloggers’ Choice  to Janine Pearl Casilao of VMA Global College  Similarly,  I also gave a corporate award (Icon of Jojo Vito Designs Gallery) being one of the major sponsors of the said event to Ancella Denisse Anne Pastias of STI-West Negros University .


Keziah Sheloah Geriane and yours truly award the 2016 MQ Icon of Jojo Vito Designs Gallery to Ancella Denisse Anne Pastias (Photo Credits Archie Dreyfus)

Also for this year, I was lucky to have hosted the voting of the 2016  MQ (MassKara Queen) Social Media Princess Award. The voting was done on my other blog site – www.toponmylist.com  which made Erika Joille Patayon of  Negros Occidental High School the most popular having total votes of 157,324  across different social media platforms.

Being one of the judges, it was quite challenging to choose amongst the  11 lovely ladies being the best from their respective schools. It was sad to note, that the  candidate from Colegio San Agustine –Bacolod was hospitalized and was not able to compete on the pageant night.

  Random moments during the 2016 Masskara Queen Pageant

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Masskara Queen 2016 – Valerie Escamilla, John B. Lacson Colleges Foundation with Jojo Vito Designs Gallery’s Mask


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City Councilor Em Ang, Silver Masskara Foundation Chair, Ely Tajanlangit and  Kennyveb Casabuena-2015 1st Runner-up award the 2016 First Runner Title to Maria Angela Clarise Estioko

Maria Angela Clarise Estioko of Riverside College bagged the following: 1st Runner-Up, Miss Teleperformance, Miss Olay, Miss Photogenic , and Darling of the Press Awards.

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Ancella Dennise Anne Pastias got the judges approval in her blue and ivory modern Filipiniana Gown

Ancella Denisse Anne Pastias of STI-West Negros University was declared 2nd Runner-Up, Best in Swimsuit, Best in Long Gown , and Icon of Jojo Vito Designs Gallery


Erika  Patayon awarded the 2016 Social Media Princess Award from yours truly (www.toponmylist.com is the official online voting host for 2016 Masskara Queen’s Social Media Princess Award) Photo credits Archie Alipalo

Erika Joille Patayon, Negros Occidental HighSchool won 3rd Runner-Up, Best in Talent and Social Media Princess (www.toponmylist.com) awards.

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Femmy Magbanua, Marketing Manager of Merzci with Archt. Rodin Fernandez, and Bong Abela award Erika Pink Eirene Genolos being the Miss Merzci

Erika Pink Eirene Genolos was named 4th Runner-Up, Miss Smart Bro, Miss Merzci , and Best in Cocktail Dress

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Atty. Elli Gatanela, Sigrid Lo and Eduardo Joven presented the Negros Bloggers’ Choice Award to Janine Pearl Casilao of VMA Global Collge

Janine Pearl Casilao, VMA Global College bagged the Negros Bloggers’ Choice , Queen of Supercat and Designer’s Choice Awards


Dr. Maria Rhea Lombos-Serondo and husband, Dr. Mel Serondo award the Miss Skin Solutions to Jessa Jane Cochico

Jessa Jane Cochico, University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos was named Miss Skin Solutions.


Lyka  Jinco Legaspi serenaded by GMA Star Michael Pangilinan

Lyka Jinco Legaspi, Carlos Hilado Memorial State College-Alijis was chosen by her fellow candidates as Miss Congeniality.

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Winners of the Corporate Awards

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Winners of the Special Awards

Some of our fun moments during the 2016 Masskara Queen Pageant

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with my fellow judges having fun before the pageant. L-R :Arthur Villanueva ,World Boxing Organization (WBO) Asia-Pacific super flyweight champion Arthur “El Matador” , former Masskara Queen Vina Oca ,and Migo Adecer , GMA Star

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with JL  Aspan, Mr. Earth Philippines- Bacolod and fellow judge Sam Gergiana Yu, 2015 Masskara Queen

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L-R: Allyson Sebbalos, Procter and Gamble – Macro Distributor, Trade Marketing Manager ,Arthur Villanueva, Femmy Magbanua, Marketing Manager of Merzci, yours truly and Bong Abela

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  1. beautiful ladies. I’ve always admired mga skin ng mga taga Bacolod – flawless!

  2. Congratulations to the winners! The Filipiniana gowns that the candidates wore are all stunning.

  3. Congratulations to all the winners,. especially the one in the top spot. She truly deserve it

  4. They are pretty and really deserving to win. This is a nice part of the Maskarra festivities.

  5. wow!this looks like a great festival indeed.

  6. What a lovely and gorgeous ladies. We have a similar beauty pageant in our Pasalamat Festival Queen Search in La Carlota.

  7. Too bad, I’m going to miss this year’s Masskara Festival 🙁

  8. Hindi ko na naabutuan, I’ll fly to Bacolod on Tuesday. Excited to witness and take shots!

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