By Kristhel Hannah B. Baluarte | News Editor
Vol. XCI No. 2 — Aug. 7, 2019
Miss Silliman introduced 11 candidates for the “Darling of the Press” award during the Press Launch at the Market Place on July 27.
With this year’s theme, “Discovering the Insignia of a Silliman Woman,” the 11 candidates vying for the prestigious title of the 73rd Miss Silliman are: Kyla V. Sarita (Institute of Clinical and Laboratory Sciences), Alexandra Kaye L. Tuale (High School), Girlie Rosales (College of Nursing), Marilit K. Iligan (College of Business and Administration), Denice Jann Reyes (College of Mass Communication), Julianne Marie F. Amador (College of Computer Studies), Alexandra Christelle L. Maputi (College of Education), Denisse Divine Silorio (College of Arts and Sciences), Bon Louise Y. Rana (School of Medicine), Danielle Jireh M. Calicdan (College of Performing and Visual Arts), and Sheena M. Hamad (School of Public Affairs and Governance).
The event will determine who will receive the “Darling of the Press” award during the Pageant Night on August 24. The candidates were judged based on the following criteria: content of their answer (60%), confidence (15%) and wit (25%).
During the press launch, the Board of Judges asked the candidates questions. The questions included their advocacies, personal takes on preserving the environment and their stand on current social events namely: President Rodrigo’s State of the Nation Address (SONA), the university’s bomb threat, the declaration of martial law in Negros amidst the killings and the spreading of fakes news and miscommunication.
The Board of Judges were Jennifer Catan-Tilos, Treasurer of Dumaguete Press, Radio and TV Club; Malka Shaver, Top 25 Bb. Pilipinas 2019; Jean Aldemer Salgados, Editor-in-chief of The Weekly Sillimanian and Iphraim “Raffy” Cabristante, News editor at 106.3 Yes The Best Dumaguete.
The Miss Silliman Pre-Pageant will be on August 17 at the Luce Auditorium and Pageant Night on August 24 at the Lamberto Macias Sports Complex.