by CHRISTY ANN NAVARRA
Miss Numancia 2013, Her Majesty Mae Antonette M. Sim
Miss Numancia 2013, Her Majesty Mae Antonette M. Sim (center) with Justin Micca N. Justiniani – 1st runner up and Lea Jean B. Lacorte, 2nd runner up. (Kasimanwang Numanciahanon photo)
“Basta Numanciahanon, gwapahon!” this was a very empowering remark from Mr. Rufino V. Fajardo, chairman for Cultural Affairs in his speech as he welcomed the guest and the audience in a full-packed Numancia covered court on the occasion of the pageant night of Search for Miss Numancia 2013, Sunday evening, April 28 at Numancia town plaza, Poblacion, Numancia, Aklan.
Miss Numancia 2013 pageant, a special feature which highlighted the celebration of Numancia town fiesta in honor of Patron Saint, St. Joseph The Worker. This is a yearly event which started in 1982 organized by then Sangguniang Bayan member Hon. Rufino V. Fajardo. Miss Numancia produces beauties that stand out in various provincial competitions such as Mutya It Kalibo Ati-atihan, Ms. Tourism, and Ms. APRISAA among others.
There are seven (7) young lovely finalists who represented some barangays of Numancia. They are: Jonette O. Garcia, 18 – Albasan, Jade Sheena M. Toriaga, 18 – Aliputos, Quennie Yra May I. Madamba, 17 – Camanci Norte, Lea Jean B. Lacorte, 16 – Navitas, Justin Micca N. Justiniani, 16 – Bulwang, April Grace R. Alba, 17 – Poblacion, and Mae Antonette M. Sim, 18 – Badio who competed in the beauty contest for Miss Numancia 2013 crown.
Her majesty, Mae Antonette M. Sim of barangay Badio was conferred the title Miss Numancia 2013. Justin Micca N. Justiniani, Bulwang – 1st runner up and Lea Jean B. Lacorte, Navitas – 2nd runner up.
The Search for the most beautiful Numanciahanon is composed of outstanding and well applauded team, headed by the over-all Chairman Hon Mayor Adolfo Iligan, Chairman for Cultural Affairs, Mr. Rufino Fajardo and Hon. Jim Maribojo, Pageant Director. /MP