High school seniors Allysa Marie Villarico and Clayton Tenorio were Mr. and Ms. UNO-R 2008 in the UNORSSGO sponsored pageant, dubbed U-NITE, held at UNO-R Gym, September 10.
Mr. and Ms. UNO-R '08- 1st runner-up: Mr. Noel Banay, Jr.(Nursing) and Ms. Marianne Espacio (Nursing)
Other winners, who won the minor awards, were: Best in Anime Costume – Espacio and Nietes, Best in Corporate Attire – Villarico and Nietes, and Best in Formal Wear Attire – Villarico and Lian Rusia (BSEngineering).
Meanwhile, the Corporate Awards went to Mr. and Ms. Photogenic – Shelby Uy ( BSED-English) and Rusia, Mr. and Ms. Placenta – Villarico and Nietes, Mr. and Ms. Unilever – Espacio and Nietes, and UNO-Rians Choice Award – Villarico and Tenorio.
Seven pairs of candidates from college departments – Arts & Sciences, Education, Nursing, Business & Accountancy, Criminal Justice Education, Information Technology, Engineering – and one from the High School Department vied for the title.
Mr. and Ms. UNO-R '08-2nd runner-up: Mr. Marvin Nietes (BSIT) and Ms. Pauline Ventor (BSIT)
Except for IT and engineering, the faculty members of each college performed the intermission numbers, an added attraction in this year’s pageant.
The contestants themselves made the questions for the preliminary question and answer portion, while the final question and answer portion came from UNO-R University President Rev. Fr. Sixto Bitangjol, OAR.
All major winners received trophy and cash from the SSG, bouquets from Khaya’s, bags from Convergys, GC Spa, and gift packs from Unilever while the title holders also got travel package from Jaunts and Journeys.
Gift packs were also given out to Corporate Awardees by their respective sponsors.
The judges were John John Ditching, Inday Tolentino, Migs Polido, Direk Totoy, and Amiga Carmela Gamboa.
Erlson Dione Pilla directed U-NITE, which was hosted by Medtech faculty Robert Lamis and ABS-CBN senior reporter Yasmin Pascual Dormido.
By: Thessa Alba
433-2655 (UNO-R PRO Office)