Lead dancer of Borongan’s Tribu Rayhak wins Sinulog Festival Queen 2020

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Sinulog Festival Queen 2020 Monika Afable
Sinulog Festival Queen 2020 Monika Afable of Tribu Rayhak, Borongan Eastern Samar. (Photo by Alren Beronio via Facebook.)

Monika Afable of Tribu Rayhak from Borongan Eastern Samar is the Sinulog Festival Queen of 2020.

She bested 10 other contenders to become this year’s most beautiful and talented Sinulog lead dancer.

Afable took home a crown, sash, and P150,000 cash on top of the special and corporate awards she garnered during the coronation night hosted by Vince Escario, Karla Henry Amman and Jonathan Cimafranca. The pageant was held at the Cebu City Sports Complex.

Completing Afable’s court are 1st runner-up Jesselle Saniel Inasal Festival of Talisay City; 2nd runner-up Jane Genobisa of Carcar City; 3rd runner-up Sabrina Bogard Banay Labangon of Barangay Labangon; and 4th runner-up Nathalie Shan Tribu Maampoong Cambihanon of Barangay Cambinocot.

The runners-up won P100,000, P50,000, P30,000, and P20,000, respectively.

This year’s Sinulog Festival Queen also won P280,000 worth of franchise to Driptea Visayas, making her its official brand ambassador for one year.

One of the crowd’s favorites, Afable has been winning several corporate awards since the beginning of the competition. She was named Miss Mega Sardines, Miss Mang Inasal, Miss Tender Juicy, and Miss McDonalds.

She also bagged other pre-coronation awards, such as Robinsons Galleria Cebu Festival Queen and the Best in Runway.

Afable will represent Cebu to the Miss Millennial Philippines pageant of the country’s longest-running noontime show, Eat Bulaga.

Group Awards
The Best in Instrumentation or Musicality and Best in Group Presentation awards all went to Banay Labangon of Barangay Labangon.

Afable’s strongest contender in last night’s competition was Saniel of Talisay City who won the Best in Opening Production Number award and four corporate titles such as Miss Pioneer Adhesive, Miss Toughest Queen, Miss Shell Advance, and Miss Magnolia.

The winners of other special award winners are the following:

Beverly Binghay of Tribu Pinta Flores, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental:
Miss Photogenic
Miss PLDT
Miss Face of the Night by Dr. S. Wong
Miss Phoenix

Shelah Faye Juntilla, Sinanduloy Cultural Dance Troup of Tangub City:
Miss Sky Friendship

Catherine Tabaniag Kulturang Panglaoanon of Panglao Bohol:
Miss Smart Communications
Miss Cignal
Miss Coca Cola
2nd runner-up Best in Runway

Jane Genobisa of Carcar City:
Miss AirAsia 2020
Best Festival Costume designed by John Aldo Loquinario.
Best in Solo Performance

Sabrina Bogard Banay Labangon of Barangay Labangon:
Best in Instrumentation or Musicality
Best in Group Presentation
1st runner-up Best in Runway

This year’s Sinulog Festival Queen was judged by Cary Santiago, Paolo Ballesteros, Mr. Hwang Woon Ki, Annie Divinagracia Sartorio, John Herrera, Shaila Rebortera, Angie Louie, Nestor Jardin, and Al Ryan Alejandre.

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