SKEI lass crowned as Mutya ng Tacurong 2011
by Jessa Loreta Billano
            Nine stunning damsels representing different organizations vied for the title of this year’s Search for Mutya ng Lungsod ng Tacurong in the hope of becoming the city’s most beautiful woman.
            In spite of the downpour, people from different places came in the big affair held at the NDTC gymnasium on September 16.
            Councilor Joselito Cajandig Sr., the chairperson of the event, welcomed the guests and audience at the start of the pageant. Mayor Lina Montilla as well gave her message as a symbol of her undying support in upholding not just Tacurongnons’ beauties, but also their wit, intellect and talents. Sponsoring the event was Sagittarius Mines Incorporated.
            Among the prestigious panel of judges were Nelly Nita Dillera; Noel Garovillo; Lech Walesa Ong; Richelle Valerie Pailden; Nephlida Gonzales.
            The competition was tough, but at the end, it was no surprise that Precious Pearl Tadena, the tall and sweet lass of Sultan Kudarat Educational Institute and Sultan Kudarat Doctors’ Hospital owned the title Mutya ng Tacurong. She also took the Best in Modern Filipiniana Gown award, and was chosen as the Darling of the Crowd.
            Campus Art’s Anna Joy Noto was first runner-up and Mutya ng Tacurong Tourism while NDTC’s Darlene Joy Salazar was second runner-up and Mutya ng Tacurong Culture and Arts. Julie Ann Narcilla of Magnet Distributor and Stephanie Mae Cubita of ABC were third and fourth runners up respectively.
            The Mutya ng Tacurong 2011 is one of the highlights of Tacurong’s 11th Cityhood Foundation Anniversary celebration.