Tired of reflecting on the politics of beauty pageants, which I believe I already wrote about last year in this blog, I decided this year to do a little search in the internet about past beauty queens. One blog, Manila Carnivals, caught my attention as it is perhaps the most comprehensive guide to the Carnival Queens of Manila, Cebu, and many other cities in the country.
I was surprised and extremely happy to find out that one former Carnival Queen of Cebu, Angeles Osmeña Climaco, had roots to Argao, Cebu. Not only that, she was also my great-grandfather's third cousin! I was so inspired by this little piece of historical tidbit that I wrote a whole article about Argao's beauty queens. It is a work in progress as I have many years not documented but this is a start. To read about it please visit Argao, Cebu's wiki, All About Argao.