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Manila Carnival Royalty

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  • Ricardo Lardizabal Paras (deceased)
    The young Ricardo Lardizabal Paras, son of a prominent judge, was the escort to Cleofe Balingit, Miss Mindanao, at the 1936 Manila Carnival. More here: .
  • Baldomero Aguilar Pelaez (c.1897 - d.)
    Baldomero Pelaez escorted Remedios Fernandez Reyes of Camiguin, who was crowned Sultana de Mindanao at the 1912 Manila Carnival.
  • Antonio Somoza Arnaiz (b. - 1978)
    Antonio Arnaiz was born to a haciendero family of prominence in Bais, Negros Oriental. He studied at the Dallas Aviation School. In 1936, Colonel Arnaiz, together with Juan Calvo, made the pioneering M...
  • Leonarda Escolar Limjap (1890 - 1967)
    Leonarda Escolar Limjap studied painting under Fabian de la Rosa and piano under Dona Ventura Galvez. The daughter of an affluent businessman, she was convent-educated and well-traveled. In 1908, she r...
  • Trinidad Rodriguez Fernandez (1899 - d.)
    Trinidad Rodriguez Fernandez was the Manila Carnival Queen of 1924. She is also the first woman Ambassador of the Philippines. More here: .

This sub-project aims to organize genealogical data on the royalties of the Manila Carnival, a two-week national fair, held between 1908 and 1939. According to Alex Castro, a widely-referenced author of a blog on the Manila Carnival, the event was created "to celebrate harmonious U.S.-Philippine relations and to showcase our commercial, industrial and agricultural progress. Spectacular parades, lavish shows, firework displays and the crowning of the Manila Carnival Queen highlighted the greatest annual event in the Orient".

Find more biography projects at the master project page, Families of the Philippines.

Master Profiles of the Manila Carnival Royalty

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1910

1911

1912

1913

  • Julia Otero Arceo (Batangas), Reina de Luzon
  • Ana Palanca (Palawan), Reina de Visayas
  • Inocencia Cabato (Zamboanga), Reina de Mindanao

1914

1915

1916

1917

1918

1919

1920

1921

  • Carmen Legarda Prieto, Manila Carnival Queen
  • Basilio Valdez, King Consort to the Carnival Queen
  • The Royal Court: Jose Revilla
  • Other Candidates: Dolores Casanovas, Nellie Ping, Man Ho Po, Kong Li Po, Clotilde Blancaflor, Cornelia Lichauco.

1922

1923

1924

1925

  • Carmen Arevalo Papa, Manila Carnival Queen
  • Vicente Mendoza, King Consort to the Carnival Queen

1926

  • Socorro Borcena Henson, Manila Carnival Queen
  • Vicente A. Rufino, King Consort to the Carnival Queen
  • Anita Agoncillo Noble (Batangas), Miss Philippines
  • Leopoldo Villarosa Khan, King Consort to the Miss Philippines
  • Carmen Fargas (Zamboanga), Miss Pearl of the Orient Seas
  • Rosario Genato (Manila), Miss Luzon
  • Aurora Reyes (Samar), Miss Visayas
  • Bala Amai Miring (Lanao), MIss Mindanao
  • Other Candidates for Manila Carnival Queen : Lourdes Magdangal Luciano
  • Other Candidates for the 1st National Beauty Contest: Leonila Reyes (Miss Agusan), Cristina Victoria (Miss Baguio), Rosa Reyes (Miss Bataan), Ascension Gaviola (Miss Bohol), Isabel Melendez (Miss Bukidnon), Isolina Puno Palma (Miss Tarlac), Nita San Agustin (Miss Tayabas),

1927

1928

1929

1930

1931

1932

1933

1934

1935

1936

1937

1938

  • Guia Gonzales Balmori, Miss Philippines
  • Ernesto Santos, King Consort to Miss Philippines
  • Rosario Ferro, Miss Luzon
  • Belen de Guzman, Miss Visayas
  • Marina Lopez, Miss Mindanao

1939

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  1. Please click the "Join Project" button on the upper right of the project page.
  2. After getting yourself added as a collaborator for the surname, select the profile of the prominent Filipino you wish to add.
  3. Navigate to the profile. Under the "More Actions" link, choose "Add to Project" and select sub-project to which your ancestor should be included in.
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  5. Include a photograph, if one exists.
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