Teachers from Misamis Oriental General Comprehensive High School (MOGCHS) Filipino Department recently had the opportunity of having a picture with 103-year old Francisca “Ching” Villamil, said to be the first Miss Cagayan de Oro.
In photos below courtesy of Ronela Villanueva, Mary Jane Fabre and Pauline Petalver, their group was having an outreach activity at St. Joseph Golden Home Foundation located at Brgy. 40 when they met Villamil who was among the elderly being taken cared of by the foundation.
It can be recalled that Villamil was among ten centenarians honored by City Hall last 2017.
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The outreach activity is in relation to the Buwan ng Wika celebration.
Hopefully, the Miss Cagayan de Oro organization could provide a list of all Miss Cagayan de Oro and their current whereabouts. Villamil perhaps became a beauty queen sometime in the 1930-1940s.