Students representing the Hotel and Restaurant Technology (HRT) Department made a clean sweep by winning both the Mr. and Miss WVCST 2012 Titles in a glittering pageant night held on September 6 at the College Multi-Purpose Educational Center.

Franz Joseph Napugan and Sheila Mae Rojo, both fourth year HRT students, bested five (5) other pairs of candidates from the different colleges and campuses of WVCST.

Napugan, romped off with the six (6) of the seven (7) awards namely; Best in Production Number, Best in Formal Attire, Best in Talent, Best in Casual Wear, Best in Playsuit and Mr. Photogenic.

Rojo, bagged the awards for Best in Production Number, Best in Formal Attire, Best in Talent, Best in Casual Wear and Best in Playsuit. Rojo is the reigning Miss Iloilo City 2012 who won the title last August 25 during the 75th Charter Anniversary Celebration of Iloilo City.

Winning Mr. and Miss WVCST 2012 first runners-up were Josef Allen Acedillo and Kathleen May Brillantes, both from the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). Second runners-up were Napoleon Von Dimalanta of the College of Engineering and Architecture (CEA) who also won the Best in Interview Award in the male category and Jocelyn Garrido, College of Education (COE).  Other Miss WVCST candidates were Reynalie Bendol (CEA) who was adjudged Best in Interview; Pamela Panaligan (WCVST-Leon Campus), Miss Photogenic Award; and Krista Gayle Violata (WVCST-Barotac Nuevo Campus). For the Mr. WVCST, other candidates were Raffy Monteclaro (COE); Romeo Andea, Jr. (WVCST-Leon Campus); and Myro John Samonte (WVCST-Barotac Nuevo Campus).

The Search is one of the highlights of the weeklong 107th Foundation Anniversary Celebration of WVCST. Sponsored by the WVCST Student Republic, it aimed to discover campus personalities who will be the college’s ambassadors of good will and who will represent WVCST in the search for Mr. and Miss PASUC VI Regional SCUAA.