Tuesday, May 8, 2012

212. Carnival Beauties: CONSOLACION PURUGGANAN, 1927 Miss Abra

CONSOLACION PRIZE. The first and only known Miss Abra, Consolacion Purugganan, went to Manil to compete in the 2nd National Beauty Contest of the Manila Carnival, a beauty competition won by Miss Manila, Luisa Marasigan.

The first time that the province of Abra sent its beauty representative to the Manila Carnival search for Miss Philippines was in 1927. The honor went to the lovely Consolacion Purugganan of Bangued, who came from the large Purugganan clan that settled all over the Cordillera and the Ilocos region. The Purugganans count many prominent politicians in the family who figured in shaping the political history of the Ilocandia--like Don Severino Purugganan and Bangued municipal mayor, Ramon Purugganan.

5 comments:

JoanneRK said...

how is Consolacion Purugganan related to the painter. He hailed from Dingras, Ilocos Norte but spent the last years of his life in Laoag City?

alex r. castro said...

Yes, I am aware of artist Ricarte Purugganan's Ilocos background, but I am not so sure as to his exact familial link to Consolacion. The Purugganans all came from one clan in Ilocos, so they are related for sure.

Lisa Cleary said...

That's my grandmother! Thank you for posting this. I've never seen a photo of her so young. Sadly, almost all the family photos were lost to bombings/fire during WWII. One of my cousins found your post and shared it with many of us. It's a wonder to see...

alex r. castro said...

Thanks, Lisa. I hope you can help me expand her biography by adding more details about her life.

Nothing happens until I make it happen. said...

anyone know how/if she's related to Olimpia Purugganan from Ilocos Sur?