GenSan News Online is sharing the pictures which Bariles took this morning of September 20, 2011, as part of the group who welcomed Miss Universe 3rd Runner-up winner Shamcey Supsup at the General Santos City International Airport when she arrived via a private plane.
Bariles was also able to climb aboard a flower-bedecked float that took Miss Shamcey on a queen’s motorcade from the airport and through the major thoroughfares of her hometown.
Along with them were Mayor Darlene Antonino-Custodio, Congressman Jun Acharon, Shamcey’s parents, Mr. Gines Enriquez of Uniprom and a lady who’s from Bb. Pilipinas Charities and Miss Eliza Antonino, Chief of Staff of Secretary Mar Roxas, who lent the private jet of their family for the beauty queen’s homecoming.
It was the longest two-hour motorcade that Congressman Acharon and Mayor Darlene ever experienced and according to the former, “It’s the biggest in terms of crowd density and participation of the generals who lined up the road and infront of their establishments, from the airport and down to the Oval Covered Court where it ended.” The good congressman has been present in almost all the motorcades that the city afforded to 8-Division Boxing Champ and now Congressman Manny Pacquiao. He later reiterated that attendance records have been broken by Shamcey’s homecoming to some members of the media.
Meanwhile here are some of the pictures Bariles took! Indeed, the generals love their queen and they made sure that they showed it by coming out in droves for her, screaming like banshees, waving flaglets and bannerettes, throwing flowers, trinkets and small gifts, and beaming with pride and admiration at their Queen as she passed by!
Miss Shamcey, you may have missed that crown by a few notches… but you will always be the Miss Universe in the hearts of the generals!