Miss Panglao Catherine Cadayona Tabaniag was contented and happy being Miss Bohol 2019 first runner-up, such a big feat for her and the town.
The 20-year-old never thought she’d love the pageant stage as she initially wanted to become a teacher.
At 14 years old, Catherine Cadayona Tabaniag was crowned Miss Panglao 2013.
She was also crowned Miss Philippines Earth Runner up 2017, Miss Philippines Earth- Bohol 2018 and Miss Silka Bohol 2018.
Tabaniag is taking up Bachelor of Science in Education major in Social studies at the Holy Name University.
She plans to apply for a private school (secondary) for the meantime and at the same time, she will also have her review for the licensure examination for teachers (LET) in March 2020.
“I am hoping for the best to become a professional license teacher,” said Tabaniag, who graduated valedictorian at San Agustin Academy.
“I always make time in going to the gym at least twice a week,” she said.
She also loves writing poems and declamation pieces.
“I really love writing poems mostly in Visayan language, short stories and declamation pieces. Of course, most of the time I usually have my phone with me and like surfing the net and checking my social media accounts,” she said.
Her most admired person is our new Binibining Pilipinas – Universe 2019 Gazini Ganados.
“I can see myself in her,” said Tabaniag.
“ Just like her she grew up with her mother and grandparents (which is in line with her advocacy) and same as my experienced my mama and grandparents were the one who raised me. We maybe both haven’t felt a love from a father but both of us stood independently and use this as our strength to strive in life harder. She also have a personality that everyone will surely love,” she said.
She wants to preserve the Boholano culture through her “Subang Kulturang Bol-anon” (Arise Boholano Culture) through integration in her existing Bukas Aklat Literacy project.
“I am majoring in Araling Panlipunan and with that, there is a voice in me telling that I need to do something in ways of “pag protehir, pag-ugmad ug pag-pabilin sa atong pinalangang kulturang Bohol-anon,” she said.