By Inday Chikadora | 01:56 AM January 18, 2020
Catherine Tabaniag of Kulturang Panglaoanon received three special awards during the Sinulog
Festival Queen 2020 held on Friday night, January 17, 2020.
The contingent queen was awarded as Miss Smart, Miss Cignal and Miss Coca Cola.
Tabaniag, Miss Bohol 2019 1st runner-up, made it to the top 5 for Most Photogenic.
Kulturang Panglaoanon is one of the contingents of Sinulog 2020.
She said dancing for the Sinulog was her gift to the Sto. Niño, Panglao’s second patron saint.
“This is all for you Sr. Sto Niño ❤️,” she posted on Facebook.
Monika Afable, 17, a Grade 11 student of Eastern Samar National Comprehensive High in Borongan City, Eastern Samar, was crowned Sinulog Festival Queen 2020.
Afable who is the lead dancer of Tribu Rayhak,won P150,000 in cash and P280,000 worth of franchise package of a milk tea brand.
She also won four special awards: Best in Runway, McDonald’s Festival Queen, Miss Mang Inasal and Miss Robinsons Galleria Festival Queen.
She will automatically represent Cebu in the Miss Millennial Philippines 2020 pageant.
Jesselle Saniel of Talisay City’s Inasal Festival won 1st runner-up, while Jane Genobisa of Carcar City’s Kabkaban Festival won 2nd
Sabrina Board of Banay Labangon (Barangay Labangon, Cebu City) was declared 3rd runner-up.
Nathalie Shaw of Barangay Cambinocot’s Maampoong Cambihanon was declared 4th runner-up.
Sinulog Festival Queen, which started in 2004, is an annual search for the best Sinulog lead dancer.