Our next pair of beauties is among the youngest in the ongoing Miss Bohol 2016 Pageant.
Both are pretty 17 year old teenagers, have made their mark in academic and scholastic achievements and earned the right to represent their municipalities in the province’s longest- running and most prestigious beauty competition by winning their respective preliminary town pageants.
Candidate #13 Miss Panglao Catherine Cadayona Tabaniag, 17 years old, a BS Education major in Social Studies sophomore in Holy Name University.
As Class Valedictorian of San Agustin Academy, she entered university as an academic scholar and has been a consistent Dean’s Lister.
Among the beauty titles she has won are Miss Panglao 2013, Miss BACS Academics 2014 (Bohol Association of Catholic Schools), Miss HNU College of Education 2015. The 5’ 6’’ charmer sees beauty pageants as empowering for women and if Lady Luck would shine on her, she would use the Miss Bohol 2016 crown to realize her literacy advocacy through book reading in communities with the highest dropout rates.
She has started her advocacy in Panglao in partnership with the Rotaract Club of Panglao Island where she serves as the Club Secretary. Consistent with her belief that education is power, she admires Efren Penaflorida, CNN Hero of the Year 2009, for his advocacy of reforming the out-of-school youth in poverty- stricken communities through education.
| MISS PANGLAO Catherine Tabaniag|
Candidate #14 Miss Balilihan Ricka Theresa Chatto Geangan, 17 years old, a BS Tourism sophomore student of Bohol Island State University.
She is actively involved in the Supreme Student Government, Unlad Kabataan Program, Confraternity of Our Lady of Lourdes, Student Catholic Action & the Parish Youth Ministry
During her elementary and high school years, she was not only a consistent honor student but also a Leadership and Performing Artist awardee.
The Phoemela Barranda look-a-like considers music as her passion and loves to play the guitar and sing her favorite songs.
MISS BALILIHAN Ericka Theresa Geangan
Catch the excitement and the drama of the most glamorous highlight of Bohol Sandugo Festival 2016 as Miss Bohol marks the 90th year since its debut in 1926!
PAGEANT DATE: July 17, Sunday, 8 pm, Bohol Wisdom Gymnasium, Tagbilaran City.
Photo Credits: Miss Bohol FB Page & TJ Medrana Photography