Sunday, March 26, 2017

Panglao is Bohol's Bet for Miss Philippines Earth 2017

She missed one of the five final spots in Miss Bohol 2016 by the narrowest of margins but that did not deter her from pursuing her dream of representing her beloved Panglao and the province of Bohol in a national beauty competition. 
 Panglao’s Catherine Tabaniag is Bohol’s Bet for Miss Philippines Earth 2017

Last night, her dream became a reality when she was picked by a select panel of judges from a field of 11 candidates as Bohol’s official bet for the national finals of Miss Philippines Earth 2017during the Grand Coronation held at the ICM Activity Center.
 With Your Roving Eye at one of their pre- pageant events
Meet Catherine Cadayona Tabaniag, a consistent Dean’s Lister and a BS Education major. She graduated Class Valedictorian from San Agustin Academy in Panglao, Bohol and is hopeful that her academic background would come in handy when she embarks on an environmental awareness campaign in Panglao elementary schools.

 L-R: 1st RU Tubigon, MPE Bohol 2017 Panglao, 2nd RU Tagbilaran City & 3rd RU Candijay 
Photo Credits: TJ Medrana Photography
ELEMENTAL COURT OF BEAUTIES Rounding out the Elemental Court of Beauties are Candie Dianne Cervantes of Tubigon as Miss Phil Earth Bohol- Air (equivalent to 1st RU),  Perlie Jeverola of Tagbilaran City as Miss Phil Earth Bohol- Water (2nd RU) and Carmela Mae Aniasco Gumatay of Candijay as Miss Phil Earth Bohol- Fire (3rd RU)

 Catherine sends a message from Mother Earth during the Talent Competition
SPECIAL AWARDS Miss Tabaniag also bagged four of the eight special awards at stake. She was named Best in Interview, People’s Choice Awardee, Best in Photoshoot and Sister’s Choice Awardee.

Candie Diane was named Best in Swimsuit and Best in Evening Gown. Carmela Mae was named Miss Talent for her entertaining performance as Moana. The Best In Eco Tourism Video award went to Larrisa Millanar of Dauis.

  FANTASTIC FOUR : Catherine, Candie, Perlie & Carmela

 L-R: Mr. Torralba, Mr. Dela Serna, Ms. Genina Abrau, MPE Bohol 2017,
Melanie Mader MPE Air 2016 & Astrud Schuck of Carousel Productions
PANEL OF JUDGES Tagbilaran City GSO Head John Torralba, Mister Supranational- Philippines 2016 AR De La Serna , Miss Philippines Earth- Water 2016Melanie Mader and Carousel productions’ International Branding & Franchising Director Astrud Margareth Schuck composed the panel of judges.
with Miss Panglao Director & Organizer Deo Guden  
Deo Guden, Director & Choreographer of Miss Panglao which Catherine won in 2013 as a high school student is ecstatic with Catherine’s performance during the Miss Philippines Earth- Bohol 2017 search. 
“Our persistence, hard work and determination has paid off with Catherine’s victory. On behalf of the Montero- Fuertes administration that has been very supportive of Catherine’s preparations, we extend our congratulations to Ms. Tabaniag for a well- deserved victory. We will see to it that Catherine will be prepared well for the forthcoming national finals”
This is the third straight year that Island City Mall has successfully staged the Bohol edition after Carousel Productions, producer & organizer of both Miss Philippines Earth and Miss Earth pageants awarded AGC the Miss Philippines Earth franchise in Bohol. 

With the outstanding batch of candidates who had to meet the height, age & high environmental awareness quotient as minimum requirements requirements, Miss Philippines Earth- Bohol is shaping up as one of the best organized and most credible beauty pageants in Bohol

Congratulations to Ritchel Mutia and to Island City Mall for a job well done!

PHOTO CREDITS: TJ Medrana Photography

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