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PIA Press Release
2006/10/28

SCUUA empowers a woman like Miss SCUAA 2006

by Flor Jackson

Naval, Biliran (28 October) -- As the final question was given to the three finalists to the search for Miss State Colleges and Universities Athletic Association (SCUAA) 2006 in last night’s beauty pageant held at the Naval Institute of Technology (NIT) gymnasium, they were asked “in what way can SCUAA empowers a women like you?”.

Each of the candidates had different answers which made them land in their respective places and ranks in the search.

Miss Trisha Dawn Daffon, a 17-year old AB Communications I student of the Leyte Normal University (LNU) and a resident of Brgy. San Joaquin, Palo, Leyte who was crowned Miss Scuaa 2006 has the smartest answer to the question when she said that through SCUAA women like her can be empowered.

She further stated that SCUAA showcases the talents and abilities of the students.

“A better way to bring out one woman’s potential is through her participation in SCUAA”, she said.

“Socially, SCUAA bridges the gap between groups, thus creating harmony in the atmosphere”, she added.

“The SCUAA meet enables one to create friendships thus bridging the gap between group. It is a real test of one’s faith in God, given the fact that we ask the ‘bacon’ from Him to be taken home”, she quipped.

“Over-all, SCUAA is a great experience from which we get great lessons. Lessons that will soon partake our lives, making us more mature and wiser too. Through SCUAA women are empowered, through SCUAA, I am empowered”, she finally said.

For her part, Miss Agatha Fontanilla, a 20 year-old BS Basic Medicine student of the University of Eastern Philippines (UEP), Miss SCUAA 2006 first runner-up, bared that her participation to the SCUAA 2006 meet has extensively provided her all avenues for self- expression.

Miss Fontanilla who stands 5'7" and a resident of of the University Homes, University Town in Northern Samar added that SCUAA does not only empower women like her physically as it gives her more vigor to meet the challenges she encountered in her participation to the search but morally as well because the activity has taught her to accept defeat and said that in all contests and competitions, it’s not all the time that you come out the best and emerge winner.

On the other hand, NIT’s Maridel Paghubasan, a 19 year-old lass from Imelda, Naval, Biliran, Miss SCUAA 2006 second runner-up simply said, “the SCUAA allowed me to meet new faces and taught me more in areas of personality development”.

“With SCUAA 2006 meet being hosted by the very state college where I am presently enrolled as a BSED student, just like Miss SCUAA 2006, I am empowered”, she said.

“As we developed camaraderie during the entire duration of the search until the pageant night, I will truly miss all the candidates when they go back to their respective provinces, the pretty-faced SCUAA 2006 2nd runner-up said. (PIA-Biliran) [top]

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