Tabuk City, Kalinga – Althea Glate Butay, an architecture student from Barangay Lucog, Tabuk City is among the 15 official candidates who will vie for Miss Kalinga 2023 pageant.
Said pageant is one of the most anticipated events in celebration of the 28th Kalinga Founding Anniversary and 4th Bodong Festival. It serves as the voice and a platform for aspiring young beauties to advocate and influence their fellow yKalinga to uplift different sectors of society.
The 20-year-old beauty, standing 5’3 with vital statistics of 31, 25, 35.3, advocates Kalinga culture, dialects and identity restoration.
“I joined Miss Kalinga as I want to elevate, restore, and prioritize the importance of Kalinga culture, dialects, and native music especially to our generation wherein a lot of us weren't aware of such mentioned Kalinga culture. In this way, I and my community can preserve our pride, our identity, the yKalinga culture,” the Beauty expressed.
The young beauty believes educating youth on the importance of Kalinga culture and tradition in this generation leads to provincial development and prosperity.
Butay was crowned Miss Lucog in 2017, Miss 4-H Club third runner-up in 2018 and she also competed in the Ms. CSU's beauty pageant in 2022 at Cagayan State University.
Her message to supporters
As the beauty queen prepares herself for the pageant, she expressed gratitude to her supporters and asked for continued support until the coronation night on February 14, 2023, at the Kalinga Sports Center.
“I am very thankful to all my fans for their constant love and support. I'm extremely honored and humbled that people are showing me so much love, especially to my family, friends and relatives. Manyamanak unay kan dekayu losan, sapay kuma ta adi kayu mauma un mansuporta latta kan sakon te dekayu laing mangal-ak si pigsak inggana gibus di pageant un summaliak Miss Kalinga 2023, mandawat nak met lang hi kararag kan apo ta itod na kansakon gundaway ye anna,” she conveyed.
Who is Althea Glate Butay?
She is a third-year student taking up a Bachelor of Science in Architecture at Cagayan State University.
Althea traces her root to Biga and Dallac tribes. She is the daughter of Josefa Baliwag and Orlando Butay from Barangay Lucog, Tabuk City, Kalinga.
Meantime, Partylandia Event Catering Services in Tabuk City is ready to sponsor her needs in the said pageant.
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