Miss Grand Philippines’ bet Catherine Camilon declared missing: What we know so far

October 19, 2023 - 12:34 PM
Catherine Camilon
Miss Grand Philippines 2023 candidate Catherine Camilon in this photo on her Instagram on Oct. 1, 2023 (catherine_camilon/Instagram)

Miss Grand Philippines‘ bet Catherine Camilon was officially declared missing more than five days after her sister reported it on social media.

On October 18, Batangas Police Provincial Office Director Police Colonel Samson Belmonte ordered “intensified efforts” to determine the individual whereabouts.

Catherine’s picture also accompanied the provincial police’s post on Facebook.

Belmonte also noted the following details about the 26-year-old beauty pageant candidate.

  • A resident of Barangay Rillo, Tuy, Batangas
  • High school teacher
  • 5.6 inches in height and has a white complexion

According to the provincial cops, Catherine left their house on October 12 while on board a Nissan Juke vehicle with the plate number NEI 2990.

Her last conversation with her mother was when she informed her that she was in a gasoline station in Bauan, Batangas.

It is approximately more than an hour ride from her hometown in Tuy, according to Google Maps.

The Batangas police assured that all its stations and units are “working together” on this case.

“All stations and units across Batangas Police Province are working together with the Tuy Municipal Police Station in searching for any trace or information regarding the whereabouts of CATHERINE CAMILON Y MANGUERRA,” the provincial police said.

“Anyone with reliable information may report to the Tuy Municipal Police Station via their Station Hotline 0998-598-5711,” it added.

Catherine participated in the national version of the Miss Grand International pageant representing her home province.

Cagayan de Oro’s Nikki de Moura won the main crown, thus representing the Philippines in this year’s edition of the MGI competition in Vietnam.

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What we know so far

On October 13, Catherine’s sister Chin-Chin Camilon took to Facebook to ask for help from her sister’s colleagues at work about her whereabouts.

Chin-Chin noted that the last time she talked to her was at 8 p.m. on Thursday. Her phone had been turned off since then.

“Hindi din po nag-o-online, palagi po [siya nag-u-update] sa amin, ngayon lang po talaga hindi,” she posted.

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These details were confirmed by their mother Rose Camilon, who said in a radio interview that Catherine went to Batangas City for a supposed meeting with a company where she served as a “talent.”

This company was not identified in reports about this incident.

Rose also said that the family’s last call with Catherine was on Thursday, which was the day she left.

The model still kept in touch with her around 3:30 a.m. on Friday. There were no updates from her since then.

The matriarch also expressed that she felt her daughter was going through something despite not opening up about it.

ABS-CBN News later reported that Catherine was seen on CCTV walking inside a mall in Lemergy, Batangas. This was taken hours after her family had lost all contact with her.