Cathy discovered fencing because she got closed out of swim class in University in 1992, and went on to become Team captain of the University of the Philippines Varsity Fencing Team 1992-1994. She was concurrently founding president of the University of the Philippines Karate Association.
In 1997, she moved back to Cebu, Philippines & started the fencing movement outside of the Philippine capital of Manila. She was founding president & head coach of the Spada Fencing club. It continues to thrive today through various fencing clubs throughout the city & primarily through the Cebu Fencing League which runs an annual Tournament, the Flores Cup, which plays host to fencers from all over the country. Cathy was head coach for Provincial Team representing the province at the Philippine National Games 1998.
She moved to Toronto in 2001 & won several medals in competitions in the Ontario circuit and ranked in the top 5 in Ontario 2003-2004. She trained at Metroblades Fencing club & eventually taught beginner classes. She was Vice President for Metroblades in 2003 & training coordinator in 2004.
In 2007, she took a break from the sport to raise a little fencer, but is back to Coaching the beginner program at Toronto Fencing Club.