The photos and newspaper clippings have all but disappeared. And whatever’s left are wonderful memories (for those whose ages mattered during the late 60s and early 70s), as attested by grainy videos that even the experts in digital remastering can only improve, but not by much.
The decades have passed by without a duplication of Gloria’s and Margarita’s victories. Miriam and Janine came so close, only to see the crown slip from their grasp.
When will be the next? When will be that third time that a Filipina can successfully wrest the title we all have been yearning for? But more importantly, who will be the third Filipina to achieve that? Will she come from the current crop of Bb. Pilipinas Gold candidates? Or will 2013 spell a return to the clapping background?
I can be an eternal optimist when it comes to bringing top honors for the Philippines. And if our Top 5 streak during the past three years is any indication, there’s really no other way to go but up. One notch up is all we need. And the Philippines will experience its ‘Glory’ (and Margie) days once again. 😉