During the contract signing of BPCI and Smart/Voyager earlier in the day, I was able to get pictures taken with Madame Stella Marquez de Araneta herself who was gracious enough to pose with all the media representatives in attendance. And she was such in high spirits after the event with the first-of-its-kind fan votes being implemented in a Bb. Pilipinas finals to automatically fast-track one Binibini to the Top 15 – a first in the pageant’s 54 year history.
Before the start of the busier days leading to the finals at Araneta Coliseum this coming Sunday, April 30, let me take this opportunity to publicly thank Madame SMA and Bb. Pilipinas Charities Inc. (Gines Enriquez and company) for the trust given to normannorman.com. Our formal accreditation papers will be handed over on Friday along with our official IDs as media partners. This makes my coverage partner and I filled with glee. It will be like our badge for all BPCI events from now on. 🙂