Unlike previous years, the selection of Official Binibinis for this year’s edition is taking a slightly different route that – in my opinion – makes a lot more sense in comparison.
You see, this week will be spent with the applicants undergoing a string of interviews with the Legal Team of BPCI in order to check and double-check on all their submitted requirements, existing contractual obligations and any or all essential matters that could be considered less desirable for the organization. Once the ladies successfully hurdle this part, then they will be given calltback instructions for the one-day, all-day screening that will yield the Official Candidates on Monday, January 15. By then, the ones who will screen in front of the panel are already qualified and given the green-light by the lawyers. No more surprise disqualifications or casualties after the Binibinis have been announced.
Every aspirant wants to get that chance to present herself on Screening Day. So it bears a lot of interest to see which ones will finally show up at the venue. And who will make it as one of the forty (40) anointed candidates. BPCI prefers to get just thirty (30) but ABS-CBN wants to go for forty (40) instead. At the end of the day, production concerns will prevail, in my opinion once more.
Here are more photos from screenings in the past.