Time was when the runners-up of Bb. Pilipinas had to console themselves with the sash and a bouquet of flowers during Coronation Night. This year, things favored the ladies who occupied the spots. 1st Runner-Up Vickie Marie Rushton and 2nd Runner-Up Samantha Bernardo have crowns of their own now. And that should motivate them to be continuously present and active throughout their year of service. It really matters – at least to me – that all eight (8) of them are complete in all important public appearances. They are part of the winners’ circle in the first place. So it would also be Ideal if they could pass on their respective crowns come 2019.