10 comments on “Jo-Ann D. Flores: Education and Equal Opportunites for All Filipinos

  1. EWAN KO SA INYO. MISS UNIVERSE ORGANIZATION IS NOT LOOKING FOR A FLUENT TAGALOG OR CEBUANO SPEAKER AS ITS WINNER. THEY ARE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO CAN COMMUNICATE EXCELLENTLY (in English) WITH WORLDWIDE AUDIENCE IN DIFFERENT PLATFORMS the CAUSES & ADVOCACY OF MU (Just like Demi, Catriona & Zozobini). CAN YOU JUST IMAGINE APRIEL SMITH TALKING to the UNIVERSE in CEBUANO or ISABEL GALERIA in BICOLANO BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT THAT PROFICIENT in the ENGLISH LANGUAGE? PATAKA LANG MO UG YAWYAW!

    By the way Flor, it is Gugma (Love) not Cugma. MABUTI na lang HINDI CUGMO ang nasabi mo, kundi malaking gulo sa Kabisayaan. CUGMO is VERY RELATED to the COVID-19 swabbing and testing. He, he, he…

  2. Laguna was my “surrogate La Union”. When the latter was just too far, the former was “diyan lang”. Very accessible then. 🙂

    I could share stories….

    With all her professional credentials, she could one day take charge of BBL organization, if not become MUP ND, heir to the throne of Mdme. SSL. But first she needs to make a good impression on JG and the gang…. How to impress, Admin?

  3. I am more impressed with someone who talks impeccable Tagalog or any regional dialect than someone who struggles to talk in English, with all those annoying ahhs and umms indicative of a mental process that thinks in the local, translates, and delivers in a foreign language. Speaking in the language one is most comfortable with is a sign of confidence and pride in one’s roots. It is nice to learn another language. But it is absolutely confidently beautiful to converse in one’s own language. Congrats Jo-Ann.

    • @ scorg This is AUDACITY. And it is the mark of SELF-CONFIDENCE 🙂

      This reminds me of Italy, which has only ever sang in it’s native tongue at Eurovision. Followers mostly agree the country is the one that consistently delivers quality songs while never winning. They are the pageantry Colombia of the annual songfest – always the bridesmaid, never the bride.

      You should watch again Apriel Smith’s. “Cugma” is love, “nindot” is beauty.

      • @Flor, you hit the right word: AUDACITY! And she was successful. Hearing her talk in Tagalog made me so proud I am from Southern Tagalog. I’m sure my Cebuano friends felt the same hearing Apriel speak in her native tongue. Even if I did not have a translator, I was already charmed by what I heard, and smitten by such self confidence.

      • “Cugma” is love…”

        The “c” should be “g.” Otherwise, if you insist and change “a” to “o,” then you’re in for a rude linguistic awakening.

  4. She is beauty queen material. The only setback is her prominent forehead but it can be hidden with proper styling.

  5. Another preta lady .
    If she can talk , she’ll be a contender to the crown
    I’m glad she talked in Tagalog for her Beyond Coastline presentation

    Tito Norman, Billie is from Cavite but her English diction is really good . Do you know where she grew up in ?

    • @ Fabian Reyes Speaking of Billie…..

      Pipe (Venezuela pageant vlogger) included her in his “Honorable Mentions” for MUP 2020. He has six (6) – Hakenson (Cavite), Ysmael (Paranaque City), Ortega (Albay), Cayona (Zamboanga del Sur, and my apologies to the AP for my gaffe in my comment in an earlier post as I thought ZamPen had no rep), Maynigo (Baguio City), and Peralta (Bulacan).

      Here is his First Prediction. IN ORDER. Top 10 – We’Am Ah’Med (Davao del Norte), Pauline Amelinckx (Bohol), Rabiya Mateo (IloIlo City or Province?), Tracy Maureen Perez (Cebu City), Skelly Ivy Florida (Biliran), Top 5 – Apriel Smith (Cebu Province), Sandra Lemonon (Taguig City), Michelle Gumabao (Quezon City), Maria Isabela Galeria (Sorsogon), and Alaiza Malinao (Davao City). So yes, you probably should follow him…. Also see what Hector Cermeno (Colombia) thinks.

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