Behold your #Binibini35 Micca Rosal of Agoncillo, Batangas in her Bb. Pilipinas National Costume created by Chico Estiva:
My national costume is called MARY LOVE. This was made to pay tribute to our Mother Mary who has been our rock amidst the recent taal volcano eruption. We chose to wear something that will signify the strength and hope of all Batanguenos especially people of Agoncillo who was greatly affected by the recent calamity.
I carry with me the Holy Rosary same with what most of the families have carried during the afternoon of January 12. It was our weapon, our shield and our rock.
The trailing cape with thousands of swarovski crystals represent thousands of Batanguenos who is with me as I walk with this dress. Each step I take, is a step closer in resurrecting our faith that one day soon, we will be triumphant once more.
We also chose the color red as a manifestation of the burning desire of all Batanguenos to rise from the ashes.
Photography: Raymond Saldaña
Set: Henry Reyes HGR Events and Sabrosas