Here are the basic infos you need to know about your Bicolana of a Binibini 28 Angelica Mae Corbe :
– 24 yrs old from Legazpi City, Albay
– Miss Bicolandia 2013
– Mutya ng Ibalong 2012
– Financial Analyst by profession
– A graduate of Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Aquinas University of Legazpi
So why is Angelica earnest in her desire to join and possibly win Bb. Pilipinas 2018?
“It is important for me to become a Binibini and win this 2018 because this will give me the opportunity to voice out my advocacy which is Lupus awareness to everyone. Most importantly, it will allow me to be an inspiration to others especially to the youth to always dream big and never be afraid to take the risk.
I believe that my edge in this Competition is that I am a hardworking and determined person. I know that once I put my heart and soul to the goals I want to achieve in life, nothing is impossible.”
Your thoughts on Angelica, dear readers?
I already introduced you to Binibini 23 Dr. Ena Louis Velasco even before she was selected as one of the Bb. Pilipinas 2018 Official Candidates. So for this entry, I asked this beautiful Cebuana a couple of questions which she readily answered to your blogger. Here goes:
Why is it important for you to be chosen as Binibini and hopefully become one of the 2018 Queens?
“Being a Binibini at this point in time is already another achievement unlocked. To win one of the titles this year will be priceless. I’ve always dreamt of joining Binibining Pilipinas and be crowned to represent our country one day, like the rest of the 39 other hopefuls. But what really motivated me to join and pursue this dream was my Nanay. Before she passed away last year, her last wish was to see me up the stage as a Binibini. It’s not an obligation. rather, it gave me the drive to pursue my dream.”
Honestly, does your being a Medical Doctor give you the significant edge in the competition?
“Being a Doctor of Medicine is definitely an edge. Credential-wise it is an edge. It’s rare for doctors to be joining pageants knowing the hectic schedule in the hospital. But as the saying goes, “if there’s a will, there’s a way”, so here I am. With regards to the advocacy, it is of great advantage for me since my profession is already my advocacy. This is the perfect platform for me to walk the talk in promoting maternal, newborn and child health awareness and accessibility in far flung areas of our country.”
Someone whispered to my ear that your Binibini 23 was one of the few who really caught the fancy (and unanimous nod) of the panel during the Final Screening at Kia Theater last week. If she can sustain the positive impression she left on Madame SMA and her allies, then we could be looking at one of the potential winners come March 18.
Dear readers, I need not give all of you a long list of credentials or heavy introduction on your Binibini 31 Jehza Huelar. As 2nd Runner-Up last 2016, she returned last year and reached Top 15.
For her third and final attempt, Jehza is once more at it before finally closing the chapters of her pageant career in the nationals.
“Tito Norman, sorry if I was quiet all this time. I fasted from social media during the last three days of submission for Bb. Pilipinas.”
So what really led to the decision?
“It was Sunday, January 7, when PJ (her boyfriend PBA player Nonoy Simon) and I discussed about the Bb. Pilipinas 2018 application. There was no drama or anything that would have lengthened the talk. When he gave me the blessing to join this year, I took the opportunity to apply the following day — which happens to be the final day of submission. I went to BPCI around lunchtime.
God’s plan for me really works mysteriously… it is not my plan to join this year…it is His plans…..and I believe in that.”
Short and sweet. Yes, your Binibini 31 Jehza Huelar is now committed to boyfriend PJ Simon (right photo). But it doesn’t mean that she can no longer aspire to become a Bb. Pilipinas Queen.
Consider the two as each other’s happy pill!
“It is important for me to be a Binibini because this is one of the goals in my pageant involvement so I could promote my advocacy to raise awareness and gain support for the welfare of the orphaned children. I don’t want to be just an Official Candidate but I’m there to win it. I want to represent the Philippines in an international pageant and get the bigger crown out there.”
And yes, she is part of the Presidential Cabin Crew aside from being a Flight Attendant with Philippine Airlines:
“Meeting the President and knowing him personally is overwhelming. Serving him is an honor and privilege so I do the best that I can for the entire contingent to be satisfied with my in-flight attention and service.”
Of course, you all know that 26 Year-old Murielle reigned as Miss Philippines Water 2011. Here are added bits about her:
St. Theresa’s College
Velez College until 3rd year then
Graduated from National University
• loves to work out like indoor cycling, muay Thai and gym
• loves to travel and has been to a lot of places; Knowing their culture and exploring things that makes my adrenaline pump.
• have done paragliding, parasailing, skiing, bungy jump, sky dive.
• regularly celebrates her birthday at the orphanage of Franciscan sister of Guadalupe
• Volunteer as teacher at Aha Learning Center
✓ hot air balloon in Cappadocia
✓ paragliding in Australia
✓ parasailing in San Francisco
✓ skiing in korea
✓ paddle boarding in Hawaii
✓ sky diving in Dubai
✓ bungy jumping in Macau and Bangkok
Of course there’s no place like home
• canyoneering in Kawasan Falls
• water rafting in Davao
• surfing in Siargao
• wake boarding in Nuvali
Your Cebuana of a Binibini 3 is aiming for the biggest crown. Will she successfully nail it?
Here is another Independent candidate in our midst – your Binibini 6 Janice de Guzman Roman. This TV host is just as pleasantly surprised as her handlers of making it to the roster. And I am glad this Miss Philippine Youth 2015 1st Runner-Up made it as well.
“Binibining Pilipinas is a great opportunity for me to represent people in the minority – to help them receive equal access to all kinds of opportunities and privileges, such as access to quality education. If given the opportunity to carry one of the crowns of Binibining Pilipinas, I will have a more empowered voice to speak up for those people who are suppressed of their rights.
What is Janice fighting for?
“As I have always been an Educator, I would want to continuously become an advocate of quality education for all that focuses on the well-being of teachers as well. My advocacy on education is something that I hold on to dearly because I am one myself. It has always been my belief that good education produces individuals who can become Ambassadors of Goodwill in the future.”
Here are the credentials of Janice:
– Master of Arts in Communication (University of Santo Tomas)
– AB Broadcast Communication (Lyceum of the Philippines University-Manila)
– Graduated valedictorian in elementary and high school, dean’s lister in college
– Has authored two books in Mass Communication for Broadcast Principles & Practices, and Information/Communication Campaigns
– Content Writer
– TV host in UNTV
– Marketing associate in UNTV and Wish 107.5
– University instructor for the following subjects: Oral Communication & Public Speaking, Philosophy, World Literature, Media & Information Literacy, and English
– Recipient of: President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo Academic Excellence and Leadership Awardee
– Plans to continue to Law School and work in Public Attorney’s Office
That is the hashtag your Binibini 18 Rosantonette I. Mendoza is attaching to her Bb. Pilipinas 2018 bid. And I can clearly see why. She used to be tall and overweight (left photo), but with willful determination and discipline, she lost a lot of pounds and gained much self-esteem. Look at her now.
At any rate, Rosan is from Mandaluyong City but considers Bacoor, Cavite her hometown. She is a BS International Relations major in International Trade at the Lyceum of the Philippines University – a budding entrepreneur and aspiring Diplomat.
Let’s hear from Binibini 18 herself after the jump.
“I would have to say that becoming a Binibini is initially to fulfill a childhood dream. But later on, I realized that my intentions should be far deeper than that. A Binibini is more than just a beacon of beauty. Being one – or a potential Queen for that matter – gives her a national platform to voice out opinions to a broader audience. It gives opportunities to spark positive changes, specifically on society’s views about beauty and health. It’s also a chance to be a leader and a representative of the modern Filipina in relevant and intelligent dialogues. We get to advance our advocacies and help encourage fellow Filipinos to go for the things that they’re passionate about. Knowing that you are there to inspire other people, not just women, gives significance to a Binibining Pilipinas crown.”
As far as her personal advocacy goes, Rosan adds:
“Sadly, discussions on mental health and depression is not as common here in the Philippines compared to other countries. In our society, there’s still the stigma that prevents people from getting access to professional help. Also, in this age of social media, cyber bullying continues to corrupt our mindsets that it’s easier to get “likes” and “followers” when you spread hate and intolerance. Having experienced these challenges first hand, I plan to continue spreading optimism and acceptance. I will continue to encourage discussions about the impact and consequences of cyber bullying and depression.
With or without a crown, I know that I’ll still have the drive, commitment and passion. We must understand that a Queen is identified not by the piece of bedazzled metal on her head, but by her actions, intelligence, and eagerness to help others.”
Rosantonette I. Mendoza is now a part of Aces & Queens.
In an industry where professionally-credentialed beauties are looked at as either boring or stilted, your 25 Year-old Binibini 25 Jerelleen Rodriguez comes like a breath of fresh air because she is neither. She has this engaging and down-to-earth personality that compliments her long list of achievements, as follows:
– Certified Public Accoutant
– Professor, Department of Accounting and Finance, University of the Philippines – Diliman
– 2nd year Law Student, UP College of Law
– Top 6, October 2013 CPA board licensure exam
– Cum laude, BS Business Administration and Accountancy, UP Diliman
– member of the National Union of People’s Lawyers
– Chief Finance Officer, MGC Holdings, Inc., an angel investment hub
– Education advocate
– advocacy: critical thinking on social issues and right to access to information
You might think that Jerelleen is a better fit for Julia Morley’s pageant. But she is more than just about crunching numbers, preparing legal documents and teaching in front of desk-bound university students. She has the height, looks and panache to evolve into a more exciting candidate in Bb. Pilipinas. With a difference, that is. And that, my dear readers, is what she plans to prove in the weeks to come as she embarks on her journey as your Binibini 25.