The three advocacies of the 2019 #Binibinis closest to my heart:
1. Reading and Literacy – I am a firm believer that starting the kids at an early age to enjoy reading is a great foundation that will guarantee their individuality, communication skills (be it in oral or penned formats) and the overall ability to fluidly express themselves as teenagers and young adults. Having worked in the academe for close to a decade justifies my defense for this cause (and literacy in general). Hence, I share this advocacy with #Binibini24 Nicole Guerrero and #Binibini25 Samantha Lo.
2. Agriculture – as someone born and raised in the Province of Bulacan where agriculture and fishery are two of the main sources of livelihood, I believe it is crucial to give due focus to the underrated concerns of the farmers and the fishermen. Without their hard-earned work, we won’t have enough rice, vegetable and fish to fill our dining tables with simple and nutritious fares. As such, I share this advocacy with #Binibini32 Mary Faye Murphy and #Binibini36 Francia Layderos.
3. Anti-bullying – growing up gay in a conservative rural society is not easy, let alone being constantly teased and bullied for being that effeminate youngster who is the constant target of bullying from people of different age groups. Of course, I have grown old and wiser – a more iron-clad gay man. As a result, I share this advocacy with #Binibini14 Leren Mae M. Bautista.
I hope one of them wins the P100,000.00 special surprise for getting the most number of likes on the Miss Universe Philippines Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/TheMissUniversePH/
Which are your preferred causes among the #Binibinis?
Photos by Raymond Saldaña
#MsUniversePh #ConfidentlyBeautiful #AFilipinaEmpowers
Happy Easter everyone!
Ever wondered how some of your Binibinis spent their week-long break from the daily grind of Bb. Pilipinas 2019?
Below are some of the highlights for twelve (12) of them:
A relaxing vacation in Bali for #Binibini27 Samantha Bernardo
A long overdue pictorial and video shoot for your #Binibini19 Ilene de Vera in Busay Heights, Cebu City
A community outreach program for your #Binibini39 Dia Magno to the Manobo tribe in Agusan del Sur
A dinner-fundraising activity for your #Binibini36 Francia Layderos in Libon, Albay
An organized talk with the youth for your #Binibini4 Malka Shaver. The event was held at Parkmall in Cebu City
A courtesy call with Dumaguete City Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo for your #Binibini8 Joahnna Saad
Meet-up with Sen Chiz Escudero of Sorsogon and wife Heart Evangelista for your #Binibini15 Maria Isabela Galeria in their province
No out-of-town vacation for your #Binibini37 Samantha Poblete. Just pictorials and reflective moments in her hometown of Silang, Cavite
A well-deserved holiday for your #Binibini3 Martina Turner Diaz at Mövenpick Resort in Mactan Island
A courtesy call with the Office of the City Mayor of Puerto Princesa for your #Binibini33 Jessarie Dumaguing
A shoot for your #Binibini24 Nicole Guerrero right in the middle of Baluarte in Vigan, Ilocos Sur
A courtesy call with Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia for your #Binibini29 Cassandra Chan
What’s your tale on #Binibini24 Jean Nicole Guerrero, dear readers? I know that this lady has prepared so much for the competition. With the field wide open for any of the 40 contenders to snatch one of the six titles at stake, it really could be anyone’s ballgame at this point.
Nicole may not be as hyped as the others. But I feel like she still has strong aces up her sleeve when it matters most. I’d also like to see what kind of impact she will make on members of the media in tomorrow’s Press Presentation.
Nicole in Mikee Andrei
First official photos of the forty new #Binibinis right after their selection for Bb. Pilipinas 2019
Official numbers to follow.
First photo left to right: Aya Abesamis, Nicole Guerrero, Patch Magtanong and Samantha Lo
Second photo left to right: Kathryn Jade Cudiamat, Ruffa Nava and Ilene de Vera
Third photo left to right: Agatha Romero, Kimberly Penchon and Samantha Mae Bernardo
Fourth photo left to right: Kayesha Chua, Resham Ramirez Saeed and Vickie Marie Rushton
Last photo Sigrid Grace Flores (left) and Malka Shaver
All official photos when they filed for Bb. Pilipinas 2019 earlier.
Here she is – Aya Abesamis – and her look during the submission of application for Bb. Pilipinas 2019.
I bet she will surprise more strongly in this second turn.
Dress: Marionne Jewel
Make-up: Albert Kurniawan
Styling: Jamil Sultan
Meanwhile, The uber lovely Nicole Guerrero shines bright during her filing of application for Bb. Pilipinas 2019 (photo below).
She is wearing a Mikee Andrei, with makeup by Raymond Galang and hair by Dave Grona.
Binibini Watch List 2019:
Let’s start with the digits. She’s 25 years old and stands a clean 5’9”.
She’s a graduate of Business Marketing from San Jose State University in California.
She reigned as Miss Philippines USA 2017, and has been residing in the country for just about two years now.
She just celebrated her birthday with the kids of Malammin Elementary School in Ilocos Sur.
And she’s ready to conquer the nationals this year.
Watch out for her soon!