During yesterday’s Press Conference and Swimsuit Preliminaries of Binibining Pilipinas 2021, Bb. Pilipinas Grand International 2019 Aya Abesamis wore the very same gown by Renee Magtibay Salud that her mom – Bb. Pilipinas Universe 1984 Desiree Verdadero Abesamis – wore during the Finals of Miss Universe 1984 en route to a 3rd Runner-Up placement.
Yesterday’s Swimsuit Preliminaries will be shown as part of the Finals on July 11. But tonight, the National Costume Competition will premiere on the pageant’s YouTube Channel at 7pm.
#TurningPhenomenal Series No. 11
“…we’re all entitled to have a multitude of diverse interests, talents and pursuits. A person’s academic performance (or his performance on a single exam for that matter) is not the sole basis of his worth. There’s so much more to life than law, take it from me. Tomorrow’s results matter, but remember that there’s so much more to you than whether or not you pass the bar.” – Atty. Bea Patricia Magtanong
Several pageant sites have already removed her from wish-lists and the like after starting work in a firm. Not me. I can get stubborn when egging on someone to go for something #phenomenal that I feel could be meant for her.
Patch is familiar with some of the ladies who are likely to take part in Miss Universe Philippines 2021. As she said, “…I’m excited din to see how it plays out.”
But more importantly, is she? Or will she join the fray?
The time is right. The schedule is perfect.
Say yes to the Press!
(and the boost will soon follow)
The video below was taken a year ago.
Here is the teaser you have all been waiting for.
Bb. Pilipinas 2020 is all set to achieve its highly-anticipated climax this 2021.
P.S. Notice the focus on Ahtisa Manalo, Patch Magtanong, Mariel de Leon and Kylie Verzosa in the clip.
Pleased to share with you the Christmas Episode of Pageantry Norms Season 3 with my guests Patch Magtanong, Leren Mae Bautista, Katrina Llegado and Glyssa Perez.
#NextAttraction on Episode 4 of #PageantryNormsSeason3:
#ChristmasWithTheQueens Part 2
As we continue with the Christmas Episodes of #PageantryNorms, four of our beautiful titleholders will guest in another Yuletide-filled discussion:
Bb. Pilipinas International 2019 Patch Magtanong
Bb. Pilipinas Globe 2019 Leren Mae M. Bautista
Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas 2019 Katrina S. Llegado and
Miss Philippines Tourism 2019 Glyssa Perez
Join us this coming Sunday, December 20 at 4pm on TPPTV via The Philippine Pageantry and its Youtube channel.
Glad to see new signs of life from the Bb. Pilipinas front.
Catch the live webinar “Unity in Diversity: Understanding Intersectional Feminism” this June 27 (Saturday), 6 PM with Bb. Pilipinas International 2019 Patch Magtanong at the Araneta City Facebook page.
According to dictionary.com:
Intersectional Feminism is “a movement recognizing that barriers to gender equality vary according to other aspects of a woman’s identity, including age, race, ethnicity, class, and religion, and striving to address a diverse spectrum of women’s issues”
You guys might wonder why I included only four ladies in the photo grid above. For the purpose of the subject of this blog entry, I skipped on Miss Universe Philippines 2019 Gazini Ganados because the Miss Universe franchise is no longer with BPCI (so technically, the end of her reign will still be dependent on the finalized date of Miss Universe Philippines 2020 – on the other side – regardless of whether she crowns her successor or not). I also did not include Bb. Pilipinas Grand International Aya Abesamis because she formally assumed the title just last January 19, 2020.
And so, that leaves us with Bb. Pilipinas International 2019 Atty. Bea Patricia Magtanong, Bb. Pilipinas Supranational 2019 Resham Ramirez Saeed, Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2019 Emma Tiglao and Bb. Pilipinas Globe 2019 Leren Mae Bautista.
The Bb. Pilipinas 2019 Coronation Night was held June 9 last year. And with the continuing uncertainties brought about by the COVID19 global pandemic and ECQ, the overall feasibility of holding the finals of Bb. Pilipinas 2020 anytime soon will also be affected. The constant movement of dates could not be helped. Even if everything has been reset for June, the possibility of scrapping this year’s finals altogether still looms in the horizon.
Thus, it bears reasonable logic that Patch, Resham, Emma and Leren are bound to have the longest Bb. Pilipinas reigns ever, unless BPCI is brave enough to have Bb. Pilipinas 2020 staged by early third quarter. Should that happen, the 1994 winners will still be the longest-reigning queens since they were crowned October, 1993 (adjusted earlier due to the hosting of Miss Universe 1994 in Manila) and relinquished their crowns March, 1995 (a period of one year and five months roughly). And Patch will only be the second longest reigning Bb. Pilipinas International (there were no BBP Supranational, BBP Intercontinental and BBP Globe titles yet during 1994).
Now if the 2020 edition will significantly move forward to early 2021 or even beyond the first quarter, then the foursome will be the record holders. I don’t want to look at things going that far, though.
As they say in Pilipino, “…idaraos o itatawid ang patimpalak sa pinakamaagang petsa na wala nang magiging malawakang problema sa bansa.” As to when, only a coronavirus-free period can tell.
For now, let me leave you with a photo of Gazini Ganados who was nominated by Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach to do the “See A Smile, Send A Smile Challenge” of Smile Train Philippines for all our frontliners.
Yesterday – and in the midst of the non-stop flurry of Bb. Pilipinas 2020 applicants flooding the office, our 2019 Queens were reunited at nearby Novotel Manila Araneta Center. Gazini, Patch, Resham, Emma, Leren, Aya and Samantha had a good time catching up with each other. They also had a belated birthday celebration for Leren.
The next time these six beauties will get together again should be the Final Screening that will choose this year’s Binibinis. And their serious mode will be back in session by then.