In just an hour from now, our #MissSupranationalPhilippines2021 will depart via Philippine Airlines for JFK via PR126 where she will connect to her flight to Poland and join the other candidates of Miss Supranational 2021.
Here are departure photos of Bb. Pilipinas Grand International 2020 Samantha Bernardo at NAIA before boarding her Philippine Airlines flight that will leave for the Land of Smiles where she will join the other candidates vying for Miss Grand International.
She was seen at the airport by the KF Crown.Glory.Legacy team led by Rodgil Flores, as well as her loved ones.
This is an interesting account of a lady who progressively achieved her dreams in life. Prior to entering pageantry, she simply wanted to become a commercial model or a showbiz personality.
Last 2015, she took part in Miss Philippines Earth where she represented Quezon City. After that, she went straight to training with Philippine Airlines and became a Cabin Crew. Shortly after, she planned the ultimate goal of becoming a Commercial Pilot. She is now called Captain Chezka Carandang at Cebu Pacific.
Miss Universe Philippines 2020 candidate Zandra Nicole Sta. Maria of Pasay City is one of the towering ladies in the competition at nearly six feet tall. That comes with some advantage. Add to that her vibrantly cheerful personality and modelesque looks and a deserving aspirant comes into full view.
This Flight Attendant’s advocacy is all about Sustainable Living through Zero Waste Awareness.
Zero Waste Living is an advocacy that focuses on the reduction of waste, purchase and consumption and making better choices, hence minimizing the negative environmental impact it will create to our world.
Why did Zandra choose this cause?
“When 2020 came in, I’ve seen a lot of environmental crisis happening – from the volcanic eruption, bushfires, earthquakes in Mindanao and this pandemic. I was saddened that the world is changing and we are not doing much as an individual. I realized that I could help prevent such catastrophes from happening and educate other people to become individuals who fight against climate change by starting within themselves through zero waste living.
Practicing zero waste can be frustrating because sometimes we tend to forget our reusables, it’s time consuming and sometimes it’s expensive specially in the beginning.
These are the challenges of practicing this lifestyle but when you’ve come to realize that in the end when people are less sick and there is no threat of heatwaves and climate change or a pandemic. The sacrifices made are beneficial for everyone and for the future.”
Zandra’s advocacy has 3 favors for everyone existing in our world.
1. Be conscious of your choices, if it adds up to the landfill, think thrice.
2. Bring your own bags, and reusables everytime.
3. Educate others that our everyday choices affects our environment directly or indirectly.
Some of these are practices that most everyone are already doing. She hopes that people will continue to make the conscious effort to think twice about their choices.
“I believe this is essential because we are phenomenal women who bring hope and look forward to a more sustainable new normal for everyone not just today but also for our tomorrow.”
“I’ve tried a lot of things during the quarantine period. Out of boredom I’ve come up with creating my own song to empower people during this pandemic. The title of the song was ‘Simula Na’ which tackles about the little help everyone is giving during this time and how we are fighting as one community against this virus.
I also feel that my TLE teacher back in gradeschool will be so proud of me because me and my sister made a seatcover, iron board cover and face masks out of scrap fabrics and my mom’s old bedsheet. It feels good to restructure old things and give it a new life. My mom was very proud of me too when she saw everything we’ve sewn.
Me and my batchmates from SSAM also spearheaded a donation drive to provide PPEs to 6 hospitals and 2 health care facilities. It feels good to be able to help them. Their responses were heartwarming because the hospitals even told us that they would pay it forward, that the PPEs are the precious things in their lives now and because of those people who are helping they uttered ‘Lumalakas ang loob namin dahil sainyo’ These words are what keeps us going to continue helping other people.”
Zandra also volunteered for a rescue flight to Australia to bring home our Kababayans to their families. She was asked about the difference of sweeper flights from the usual ones. And this was her answer.
“The ‘Thank yous’ I receive every flight was something I’m truly grateful for because I know they had a very smooth journey, felt comfortable and safe. The ‘Thank you’ that I receive from the rescue flight felt like an honour and privilege to fly people back home. I’m glad PAL can be of service to people and it felt so rewarding to be able to help during these troubled times.”
Miss Universe Philippines 2020 candidate Patricia Mae Santos of Pampanga is someone you might call a selfless transporter. For the past six years now, she has been working as Flight Attendant with the country’s flag carrier. And she would be one of those crew members who will never hesitate to take those flights scheduled during the most important holidays and events every year. Be it Christmas, New Year, Holy Week, Valentine’s Day and the like, she would always be present and ready to be of service to the Filipino traveler. If that’s not enough, she would also volunteer to be part of sweeper flights intended to repatriate stranded countrymen in another country.
When the COVID19 crisis hit the country and Philippine Airlines cancelled a big chunk of its local and international flight operations, Patricia was not prepared to just stay home and do nothing. Ever the adventurous and giving person that she is, a partnership with Lugud Balen Movement was formed where she – once again – tackled the role of a transporter. She would drive to hospitals and government checkpoints to give food to frontliners. And she also does donation drives to orphanages – part of her outreach program the past years.
If that’s not enough, Patricia also worked closely with the Armed Forces of the Philippines in going to indigenous communities in far-flung areas to distribute food and necessities. You can say that this national pageant aspirant – who still feels ill at ease wearing her sash during these field activities – literally treks rocky terrains under the scorching sun along with an army of soldiers while happily bringing gifts of joy and hope to people who have become almost forgotten amidst the pandemic. Aside from this, she takes the time to study on more sustainable approaches to move forward by participating in meetings with AFP and Lugud Balen.
And what about her book drive?
“I know this pandemic has affected so much mentally and emotionally. But I know the power of a book so I’ve also started my book drive where I lend out or give out books in checkpoints to be picked up by those who want them. This way I can convince them to stay at home and still be entertained and learn from a book. Passing a book for me is like passing knowledge and learning. I make sure that despite this busy schedule, I still get to have quality time with my family and keep myself safe for their sake.”
What else does Patricia need to prove then?
“My advocacy is women empowerment. This initially stemmed from my past where I was bullied for my big eyes and skinny frame and morena color. I’ve gotten past this phase of insecurity by empowering myself. From there, I learned firsthand that when you empower a woman, she will gain confidence and with this she will be able to do so much more for her community. This power creates a ripple effect and influences her actions that will benefit not just her but the community as well and in whatever sector she deems needed to be touched…”
Tonight, Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas Katrina S. Llegado boarded Philippine Airlines PR126 that will bring her to New York. From there, she will connect to the flight en route to Sta. Cruz, Bolivia where she will begin the once-interrupted journey to the Reina Hispanoamericana crown.
This time, our Reina is super prepared. And she will give it one hell of a fight!
Get to know your #Binibini3 Martina Turner Diaz through her love for cooking.
Martina may not be a chef, but she can whip you up a mean dried adobo or panko-crusted katsu in the kitchen. She can even prepare expertly-rolled sushi on the side if you wish.
This 22 year old – who traveled the world as a Flight Attendant of Philippine Airlines – is a graduate of Business Administration who’s currently taking up her MBA at De La Salle University.
While she confesses to being the product of a broken family, Martina is proud that she was raised in a loving household by her grandparents. Her #nanay always instilled the values of being compassionate, charitable and hardworking in carrying out her dreams.
As a youngster, Martina encountered challenging life circumstances that any weak-willed child would crumble under. Not her. She developed the tenacity to hustle hard and the strength of character to accomplish what she puts her mind into.
Our Binibini hopes to inspire the young generation to believe that – with perseverance and compassion – people can better their lives and those around them.
Introducing to you another miss who filed her Bb. Pilipinas 2019 application earlier this week.
Joahnna Carla Saad (yes, her first name is spelled as such) is a 26 year-old from Dumaguete who works as an International Flight Attendant of Philippine Airlines. She stands 5’7” and graduated from Silliman University with a degree in Business Administration major in Management. In the past, she took part in provincial pageants like Miss Silliman, Miss Dumaguete and Hara Sang Negros. She went to the national level via Reyna ng Aliwan 2013 where she was named 2nd Runner-Up.
Trained by Kagandahang Flores, she is ready to use all her learnings and previous experiences once she faces the scrutiny of the final screening panel next week.
Miss Universe Philippines 2018 Catriona Gray at the VIP Lounge of NAIA Terminal 2 before boarding her PAL flight PR730 to Bangkok, Thailand to join the other delegates competing for Miss Universe 2018.
Our Queen should be arriving in Suvarnabhumi Airport at around 12 noon.
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