Binibini 1 Dane Felisse Marasigan (wearing Rau Uson-Ablaza) for the People’s Choice Award
Just as I expected, there is a renewed excitement in supporting the Official Candidates of Bb. Pilipinas 2017 after yesterday’s launch of the Smart/Voyager tie-up for the fan votes of the competition, or the People’s Choice Award if you will.
Just take Binibini 1 Dane Felisse Marasigan, for example. Her fans and supporters have started moving with the campaign to help her get the SMS votes to automatically crack the Top 15. To do that using your Smart, Globe and TM numbers, just text BB1 and send to 2929022. And if you’re using ABS-CBN Mobile, you only need to send BB1 to 2131. That simple.
To be honest, I really won’t mind seeing anyone among the 40 Binibinis get the People’s Choice Award. It could be Binibini 1, for all we know. I have personally met and bonded with all of them so it would be nice to get the assurance of making it to the Top 15. 🙂
Using Binibini 1 as example, above is the format of voting by SMS using the Voyager Innovation gateway or ABSCBN Mobile
Madame Stella Marquez de Araneta and I
During the contract signing of BPCI and Smart/Voyager earlier in the day, I was able to get pictures taken with Madame Stella Marquez de Araneta herself who was gracious enough to pose with all the media representatives in attendance. And she was such in high spirits after the event with the first-of-its-kind fan votes being implemented in a Bb. Pilipinas finals to automatically fast-track one Binibini to the Top 15 – a first in the pageant’s 54 year history.
Before the start of the busier days leading to the finals at Araneta Coliseum this coming Sunday, April 30, let me take this opportunity to publicly thank Madame SMA and Bb. Pilipinas Charities Inc. (Gines Enriquez and company) for the trust given to normannorman.com. Our formal accreditation papers will be handed over on Friday along with our official IDs as media partners. This makes my coverage partner and I filled with glee. It will be like our badge for all BPCI events from now on. 🙂
This is an historic partnership for BPCI and Smart|Voyager
Your blogger with Madame SMA
You now have the power to vote for your favorite Binibini to automatically make it to the Top 15 of the Bb. Pilipinas 2017 Coronation Night this coming Sunday, April 30.
In an historic contract signing between BPCI and Smart Communications| Voyager Innovation, Filipino pageant fans are set to experience the finals like never before. The partnership will power the SMS and digital fan voting of the pageant, where the winner of the text votes will automatically be part of the Top 15 finalists – an exciting first in the 54-year history of the nationals.
Fans only need to send BB (ex. BB1 to BB40) to 2929022 to cast their votes and support their favorite candidates. Votes will be counted from today until 9pm of April 30 during the Coronation Night.
Pageant fans can vote for their bets an unlimited number of times during the voting period, and subscribers of all mobile networks (except Sun subscribers) can send in their votes to the SMS gateway powered by Voyager.
Present during the contract signing are Madame Stella Marquez de Araneta of BPCI, Mon Isberto (Public Affairs Head of Smart) and Benjie Fernandez of Voyager Innovation.
The winner of the fan votes will receive the People’s Choice Award that will make her the last to be called in the Top 15.
Good luck in voting! 😀