Amid the issues confronting the Philippines these days, three beauty queens said last Wednesday that tourists could still explore and enjoy the beauty of the country.
Three Bininining Pilipinas 2016 queens – Bb. Pilipinas International Kylie Versoza, Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental Jennifer Ruth Hammond, and Bb. Pilipinas Grand International Nichole Cordoves – shared their thoughts about spreading good news to the world about the Philippines in spite of the current controversies here.
“Maybe I would tell them now the Filipinos have found their voice. We are now more particular, more observant about the moves of our politicians. I would say there’s transparency, and there’s responsibility right now even as you elect, as the political mandate of our President is really strong. So I would be cautiously optimistic about it and still continously hoping for the best,” said Cordoves, during the press send-off for the queens at the Novotel Manila Araneta Center in Cubao, Quezon City.
“And I think every Filipino is always hoping for a better tomorrow because with a strong political mandate like that, and how things could change under the administration, once our President leads us into the right direction, it would really be smooth sailing,” Cordoves added.
“Something I would like to share to my co-candidates about the Philippines is about the beauty of our country. We have so many tourist destinations and the Filipinos are warm and hospitable,” said Versoza.
Versoza will represent the Philippines in the Miss International pageant which will be held in Tokyo, Japan on October 27; Hammond will compete in Miss Intercontinental contest in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Oct. 16; and Cordoves in Miss Grand International in Las Vegas, Nevada in USA on Oct. 25.
At the grand send-off, among their well-wishers were Bb. Pilipinas Charities, Inc. co-chairperson Conchitina Bernardo, board member Betsy Westendorp, Bb. Pilipinas Universe Maxine Medina, Bb. Pilipinas Supranational Joanna Louise Eden, and Bb. Pilipinas Globe Nichole Marie Manalo.