MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Filipinos take their beauty pageants very seriously. And so does Philippine Senator Risa Hontiveros.
Today, Hontiveros filed a bill that would declare as special non-working holidays several important dates in the last quarter of 2018 and early 2019. These include scheduled dates for Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss International, Miss Earth, Miss Supranatural, Miss Grand International, Miss Intercontinental and Miss Globe.
(Refer to the specific dates in the photo, courtesy of The Qrown Philippines.)
Make your plans early to avoid scheduling conflicts, and send a note of thanks to Senator Hontiveros for her genuine concern for the passion of the Filipinos.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manioa Bureau) – Filipinos take their beauty pageants very seriously — especially women who belong to the Hashtag Babae Ako (#BabaeAko) movement, like Mae Paner, a.k.a. Juana Change.
Paner took to her Twitter account to condemn, in no uncertain terms, the selection of Angela Ponce as Spain’s representative to this year’s Miss Universe Pageant. The new Miss Universe-Spain made history as the first transgender woman to join the popular international beauty pageant.
Paner said that allowing a contestant who is not “a natural-born” woman is a threat to womanhood and is an insult to the #BabaeAko movement.
Paner told The Adobo Chronicles that while she never tried joining a beauty contest, she still feels that allowing transgender contestants significantly reduces the chances of natural-born women to fulfill their lifelong dream of wearing the coveted crown of Miss Universe.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The key figures behind the Hashtag Babae Ako (#BabaeAko) movement have sent an urgent petition to the Miss Universe Organization protesting the selection of a transgender woman as the new Miss Spain.
Angela Ponce, a trans woman, was selected to represent Spain in this year’s Miss Universe Pageant.
In their petition, the Filipina women claimed that allowing a transgender woman to compete with natural-born women is an affront to their dignity and that of all women of the world. “Can you imagine if women joined the Mr. Universe competition,” they asked.
Among those who signed the petition were Maria Lourdes Sereno, Mae Paner, a.k.a. Juana Change, journlist Inday Varona, Rappler CEO Maria Ressa and blogger Raissa Robles.