Binibining Pilipinas 2016 Question and Answer Transcript

Edjelyn Gamboa

Q: One of Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach’s advocacies is to stop cyber bullying, how will you help her with this advocacy?

A: If I win Binibining Pilipinas tonight, of course I will have the crown and having a crown is influential, and I will use my convincing aura of beauty to influence, especially the youth, that they shouldn’t let anyone makes inferior. That will be all. Thank you.



 

Dindi Joy Lacabe Pajares

Q: Dindi, in a few months we will have a new set of country leaders. what is your message to our next president?

A: My message to our next president is to be a person of being competent, a person who is transparent, and he or she should be someone with the desire to serve the people. I just want to tell him that, have a heart of a hero that is willing to fight for the sovereign dignity of our country. Thank you!

Maxine Medina

Q: Even if her parents can afford to send her to school, a 15-year-old girl wants to stop her studies, what would be your advice to her?

A: I would tell the little girl to study hard, no matter what their parents would tell them, “Because having an education is something that… something that… cannot have that anybody else [sic]…” “Education can make you even a better person. Thank you.

Nichole Manalo

Q: What is the toughest challenge a Filipina of your age faces nowadays?

A: For me, the toughest challenge the Filipina women of today faces is to be courageous, determined, and resilient. But what I would advise to her is to continue to have that quality because when you have that quality you can always stand for what you believe in, you make things happen; and you can transform, not just yourself, but the society into the best version of it.

Jehza Huelar

Q: How will you encourage a Filipino citizen, who is feeling hopeless, to cast his or her vote?

A: I would encourage a person who is hopeless by changing his mindset. When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. Thank you.

Nicole Cordoves

Q: Nicole, if you could switch bodies with somebody for one day, who would it be and why?

A: If I could switch bodies with somebody for one day, it would probably be our current president because I’d like to know how he handled every decision he ever made. It must have been so hard, even though sometimes it is sometimes unpopular. I would like to know how he brought the Philippines from being the “Sick Man of Asia” to the “Bright Spot of Asia”. I would like to get ad…how he thinks, how we get advice from our president. Thank you.

Kylie Versoza

Q: Hi Kylie. This question may sound familiar to you because it was a similar question to the final at Miss universe. Why do you deserve to win a Binibining Pilipinas crown tonight?

A: The person who deserves to win a Binibining Pilipinas crown tonight is the person who has worked hard for it and is willing to do everything – to continue the legacy of the Philippines. She is confident with an attitude (and personality) and has a personality; and I believe I am her. Thank you.

Jennifer Hammond

Q: Winning one of the crowns tonight will make you your country’s Ambassador of Goodwill. What international problem or issue would you focus on, and how would you address the problem?

A: I would focus on terrorism because I think that is one of the major problems of the world right now; and I would encourage people to fight for their beliefs by kind words, by communication because I think communication begets understanding, and understanding begets tolerance, and tolerance begets peace. Thank you.

Roshiela Tobias

Q: Would you compromise your integrity and personal values just to win a crown? Why or why not?

A: I won’t compromise my integrity just to win the crown because… for I believe what I stand for. I will just do my best just to do what is right for I believe God always sees everything that we do.

Apriel Smith

Q: The question is: women use make up to enhance their facial features, do you think it is appropriate for men to do the same?

A: For me, I think it’s not, because if you do believe your physical attribute is beautiful then you wouldn’t do and put on any make up on your face. And then if any woman would accept who you are and as you are, this includes the strength of a man and weaknesses to learn and to grow more. Thank you.

Joanna Eden

Q: And here comes the very easy question. If you are to choose between having a multi-million business or a crown, what would you choose, and why?

A: This might sound cliche, but I really think I would choose to have the crown because with the crown comes, not the responsibility, but the ability to inspire other people; and I really think if we start with each individual we can help better the world. Thank you.

Riana Pangindian

Q: If you had the chance to ask our own Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach one question, what would that question be?

A: How does it to feel to compete in Miss Universe? I would like to get some advice from her; and more than that, I would like to ask about her advocacy and how she is confidently beautiful with a heart in bringing joy and pride to our country. Thank you.

Angelica Alita

Q.: What do you think is the most undervalued profession right now and why?

A: I would say that the most undervalued profession right now is being a teacher because I believe that the teachers have a very big impact in the students right now — like they teach us every single thing we have to know whether it comes to social issues to physical things we have to fix; but they haven’t been appreciated much. Thank you.

Kimberle Penchon

Q: What kind of leaders do Filipinos need today?

A: Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. For me the kind of leader that Filipinos need today is a parental leader — someone who is parent enough, someone who sympathize with the people, someone who encourage them to go forward and approach their goals. Thank you.

Vina Prulla Openiano

Q: If men and women are equal, why do you think men ought to give their seats to women in public transports?

A: I think because they’re gentlemen and being a man they should be gentle to each woman. And I believe that we are all connected. What you do can help us and what we do can help everyone. Thank you!