Miss Palawan 2018: We em­power women

Palawan Daily News - - Front Page - By Sevedeo Borda III

Miss Palawan (The Pres­tige) 2018 In­tro­duced its 16 lovely can­di­dates rep­re­sent­ing dif­fer­ent mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties, schools or barangays in a press con­fer­ence on De­cem­ber 6, 2018 at Sien­atel Ho­tel with this year’s fo­cus “We Em­power Women.”

Mr. Bong Vil­lanueva, Founder of Miss Palawan Char­i­ties, In­cor­po­rated, says that the pageant is look­ing into the lo­cal com­mu­nity of Palawan and use the Miss Palawan 2018 pageant as the plat­form to ad­dress is­sues that are of­ten ne­glected.

This year they fo­cus on sin­gle moth­er­hood. “Miss Palawan pro­vides an op­por­tu­nity to sin­gle moth­ers en­abling and em­pow­er­ing to have a bet­ter qual­ity of life we both know it’s not easy to be a sin­gle par­ent, mahi­rap talaga mag­ing sin­gle mom,” he ex­plained.

“Itong Miss Palawan char­i­ties ngayon we are fo­cus­ing em­pow­er­ing women,” Mr. Vil­lanueva added. Fur­ther­more, co-pro­ducer Ms. Maruj En­coy added how hard it is to be a sin­gle mother rais­ing her kids with­out the sup­port of their fa­ther and how she turns out to be a strong woman and wants to push the ben­e­fits of a sin­gle mother.

“Ex­pect our par­tic­i­pa­tion em­pow­er­ing women, nung pina­sok ko ito I ask bong kung para saan ito at makak­tu­long ba? Nung sin­abi niya sa akin this is for all the ‘sin­gle moth­ers’ hindi na ako nag dalawang isip be­cause I’ve been a sin­gle mother for 5 years tinaguyod ko ung mga anak ko ng walang su­porta sa tatay mag isa ako bin­uhay ang ak­ing mga anak I be­come a strong woman.” She said.

“Gusto kong i-push yung ben­e­fits ng mga sin­gle mother, gusto kong i-ed­u­cate ang mga sin­gle mother (Solo Par­ent), this is I want to share as part of my ad­vo­cacy” she added.

Ms. En­coy em­pha­sized that af­ter the pageant the char­ity will go to the mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties and co­or­di­nate with Depart­ment of So­cial Wel­fare Devel­op­ment (DSWD) for ev­ery sin­gle mother in the area to ex­plain what their rights as a solo par­ent are.

“Mag-iikot kame sa bawat mu­nic­i­pal­ity para makipag-ug­nayan sa DSWD ipa­p­atawag nam­ing ung mga sin­gle moth­ers para mala­man nila ang kani­lang mga kara­p­atan,” Ms. En­coy said.

The Grand Corona­tion night will be held at Puerto Princesa City Col­i­seum on De­cem­ber 9, 2018.

IN PHOTO: Can­di­dates of Miss Palawan 2018. Photo Taken by Sev Borda III / Palawan Daily News

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