Cebu’s Ilene de Vera eye­ing Miss Uni­verse Philip­pines crown

The Freeman - - ENTERTAINMENT - By KARLA RULE / Pho­tos by JAN MARQUEZ

other so­cial and cur­rent is­sues hap­pen­ing in and out­side the coun­try mainly be­cause I want to ex­pand my knowl­edge and be more opin­ion­ated on these things,” said the Ka­gan­da­hang Flores trainee.

“It helps a lot that I have a back­ground in jour­nal­ism and broad­cast­ing in col­lege so the train­ing is not new to me. I’ve been read­ing news and ed­i­to­ri­als and have been get­ting more in­volved in do­ing more so­cial work the past few months. I’m very happy that it was the kind of train­ing I had ear­lier be­cause it feels like I’m just re­view­ing my past learn­ings.”

ILENE ASTRID DE VERA

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