Who will be the next Queen of Quezon City

THE search is on for the next Queen of Quezon City!

24 hopefuls were presented to the media, as Quezon City continue to spread Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) and more awareness though the search screened by a community led by Teresa Mariano, the QC Chief of Staff for Administration, Police Senior Inspector Rene Balmaceda, the first openly transgender cop in the Philippine National Police (PNP), and Andrew de Real, TV director and writer and owner of The Library Comedy Bar among others.

The candidates from Quezon City are Erwina Tirambulo (Talayan Village); Redj Daria Espinosa (Bgy. Tagumpay); Ehm-Jay Buena Tuazon (Loyola Heights); Terresa Caranzo and Samantha Garcia (Bagong Silangan); Louise Manalo and Nica Kate Sapinoso (San Roque Cubao); Avah Torres Pineda (Pag-Ibig sa Nayon); Angel Artita (Bagbag); Shine Rodriguez and Jade Ellorin Soberano (Bagong Pag-asa); Naomi Fontanos (UP Village); Denine Palacio (Mariblo); Keith Legara (Talipapa, Novaliches); Casey Banes Paculan (Piñahan); Scarlet Alcaraz and Yanyan Idalia (Commonwealth); Andrea Justine Aliman (Sacred Heart); Jhonna Castro (Holy Spirit); Maria General (Nagkaisang Nayon); Summer Lariosa (Dioquino Zobel); Rami Hannash (Sta. Lucia, Novaliches); Ghen Antolin.(Sta. Monica, Novaliches); and Pamcee Vera Perez (Gulod, Novaliches).

At stake is P300K for the QCC. And her court will include Lady Equality, Lady Respect qnd Lady Pride, each of whom will receive P100K.

These “ladies” will be judged according to their physical qualities-beauty, intelligence and personality, as well as readiness to embody the ideals of the LGBT community.

The pre-pageant will be held on October 15 and their journey will culminate on the Coronation Night at the University Theater in Diliman, Quezon City on Saturday November 10.

At the media launch with Councilor Mayen Juico, a number of hands were raised when they were asked who among them had been victims of bullying.

A Kapatid from INC (Iglesia ni Cristo) has the support of “her” family.

Someone who has a father from the military is happy that she’s been accepted and supported by those she loves.

The pageant offers a platform for the LGBT community to empower themselves and stop the discrimination they have continually faced, focusing on the virtues of respect, equality, pride, and empowerment.

Quezon City aims to emphasize the city’s role as a pioneer in the promotion and advocacy of gender fairness and equality among its residents and all Filipinos.

The city marked a big step in creating a gender-fair and gender-sensitive environment when it passed ordinance no. 2357 or the ordinance providing for a comprehensive anti-discrimination policy on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression (SOGIE) in 2016 with its corresponding implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR).

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COUPLE ISAY Alvarez and Robert Seña are having the times of their lives honeymooning in Greece and other European countries for their anniversary.

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After their successful concert “Mr. & Mrs. Seña” last September, at the CCP, many are requesting for a repeat. But they have decided to take a breather first.

The once rock singer and the multi-talented singer and theater and movie actress led a challenging life as husband and wife. But through it all, they surpassed all that came their way.

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Other couples should take their two cents’ worth of advice on how to become the role model as far as relationships are concerned.

But for the now the Mr. and Mrs. say, “We are part of the OPM PLAYLIST Music Festival!!! What a wonderful time to celebrate our own music! 6 Days, 102 performances, all genres!! Early bird ticket costs as low as P333 for a day pass. For inquiries check out ticketworld.com.ph or call 8919999.#opmplaylist #bgcartscenter.”

Be part of it as well.

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JOJO Mendrez’ concert in Resorts World Manila recently could have been dampened if the Superstar Nora Aunor didn’t attend.

News have it that the two had a bit of a “tampuhan.” Also, some Noranians allegedly reacted with the same billing that Ms. Pilita Corrales shared in the poster.

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But the Superstar attended. And was the one who announced about that little rift wit Jojo earlier. Just stating that she was supposed to attend the Busan Film Festival. But opted to be in Jojo’s concert.

Her fans are wishing that with John Rendez’ contract signing in Star Music, hopefully the Superstar can be part of a future serye again at the Kapamilya lot.

The Superstar has a script and ready to offer to producers to be made into a movie. In her mind, she has Aiz Seguerra in mind. A lovestory between two women.

“Binalaki” is the working title. Takers anyone?

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