Bb. Pilipinas 2008: Is this some kind of a joke?

March 10, 2008

Who has never seen the Bb. Pilipinas 2008 last Saturday? Well, I have. I am not really fond of watching an entire beauty pageant. I just want to witness the Question and Answer portion.

Like everyone else, I was upset and disappointed with the result. I would say that the pageant was a total wreck. I mean, I couldn’t believe how the judges chose the top 10 candidates. I know you would agree with me. If not all, most of the candidates were not able to answer the questions properly. From mispronunciation to grammatical errors, the contestants messed up. I heard “overwhermed” instead of “overwhelmed.” Then, there were “Pilipins” and “yut” instead of “Philippines” and “youth,” respectively. And most of all, who would expect candidate no. 15, Janina San Miguel, to hold the title of Bb. Pilipinas 2008 – World? Because of her answer, she was the least expected candidate. Here’s what she said, if I may quote [more or less]:

The question is, what role did your family play to you as candidate to Bb. Pilipinas?

Well, my family’s role for me is so important because there was the wa- they’re.. they WASthe one who’s..very.. Hahahaha..Oh I’m so sorry, ahhmm… My Pamily…My family…Oh my god..

I’m… Ok, I’m so sorry…I…I told you that I’m so confident… Eto, Ahhmm, Wait… Hahahaha, Ahmmm, Sorry guys because this WASreally my first pageant ever because I’m only 17 years old and ahahaha I, I did not expect that I CAME FROM, I CAME FROM one of the TOUGH10. Hmmm, so..but I said that my family is the most important persons in my life. Thank you. yun na!

The crowd booed and mocked her, I would say. Well, I think this is the worst Bb. Pilipinas pageant to date. I don’t care if she won the Best in Swimsuit and Best in Long Gown. Arrrgghh! If there is any chance she could be replaced, I will be really glad. Forgive me, but I don’t think she deserves the title. She lost her poise in front of the crowd. She wasn’t even able to answer the question correctly after all those “I’m sorrys” she made. I would say, go back to school!

The damage has been done. And if this young girl represents the country in the Ms. World competition, she should be trained really hard. Else, Philippines’ pride will go to waste.

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Now, should I extend my Congratulations to these ladies? I’m sorry, but I’m not talking anymore.

Credits: Photo by Raymund Saldaña [www.bbpilipinas.com]

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Update:

Oh well, the reason why Janina San Miguel won the title [Bb. Pilipinas World] is because of the new format of Mr. World competition, which focuses more on stature and physique rather than intellect [since there’s no Question and Answer portion in the Ms. World Competition]. Knowing that San Miguel won in the Swimsuit and Long Gown competitions, I think she deserves the title. She has the body and the height. So, I think she deserves a round of applause.

We just have to keep our fingers crossed that she’ll bring home the bacon.

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41 Responses to “Bb. Pilipinas 2008: Is this some kind of a joke?”

  1. beero said

    haayyy…i’m not fond of watching beauty pageants but i think this one is really fun. pootah! i don’t want to smile today dahil sa pagkawala ng cp ko pero natawa ako nung ikwento mo to. waaahhh…

    nickname™: wahaha! next time, wag na kasi magpakalasing ng todo.. yan tuloy.. wahaha! 😆
    kawawa ka naman.. di mo pa napanood ang kakatawang nakakainis na pageant, nawala pa ang cp mo.. tsk3x… kaya mo yan! hehehe.. uminom ka nalang ulit para mawala ang sakit sa puso.. toinkz.. heart attack (?)…at umiyak ka ng todo 😥 hehehhe

  2. beero said

    haha 😆 parang gusto ko nga munang mag-retire sa drinking industry. lols! buti na lang di ko napanood yan kasi baka lalong uminit ang ulo ko at nabasag ko pa TV namin. ahehe. nakow, bat ako iiyak? cellphone lang naman yan. hehe 😆 nami-miss ko lang yong songs dun. lalo na ngayon at pinagdadamot mo ang media player mo. bwisit!!! 😎

    nickname™: ahaha! buti nga sayo. toinkz.. hoy! inde ko pinagdadamot media player ko. masyado ka lang impatient! hhmmpph! bahala ka sa buhay mo! mag-bye bye kana rin sa music industry.. toinkz. 👿

  3. Lost said

    1.) thumbs up! You’re right. she must take up english tutorials or something. She must improve her communication skills dude or else Philippines’ pride will go to waste. We are known to speak english very well than other non-native english speaking countries. This made our country the call center hub in asia.

    2.) How she answered the question last saturday will reflect her school. I doubt if her school will still be proud of her after what happened.

    3) BPF should tighten their screening interview. Sayang ang reputation nila. taas pa naman expectations ko sa kanila eversince. but know, i don’t know if i’ll still watch Bb.Pilipinas.

    hahay…disappointing year for Bb. Pilipinas.

  4. @Lost

    hahaha! I really feel sorry for her. The fact that she won, people will really question the credibility of BPF. It’s really disappointing and a shame to the previous titleholders. 😦

  5. beero said

    hmmm…don’t give me excuses. ang sabihin mo busy ka lang dyan sa new post mo about Bb. Pilipinas. lols! i can’t leave the music industry. it’s my passion. ahehe 😆

    nickname™: inde ako busy nuh.. hmmphh.. buti nga i let you listen to Linkin’ Park. hehehe.. passion ka jan! passion prut? hehe.. 😆 cge, tulog muna ako.. toinkz.. 😆

  6. beero said

    leche! parang utang na loob ko pa to sayo ah. ahehe 😆 tenks na rin. ayoko namang WITH YOU lang ang pakinggan ko whole day. i dunno what happened to my music here. too bad coz my brain doesn’t work without music. i told you it’s my passion. ahehe

    nickname™: wahehe.. uu nah! libre na yan! ahaha! pampalubag loob kasi nawalan ka ng phone.. hehe.. understanding naman ako eh.. sabihan mo lang ako pag gusto mo na ilipat ang station ha? toinkz.. pag walang music, ipatanggal mo narin brain mo.. ala na ring silbi yan! hehe.. 😆

  7. leylander said

    IMO, i think she can still stand tall and represent. after all, 80% of the candidates of international beauty pageants couldn’t speak the language. i guess filipinos are just too comfortable with the language that they take the inability to speak it right as something negative.

    china will soon become the world super power and we must all learn to let go of our english tongues and learn mandarin. it’s just a matter of time.

    and to you janina – nagtagalog ka na lang sana. wala kang dapat ikahiya sa wikang kinagisnan mo.

    —–

    old man mode off.

    bwahahahaha.

  8. @Leylander

    wahaha! yeah.. you have a point there, Ley. Might as well we send translators during International beauty pageants para dili bias.. heheh.. 😆

    well, Janina started speaking in English. So, dapat gipanindigan nalang unta to niya.. wahaha! And the question was not asked in Tagalog, so the answer should not be in Tagalog.. [Rule man kuno na sa pageant na if asked in tagalog, answer in tagalog; or otherwise] hehehe 😆

    And, the fact that she wasn’t able to answer the question correctly, questionable ang iyang pagka-daug.. heheh..

  9. beero said

    well said, ley. ahehe 😆 parang Ginoong Pilipinas ang nagsalita. hehe. bitaw, i got your point. it would have been better if she answered the question in either english or filipino. taglish in a pageant? that’s horrible! hehe. she should have opted to answer it in tagalog coz it was a bit obvious that she was having problems. ala naman talagang masama kung mag-tagalog sya. after all, the pageant is called Bb. Pilipinas. hehe. but perhaps, that made her won the title. lols! the judges saw her effort. ngeeks!

    nickname™: Dr. Jose Rizal, ikaw ba yan?? heheh.. 😆 gituyo cguro to para dili makadaug ang Pilipins sa International Pageants. wahaha! Goodluck nalang. 😆

  10. beero said

    haha 😆 ano yon, na-possess ni Rizal? hehe.

    pero sinabi ko na to nung nagdaang panahon. dapat pagyamanin natin ang wikang Filipino dahil ito ang tanging maipamamana natin sa susunod na henerasyon. lols. di natin dapat hayaang mawala nang tuluyan ang wikang ating kinagisnan. wala namang masama sa pagi-Ingles pero kelangan din nating pagtuunan ng pansin ang wikang sariling atin. lols! kaya dapat tagalog na ang gamitin ng mga pilipinang kalahok sa mga pageant na yan. di naman siguro binabase sa kagalingan ng pagi-Ingles ang nagiging resulta ng mga pageant na yan, di ba?.

  11. @beer-O

    uu.. marahil ay tama ang mga namumutawi sa iyong mga labi. dahil ang hindi marunong lumingon sa kanyang pinanggalingan ay may stiff neck! amf! kasi naman, bakit Ingles pa ang katanungan. pwede namang Cebuano, Ilocano, Tagalog, Hiligaynon, Bicolano, at iba pang wikang Pilipino. Nawa’y maging leksyon ito ng mga kalahok na maging handa bago sumali sa ganitong patimpalak. wahaha! 😆

  12. leylander said

    naka-igit ko sa inyong tagalog. di ko katugkad.

    nickname™: wahaha! dapat in-ana unta ang language nga gamiton sa Bb. Pilipinas. Mura ug mga sinaunang tao.. toinkz. 😆

  13. Maria said

    bwahahhaha! Airhead!..hmmm….someone might have been sleepin’ with one of the organizers i bet..im not telling wc one though… snicker!

    nickname™: wahaha! that’s cruel.. you think so? hmmm…hehehe.. thanks for dropping by, anyway.. 😀

  14. beero said

    haha 😆 hindi ko naman sinasabing ako ay makatwiran. pero nagagalak akong malaman na ika’y sumasang-ayon ka sa aking mga agam-agam. lols!

    nickname™: hindi mo talaga maikakaila na ika’y namumuhay pa sa panahon ng bato. ikaw ay isang dakila at bantugang Tabon man! wahaha! 😆

  15. Maria said

    Nah.. i dont think so! I believe so… opps sorry…ok . that was cruel … maybe not. but still! haha! 🙂 aym sori…ammm..ahahahha… eto, ok….

    hahahhahaha!! i cant stop laughin here..it doesn’t even matter that she’s pretty….it’s a shame… if she’s sorry. aym so sorrier! lolz

    nickname™: wahaha! ok.. if that’s what you believe. ahhmmm, eto ok.. hehehe… when i saw the pageant, i can’t stop laughing as well.. wahaha! you’re definitely right. it doesn’t matter that she’s pretty..

  16. Maria said

    i love ur blog btw.. keep on blogging 😉

    nickname™: thanks! 😉

  17. Geisha said

    pakaulaw lang!

    that’s the evidence of what they call:

    what is beauty if brain is EMPTY 😀

    nickname™: pakaulaw jud! as in.. waaahh! ano nalang mangyayari sa Pilipins??! waahh! GoodLuck! heheh.. sana ikaw nalang sumali dun! hehehe 😆

  18. mhayang said

    khiya-hiya ang pinas..sa nangyare..

    nickname™: sinabi mo pa! hehehe..

  19. Lost said

    Sabi ni Ms. Ruffa G. na dapat “Beauty with Purpose and Beauty with BRAINS.”
    So dai pagtuon na kuno ingon si Ms.R. You have 7 months to redeem yourself. SAbi nga ni Miss. Ruffa G.”take up speech lessons or something that could help build your confidence.”
    Haaay iba! hehehe 😉

    nickname™: wahehe.. bitaw! dapat jud cya magtuon.. wahehe.. kaluoy pud tawn niya uy.. well, she should take good advice from ex-beauty queens like Melanie Marquez [who is very well-versed in English.. wahahah! 👿 ].. ehehe.. 😆

  20. thelostme said

    hahahah… oo nga… inde dapat sya ang nanalo…

    nickname™: inde nga dapat.. ewan ko kung ano nangyari.. hehe.. salamat nga pala sa pagdaan.. hehe..link kita.. ^^

  21. lilmiz said

    goodluck sa kanya! ahehe.. grabe ang compident pa din nya kahit ganyan na sagot lolz.. magtagalog na lang kasi! hindi naman pinagbabawal yun dba 😀

    nickname™: hehehe..uu nga.. pwede naman siguro magtagalog.. ewan ko lang kung naiintindihan nya ang question.. wahaha! nagdala nalang sana siya ng translator.. hehe.. 😆

  22. brbrl said

    I saw something on Wikipedia about the Phillipines the other day; apparently the government is trying to get people to pronounce it Pilipines (Thus Pilipino, Pilipina etc)

    nickname™: oh really? i didn’t know that. hehehe.. thanks for the info. what i know is that it is derived from the Spanish word “Filipinas.” hehehe.. 😆 thanks for dropping by, anyway. 😀

  23. wag kang mag-alala, pag nagkaroon ng Q and A sa Miss World, papa-rush delivery natin ang interpreter from Pinas..hahahahah!!!

    Takte namang nakalusot sya sa screening nu?…yan tuloy…pero hahah..bilib na sa lebel ng kakapalan nya…keber talaga sya sa “booss” kasi nagawa nyang tumawa (in a maharot way)…so alam nyang nakakatawa sya at kahiya-hiya ang show nyang yun…

    Gudlak sa Pinas…sana lng makauwi pa si Janina dito.. baka i-exile sya ng Pinas sakali mang magkalat sya sa Miss World…

    nickname™: don’t worry, she still has 7months to prepare.. heheh.. sabi nya sa interview: “wag naman kayong manghusga ng tao.” hehehe.. she will do her best daw sa Ms. World. e di, good Luck nalang.. 😡

  24. Doy Cinco said

    http://doycinco.blogspot.com/search?q=wikang+busabos

    In fairness to Janina…. baka makatulong ang 2 kapirasong artikulong ito…..?

    Ang Kapangyarihan ng Wika, Ang Wika ng Kapangyarihan
    ni Conrado de Quiros

    Walang duda na kailangan natin ng Ingles. Walang duda na mahalaga ang Ingles. Subalit, dito man ay marami nang mga maling akala tungkol sa kahalagahan ng Ingles. Isa sa mga maling akalang ito ay ang paniniwalang ang Ingles ay ang susi sa kaunlarang pang-ekonomiya. Ito ang paboritong argumento ng mga nagtataguyod ng Philippines 2000.

    Pinabubulaanan ito ng Thailand (lalo na sa Japan at China). Mahirap kumilos sa Bangkok hindi lamang dahil sa ang sulat dito ay sulat-bulate, ayon nga sa isang kaibigan, kundi dahil iilan lamang ang marunong mag-Ingles. Iba pa kung paano nila bigkasin ang Ingles, na talaga namang papawisan ka ng dugo bago mo maintindihan. Kahit na hotel clerks ay hindi makapag-Ingles ng diretso. Ang pinakamadaling paraan para makapagtalastasan sa taxi driver at tindero ay sign language.

    Pero gayumpaman, ang Thailand ay isang tigre, samantalang tayo, na ipinangangalandakan ang ating Ingles, ay isang basang-sisiw lamang. Ayon kay Peter Limqueco, isang kaibigan na nag-eedit ng isang diyaryo sa Bangkok. Pumapangalawa lamang ang Thailand sa Japan sa computer technology sa Southeast at South Asia. Makikita ang ebidensiya ng kaunlaran sa Bangkok—sa mga gusali, sa mga skyway, sa mga pagawaan. Ang kaunlaran dito, ayon kay Peter, ay hindi sinusukat sa taon kundi sa buwan. Mawala ka lang ng ilang buwan at nagbago na ang itsura ng lugar.

    Bale ba, bagama’t hindi marunong mag-Ingles ang mga Thai ay higit na malaki ang kanilang turismo kaysa atin. Ihambing mo ang turismo nila at turismo natin at parang pinaghahambing mo ang daga at elepante. Ang bilang ng mga turistang pumapasok sa atin sa isang taon ay ang bilang ng turistang pumapasok sa Thailand sa isang buwan. Malinaw na ang mga tao ay bumibisita sa ibang bansa hindi dahil sa kaalaman ng mga mamamayan doon ng Ingles.

    Subalit hindi pa ito ang problema sa Ingles. Sapagkat gaya ng nasabi ko kanina, hindi lamang isang paraan ng komunikasyon ang wika. Lalong-lalo na ang Ingles. Lalong-lalo na sa bansang ito. Ang Ingles ay hindi lamang isang paraan para makapag-usap; ito ay isa ring paraan para makapaghari. Hindi lamang ito isang susi sa impormasyon; isang susi ito sa kapangyarihan. Ang Ingles ay kapangyarihan sa isang paraan na higit pa sa karaniwang kahulugan na kapag matatas kang magsalita ay may kapangyarihan ka sa kaligiran mo. Kapangyarihan ang Ingles sa isang payak o literal na paraan. Marunong kang mag-Ingles, makararating ka sa itaas. Hindi ka marunong mag-Ingles, mauuwi ka sa pagiging kargador.

    Sa bansang ito, hindi lamang salita ang Ingles kundi orasyon, na pinanghahawakan ng isang kaparian. Ano man ang sabihin mo, matino man o hindi, kapag sinabi mo sa Ingles ay nagkakaroon ng bigat, o halaga. Ang “marunong mag-Ingles” ay hindi lamang palatandaan ng kagalingan sa lengguwahe. Palatandaan ito ng kaalaman, ng pagkakaroon ng “class,” ng pagkakaiba sa karaniwang mamamayan. Kapag sinabi mo ang isang bagay sa Ingles ay tila pinag-isipan mo ito ng malalim.

    Ang buod ng ARTIKULO: http://www.sawikaan.net/wika_ng_kapangyarihan.html

    Globalization and National Language
    by Mario I. Miclat

    IN THE ERA OF GLOBALIZATION, is there a need for a national language? Does embracing an international language as its own make a nation more globally competitive? If language is the repository of knowledge and culture, what disadvantages do we want to redress and what benefits do we want to achieve, in trying to embrace one language over another?

    I need not mention here how UNESCO has proven in many studies that the best way to impart basic knowledge to children is by means of their native tongue.
    The complete piece is at: http://www.sawikaan.net/globalization.html

  25. Rosalynru said

    well done, man

    nickname™: thanks.. 😀

  26. gloria domanique's dorm said

    In retrospect, now that the Miss World Philippines’ debacle has died down a little bit, and the numereous passionate comments posted I have noticed an alarming trend.

    Of the many comments up and down Cyberspace, some women, expressed their dissatisfaction for Janina’s crowning. Very thought provoking, may I add. Hey, that is the beauty of freedom of expression.

    However, the ones who posted a photo along with thier usernames were the comments that intrigued me. Some of those women were so butt ugly, that thier comments challenging or criticizing the judges seemed absolutely useless. I mean some ladies were really, really ugly.

    There was one lady, who so ugly that I think when she was born, the doctor slapped her mother!

  27. gloria domanique's dorm said

    I think it is very important that a child learns to express himself in his native tongue.

    Well since the Philippines has Tagalog as a national language, and with Ilokano, Cebuano and 5 other vernaculars that boast 2,000,000-plus speakers, how will the Philippines afford textbooks to appease all the various languages?

    I agree with Doy Chico. Living in the U.S. I made sure my children spoke English and Cebuano. They should NEVER forget their ‘native’ tongue.

  28. gloria domanique's dorm said

    @Doy Cinco,

    Yes, my parents made sure that all four of her children spoke their native tongue Ilokano, as well as English. I’m glad for her decision! We totally understand.

  29. gloria domanique's dorm said

    @Doy Chico,

    Re: expression in native tongue.

    Couldn’t agree with you more. So glad my dad taught me Kapampangan. He wanted me to be more than an English speaker. He and my mom want to keep thier ‘native language’ alive.

  30. gloria domanique's dorm said

    @Doy Chico,

    My parents are Cebuano speakers and I’m grateful for them passing on their native language to me. There is so much richness in “their native tongue”.

    We here in the U.S. don’t have any use for Tagalog. That is not the language many here of Filipino descent, celebrate thier Filipinoness.

  31. gloria domanique's dorm said

    Yes, I do not speak Tagalog. My parents taught me Bikol. It is their native tongue. However, what bonds the Filipino-Americans, is English. That is our native tongue.

    We Americans of Filipino descent, are similar to your Filipinos of Chinese descent.

    What’s cool to see as when two Chinese-Americans speak Chinese. One speaks Cantonese and the other Mandarin. It sounds the same, but it is not. English is what bonds Chinese-Americans too!

    As with Americans of Indian descent. English bonds them, for there are many languages in India that number in the 10 millions.

  32. gloria domanique's dorm said

    I love Doy Chico’s philosophy.

    Why do you think so many American born Filipinos don’t speak Tagalog. They speak their parent’s provincial language. There is no use for Tagalog here in the U.S. Most Filipino-nationals speak fluent English. (However, with some embarassingly thick, thick accents).

    I don’t celebrate my Filipino cultural heritage through Tagalog. It is my Cebuano heritage I am proud of.

  33. gloria domanique's dorm said

    I don’t emphasize Tagalog in my home here in L.A. My children must speak Cebuano in the house, and English with their friends. There is no use for Tagalog here. I don’t want other children to think my children are inferior, so Tagalog is not emphasized in my family.

    I noticed many Tagalog speakers speak English with an embarassing accent. How will my children be the best in their work place if people find out they speak Tagalog. NOOOOOOOOOOO. Only Cebuano in my house.

  34. gloria domanique's dorm said

    Filipino-nationals are a trip! They think WE, here in the STATES, should speak Tagalog. Fuck that, my folks are ILOKANO and English speakers.

    I don’t want people thinking I am an F.O.B.

  35. gloria domanique's dorm said

    I’m glad Kapampangan is my ‘native tongue’. You go Doy Chico. But how will lthe Philippines print out so many text books in so many languages? Tagalog is not my parent’s native tongue! I don’t want thier language to eventually be extinct. Tagalog is no better than Ilokano, Cebuano and Kapampangan. Those are all EQUAL Filipino dialects, RIGHT?

  36. gloria domanique's dorm said

    I always tell Filipino nationals I don’t speak Tagalog. What they don’t know is I understand it fluently, but I never tell them. Because I want to “listen” if they are sincerely good people or ACTORS.

    I’ve had employees who stereotypically who thought that I was white-washed, listening to my native American accent. They were talking so bad about me in Tagalog pretending to laugh and joke around. Of course three hours later, they wondered why the Immigration Officers arrested all thier ugly brown asses, and deported them to the dog-houses to which they were bred.

  37. gloria domanique's dorm said

    @DOY CINCO.

    Your philosophy towards a native tongue being imperative for a child’s learning and progress is 100% agreed upon.

    Kudos to you!

  38. gloria domanique's dorm said

    Okay y’all my turn!

    Pure Thoughts, when Filipino-nationals come to the U.S., and see a Filipino, they automatically start talking in tagalog. That is sooo insulting, why?

    1) They are in the UNITED STATES!
    2) There are a smattering of Indonesian immigrants
    3) The Filipino American speaks only English and does not have to explain why.
    4) The Filipino American tells you he doesn’t understand, but his right to lie perhaps because he hates FOBS, and wants to hear what you are saying about him.
    5) Because English, even with my brown skin and flat nose, is MY NATIVE LANGUAGE because I was BORN here. Just like BLACKS speak English. We are all AMERICAN.
    6) We speak English WITHOUT accents.

  39. joekim said

    Woman should think that a pageant are form for the purpose that the beauty and brain of filipinos are world class,but to think of this pageant,,,my god,’i lost hope that we can take home the crown..kung gusto mong manalo day magdala ka nalang ng interpreter,,..ganda mo pa naman..tape ko sau day f u want to speak talaga ng english,paturo ka kay kyana..ha ha ha…

  40. francix said

    hahaha….jenina san miguel sucks. I think I more deserved the title than her! She really look like idiotic infront of the crowd….
    How i hope Philippines wont be humiliated when the comepetition arrives.

  41. hey pitty damned speechless janina san miguel……………………….
    a aaaaaaa aaaaaa aaaaaa aaaaaa aaaa aaaa aaa aaaaaa

    har2x kaIGAT WOI hehehe bulok kau kah………………….

    wa kay lami mag ingles woi………………

    pagxur……;

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