The Search for Mrs. Philippines Global: These mommas make us proud! 

Many say that motherhood is a full-time job, one that doesn’t end when the clock hits 5pm; with no overtime pay, no time offs or benefits. My mother will always tell me that mothers will do anything and everything in their power to protect their kids. 

But there must be more to women than being a wife and mother. After all, being a mom doesn’t diminish a mother’s identity but instead enhances it. 

This is the premise behind the currently ongoing search for Mrs. Philippines Globe 2016, with the winner slated to be crowned tonight, 23 October 2016 at the Samsung Hall in SM Aura. 

 “Mrs. Philippines Globe promotes women as symbols of inspiration through their achievements, charitable acts and life stories,”  pageant director Carla Cabrera-Quimpo said. 

With seventeen beautiful women, with storied careers as a housewife, an engineer, a blogger, a dentist, a flight attendant, a dermatologist, among others, vying for the title, tonight’s coronation is expected to be fierce yet good natured. 

The seventeen official candidates are: Darlene Go Conde, Marjorie P. McMurchie, Brook Irene Rose Cajita, Niezal V. Cayangan, Madonna Caguioa Naval, Maria Giselle Lyn Barrion, Maria Theresa Uhlmann, Annalyn Marie Gayatin, Michelle Duyungan Boyero, Rasha Demonteverde, Timikko Santos, Genieve Uy, Fritzie Lexdy Noche, Coleen Hazel Ramos, Nova Christine de la Cruz, Geisha Marie Muring and Angelica Marie Catangay.

During the press presentation, these two are my two favorites: 

Ms. Santos is a young single mother from Rizal who revels in her new role as a mother to a precocious child. She is also out to prove that single mothers are tough, fiercely dedicated and ambitious for the benefit of her children. She leans on the support of her family as she tries her chances to win the crown tonight. 

Another favorite for mine is Dr. Noche, a dentist from Batangas who stood out because of her confident answers and regal bearing during the presentation. She stood out for me because out of all the contestants, I can picture her wearing the Mrs. Philippines Globe crown. 

Aside from the coveted Mrs. Philippines-Globe title, also up for grabs later are the following: the Woman of Substance title, as well as the other special awards including Achievement of the Year, Charity or Advocacy of the Year, Best Talent of the Year, Career Woman of the Year, Most Beautiful Face, Darling of the Press, Entrepreneur of the Year, Mrs. Body Beautiful, Most Elegant Woman, Personality of the Year, Husband of the Year and a new addition to the roster of special recognitions — the Mrs. Philippines-Globe Classic 2018, which will pay honor to women aged 45 and above. 

Will my bets Timikko and Fritzie make it? One thing’s for sure, whoever wins will make us proud! 

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