ONCE again, it’s time for Bacolodnons to unite and support Bacolod City’s candidate for the 56th edition of Binibining Pilipinas 2019.
Of 40 Binibining Pilipinas candidates, Cassandra Colleen Bermeo Chan, 24, is representing Bacolod City.
Chan, a certified ballet dancer of the Philippine Ballet Theatre, graduated cum laude from the University of the Philippines with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Visual Communication.
On April 16, Chan appeared at the Bacolod City Council regular session to solicit support and guidance.
Chan also paid courtesy visit to Mayor Evelio Leonardia with her parents Gary and Chalice Chan and her grandmother Febe Bermeo at the Bacolod Government Center.
Councilor Em Ang, chairperson of the City Council committee on tourism, said it’s a pride and honor that Chan represents Bacolod City.
“We are happy that there is a representative coming from Bacolod in the next Binibining Pilipinas pageant. We are happy to support her,” she said.
Ang noted that Chan’s mother is really from Bacolod City as well as her grandparents.
“She is a very good candidate because she’s a cum laude from the University of the Philippines and a certified ballet dancer,” Ang said.
She said Chan also teaches ballet now. A well rounded personality, she’s tall and very good looking.
“She has a very good chance of winning, one of the crowns,” she added.
Ang noted that in previous years, several beautiful Bacoleñas also joined the Binibining Pilipinas pageant.
“I hope that Bacolodnons will support our candidate Cassandra Chan and to include her in your prayers because she has a very good chance of winning one of the crowns,” Ang said.
Winners from this pageant will be the official representative to International beauty pageants such as Miss Universe, Miss International, Miss Supranational, and Miss Intercontinental, and other minor global pageants.
The pageant will be held on June 9 at the Smart Araneta Coloseum in Quezon City.
In her Facebook account, Chan said that she’s thankful for the warmth welcome of the city officials as well as the employees.
“I appreciate all the support from everyone at the Bacolod Government Center. Thank you for finding time in your busy schedules to fit me in. I hope to make you all proud and thank you for all the support,” Chan said.
“I can’t explain how surreal it feels to be part of this experience. So proud to represent my Bacoleña roots on the national stage. I hope to do you all proud. Once again, this is Cassandra Bermeo Chan, from the sweetest city of smiles, Bacolod!” she added.