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Knowing More the 73rd Miss Silliman Candidates

By Jeck G. Tirambulo & Diamay Klem D. Balacuit | Features Editor and Feature Writer

Vol. XCI No. 2 — Aug. 7, 2019

The time has come for the search of the new Miss Silliman on its 73rd year. Eleven (11) lovely contestants from different departments vie for the crown in this 73rd iteration. Who will be crowned as the 73rd Miss Silliman that truly embodies the insignia of a Silliman Woman? 

KYLA V. SARITA

INSTITUTE OF CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCES

What is your Advocacy?

“My advocacy –The R.E.D. Project – Refute misconceptions about HIV, Educate the masses, and Disseminate verified facts is about HIV – a health issue that is affecting various people at an alarming rate…I strive to continue and promote programs that will not merely inform and raise awareness but deeply educate people and allow them to take concrete action instead.”

What is your ideal Miss Silliman?

“An ideal Miss Silliman is not only beautiful inside and out, quick-witted, and compassionate but most importantly she should be a woman who seeks to serve a purpose…implements her authority to foster change and create an impact to people’s lives no matter how small the act or change may seem but so long as it serves its intentions.”

ALEXANDRA KAYE L. TUALE

HIGH SCHOOL

What is your Advocacy?

“My advocacy is called Everyone Matters. It is focused on redirecting our attention to the true meaning of gender equality…it sheds light on the way we are quick to anger when a woman is harassed but quick to laugh or turn the other way when it happens to men, a disturbing trend I’ve seen in people my age.”

What is your ideal Miss Silliman?

“My ideal Miss Silliman is someone who chooses to rediscover the insignia of being a Silliman woman every day…committed to constantly changing herself to be better than she was yesterday, to serve the community better than she did yesterday, even when her faith is put to test.”

GIRLIE ROSALES

COLLEGE OF NURSING

What is your Advocacy?

Play It Forward is empowering the youth victims of abuse and rape to stand up and move forward with optimism to hurdle life’s challenges (through sports)… to be able to share through them the love, support, and growth that I experienced through sports and the benefits it offers, so that they may have a better perspective of the future despite their experiences.”

What is your ideal Miss Silliman?

“My ideal Miss Silliman is someone who is limitless…who does not let mistakes limit them and put them down, but instead, put in a limitless  amount of effort, self trust, and dedication to improve in their craft and be a good example to their surroundings.”

MARILIT K. ILIGAN

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

What is your Advocacy?

HIV Awareness: Have a Heart and Break the Stigma. I am an advocate for HIV awareness and this is through empowerment and education about HIV and to break the stigma…educating them by having an information drive. I strongly believe that knowledge is a powerful weapon [we can use] to break the stigma and towards progression. [it is] breaking the stigma of discrimination.”

What is your ideal Miss Silliman?

“My ideal Miss Silliman is a resemblance of beauty, intelligence, and character. A gem who empowers, inspires, and greatly influences other people… a woman with extraordinary capabilities because she always lives by the motto Via, Veritas, Vita  and that is what originates a Miss Silliman for me.”

DENICE JANN REYES

COLLEGE OF MASS COMMUNICATION

What is your Advocacy?

Her Own Hero: Combating Sexual Harassment and Gender Based Violence – aims to shed light on gender-based violence by encouraging victims to take immediate actions and speak up against sexual harassment and spark a sustainable movement across Negros to eliminate all forms of gender-based violence through campaigning for awareness, empowerment, and policy. “

What is your ideal Miss Silliman?

“I believe that [an ideal] Miss Silliman is someone that does not hide behind closed doors- she speaks her mind for the greater good not only for issues that concern Sillimanians but for the entire community… true to herself and stands firm for what she believes in, and fights for these beliefs in the hopes that she may inspire others for what she believes in.”

JULIANNE MARIE F. AMADOR

COLLEGE OF COMPUTER STUDIES

What is your Advocacy?

UNHURRIED: Advancing the Slow Fashion Movement Locally – this [advocacy] encourages us to be mindful [and] be conscious [to] where we get our clothes and to rent clothes whenever possible, swap with others, and thrift as we always do here in Dumaguete as we love ukay-ukay.”

What is your ideal Miss Silliman?

“The paramount definition of a Miss Silliman is one who is not restricted by her identity as a Sillimanian alone… she should be able to perform different roles she is set to play in society, encompassing  the holistic character a Silliman Woman must embody.”

ALEXANDRA CHRISTELLE L. MAPUTI

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

What is your Advocacy?

TUDLO: A Social Media Literacy Campaign’s goal is to educate society of the proper use of social media so that we can be responsible users who are knowledgeable of the impending effects that social media brings… the goals of TUDLO are: T for Teach, U for Understand, D for Discern, L for Learn, and O for Observe.”

What is your ideal Miss Silliman?

“An ideal Miss Silliman is assiduous. She shows great care, attention, and effort for her work. She is dedicated in everything that she does and does not settle for mediocrity for she is always committed not only to do well, but to be at her best.”

DENISSE DIVINE SILORIO

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

What is your Advocacy?

“My advocacy is entitled Accept Your Depth: Path to Unconditional Self-love – focuses on overcoming one’s insecurities and accepting and loving one’s imperfections despite the harsh criticisms and judgments thrown by the society…to empower as many individuals as possible to learn to see their worth considering today’s unrealistic societal standards.”

What is your ideal Miss Silliman?

“My ideal Miss Silliman is a woman who is a queen with or without crown because she is courageous and passionate enough to be of service to the public and to God – our creator. She may have stumbled somewhere in the middle of her journey, but then she still chose to rise up amongst all because she believed in herself highly with humility.”

BON LOUISE Y. RANA

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

What is your Advocacy?

“I’m planning to have dance therapy for my advocacy.”

What is your ideal Miss Silliman?

“My ideal Miss Silliman is a woman who is outspoken and who is not afraid in honoring her true self and her becoming. [A woman] who is inspirational … who conveys a purpose that will live by her advocacy and importantly, a woman who has good intentions with the title and the crown.”

DANIELLE JIREH M. CALICDAN

COLLEGE OF PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS

What is your Advocacy?

Unity Through Creative Originality – the purpose of my advocacy is to bring unity, a sort of unbreakable sister/brother bond, to the students, to fully embrace who they are and to stop comparing themselves with others. I want the students, or youth of this day, to fully come alive in their gifting and talents. “

What is your ideal Miss Silliman?

“My ideal Miss Silliman is a woman who is fearless, who is unapologetically bold. She stands up for what she believes if she stands alone… she is a woman of intentionality and integrity, a woman of poise and good character. She treats people as kings and queens – as royalty. She empowers men and women alike and brings unity amongst the divided.”

SHEENA M. HAMAD

SCHOOL OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND GOVERNANCE

What is your Advocacy?

“My advocacy would be Good Governance in the SKs. The central focus would be educating them how public finance and community-based-mapping works.”

What is your ideal Miss Silliman?

“[It is] a woman who is not only able to be an Ambassador of Silliman University but an Ambassador of Christ as well. [It is] someone who speaks with wisdom & who’s always able to stand in the truth.”

 

The 73rd Miss Silliman Pre-pageant Night will be on August 17, 2019 at Claire Isabel McGill Luce Auditorium;Coronation Night will be on August 25, 2019 at Lamberto Macias Sports and Cultural Complex.

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