MANILA, Philippines — Based on Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach’s experience joining Binibining Pilipinas three times, the Question and Answer (Q&A) portion is really the make or break for every beauty queen. During the final round, the contest's Top 15 finalists were given 30 seconds to answer each question from the judges: • James Reid – actor and singer The finalists were randomly called through draw lots. Here are their answers to the judges' questions. Dumaguete: Joahnna Carla Saad Reid: “In this day and age of gender equality, can you say that Filipino men still practice or show chivalry towards women? Why or why not?” Saad: “I have a trust in Filipino people. That we Filipinos, women and men, are able to show the capabilities of the heart of a Filipino; that we are able to show the people that we are not just Filipinos with ordinary capabilities, but we are Filipinos with extraordinary capabilities. Thank … [Read more...] about FULL TEXT: Binibining Pilipinas 2019 Top 15 finalists’ Q&A
Dont say yes when you want to say no
I am distraught as I see the results of the senatorial elections. How can we, as a nation, choose ________, _______, _______ (fill in the blanks) over qualified candidates who understand law crafting, a job that’s highly cerebral and requires high moral integrity? I cannot seem to make sense out of this. Even if I immerse myself in the use of the principles of Behavioral Economics (fusion of traditional Economics and Psychology) and know that we use our limbic brain first, then rationalize later with our pre-frontal cortex, things still don’t add up. Then I remember this article written a couple of years ago that facts don’t change people’s minds. (Click link) The human mind is just way too stubborn that even hard cold facts won’t change what it believes. Remember confirmation bias that I’ve discussed in previous articles and FQwentuhans? It is a cognitive impartiality that favors information that confirms with our previously existing beliefs. … [Read more...] about Indeed: Facts don’t change people’s minds!