Miss World Philippines top pick Ganiel Krishnan called on the public to help the people displaced by the floods caused by the habagat as well as by tropical depression “Fabian,” which has yet to leave the Philippine area of responsibility up to this time.
During the elegant MWP gala presentation where the candidates sashayed on their national costumes and evening gowns, Krishnan expressed concern over the hardships faced by Filipinos, especially those who have been directly hit by the effects of the typhoon.
“I find it ironic that while we’re all here, looking pretty in our gowns and enjoying a wonderfully memorable time in this beautiful venue, there are people outside who are feeling cold, hungry and displaced in some evacuation center, wondering just how much longer they would have to suffer because of all the problems we are facing,” she said.
“All the candidates have stayed together in a bubble for quite some time now but through what I can see in the media both on air and online, ang daming nagugutom dahil sa kawalan ng trabaho, ang daming natatakot dahil sa COVID19 delta variant at dumagdag pa ngayon ang mga giniginaw at nakababad ang paa sa baha dahil sa habagat at sa bagyo. This is just too much,” she said.
Specifically, she called for some help and assistance for her fellow Cavitenos, who she knows are among the first ones to have to endure floods whenever the country experiences a weather disturbance. “My heart goes out to the people of Cavite. I know, for a fact, that some of them are once again under flooded roofs. Pinasok na naman ng tubig ang mga bahay at buhay nila. While I can’t exactly help them now by physically being there to comfort them or extend any help, as I go on representing them on the national stage, I’d like to make a call on their behalf. Sa mga kababayan natin dyan, pakisilip naman po ang mga kababayan kong taga-Cavite at kung maaari ay bigyan sana po ninyo sila ng tulong na kinakailangan nila sa mga panahong ito,” Krishnan appealed.
Aside from being a recognizable figure on television as an entertainment and lifestyle news anchor, the 26-year old candidate is also a volunteer worker in her native town of Kawit, Cavite.
Krishnan has stamped her favoritism for the Miss World Philippines crown by making it as a finalist in almost all of the pageant’s fast track and special events. She made the final round in the pageant’s Beach Beauty, Head-to-Head, Multi-media, Top Model, National Costume and the all-important Beauty With a Purpose competition, the only candidate to do so.
Miss World Philippines has been reset on Aug. 8. The top winner will represent the country in the Miss World Pageant, which is scheduled to be held in Puerto Rico later this year. Miss World’s prides itself as a pageant that espouses “Beauty With A Purpose,” as an advocacy.