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Dear Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, Miss Universe 2015, Confidently Beautiful, With a Humble Heart

Bino A. Realuyo | Posted 12.23.2015 | Impact
Bino A. Realuyo

The message of winning humbly is lost on many of us. Even more, the idea of resilience in the face of numerous defeat. If anyone understands how to transcend the agony of losing, it is you, the breadwinner of your family since you were 11 years old.

Dear Miss Universe: Our Filipino Telenovela

Bino A. Realuyo | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Bino A. Realuyo

Once a year, I close shop. And it doesn't happen during Semana Santa, but during a Philippine gay holy week, that is, Miss Universe season. It's been the case for as long as I can remember -- since my childhood in Manila, during which the street kids where I grew up would stage our version of Miss Universe in friends' houses.