You’ve heard about how Janina San Miguel won in the Bb. Pilipinas 2008 beauty pageant. And since her use of the English language was less than stellar during the Q&A portion, a lot of people complained.
Why did she win, some people wonder.
How can someone who cannot communicate well in English win Miss World Philippines?
Check out the comments posted online, particularly the ones written in English.
…there must be a misunderstanding or miscalculations with the scores last night…
They were given trainings and enough exposures bago pa ung event itself. lets wish her luck nalang on the upcoming Ms. World pageant….Nevertheless, she don’t deserve the title.
Oh my goodness! VERY elementary fragmented English and yet she can’t barely complete it…
i can’t believe she managed to reached college with that grammar… where the hell is your communication skills…
I guess the pageant was mistakenly judge…
…so sad and so embarressing.
i can speak fluent English at the age of 12. She’s a COLLEGE student. BroadComm major not to mention. what the hell is happening in our society? is this a clear manifestation of degradation in our country’s education system? had it been me, i’ve already committed suicide. this is very humiliating.
if i am ur english teacher ill give u a grade of 5… being a first timer is not an excuse gurl! u better enroll in an english proficiency course… and by the way.. is that what ur english teacher have taught u?
hey guys! tell me.. did she really won the pageant?!
This is so intolerable!!! If she goes to represent our country, then the Filipinos would be known as a bunch of people who does not know how to speak straight English!!!
shame on you janina…how did u won???intriguing huh…wat d heck….
your English is not that good so better keep it up haha….
so does this means that the pageant is all beauty and no brains???
Here’s the response of Janina San Miguel.
Here’s my reaction to this whole thing, after viewing Janina’s interview and post-incident response: First of all, I’m not from UE nor am I a friend or relative of Janina. Still, I wonder how we can help more Filipinos–at least those who wish to do so–speak better English.
No, I am not judging Janina’s communication skills. I am acknowledging, however, that a lot of my fellow Filipinos do struggle with the English language. And I can’t shake the feeling that things are getting worst. (Just kidding! I meant “worse.”) 😛
Will online English tutorials help? What do you think?