Valenzuela City’s Meiji Cruz speaks up for equality bill ahead of Binibining Pilipinas 2021

23 Jun 2021 | Priya Bhardwaj

The Binbining Pilipinas organization is all set to host the 57th edition of the pageant i.e., Binibining Pilipinas 2021 on 11th July 2021 at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Philippines with Catriona Gray and Nicole Cordoves as presenters. Due to the restrictions caused by the continuing impacts of the pandemic, several health and safety protocols have been implemented to ensure the safety of the hosts, candidates and organizers of the event.

The preliminary activities and photoshoots for the competition have already begun as the 34 stunning divas from all over the country are vying for the four national titles to compete at their respective international pageants. After a year-long delay due to the pandemic situation, the girls are preparing with their fullest for the last leg of the competition which is only a few weeks away.



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Being a beauty queen always comes with responsibilities and aspiration to bring about a change in the world. It has always been about raising issues and being a voice for others. Valenzuela City’s Meiji Cruz, Binbini 7 is one of these divas who never fail to put forward her support and thoughts on issues she believes in.

Meiji recently took to her social media to speak up for the proposition of the SOGIE Equality Bill. In the Phillippines, there is a bill seeking to end gender-based discrimination: the Anti-Discrimination Bill or the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Expression (SOGIE) Equality Bill which was proposed by Congress in 2000. It aims to end gender-based discrimination by penalising people involved in such activity.



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As the concern is gaining significane, Meiji stepped right in to extend her support towards the community. She shared a few posts to raise awareness regarding the issue and on to why the community needs the SOGIE Bill now more than ever. Meiji wrote, “One of the significant lessons I’ve learned from this pandemic is that we are all equal. Regardless of social status, race, age, religion, sex, SOGIE, we are all susceptible to the virus. It’s a reminder that we belong to the same human race and therefore we should show compassion, respect, and kindness towards one another. This is our collective battle, and together, we will heal,” she added.

Meiji’s statement on the issue is a display of her beliefs and the quality of being a potential winner. Representing the Kagandahang Flores camp, the diva will surely be a strong contender this year. She will definitely leave a noteworthy mark in the competition.