Everyone wants to live a happy and fulfilled life. But not all of us can attain such lifestyle. Well, not for Filipinos like me. We always find endless possibilities to perservere, to be optimistic, and always look to the brighter side of things, regardless of the storms and trials we’d been through.
And to showcase that we still have the happiest people on earth, Cebuana Lhuillier finally ended the “Seach for the Happiest Pinoy” to 10 individuals for the after going through close to 800,000 application in the last few months.
As an advocacy program of Cebuana Lhuillier, the Search for the Happiest Filipino celebrates the value of optimism, resilience and hope as it aims to find a Filipino who has a positive outlook in life, was able to rise above life’s challenges and have a positive impact in the lives of others and his/her community.
These contestants are already winners in their respective categories as they shown extraordinary characters and testimonies to their communities:
- Khaye Celine Maggay (Youth)
- Francisca Tumampil (Senior Citizen)
- Fortunato Januto, (Overseas Filipino Worker)
- Rodrigo Roble Jr. (Lingkod Bayan)
- Zaldy Bueno (Professionals)
- Mark David Cerezo (Entrepreneurs)
- Alfred Santos (Employees)
- Jayson Dela Fuente (Person with Dissabilities)
- Leovy John Terrado (LGTBQ Community)
The Panel of Judges who will decide to the fate of the contestants is led by the following:
- Undersecretary (Department of Trade and Industry)
- Gang Badoy Capati (Rock Education Project Inc. founder)
- RJ Ledesma (Enterph co-founder and Motivational Speaker)
- James Deakin (Journalist and Online Influencer)
- Love Anover-Lianko (TV host)
- Jonathan Yabut (The Apprentice Asia Winner)
- Winston Maxino, Rommel Arellano, and Richardson Navor (Search for the Happiest Pinoy Previous Grand Winner)
They will each receive P50,000 pesos will go through a panel interview to determine this year’s Happiest Pinoy grand winner who will take home P1 Million pesos TAX-FREE and it will be announced during the awards night on May 29, 2019 at New World Hotel.