The Love of Country Global Ambassadors Program Director

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Miss Philippines Earth-Air 2016 Joins the Love of Country Global Ambassadors Program to serve as the Global Program Director

Filipino-Australian Shannon Bridgman might be better known as the titleholder of Miss Philippines Earth-Air 2016, but that’s not the only accomplishment she’s proud of. Among them is being the Program Director for the Love Of Country Global Ambassadors Program.

In a short interview with Asian Journal, she shared how she found herself managing this position. “Asian Journal has sponsored various pageants and events in the US and the Philippines for many years. Our investigative unit interviewed many pageant delegates and we came to discover there is not a lot of support and sustainability after the pageant ends. Since the beginning of Asian Journal, our corporate aim is to empower all Filipinos. We wanted to create a platform to ignite, uplift, and fuel the economic growth and development of the Philippines, and inspire the Global Filipino Community. It just so happened that I had completed my reign as Miss Philippines Earth-Air 2016, and Asian Journal offered me the position of Program Director, due to my familiarity of pageants and experience as a balikbayan moving to the Philippines.”

As the Program Director, Shannon plans, organizes, and delivers the overall program and its activities in accordance with the mission and the goals of the organization—which is to awaken Filipino identity and build a lasting bond with the motherland and people of the Philippines, and reinforce the sense of Filipino community and spirit worldwide.

“We want to provide every Filipino around the world with the opportunity to visit their homeland and learn about their roots. In doing so, we strive to arrange a memorable, life-changing, and rewarding 14-day tour that will show Global Balikbayans just how much the Philippines has developed and prove that Filipinos are really world class,” she said.

Ritchel Mendiola
Ritchel Mendiola

Ritchel Mendiola is a feature writer based in the Philippines. In addition to writing for Balikbayan Magazine, she is a news correspondent for Asian Journal News-Manila.

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