Set in a rustic, very Filipino bahay na bato with very wide outdoor space, La Luna Cafe is a perfect setting for a very intimate day celebrating the artistry of Taguig’s local creatives and crafts people of Taguig Designer’s Council.
The event gifted us with the presence of singer, songwriter, actress and Miss World Philippines top contender, Emman Vera. As a proud Taguigena, she shares her gratitude to be a part of TDC’s event,
recognizing the designers as the heart and soul of pageantry. She is ecstatic to represent the Probinsyudad of Taguig as she competes for the Miss World Philippines title for the first time.
“Our probinsyudad has strived to preserve and incorporate nature amid its urban jungles and business district. It has balanced advancement with preservation, and is both bustling and laid back. The local government also genuinely cares for the welfare of every individual, which is something I experienced when I contracted COVID-19. The health center consistently called to check up on me, and sent food and vitamins.” Says the accomplished Taguigena.
“One of my favorite parts however is its commitment to sustainability and countless eco-friendly initiatives.” She adds.
As an artist, music has been integral to her and has played a big role in sharing to the world what she’s passionate about. “Growing up with music, I’ve never been able to imagine myself doing anything else, and (as a young girl, I) would envision myself becoming a child recording artist and entertainer!” Music has also been a medium to bring more light and hope to the lives of children who have been abused and exploited. She hopes that through the art of music, these kids can be inspired and make their dreams come to a reality. Choosing to join Miss World Philippines is a way to elevate her platform to bring more awareness to issues that truly matter.
This is the second time La Luna successfully hosts a similar event with TDC while following strict health and safety guidelines set by the local government. Through the continuous support of the local
government unit of Taguig, the TDC is able revitalize their creative spirit and welcome new opportunities giving ample exposure for the local designers who have been trying to rise above their recent challenges due to the pandemic.
DISCLAIMER: Social distancing and safety protocols were observed during the event. In some instances, face masks and shields were removed for quick photo opportunities ONLY.
Report and Photos by Joy Arguil