Full name: Ma Mitzie Go Gil
Age: 40 yrs old
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Hobbies: Cooking & Traveling
Platform: To further my Livelihood Advocacy.
Countries Visited: USA, France , Europe , Japan , South Korea , Hongkong , Macau , Palau Micronesia , Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Shanghai China.
Likes : To be known as a woman of substance and character.
Dislikes: A friend who betrays my trust and friendly user.
1) Please tell us about yourself.
I am Mitzie Go Gil , 40 years of age, and a Mother of 3 adorable children.
I consider myself as a person who likes to explore my world through travel. It is my form of indulgence, so my husband and I thought of putting up our own travel agency so I can enjoy my travel while working at the same. I find enjoyment and fulfilment being an entrepreneur and I find it a rewarding career for women like us. The wonder of technology in return allows us to be connected while being physically away to performed our career.
Oftentimes I’m idealistic and tend to get hurt when someone betrays my trust. I prefer to cook rather than eat outside. I was born and raised to show compassion so I really enjoy my active participation in charity works and I consider giving as my true nature.
My three children is my jewel and great inspiration,
My husband is my pillar of strength for in him I draw my inspiration in life.
Now matter how preoccupied I was I make it a point to be hands on mother and wife when it comes to their personal needs.
My early life were spent with my grand mother and until now the values she taught me is deeply ingrained in my heart. I thank her for showing kindness,guidance and heartfelt love to me.
I will never grow tired of helping other because as a child I know the importance of gratitude. I will always remember the saying that “to whom much is given much is expected” so I hope to return all the blessings that God has given me, for I truly believe that we are here for a specific purpose.
2) Please tell us about your pageant history
While others have different views as to the relevance of beauty pageants; here I was at a tender age of 10 yrs old trying my luck too and dreamt of becoming a beauty queen in our little town in Sultan Kudarat; so funny that we were only three candidates and I was proclaimed as second runner-up to my dismay. From then on I lost my interest and I thought maybe beauty pageants wasn’t for me; so I just focus to earn my degree in college.
Now that I’m competing Mrs. Asia Pacific Philippines I hope I can bring pride and honor to my country and family.
3) Who is your role model and why?
If there is one person I consider tough yet soft-hearted she is no other than Mayor Sarah Duterte of Davao. Part of my college days were spent in Davao and I salute her political will to turn the tide of wickedness to kindness. Now Davao is known for a unique ordinance like a fireworks free city during new year, a difficult ruling to implement but they were able to enforced it, now our peace and order were the envy of other neighbouring provinces. She is a perfect example of women who can lead by example through her tough decision coupled with results oriented management style.
4) Who inspired you to represent your country and compete in Mrs Asia Pacific Beauty Pageant 2018?
While beauty pageants has always been the highlight of any festivals, probiding platform to advance our advocasy, most of us deep inside would like to become a role model and a good influencer that comes with the title.
It was during our National Associations Christmas Party (NAITAS-National Association of Independent Travel Agency) held in Marriot Hotel last Dec 10 that I was spotted by the Phils National Director for I won the star of the night. She then asked me if I can represent the Phils in Mrs. Asia Pacific in Singapore.
I think being asked by my National Director ( we fondly call her Tita Annie ) whose passion and dedication to help and empower women through pageants will surely give excitement with anticipation of hoping I can be Mrs. Phils too. She said I can use my active involvement in Rotary charities to further inspire that married women are a great contribution to our society due to our innate motherly qualities.
Upon the approval of my supportive husband and encouragement from my children too, I was thrilled to signed in and eventually prepare myself not only physically but only mentally and emotionally.
5) what is the first thing you wish to do, if you win the top 5 main international title?
I’m a person who has an attitude of gratitude, I have a great team who has helped me a lot in preparation. I’d like hold a thanks giving party to honor and thank them.
My title would certainly give inspiration to my supporters and family so I’m planning to use my title to reach more people through my charity works. I’m being considered to be a co-host in a travel show that will entice visitors to look beyond what’s being offered as a tourism destination. We might do a documentary show to showcase lesser known destination; some of which is raw and untouch by too much commerialism.
My National Director and I will do a search for other women to experience what I have done and give them their own opportunity to grow and be heard as a woman of substance.
6) What is the biggest challenge you face as a working woman today?
Here in the Phils we can see that gender equality is being observed but not much in remote localities. I can see that families prefer to send their male child to school and give lesser priority to a female child and I can see that it’s not a healthy practice as women has great ability too and should be given a fair chance in any work force.
Women like me have to balance between family and career. So in my case I put up my own business so I can work while at home and still attend to the needs of my children, I’m lucky that my husband has been supportive of my travel agency and thanks to the advent of the technology we now have the ability to multi task using the power of internet.
7) if you have the power to do anything you wished to improve the status of women in our country, what would you do? And why?
Education and easy access to reproductive health are the two source of power that I would like women like me to have.
Women first and foremost should be well educated and better informed for them to decide and make a good choice.
Women are our child bearer and they play a very important role to our society. Even those mother that does not practice their careers should be educated so we will have a healthy society for they are the guide of our growing children.
Thanks to our government we now have an alternative program so they can learned to earn a living while staying at home.
There are so many programs available for them to enrol according to their skill level, we are now helping them by providing several livelihood projects like cooking, soap production and sewing to name a few.