MMDA Spokesperson Celine Pialago is a real traffic-stopper

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Did you know that MMDA Spokesperson Celine Pialago tried her luck at Miss Philippines Earth?

If that beautiful spokesperson for the Metro Manila Development Authority looks familiar, that's because Celine Pialago has been in mainstream media for some time now.

The eloquent morena is doing a great job of explaining to the public how the government agency handles its concerns, and netizens are all praises.

Growing up in Dalaguete, Cebu, Pircelyn Burce Pialago was bullied for her complexion, despite excelling in academics.

She didn't let this dash her hopes of becoming a news reporter, and graduated with a degree in Broadcast Communications from Miriam College.

Celine realized her dream career with RPN and PTV, before working in the House of Representatives and the Department of Interior and Local Government.

She was a model, too, and in 2014, a candidate for Miss Philippines Earth, where she trended online for a faux pas. She had said a friend "passed away" when she meant "passed out".

Quite ironic that the woman who gained infamy for an embarrassing gaffe is now being lauded as the voice of the MMDA.


Perhaps it's a testament to Celine's refined communication skills, not to mention her perseverance to rise from what could have been a career-ending situation.

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* Minor edits have been made by the editors.


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