The Philippine National Police (PNP) recently unveiled the 26 charming cop candidates for this year's Miss PNP "Ganda Pulis" beauty pageant. Not only are these ladies beautiful in their uniforms, but they've got strong, badass personalities that are just as arresting.
In a post by PNP's official Facebook account, the annual search "primarily seeks to provide due recognition to the roles of policewomen as builders of good relationships with the community, which is essential to ensure the success of the Recovery and Wellness Program of the PNP in its campaign against illegal drugs and other advocacy works."
The winner will be hailed as the Goodwill Ambassadress of the national police force. She is tasked to push the advocacy on recovery and wellness, particularly the PNP MC No. 30-2017 called "Community-Based Rehabilitation Program," among other projects related to women and children, and tourism.
FHM has already picked some early favorites from the brave bunch:
Josefa Royce Jean Baya (Ms. PRO 1-Ilocos Region)
We need humane law enforcers like Baya on the field. Her office established a rehabilitation program that consists of "faith-based activities, physical fitness, community services, counselling, lecture, symposium, and others."
Anne Jerica Buenafe (Ms. Region PRO 3-Central Luzon)
There is more to Buenafe than those mesmerizing eyes—a strong yet sensitive and caring woman. "When we save a drug surrenderer, we save a family. And when we save a family, we save a community."
Madonna Gay Cajocon (Ms. PRO 9-Zamboanga Peninsula)
The 24-year-old has a bit of Jessy Mendiola in some angles. Being smack in the middle of conflict, Cajocon vows to "take responsibility to influence everybody to work for peace building and counter radicalization against terrorism.
Elynor Chrisma Caberto (Ms. PROCOR-Cordillera Region)
Caberto describes herself as "confidently beautiful with a heart and a badge." The registered nurse has numerous advocacies, including disaster risk reduction, environmental conservation, and women empowerment.
Iza Tabao (Ms. QCPD-Quezon City)
"We serve beyond our duty—to give dignity to the uniform and badge—always a positive difference not only at work but also in the home, neighborhood and the community," says Tabao, who joined the police force because of her late father.
Christyl Pesa Montero (Ms. SPD-Southern Metro Manila)
Being assigned to one of the biggest police districts of the NCRPO (seven police stations) is no easy task. But for Montero, a member of the Traffic Enforcement Unit, "No job is tiring to a policewoman who is inspiring."
Beraquiel David Abigan (Ms. MPD-City of Manila)
Single motherhood has strengthened Abigan and inspired her to extend a helping hand to women in the same position, by "giving them an image of courage, to live up to the society's expectations and opinion."
Michelle Moises (Ms. NPD-Northern Metro Manila)
Moises and her district give second chances to those who have substance dependence through their wellness program "Kanlungan ng Pagbabago." She also promotes the cause as a role model of active lifestyle.
Emily Carabbacan (Ms. PNP Drug Enforcement Group)
The short-haired cutie is a fan of national heroes. Quoting Dr. Jose Rizal, Carabbacan says, "Ang aming adhikain ay pangalagaan ang kaligtasan at kapakanan ng kabataan, upang sila ay mailayo sa panganib ng droga."
Shermina Asbi (Ms. Maritime Group)
According to Asbi: "Feminism is not about making women strong. Women are already strong. 'We Make Change Work for Women' is about changing the way the world perceives that strength." Way to go!
The 2018 Miss PNP 'Ganda Pulis' Grand Finals and Coronation Night will be held on April 23, at the PNP Multi-Purpose Center in Quezon City