Anglosphere Essays

Blonde and Blue Eyes

PATRICIA Evangelista, an 18-year-old communications sophomore at UP Diliman, won the 2004 Best Speaker award in the International Public Speaking competition conducted yearly by the English-Speaking Union (ESU) in London. The petite, poised and pretty Filipina emerged triumphant in a field of 60 contestants representing 37 countries that are members of the prestigious international British institution dedicated to the idea of “Creating Global Understanding through English.” Evangelista won her place in the finals after clinching one of two slots in…

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