3 Female Local Celebrities to Follow

I am posting this article in celebration of the International Women’s Day yesterday (March 8, 2018). I may be a day late but it’s better late than never. πŸ˜‰

Why choose female local celebrities? One of my reasons is that the social media is one big arena where both influencers and game-changers can have the most impact on its followers. Since I am a proud Filipina, I am choosing female celebrities in the local showbiz industry. My criteria for choosing them are as follows:

  • consistent in upholding their advocacy
  • how their posts made me ponder on a lot of things
  • women of character through their values and belief system

So here are my top picks for female local celebrities to follow:

  1. Mrs. Neri Miranda
  2. Jennica Uytingco
  3. Moira Dela Torre

Neri Miranda

1. Mrs. Neri Miranda

I have been an avid follower of Mrs. Neri Miranda for quite some time now. She is also a hoarder of hobbies and when I browsed through her IG profile, I found out we both have similar interests. She loves gardening too and is someone who’s highly business-minded. For the record, she is my top influencer to date among female entrepreneurs here in the Philippines. Also, if my time will allow it, I’d like to attend one of her seminars on entrepreneurship. She is also a full-time mom to their 1-year-old son Miggy and the owner of several different types of businesses. I often wondered how she gets to manage everything single-handedly and if I have the chance to interview her, I’d definitely ask her that. πŸ˜‰

You may follow her IG profile here: https://www.instagram.com/mrsnerimiranda/

Here are some screenshots of her IG posts:

2. Jennica Uytingco


I followed Jennica Uytingco, daughter of actress Jean Garcia and also an actress herself because I totally adore her child-rearing practices and values. I can relate to her because that is how our mom brought us up too. She maintains a very simple lifestyle which is quite different from most celebrities. Definitely someone who is also against the norms and does not conform to the standards and patterns of this world. I also wonder how she can conduct her seminars on parenting and child-rearing while being a full-time mom to her daughter Mori. This, I will ask, if I do get the chance to interview her (fingers crossed). πŸ˜€

You may follow her IG profile here: https://www.instagram.com/jennicauytingco/?hl=en

Here are some screenshots of her IG posts:

3. Moira Dela Torre


Moira Dela Torre is the last and recent female celebrity I am fangirling (I am not sure if this term is appropriate for me now that I’m in my 30s). πŸ˜€ She is a very talented singer and song-writer. I can relate to her when it comes to her spiritual journey, battles, and insecurities (I also have eczema). I just love the way she encourages through her posts and how bold she is in proclaiming her faith. She also never fails to glorify God through her ups and downs. How she keeps up with her busy schedules and still maintain that positive attitude is a question I’d like to ask if I meet her one day. πŸ˜‰

You may follow her IG profile here: https://www.instagram.com/moirarachelle/?hl=en

Here are some screenshots of her IG posts:

What I love about these women are their humble attitudes and very relatable appeal when they post on social media. They are not the type who post selfies often but with their every post, you always learn something may it be from child-rearing tips, being streetwise or including God in their triumphs and failures. These ladies are also very beautiful on the outside. They won’t be celebrities if they aren’t, will they? πŸ˜‰

If I am not mistaken, they are all younger than me. This proves that age doesn’t matter if you want to make a lasting impact not just with your followers but possibly with the entire world (most eyes are on them). These female local celebrities may not be the most in-demand actresses or singers today but they are changing mindsets every single day which is far more important.

Indeed, they have the grace to fulfill these tasks, push through with their advocacy, be passionate about what they do, and “walk the talk.” I’d sure love to be like them in any and every way, however, we all know we are all created differently and uniquely by God. What is suitable for others may not be suitable for some. In the same way that their calling may not be the same calling that God has for you and for me.

Still, if it is about pursuing your passion and being passionate about what you do, they are among the front-runners on my list of women of character. Empowered women, they really are. πŸ™‚

True it is that when you have GRACE, it’s enough to sustain you. “God is more than enough,” as they always say. For this week I am maintaining a pretty tight schedule from morning until evening that goes on like this:

  • Quiet time and devo
  • Check emails and messages
  • Research and read articles
  • Write an article
  • Prep and cook lunch
  • Do other household chores
  • Do other work-related stuff
  • Finish the article and submit
  • Prepare and cook dinner
  • Research and plan for other non-work endeavors and projects
  • Watch a movie with hubby (quality time)
  • Play Ocean is Home and Legacy, play the guitar, make art, and experiment w/ new dishes (personal time) πŸ˜‰

I am feeling kinda Wonderwoman here but well, GRACE made it possible. Oh, and insert this article on the list too for my every Friday post. πŸ˜‰

As my life verse goes:

“I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” – Philippians 4:13

May God continue to bless the work of the hands of all women of every race, every color, every status, and every background in every society. ❀

Lots of love from a woman of faith,



Be Protected as a Freelancer

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Since I have given you opportunities about doing remote work, teleworking, telecommuting including freelancing, I believe it is also my responsibility to provide a list of websites from my research on how to protect yourself should you decide to be a freelancer aside from having your full-time job.

I found these articles very helpful. But just in case I encounter similar problems in one of my (future) freelancing stints, I believe I would need to sit-in in one of the Torts and Damages classes of my brother-in-law who is an Assistant Professor at the University of the Philippines (Diliman) College of Law. πŸ˜€ He used to work as a company lawyer for Baker and Mckenzie, a multi-national law firm, and it would indeed be a privilege to learn from him given the opportunity. πŸ™‚

The following are the articles which you could read if you are a freelancer or just planning to become one:

However, if you’ve already experienced any drawback from your freelancing stint though you did the right thing, took the necessary steps, and followed the agreement, don’t be discouraged but take this verse by heart:

“Nothing in all creation is hidden from God. Everything is naked and exposed before His eyes, and He is the one to whom we are accountable.” – Hebrews 4:13

Just pray, let go, and let God take the lead from there. The battle is not yours anymore but His to take. Be fearful of God and not of men – let God be the judge and be the one to give justice. πŸ™‚