Top 5 First Q&A: With the current COVID-19 situation, what would you choose? Shutting down the country for the safety of the people, knowing that the country’s economy will be deeply affected, or opening up the country to keep the economy running and taking the risk of COVID-19 infections and consequences?
Samantha Bernardo answered: I will always choose the people. Because without its people, a country will never be a country. We will never be the Philippines without Filipinos, you will never be Thailand without Thais. So it is a must that we should take care of our people first. I stand here for love, and peace, and unity, because there will always be a solution no matter what our problems [are] in this life. And I think if we come together as people, as one united world, then we can have a better place to live in. I hope after this pandemic of COVID-19, we can be better citizens.
Top 3 First Q&A: If there is only one dose of COVID-19 vaccine left and you have to choose who you give it to — either a 15-year-old or a 70-year-old senior citizen — which one would you give it to and why?”
Samantha Bernardo answered: My heart goes to senior citizens because my mom is turning [into a] senior citizen. And I’ve experienced the loss of my dad four years ago, and I cannot afford to lose my mom. My heart goes to them because they are the most vulnerable during this time. A 15-year-old has the stamina to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. And with proper exercise and healthy living, they can live with it. I know as well that every citizen here will choose and never afford to lose their parents. And so, I will choose senior citizen.
Congratulations Miss Grand International 2020 First Runner-up
Binibining Pilipinas Grand International 2020 Samantha Bernardo
Date: 27 March 2021
Location: SHOW DC – Bangkok, Thailand and Patcharaporn Chantarapadit from Ranong