The Facebook posts of Mikee Vitug and Jess Labares turned into a web sensation via web-based networking media yesterday as they discussed their bliss and fervor in turning out to be airline stewards.
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Two transgender ladies who made it as Cebu Pacific's airline stewards couldn't contain their bliss and appreciation for being acknowledged for what their identity is.
The Facebook posts of Mikee Vitug and Jess Labares became famous online yesterday as they shared their voyage to turning out to be crewmembers of the carrier.
Cebu Pacific, through its representative Charo Logarta-Lagamon, affirmed the procuring of two transgender ladies as lodge team — the first in Philippine flying — yet didn't give any further articulation.
Vitug is an authorized drug specialist while Labares is a brand envoy for a beauty care products firm.
"Try not to be hesitant to fizzle, fear not attempting. Go out on a limb a, no one can tell what is hanging tight for (you) on the opposite side," Vitug said in a long Facebook post as she described how she got into the avionics business.
While she set herself up to be dismissed when she sought for the activity, being a transgender lady, Vitug said her accomplice's consolation and bolster drove her to pull out all the stops.
"He said... 'there's no damage in attempting.' So I did what I expected to do, (I) set myself up by understanding articles and watching recordings on the most proficient method to progress admirably (in) a meeting (— ) from legitimate clothing, make-up," Vitug related.
Vitug conceded she was uncertain whether her tallness, appearance and even the manner in which she grinned would satisfy the guidelines of the aircraft. She was astonished to make it in the screening procedure.
She depicted the preparation that went on for right around two months as unbending as they needed to retain manuals verbatim and take assessments day by day with a 90 to 95 percent passing score.
Vitug said there was additionally endurance swimming and fire drills.
"Kaya masasabi ko hindi pala talaga madali ang maging airline steward dahil nakasalalay sa mga lodge group ang saftey ng lahat ng travelers. What's more, sobrang pleased ako sa sarili ko na naka-endure ako at eto na naka-graduate na ako ng preparing," Vitug composed.
"I feel respected and lowered that I am one of the first trans lady lodge team dito sa Philippines, this is something new and I trust it will start a change sa kung paano ang pagtingin ng mga tao sa mga trans lady na hindi kami I-box or I-generalization kasi tao clamor naman kami, skilled commotion kami, typical lang racket kami na tao," she said.
Vitug offered her thanks to Cebu Pacific for the "uncommon chance' it gave her and Labares.
"Nakakatuwa at nakakataba ng puso na Cebu Pacific... began this change sa aeronautics industry sa Pilipinas, they advance decent variety and expert development paying little mind to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation character and singularity," she noted.
Vitug likewise asked individuals to escape their usual ranges of familiarity and quit keeping down in view of partiality, prejudgment and segregation.
Labares, as far as concerns her, said entering the aeronautics business and getting one of the main transgender airline stewards was not her youth dream, however to a greater degree a test to figure out what she can do.
"Some of the time you need to go out (of) your usual range of familiarity to know yourself more and to know your capacities. Since I am formally a lodge team, I would now be able to state I made it. I outperformed the most troublesome preparing," Labares said.
"As a transgender lady, the main post-(activity) transgender lady airline steward in the Philippines, history has been made," she included.