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Up-Close with Riza Oben Dormiendo

Beauty queen-businesswoman-humanitarian was one of the country’s socialites from Taguig City.

She is a successful businesswoman, the owner of the multi-awarded top performing agency in the Philippines, the Eastwest placement Center inc. She was crowned as Mrs. Philippines Face of beauty International 2019.

Joining a beauty pageant at her age is not a joke. She believes that crowns aren’t made of rhinestones, they were made with discipline, determination and an alloy called courage. As she said “winning the title is one of my greatest achievements, which carries a big responsibility. Through this title, I will use my voice to enlighten married woman that we are all beautiful in our own different ways and that we can be fit and health, and maintain our beautiful body by joining activities that will boost our confidence,”

Riza is a neophyte in the world of beauty pageants. But for the records she is a fitness connoisseur, A mountaineer and loves joining marathons. trekking the highest mountain in the philippines, the mt. Apo and a finish the 21k Marathon for national geographic are some of her greatest feet, because of her achievements, riza was invited shows in radio and television. Living the taught, having a healthy life is the key to a happy life.

From the top of the mountain, Riza also loves owning the stage by performing Tango in different events. She was awarded as champion in Argentine Tango 2019 in Meralco Theatre which was organized by Dance Sports Council of the Philippines.

Riza is also a proud member of empowered women of Rotary Club International and Inner Wheel Club. Wherein she played the lead star as Cher in the recent National convention ( Talent night competition) held in Okada, with all the extracurricular activities Rizahas, she is happily married for 30 years and blessed with one beautiful daughter which is currently pursuing her master’s degree in the university of Sydney Australia.

Here is our exclusive Q&A with Ms. Riza Dormiendo

What used to be your biggest weaknesses?
My biggest weaknesses were when someone likes to interview me on television and speak in front of the audience. Glad I was able to overcome all of those.

What are you most proud of?
My most proud moment was when my daughter graduated from Sydney University with flying colors.

What professional organizations are you associated with and in what ways?
I’m a proud member of Rotary Clubs international and Inner Wheel clubs International wherein I am able to help a lot of less fortunate people.

What’s your family like, and what do you do for fun?
My family and I love the outdoors. We make sure that we could have one monthly- locally or internationally.

Have you drawn professional inspiration from other women?
Yes of course, everyone of us should have an inspiration and be an inspiration to all as well.

Tell us about someone who has inspired you.
Actually there are too many to mention. But definitely they are part of my success- the number one is my mom. She is the reason how big a person I became.

Why do you support women’s empowerment?
I support women’s empowerment because it promotes my sense of self-worth. And I believe that I need to be a part of social change to others and to the community.

Share a women’s empowerment moment that inspired you.
The “ Crown for compassion” as a beauty Queen myself inspired me in so many ways not only in beauty but to help those in need.

What are you afraid of?
In general, as everyone says- we are all afraid to lose someone we love dearly.

What would you tell young women who are just starting to work? What would you like them to know?
Given a chance to speak to a young woman who is just starting to work is that- “Don’t be afraid to fail, just stand up and set your goals. Remember these three secret words- you need to have determination- to keep you going, Passion- when you feel everything falls apart and Resilience- when all the things get tougher.

Checkout the recent issue of GANAP International Magazine featuring Riza Oben Dormiendo along with Monaliza Salenga and Catherine Jordas


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