Former Miss International speaks up on harassment by a priest: "I was molested when I was a child by a priest" - The Daily Sentry

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Former Miss International speaks up on harassment by a priest: "I was molested when I was a child by a priest"



Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago | A priest 

Former Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago revealed last Monday that she was a victim of harassment as she was molested by a priest when she was a child.

"I was molested when I was a child by a priest. He is still preaching somewhere in Masbate." Santiago wrote in her post.

The Revelation.

Following the talk of the town surrounding the controversy on the recently concluded Miss Earth 2018 pageant in Manila, Santiago in a Facebook post, the 28-year-old actress and beauty queen recalled incidents of s-xual assault she had experienced.

Santiago said she has had to suffer multiple s-xual advances since she was a kid, and back during her time as pageant queen.

A priest | Photo from The Times

"I was told “why are you born too late! or sus sayang ka Bea, kong napanganak ka lang mas maaga” By a pageant guy winner. I WAS 12YEARS OLD AND HE WAS 21." Santiago recounted.

Take Advantage.

She also recalls having been touched inappropriately by a well-known businessman, whom she described as the CEO of a big company in the country.

"I was once touched inappropriately by a well known businessman."

"This guy is a well known CEO of a big company (companies pa nga e) he even organized parties for girls who didnt win with his friends (I think “hoping” they stopped it)." she wrote.



Santiago's full Facebook post reads:


S-xual Harassment IS REAL. NOT JUST IN PAGEANTS BUT EVERYWHERE!

I was molested when I was a child by a priest. He is still preaching somewhere in Masbate.

Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago | Photo from GMA Network

I was told “why are you born too late! or sus sayang ka Bea, kong napanganak ka lang mas maaga” By a pageant guy winner. I WAS 12YEARS OLD AND HE WAS 21.

I was once touched inappropriately by a well known businessman. This guy is a well known CEO of a big company (companies pa nga e) he even organized parties for girls who didnt win with his friends.

(I think “hoping” they stopped it)

The next time I met him I was a candidate and the organizers were there to see things thoroughly.
He couldn’t interact with us because the chairwoman was present and so as the chaperones. - still he was talking nonsense to us .

- We were at the congress or senate? when a Queen was touched (her behind) while taking a photo. She immediately told me (with a help me look) so i put my hand covering her back protecting her from the “old well known perv” We just won an international pageant but still.

- i was working when I posed with a middle aged man (I had a feeling he was a perv) so I put both my hands behind me. He still managed to “accidentally swing his hand touching my behind”

It happens. No matter how careful you are. No matter how Big/ popular/ old/ “religious” a person is, HE CAN STILL BE A PERVERT.

I still feel guilty for not speaking up and file complaints or SLAP THE HELL OUT OF THEM. I guess speaking up now will help the future Queens.

- I am honestly really scared to speak up. I hope I wont regret this.

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Source: Bea Rose Santiago | Facebook