By: Flyhigh Manila Staff
Cebu Pacific is indeed a very diverse and multicultural airline and they proved this once again by employing two transwoman flight attendants, one of them is Mikee Vitug. The other is Jess Labares, you may read her feature here. They are the very first transgender flight attendants in the Philippines, indeed a historic moment for Cebu Pacific and a very defining story for the LGBTQ community.
It was not an easy journey for Mikee as she shares her story on her Facebook account. She came up with a random idea of applying as a flight attendant but thought was impossible since the Philippines really never had one yet. Yet even knowing that the Philippines is a very conservative country accompanied with a little convincing from her partner, Mikee took the leap of fate.
Mikee knew that the screening process would not be easy so she prepared for it. After making it through the the impact to final interview, Mikee then went through the training process which was harder than she ever thought of.
After sheer determination, sleepless nights and hard work, Mikee received her certificate and wings as a full-fledge CebGo flight attendant! She is a licensed phamacist at the same time who worked for a popular drugstore in the country.
Congratulations to you Mikee! May you now serve as an inspiration to all our future flight attendants that nothing is impossible! Congratulations also to the LGBTQ community, you must be celebrating right now as you share in Mikee and Jess's victory!
Most of all, congratulations to Cebu Pacific for proving that you are indeed a very diverse and multicultural employer! Hats off to you!