Beauty Queen Dianne Cervantes to Undergo Surgery to Remove Bullets
UPDATE as of 5pm, March 28, 2014
So far its status quo for Dianne Cervantes who is reportedly being heavily guarded at the hospital where she is recovering from surgery. I can only wonder if the high security is due to the possibility that there is a political angle to the gun attack on the beauty queen. Keep your prayers coming…
UPDATE as of 7:50pm March 26, 2014. IT LOOKS LIKE OUR PRAYERS ARE WORKING. I RECEIVED A SMS MESSAGE FROM LORRAINE SHUCK SAYING THAT DIANNE IS LOOKING GOOD AND IS RECOVERING AT THE MOMENT.
As soon as I arrived at my hubby’s studio this morning, our office head Connie asked me, “Do you know Dianne Cervantes, the beauty queen? Because she was shot three times in the head and is fighting for her life!” Read the story here.
The news chilled me, so I quickly turned on my laptop to check the news and it is horrifyingly true. One of our own beloved beauties was gunned down last night, March 25, 2014, near her home by an as-yet- unknown assailant. Dianne Cerventes was reportedly on a motorbike as a passenger when the lone gunman shot her down. News reports say she is in critical condition at the UST hospital. The driver of the motorbike she was on, survived.
My question is why would anyone shoot her? I can only surmise that there might be a political angle to the attack since Dianne Cervantes serves as a councilor in Hagonoy, Bulacan. Or there could be a personal situation that she is going thru at the moment. Right now, all we can do is guess as the police continue to investigate.
According to Lorraine Schuck, head of the Miss Earth franchise, Dianne Cervantes will undergo surgery today, March 26 in an attempt to remove the three bullets lodged in her head. The operation will be a delicate one but if the doctors can do surgery on her then it must mean that the bullets are in reachable areas and for this blogger it means we have hope that she will survive. Keep her in your prayers today and in the coming days.
2014 has been a tough year for beauty queens and pageant fans – Monica Spear who was Miss Venezuela 2004 and Miss Universe 4th Runner-up 2005 was shot dead in a robbery attempt in January this year. Genesis Carmona, another Venezuelan beauty queen with the title Miss Turismo Carabobo 2013 was also shot dead while she was attending a demonstration.
Francis Dianne Tolentino Cervantes competed in Miss Philippines Earth twice. In 2004 she entered the Top 10 and in 2006 she won the elemental title – Miss Philippines Fire 2006. She represented Central Luzon.