Philippines’ first transwoman flight attendant flies with Cebu Pacific

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Flyhigh Manila featured the story of the Philippines’ first transwoman flight attendant who will fly with Cebu Pacific, one of the country’s biggest airlines.

The website shared transwoman Jess Labares’ journey to becoming a CebGo flight attendant.

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Philippines' first transwoman flight attendant flies with Cebu Pacific
Jess Labares, who will fly with Cebu Pacific, is the Philippines’ first transwoman flight attendant. (Photo credits: Jess Labares)

In her Facebook account, Labares told her story of how she became Philippines’ first transwoman flight attendant through Cebu Pacific.

Labares said it was her childhood dream to be a flight attendant. She also recalls the flight attendant training the “most difficult training” she ever had.

“It’s not all about looking pretty, its been all about your comfort and your SAFETY,” she said.

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First transwoman flight attendant in the Philippines, a history

“As a trans woman, the first post op transgender woman flight attendant in the Philippines. A history has been made. I will forever cherish this opportunity given by Cebu Pacific,” Labares continued.

She thanked Cebgo and Cebu Pacific for accepting her on behalf of the LGBT community.

“This means that we are now slowly accepting and respecting individuality, uniqueness, and expression. It is another milestone in the country that shows that Cebu Pacific is a diverse and multicultural company,” the flight attendant said.

“I hope this will be an inspiration not just to the LGBTQ community but to everyone who dreams and has goals in life to never give up on something you really want. Perseverance, positivity, determination, and loving what you are doing are some of the perfect formula to achieve your goal and will definitely lead you the way to success and happiness. Now I can finally say, this is by far the greatest crown I have ever achieved,” Labares said on her post.

Flyhigh Manila congratulated the LGBT community, Cebu Pacific and CebGo, for making history.

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