Public service is an occupation many people aspire to acquire, yet only a few truly understand the responsibilities it entails. Congresswoman Geraldine Roman hopes to shed some light on her position as the representative of the First District of Bataan but through a more modern and inclusive approach.
Within the year, the congresswoman plans to debut her YouTube channel, Geraldine Romantik. It will allow viewers to learn more about Roman through the first series of her vlog, which revolves around getting to know her more.
As the first transgender person elected to the Philippine House of Representatives, Roman also holds the most coveted position as chairperson of the House Committee on Women and Gender Equality. Yet what do we know about Roman outside of her distinction in Congress?
For instance, a few people know that the Congresswoman is fluent in Spanish and skilled in French. It stems from her fascination with all things Spanish, prompting her to study European languages and earn a degree from the University of Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.
Eventually, a young Roman received a scholarship and traveled to Spain to forge her path. She stayed there for more than two decades, where she worked as a journalist and put her fluency in the European language to good use.
While there, she had the privilege to cover business and lifestyle beats, where the latter landed her opportunities to interview well-known celebrities like Drew Barrymore.
If there’s one thing that Roman learned as a journalist that she now applies to her vlog, it’s how to listen to the public and produce stories that will pique their interest. Roman also plans to interview local personalities on her upcoming vlog, including Kris Aquino and the Marcos siblings, separately.
One of the main focuses of Roman’s vlog is her relationship with her family, especially when she came out and finally realized who she wanted to be in this life: a woman who’s happy and confident in her skin.
Geraldine Romantik will highlight those parts of Roman’s life during its launch.
Aside from putting her life story under the spotlight, Roman will also feature topics she’s passionate about on her vlog, including fashion, food, health, and beauty. But one thing’s for sure, as the representative of the First District of Bataan, she will also highlight the province’s splendor as a tourist destination, its rich culture through the people’s way of life, and more.
The channel’s name is a play on words and a clear description of how it will feature stories that Roman is passionate about—or simply brings out her romantic side.
Despite her busy schedule as a district representative, Geraldine tries to balance her time and squeeze vlogging in whenever she can. She also has a team of professionals eagerly assisting her in creating and curating content for her upcoming channel.
Following the release of the first episode, Geraldine Romantik will release new episodes weekly.
Roman hopes to connect with Filipinos through her YouTube channel and inspire them to lead better lives where they happily pursue their passions.
Geraldine Romantik will debut on November 30, 7:00 p.m. on YouTube. New episodes will drop every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.