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Ahtisa Manalo flies to Tokyo for Miss International 2018

    Binibining Pilipinas International Ahtisa Manalo is set to to conquer the international stage as she flies to Japan to bring home the country's seventh Miss International title.     The 21-year-old beauty queen shared on Thursday a photo of herself at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) posing with a Philippine flag in an Instagram story.     Manalo will be competing for the Miss International 2018 title at the Tokyo Dome City Hall on November 9.           She also posted a snapshot of a simple note with message: "This is for you, Philippines."     &nb...Keep on reading: Ahtisa Manalo flies to Tokyo for Miss International 2018.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerOct 19th, 2018

Ahtisa Manalo flies to Tokyo for Miss International 2018

    Binibining Pilipinas International Ahtisa Manalo is set to to conquer the international stage as she flies to Japan to bring home the country's seventh Miss International title.     The 21-year-old beauty queen shared on Thursday a photo of herself at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) posing with a Philippine flag in an Instagram story.     Manalo will be competing for the Miss International 2018 title at the Tokyo Dome City Hall on November 9.           She also posted a snapshot of a simple note with message: "This is for you, Philippines."     &nb...Keep on reading: Ahtisa Manalo flies to Tokyo for Miss International 2018.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

Philippines almost wins Miss International 2018

Miss Philippines Maria Ahtisa Manalo almost made it to give the country its seventh Miss International title after she finished first runner-up in the competition held at Tokyo Dome City Hall in Japan on November 9......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

PH’s Ahtisa Manalo gets second place; Venezuela crowned Miss International 2018

    Binibining Pilipinas International Ahtisa Manalo only landed in second place in this year's Miss International held on Friday at Tokyo Dome City Hall in Japan. Venezuela's Mariem Velazco conquered her fellow candidates in the 2018 pageant. South Africa bagged second runner-up, Romania placed at third runner-up while Columbia was fourth runner-up. Earlier, the 21-year-old beauty queen hoped to gain the country's seventh Miss International title. Before leaving the country for the competition, she said: "I'm not gonna go to Japan just to be the second best."...Keep on reading: PH’s Ahtisa Manalo gets second place; Venezuela crowned Miss International 2018.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

WATCH: Catriona Gray reacts to Ahtisa Manalo’s performance at Miss International 2018

Is Miss Universe Philippines 2018 Catriona Gray pressured by the recent win of Miss International 2018 first runner-up Ahtisa Manalo?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 16th, 2018

WATCH: Miss International 2018 first runner-up Ahtisa Manalo explains origin of her unique name

As her surname suggests, Miss International first runner-up Ahtisa Manalo of the Philippines is surely a winner. But how about her first name, what does it mean?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

Bb. Pilipinas finishes 2nd in Miss International

      Binibining Pilipinas Ma. Ahtisa Manalo placed second in the 58th Miss International pageant held at the Tokyo Dome City Hall in Japan on Friday afternoon, bowing out to Venezuela's Mariem Velazco for the crown.   Velazco becomes the eighth Venezuelan beauty to bag the crown, solidifying the country's status as the most successful participant of the Miss International pageant, distancing itself further from the Philippines which has six crowns so far.   Kylie Verzosa was the last Filipino to bag the crown. She won in 2016.   This year's pageant drew a record 77 delegates from around the world.   South Africa's R...Keep on reading: Bb. Pilipinas finishes 2nd in Miss International.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

Miss Philippines Ahtisa Manalo first runner-up at Miss International pageant

MISS Philippines’ Ahtisa Manalo was named first runner-up in the Miss International beauty pageant in Tokyo, Japan on Friday in a livestream of the event. Mariem Claret Velazco Garcia of...READ MORE The post Miss Philippines Ahtisa Manalo first runner-up at Miss International pageant appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

Miss International 2018 bet Ahtisa Manalo won’t settle for ‘second best’

"I'm not gonna go to Japan just to be the second best," Binibining Pilipinas International Ma. Ahtisa Manalo declared during her send off party launched by Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc. (BBCI) at the Novotel Manila Araneta Center on Thursday. Manalo gave assurances that she is well-prepared for the pageant and will make the Philippines proud. "Rest assured that I am prepared for this journey. I took a month off after winning, but after that I started preparing in every possible way that I can," she said. Manalo shared that she received advice from past beauty queens like Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa and Miss International 2005 Lara Quigaman. She said their ...Keep on reading: Miss International 2018 bet Ahtisa Manalo won’t settle for ‘second best’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

FULL LIST: Winners of Binibining Pilipinas 2018

On Sunday night, Binibining Pilipinas crowned six queens anew who will represent the country in the biggest beauty pageants around the world. The winners are: Miss Universe Philippines 2018: Binibini No. 20 Catriona Gray Binibining Pilipinas International 2018: Binibini No. 17 Ahtisa Manalo Binibining Pilipinas Supranational 2018: Binibini No. 31 Jehza Mae Huelar Binibining Pilipinas [...] The post FULL LIST: Winners of Binibining Pilipinas 2018 appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsMar 18th, 2018

How Ahtisa Manalo made history at Miss International

How Ahtisa Manalo made history at Miss International.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

Subanon tribe of Mindanao is inspiration for Ahtisa Manalo’s national costume

Filipinos expressed their various opinions on social media regarding the national costume of Miss International 2018’s Philippine representative Ahtisa Manalo that was inspired by the Subanon tribe in Mindanao. The 20-year-old beauty queen wore a sparkly, multi-colored dress with black feather details and held matching feather accessories with her that resembled fans. Filipinos mostly admired her […] The post Subanon tribe of Mindanao is inspiration for Ahtisa Manalo’s national costume appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

FULL LIST: Winners, Miss International 2018

MANILA, Philippines – The Miss International 2018 coronation night was held at the Tokyo Dome City Hall in Japan on November 9, ending with a new batch of beauty queens being declared winners. Mariem Claret Velazco Garcia from Venezuela was crowned Miss International 2018, receiving her crown from previous titleholder Kevin ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

Venezuela s Mariem Claret Velazco Garcia wins Miss International 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Mariem Claret Velazco Garcia is Miss International 2018. She was crowned at the end of the pageant’s coronation night on Friday, November 9 at the Tokyo Dome City Hall in Japan by her predecessor, Indonesia’s Kevin Lilliana. It also happened to be Mariem's birthday. "This is the best birthday wish I ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

Get to know Bb Pilipinas International 2018 Ma. Ahtisa Manalo

MANILA, Philippines – Ma. Ahtisa Manalo was not one of the most hyped ladies for the 2018 Binibining Pilipinas pageant. But during the press presentation of the candidates, Ahtisa got everyone's attention, with many pageant watchers commenting that she peaked at the right time, making her one of the candidates ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 21st, 2018

PH bet Francesca Taruc crowned ‘Miss Tourism World Intercontinental’

  ANOTHER Filipina won in an international beauty pageant, less than a month after Catriona Gray was crowned Miss Universe 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand. Maria Francesca Taruc, from Angeles City,…READ The post PH bet Francesca Taruc crowned ‘Miss Tourism World Intercontinental’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJan 9th, 2019

PH bet Francesca Taruc crowned Miss Tourism World Intercontinental | The Manila Times Online

ANOTHER Filipina won in an international beauty pageant, less than a month after Catriona Gray was crowned Miss Universe 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand. Maria Francesca Taruc, from Angeles City,READ The po.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 9th, 2019

Queen Catriona Gray and the Art of War | The Manila Times Online

The Philippines can raise its hopes of winning the countrys first Olympic gold medal in Tokyo in 2020 by sending 2018 Miss Universe Catriona Gray to case the joint. TheREAD The post Queen Catriona Gra.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2019

VOLLEYBALL IS LIFE: A look back at Philippine volleyball in 2018

Glorious victories, dynasties, historic feats, controversies and memorable moments once again highlighted another fruitful year for Philippine volleyball.   Now, let us take a look back in the year that was in volleyball:   DYNASTY Powerhouse teams continued to thrive in the country’s most popular collegiate leagues. Arellano University muscled its way back into the NCAA Season 93 Finals and met a newcomer in San Beda University. The Lady Chiefs did find the Lady Red Spikers as feisty opponents in their first championship meeting, needing five sets to survive San Beda in Game One. But it didn’t take long for Arellano U to stomp its class over the newbies to capture its second straight title and fourth overall crown in five years. De La Salle University painted UAAP Season 80 green after annexing its third straight title handing legendary head coach Ramil De Jesus his third grand slam in the country’s most popular and competitive collegiate league. Second year setter Michelle Cobb stepped up to the challenge of filling the big shoes left by Kim Fajardo and complemented the depth and firepower of DLSU. Far Eastern University, which advanced into the Finals for the first time after a decade, stood no chance against the onslaught of the Lady Spikers, which swept their way onto throne. University of Perpetual Help completed a four-peat in the NCAA juniors after sweeping Letran. Philippine Air Force snatched the Premier Volleyball League men’s Reinforced Conference crown and the Spikers’ Turf Open Conference title. Sisi Rondina cemented her legacy as the UAAP’s queen of the sands after completing a three-peat in women’s beach volleyball. Rondina wrapped her tour of duty with four titles in five years. The Tigers ruled the men’s division.       YEAR OF THE UNDERDOGS San Beda University made great strides in NCAA Season 93 after earning its first-ever Finals appearance behind the efforts of Cesca Racraquin and twins Nieza and Jiezela Viray. The Lady Red Spikers closed the elims with an 8-1 win-loss record and took down Perpetual in the semis. Languishing at the bottom half of the standings since the return of its women’s volleyball program in 2008, Jose Rizal University made history by advancing into the Final Four. Shola Alvarez capped the Lady Bombers’ remarkable season by pocketing the Most Valuable Player award.   Far Eastern University made it to the UAAP women’s volleyball Finals by booting out crowd-favorite Ateneo de Manila University in the semis.  For the first time in five years, the Blue Eagles found themselves in a very difficult position in the Final Four. With a twice-to-win disadvantage, the Marck Espejo-led Ateneo shocked FEU – a team that beat them twice in the elims – to march to its fifth straight championship appearance.      But the real underdog story belonged to NU. After three years of finishing runner-up to the Blue Eagles, the Bulldogs led by Bryan Bagunas finally got their long-awaited revenge as they swept Ateneo off its three-year reign at the throne.     OFF COURT STORIES, CONTROVERSIES University of the East parted ways with head coach Francis Vicente midway in Season 80 after three and a half seasons with the Lady Warriors. Vicente left for ‘personal reasons’ with a UE coaching record of 2-45 (win-loss). Red Warriors head coach Sammy Acaylar also resigned from his post midway in the season. University of Sto. Tomas hitter EJ Laure after months of speculations to the real reason of her sitting out UAAP Season 80 broke her silence by saying that needed time to recover from her right shoulder injury to end all the rumors circulating including an alleged pregnancy.    Sound bites, videos and clips that show collegiate players’ ‘human side’ made its rounds around social media that drew mixed reactions from fans.  Just like in the previous years, controversy filled the formation of the national women’s volleyball team. Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc. initially named Ramil De Jesus as the national team coach but just two months after his designation, the multi-titled DLSU mentor resigned from his post citing ‘conflict of schedule’. Shaq Delos Santos took over De Jesus’ spot. Netizens went abuzz when the composition of the national team that participated in the Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games was released as fans give their different views on who should and should not be included in the roster.             LVPI named a new president in Peter Cayco of Arellano U to replace Joey Romasanta during the association’s election.   WRITING HISTORY Smart’s Cuban import Gigi Silva carved a world scoring record in the Philippine Superliga after scoring 56 points in a lost cause against Cocolife in the 2018 Grand Prix. Silva pounded 53 kills and had three aces to land her name in the fourth spot in the women’s world scoring record behind Polina Rahimova of Azerbaijan’s 58 points in 2015 while playing in Japan, American Madison Kingdon’s 57 (2017 Korea Volleyball League) and Bulgarian Elitsa Vasileva’s 57 (2013 Korea Volleyball League). Silva also surpassed the 55 points of Americans Nicole Fawcett (2013 KVL) and Alaina Bergsma, who led Petron to the 2014 PSL Grand Prix crown, (2016 KVL).     Not to be outdone, local volleyball star Marck Espejo had a 55-point explosion of his own in the Blue Eagles’ five-set Game 1 UAAP Final Four win over FEU. The five-time MVP pounded 47 attacks, had six kill blocks and two service aces for the Katipunan-based squad. Espejo scored 11 points in the deciding frame including Ateneo’s last four to seal the win in the match that lasted for two hours and 21 minutes. Espejo’s feat fueled Ateneo’s eventual semis series win over the twice-to-beat Tamaraws.  Espejo and DLSU libero Dawn Macandili were named as the Philippine Sportswriters Association’s 2017 Mr. and Miss Volleyball.     The Philippines saw three players make their mark in the international scene this year as Espejo and sisters Jaja Santiago and Dindin Santiago-Manabat were tapped as imports in Japan’s V. Premier League. Espejo is now playing for Oita Miyoshi Weiss Adler while Jaja and Dindin suit up for Saitama Ageo Medics and Toray Arrows, respectively.     After 36 long years, the Philippines sent a women’s volleyball team to participate in the Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games. The squad won against Hong Kong in straight sets in pool play in the country’s first Asian Games victory since defeating India in the 1982 New Delhi Games. The PHI advanced in the quarterfinals but went home empty-handed. The Filipinas ended up at ninth place in the AVC Asian Cup. Sisi Rondina and Dzi Gervacio made waves in the country’s hosting of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Manila Open after the duo barged in the quarterfinals. The tandem eventually bowed down to eventual champion Japan. The NU Bulldogs brought its bark into the international scene and howled its way to giving honor to country by winning the ASEAN University Games gold medal at the expense of Thailand. Volleyball proved to be the most talked about sport in the country as #UAAPSeason80Volleyball became the most tweeted sports hashtag in 2018.   SMASHING WIN, BLAZING VICTORY Creamline became the most successful club in the Premier Volleyball League this year after winning its breakthrough Reinforced Conference crown before following it up with a title romp in the Open Conference. Alyssa Valdez finally ended a two-year title drought after leading the Cool Smashers to the Reinforced Conference throne.   Creamline’s Michele Gumabao joined Binibining Pilipinas and represented the country im the 2018 Miss Globe in Albania, landing at the top 15.     Petron lorded it over in the PSL after winning the Grand Prix and All-Filipino Conference titles at the expense of archrival F2 Logistics, which ruled the Invitational Conference. University of the Philippines ended a 36-year title drought by claiming the PVL Collegiate Conference championship and followed it up by reigning supreme in the PSL Collegiate Grand Slam The SiPons tandem of Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons of Petron annexed their second straight PSL Challenge Cup beach volleyball title. University of Perpetual Help reclaimed the NCAA men’s title after taking down Arellano University as the Altas bagged it 11th title overall.           National University took back the title it lost last year in the UAAP boys’ tournament while De La Salle-Zobel bagged the girls’ mint. The Beach Volleyball Republic continued its advocacy of propagating the sport throughout the country.   END OF THE ROAD After winning three straight UAAP titles, the Lady Spikers bid goodbye to its Big Three in Kim Kianna Dy, Majoy Baron and Dawn Macandili. Season 80 saw the end of the six-year Ateneo-DLSU Finals rivalry as the Lady Eagles bowed down to FEU in the semis. The Blue Eagles three-year reign ended at the hands of NU as Ateneo gave its farewell to its greatest men’s volleyball star Marck Espejo and prized setter Ish Povorosa.    NU’s four-year domination in the girls’ division was snapped by DLS-Zobel. After a dry 2018 PVL season, Pocari Sweat parted ways with its franchise player Myla Pablo as newcomer Motolite agreed to buyout the hitter’s last three contract years.      Thai coach Tai Bundit after five years and bringing two titles including a rare tournament sweep to the Lady Eagles finally called it quits after Ateneo’s campaign in UAAP Season 80. Creamline gave Bundit a farewell championship trophy in the PVL.      A NEW BEGINNING It was a colorful 2018, indeed, for volleyball but 2019 is another promising year for the sport. Can the Lady Chiefs complete a three-peat in the NCAA? Newcomers are sure to bring more excitement and interest in the UAAP. DLSU will try to extend its reign for another season while NU is looking for a repeat crown in the men’s side. Another season for the PSL and the PVL will open while the national men’s and women’s team will highlight the country’s Southeast Asian Games hosting.        --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 27th, 2018

Mutya ng Pilipinas crowned Dream Girl of the Year International

Mutya ng Pilipinas Aya Fernandez was proclaimed Dream Girl of the Year International at the culmination of the 2018 Miss Tourism International pageant held at the Sunway Resort Hotel and Spa in Luala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday night. The University of the Philippines Broadcast Communication student failed to score a back-to-back victory for the Philippines, as the top title went to Indonesia's Astari Indah Vernideani. Last year's winner, Jannie Loudette Alipo-on, was the fourth Filipino woman to be proclaimed Miss Tourism International. Three more winners were proclaimed in the pageant --- Miss Tourism Metropolitan International Sylvia from Kenya, Miss Tourism Global Sandra Ca...Keep on reading: Mutya ng Pilipinas crowned Dream Girl of the Year International.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 21st, 2018

Miss Universe 2018 winner Miss Philippines Catriona Gray

Catriona Gray from the Philippines was crowned Miss Universe yesterday, the fourth time the Southeast Asian country has won the international beauty pageant......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 20th, 2018