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Brainy, beautiful & down-to-earth

An economics professor at the University of the Philippines before she joined government (first as a consultant at the Presidential Management Staff, then as Undersecretary at the Department of Agriculture), Bernadette Romulo Puyat has always wanted to reach out to people — whether impressionable students, executives or farmers struggling to make a living......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarMay 16th, 2018

I think that I shall never see, a kingdom as lovely as the sea

You don’t need a passport to behold what to me is the most beautiful place on earth......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 18th, 2017

Filipino designs shine at Miss Earth Philippines 2018

For the finals night, fashion designers were asked to create haute-couture gowns following the theme “Sea and Sky.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

Meet Miss Earth Philippines 2018 Silvia Celeste Cortesi

MANILA, Philippines – Newly crowned Miss Earth Philippines 2018 Silvia Celeste Cortesi's win  was both expected and unexpected in the 18-year-old pageant. She's the first winner after the pageant was rebranded from its former name, Miss Philippines Earth. Aside from being one of the favorites to win, the model from Italy is ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018

Other cities should follow QC’s lead in cutting red tape

FOR years, the National Competitiveness Council has moved heaven and earth to try to raise the Philippines’ profile in the “Doing Business” listing of the World Bank – the annual ranking of countries based on the “ease” of undertaking business procedures – with relative success. The Doing Business 2018 report, published in November 2017, saw [...] The post Other cities should follow QC’s lead in cutting red tape appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018

IN PHOTOS: Miss Earth Philippines 2018, evening gown segment

MANILA, Philippines – The 42 delegates of Miss Earth Philippines 2018 walked the stage of the Mall of Asia Arena in their fabulous gowns on coronation night. The coronation night was held on Saturday, May 19, and was hosted by Robi Domingo. Here's a look at some of the candidates' outfits!.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 19th, 2018

IN PHOTOS: Miss Earth Philippines 2018, Dyosa ng Kalikasan segment

MANILA, Philippines – The 42 candidates of Miss Philippines Earth 2018 proudly wore costumes that represented their hometowns on Saturday, May 19, during the coronation night at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. Check out the ladies in their costumes:  – Rappler.com.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 19th, 2018

IN PHOTOS: Miss Earth Philippines 2018, swimsuit segment

MANILA,Philippines – The candidates of Miss Earth Philippines walked in the swimsuit segment of the pageant’s coronation night, held at the Mall of Asia arena on Saturday, May 19. The 42 hopefuls donned swimsuits by Ricky Abad, in one of the pageant’s mainstay segments. Here are some shots of the candidates in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 19th, 2018

FULL LIST: Winners, Miss Earth Philippines 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Karen Ibasco has crowned her Miss Earth Philippines 2018 successor, Silvia Celeste Cortesi , from Rome, Italy. The Miss Earth Philippines 2018 coronation night was held on Saturday, May 19, at the Mall of Asia Arena. Here is the full list of winners from that night: Special Awards Miss SM Markets: Dinalupihan, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 19th, 2018

Silvia Celeste Cortesi wins Miss Earth Philippines 2018!

MANILA, Philippines – Silvia Celeste Cortesi of Rome, Italy is Miss Earth Philippines 2018! Miss Earth Philippines 2017 Karen Ibasco crowned her successor on Saturday, May 19, at the Mall of Asia Arena. (FULL LIST: Winners, Miss Earth Philippines 2018 ) According to the Miss Philippines Earth website , Celeste is a 20-year-old model. Celeste said on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 19th, 2018

Miss Earth Philippines 2018 Silvia Celeste Cortesi s winning answers

MANILA, Philippines – Silvia Celeste Cortesi was crowned Miss Earth Philippines 2018, at the pageant’s coronation night on May 19. For the pageant's #EarthTalk portion, the candidates were given time to express their thoughts on trending topics pulled from Twitter. On her topic, #ZeroWaste, Celeste had this to say: "Zero Waste. Let ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 19th, 2018

Silvia Celeste Cortesi crowned as Miss Earth Philippines 2018

A science degree holder and part-time model representing the Filipino community in Rome, Italy, bested 41 other aspirants from around the Philippines and different international Filipino communities for the 2018 Miss Earth Philippines title in ceremonies staged on Saturday at the SM Mall of Asia Arena. Silvia Celeste Cortesi was proclaimed the new queen of the environment, with her "elemental court" composed of Miss Philippines-Air Zarah Bianca Saldua of Las Pias, Miss Philippines-Water Berjayneth Chee of Balingasag, Miss Philippines-Fire Jean Nicole de Jesus of San Rafael, and Miss Philippines-Ecotourism Halimatu Yushawu of Titay, Zamboanga Sibugay. The ladies will serve as am...Keep on reading: Silvia Celeste Cortesi crowned as Miss Earth Philippines 2018.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 19th, 2018

Where are they now? Former Miss Earth PH contestants who shine in different fields

MANILA, Philippines – Miss Earth Philippines 2018 is almost upon us, but before we get to know the new batch of beauty queen hopefuls, here’s a look back at those who have been there, done that, and are now living their lives beyond their Miss Earth titles. Whether they wound up ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

LIVE UPDATES: Miss Earth Philippines 2018 coronation night

MANILA, Philippines – There will be 42 ladies vying for the Miss Earth Philippines 2018 crown on Saturday, May 19, during the pageant's coronation night at the Mall of Asia Arena. Who will take home the crown and represent the country in the international pageant? Find out here on Rappler. Bookmark this ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

Worm-eating mice reveal how evolution works on islands

When animals are isolated on islands, they can evolve into strange new species found nowhere else on Earth. But what's the cut-off -- how small can an island be and still support the evolution.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

NGO-led crowdfunding app saves lives, aids in disaster response

MANILA, Philippines – How far can bayanihan go in terms of disaster response? Every year, an average of 20 typhoons hit the country, some causing extensive destruction. In late 2013, after Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) pummeled Eastern Visayas, Time Magazine named the Philippines as " the most storm-exposed country on earth ." Yolanda killeds thousands of people and affected ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

Love Actually: Newly Engaged Rodjun Cruz And Dianne Medina On Their Picture-Perfect Romance

Know more about the soon-to-be-married couple’s beautiful romance!.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 15th, 2018

Music Evolution: Jolina Magdangal

Most of the 90s kid here in the Philippines knows this line, for this was popularized by none other than Jolina Magdangal. Watch the beautiful metamorphosis (pun intended) of her career in the musi.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 13th, 2018

Lourdes Corrales Razon—my kind, gentle, loving mother

Happy Mother's Day! I was in Florida last year and my children wired flowers. Thanks to bad delivery service, I never got them. What a shame. But it was the thought that counted and I felt the love.   More today than ever, I remember my mother, Lourdes Corrales Razon, kind, gentle, loving. She passed away suddenly when she was only 54. Papa grieved for her until the day he died, 20 years later.   This whole week with my sister has been full of memories of that beautiful woman. Both she and Papa are always part of our long, way-into-the-night conversations. When I think of what it means to be truly in love, they come to mind.   We always talk about Papa's ...Keep on reading: Lourdes Corrales Razon—my kind, gentle, loving mother.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 13th, 2018

Drone and Phone in PH episode 4: Itbayat

https://www.facebook.com/inquirerdotnet/videos/10156901745299453/   Brave enough to hop on a boat for a three-hour journey on rough seas? This is just the beginning of Don Lejano and DJ Clark's adventure in the fourth episode of the Drone and Phone special featuring Batanes. Join them as they explore blue lagoons, breathtaking cliffs and beautiful coasts on the relatively unexplored island of Itbayat.   Drone and Phone is an online travel and adventure show featuring outdoor activities in and around Asia. Hosted, produced and directed by DJ Clark, the show is shot using a small drone and a phone to give its audience a unique viewpoint....Keep on reading: Drone and Phone in PH episode 4: Itbayat.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 12th, 2018

Zahra Bianca Saldua: ‘I will go all out for Miss Earth-Philippines’

Never say die indeed. Now that Filipina beauties have been winning global beauty pageant crowns left and right, it not only gives the rest of the world an idea how resilient and persistent Filipinas bets could be. But more than that, such streak inspires more and more hopefuls to keep on going for the crown. Aside from Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, another Filipina hopeful is trying her luck one more time. Despite already winning as Miss World 2013 second princess, 28-year-old Zahra Bianca Saldua is trying once more -- this time with Miss Earth-Philippines 2018. But why Miss Earth-Philippines and not with Miss World-Philippines? "When it to the environment actually I'...Keep on reading: Zahra Bianca Saldua: ‘I will go all out for Miss Earth-Philippines’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 12th, 2018