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Homecoming queen: The lone reyna of Nectar s 2018 LGBT Santacruzan

On the front of the door of Nectar’s bathroom, the sign reads “we don’t care.” Behind it, 28-year-old Miggoy is putting on the layers that will transform him into Valeria, just in time for the gay nightclub’s annual Santa Cruzan parade. Miggoy has come a long way to get to ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerMay 31st, 2018

Petron goes back-to-back in 2018 PSL All-Filipino Conference

MANILA, Philippines – The Petron Blaze Spikers bounced back from their lone loss of the season, sweeping archrivals F2 Logistics Cargo Movers, 25-22, 26-24, 25-23, to win back-to-back titles in the 2018 PSL All-Filipino Conference on Thursday, December 20, at the Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan.  Cha Cruz's ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 20th, 2018

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray is back in Manila – Manila Video

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray returned home to the Philippines on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. The newly-crowned queen, wearing an all-white ensemble, a pair of pearl earrings – and long hair down, one side ear-tucked, arrived after besting 93 other beauties from around the world last Monday in Thailand. source link: Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray is back in Manila – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 20th, 2018

Catriona gray back in Manila, thanks Filipinos for support

The queen is home! Huge crowds gathered at the Manila airport to welcome newly crowned Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray upon her return to the country Wednesday, just two days…READ The post Catriona gray back in Manila, thanks Filipinos for support appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 20th, 2018

Albayanos thrilled at homecoming of Miss Universe Catriona Gray

LEGAZPI CITY (PIA) - Albayanos are clamoring for the grand homecoming of Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray whose mother, Normita Ragas Magnayon, is from Barangay Iraya Sur, Oas, Albay.Albay R.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 20th, 2018

Miss Vietnam 2018: ’I was told to find a husband, but I had to follow my dreams’

MANILA, Philippines – Miss Vietnam 2018 H’Hen Nie may not have won the Miss Universe crown, but she did win a lot of people’s hearts throughout the competition. The beauty queen charmed viewers during the pageant’s coronation event on December 17 when she became the first candidate from Vietnam to make ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 20th, 2018

Albayanos thrilled at homecoming of Miss Universe Catriona Gray

LEGAZPI CITY (PIA) - Albayanos are clamoring for the grand homecoming of Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray whose mother, Normita Ragas Magnayon, is from Barangay Iraya Sur, Oas, Albay.Albay R.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsDec 20th, 2018

Catriona Gray spent her first days as Miss Universe giving back to children

Social media users lauded Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray for immediately attending to her advocacy upon arriving in the Philippines despite only staying in the country for one night. The beauty queen landed in Manila on Wednesday afternoon in a private jet accompanied by the Miss Universe staff and one of its judges, Richelle Singson […] The post Catriona Gray spent her first days as Miss Universe giving back to children appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 20th, 2018

Royal meeting: Catriona Gray meets Thai princess days after Miss Universe competition

Hours before Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray leaves for the Philippines, HRH Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana and the beauty queen met......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 19th, 2018

Catriona Gray cried in pain while practicing ‘lava walk’ due to scoliosis

One of Catriona Gray’s mentors during her Miss Universe training revealed that the beauty queen struggled when she had to execute her signature “lava walk” because of her scoliosis. Miss Grand International 2016 first runner-up Nicole Cordoves in an interview with “Tonight With Boy Abunda” last Monday shared that the newly-crowned Miss Universe 2018 cried […] The post Catriona Gray cried in pain while practicing ‘lava walk’ due to scoliosis appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 19th, 2018

Catriona Gray s Miss Universe win inspires Filipina warrior Rome Trinidad

Filipina mixed martial artist Rome "The Rebel" Trinidad has a newfound inspiration in Catriona Gray, who was crowned Miss Universe 2018 last Monday, 17 December in Bangkok, Thailand.   The 24-year-old Filipina beauty queen bested 93 other candidates from all over the world, standing out for her signature "lava" catwalk, which made headlines in the news around the globe and trended on social media.   “Catriona is truly an inspiration for us women. She is a living proof that anything is possible through hard work,” Trinidad said.   A familiar face in the Philippine modelling world, Gray is also a martial artist, singer, and advocate of free education and HIV/AIDS awareness.   Touted by both casual and long-time pageant followers as a shoo-in for the crown, she represented the Philippines in the Miss World 2016 pageant but failed to bag the crown, settling for Top Five.   Two years later, Gray won the Binibining Pilipinas 2018 trinket, making her the country's delegate to Miss Universe 2018.   Gray's impact to women is undeniable as it motivates the likes of Trinidad to go the extra mile when it comes to chasing her dream.   "She didn’t give up on her dream. Failures didn’t stop her to reach for her ultimate goal. It is empowering to have a fellow Filipina like Catriona Gray," she stated.   "We belong to a totally different kind of fields, but seeing her succeed boosts my morale and inspires me to pursue my dreams just like her."   2018 has been a big year for the Philippines, especially in the world of combat sports, where six of its celebrated athletes copped gold on the international stage.   Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao claimed the WBA Welterweight World Championship, stopping Argentina's Lucas Matthysse in the seventh round last July.   Meanwhile, the Philippines established the unprecedented record of most mixed martial arts world title wins in the history of ONE Championship this 2018, courtesy of Eduard Folayang, Kevin Belingon, Geje Eustaquio, Joshua Pacio and Brandon Vera.   Trinidad, a professional model before she ventured into the mixed martial arts scene, is more motivated now than ever after witnessing how far the Philippines has gone in 2018.   She believes that hard work is in a Filipino's DNA, commending her countrymen for the tremendous amount of effort and dedication that they exerted in their respective fields.   "Seeing the Philippines excel in the worlds of boxing, mixed martial arts and beauty pageant is a big motivation," Trinidad shared.   "Our boxing hero Manny Pacquiao became a world champion again this year. In mixed martial arts, the country ended the year with five ONE World Champions. To top it off, Catriona Gray was crowned Miss Universe 2018."   Trinidad was last seen in action this past May when she took on Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol  ONE: GRIT & GLORY, yielding to the Indonesian hometown hero by way of first-round submission.   Although her 2018 did not turn out the way she wanted it to be, the nation’s banner year in combat sports and beauty pageant fuels Trinidad to strive even harder as she aims to carve her own success story next year.   "2018 proved to be a year of success for the Philippines. I am drawing inspiration from that success as I open a new chapter in 2019. Like them, I am not giving up. I will be back stronger than ever,” she vowed......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 18th, 2018

Maggie Wilson apologizes to Catriona Gray about swimsuit comment months ago

Former beauty queen Maggie Wilson said she acknowledges her mistakes in the past, one of them dropping a comment on now newly crowned Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray made months ago. The Binibining Pilipinas-World 2007 candidate, along with Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago, commented in March that Gray did not deserve to bag the best swimsuit award during the Binibining Pilipinas coronation night. READ:Former beauty queens annoy Catriona fans for saying she doesn't deserve bestswimsuit award Gray was crowned as this year's Miss Universe on Monday, Dec. 17, at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand. She bested 93 other candidates from around the globe, and is the f...Keep on reading: Maggie Wilson apologizes to Catriona Gray about swimsuit comment months ago.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 18th, 2018

Albay prepares grand homecoming for Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray

LEGAZPI CITY – The province of Albay is preparing a grand welcome for newly-crowned Miss Universe Catriona Gray , whose mother is a native of Oas town, Danny Garcia spokesman of the provincial government told Rappler. "Governor Al Francis Bichara congratulates Catriona Gray from Oas for giving Albay and the Philippines the honor once ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 17th, 2018

Beauty Queen Nabbed for ‘MJ’

A Binibining Cebu 2018 candidate was arrested in a buy-bust operation on December 15, 2018 in Escario St., Brgy. Camputhaw, Cebu City. Guadalupe Police recovered 7 packs of high-grade marijuana also known as “kush” from Teri Marina Colmenares, 22 who lives in Echavez St., Cebu City. Colmenares was the representative of Municipality of Carmen for […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsDec 17th, 2018

IN PHOTOS: Catriona Gray wins Miss Universe 2018

MANILA, Philippines – The universe has spoken, and a new queen has been crowned – our very own Catriona Gray from the Philippines! The 24-year-old Miss Universe 2018 slayed the pageant game from start to finish at the pageant's coronation event on Monday, December 17 at Bangkok, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 17th, 2018

Catriona Gray advances to Miss Universe Top 10

MANILA, Philippines --- Catriona Gray's chance of bringing home the Philippines' fourth Miss Universe title is still alive. The 24-year-old beauty queen from Albay advanced to the Top 10 of the Miss Universe 2018 competition on Monday at Bangkok, Thailand. The Top 10 pageant beauties are set to compete in the evening gown and swimsuit rounds. If Gray wins the Miss Universe crown, she she will be the fourth Filipina to do so after Pia Wurtzbach in 2015, Margie Moran in 1973, and Gloria Diaz in 1969. Below is the list of Miss Universe candidates who advanced to the Top 10: South Africa Vietnam Venezuela Philippines Costa Rica Curacao ...Keep on reading: Catriona Gray advances to Miss Universe Top 10.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 17th, 2018

Philippines’ Catriona Gray is Miss Universe 2018

MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippines' Catriona Gray is Miss Universe 2018.   Gray was hailed as Miss Universe 2018 during the coronation held at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand, on Monday.   The 24-year-old beauty queen from Albay bested Miss South Africa and Miss Venezuela in the Top 3, as well as candidates from91 other countries, to take the crown.   South Africa's Tamaryn Green finished 1st runner-up, while Venezuela's Sthefany Gutirrez finished 2nd runner-up.   During the Top 5 question and answer portion, Gray was asked about her stand regarding the legalization of marijuana.   "I'm for it being used in a medical u...Keep on reading: Philippines’ Catriona Gray is Miss Universe 2018.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 17th, 2018

AP column: Good and bad in Ballon d Or twerking uproar

By John Leicester, AP Sports Columnist PARIS (AP) — First, the good news: In 2018, a man can no longer disrespect a trailblazing sportswoman on global TV without incurring instant opprobrium. French DJ Martin Solveig learned this to his discomfort when he asked Ada Hegerberg to twerk just after she became the first female winner of the Ballon d'Or and used her victory speech to appeal to girls everywhere to "please, believe in yourself." Immediately after the awards ceremony ended, with outrage already frothing on social media, Solveig still couldn't see why his inappropriate suggestion to the 23-year-old Norwegian was causing such upset. "It was a joke. You must have a bit of a sense of humor," he told The Associated Press as gala guests filed out of the domed Grand Palais in Paris on Monday and Hegerberg posed for photos with her heavy golden trophy. But then, as a video clip showing Solveig's interaction with Hegerberg started to rack up millions of views on Twitter, he understood. Solveig sought out Hegerberg to explain himself and tweeted "sincere apologies." "I didn't mean to offend anyone and I didn't know that this could be seen as such an offense," he said in a video message. The bad news, as the whole sorry episode showed, is that in 2018, the behavior of men is still overshadowing the achievements of women. And Hegerberg's achievements are immense. The steely forward is a three-time winner of the Women's Champions League with French club Lyon. Given her young age and current fearsome pace of 41 goals in 41 games in the tournament, she seems likely to make history like Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on the men's side. Already, she set a tournament record with 15 Champions League goals last season — including in Lyon's 4-1 victory over Wolfsburg in the final . Hegerberg appeared visibly miffed, shaking her head, responding with a firm "Non" and then turning away after Solveig asked her on stage in French, "Do you know how to twerk?" Had Messi or Ronaldo been standing beside him, it's hard to imagine the DJ asking them to shake their backsides in the twerking dance made famous by singer Miley Cyrus rubbing against Robin Thicke at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. That Solveig did so with Hegerberg immediately struck many as icky. "Why do woman still have to put up with that (expletive)?" tennis player Andy Murray wrote on Instagram. "To everyone who thinks people are overreacting and it was just a joke, it wasn't. I've been involved in sport my whole life and the level of sexism is unreal." At the gala for her daughter's prize moment, Hegerberg's mother, Gerd, said the impropriety of Solveig's remark was initially lost on her. "Let him dance with the queen tonight, I was thinking," she told the AP. But when the meaning of twerk was then explained to her, she reacted with dismay, with an expletive. Hegerberg herself didn't let the uproar mar her evening. After meeting with Solveig and hearing his apology, she was determinedly cheerful by time she came to speak to waiting reporters. "I wasn't upset," she said. "I got to dance a bit and I got the Ballon d'Or." The visibility and status that comes with that trophy will give Hegerberg more power to push the cause of women's soccer. She is already putting that leverage to use. She told the AP in an interview shortly before she picked up her trophy that she won't play in the Women's World Cup in June in France because of a dispute with the Norwegian federation. Hegerberg hasn't played for the national team since last year because of what she perceives to be a general disregard for women's soccer in Norway. "It's all about how we respect women's football. I don't think the respect has been there," she told the AP. "Sometimes you have to take tough decisions to stay true to yourself." She also expressed frustration with the uneven pace of progress for women. A few hours later, Solveig's behavior made her words ring true. "Sometimes you have episodes or situations where you feel like, 'Damn, we're in such a man's world,'" she said. "That could be in a daily situation, being a woman, to be honest. Outside of the pitch as well. There's a lot of discussions to take and to bring on the table as a woman in 2018.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

Saoirse Ronan is majestic in ‘Mary Queen of Scots’

  LOS ANGELES---In a fitting nod to her title role in "Mary Queen of Scots," Saoirse Ronan walked into a meeting room at The London Hotel in West Hollywood wearing shoes with Elizabethan ruffles.   "Very queen-like," the young actress quipped as she took off one shoe (the pair was custom made by designer Ada Kokosar) and momentarily displayed it on the table.   Following her 2018 Golden Globe best actress win for "Lady Bird," Saoirse is in top form again in director Josie Rourke's film adaptation of John Guy's book, "Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart." Saoirse is compelling as the iron-willed Mary Stuart who has to deal with seemingly endless ...Keep on reading: Saoirse Ronan is majestic in ‘Mary Queen of Scots’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 21st, 2018

Cops allay worries on thefts, robbery in Boracay

POLICE recorded 12 theft incidents and a lone robbery case as of Nov 18, 2018 since Boracay Island in Aklan reopened on Oct 26. The figures indicated a 140-percent increase in theft cases compared to 2017 and 100 percent for robbery. But the Metro Boracay Police Task Force (MBPTF) said there’s nothing to worry about […] The post Cops allay worries on thefts, robbery in Boracay appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 20th, 2018

Palace congratulates Paragames and YOG medalists

Medalists from the 2018 Asian Paragames and 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) were finally awarded their incentives during rites in Malcanang on Wednesday. Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea represented President Rodrigo Duterte and congratulated all the winners saying, “that the President and I are truly proud of your success.” In his speech, the Executive Secretary expressed the Palace’s joy over the achievements of our national athletes in the said international events which “showed their competitors and the rest of the world the true fighting spirit and drive for excellence that the international community have come to know and expect from Filipinos.” A total of P36,150,000.00 was released for the Republic Act 10699-mandated incentives for both athletes and coaches.  Para-athlete Ernie Gawilan, who won 3 golds and 2 silvers in swimming, got five checks totaling P4 Million, the highest incentive in the batch.  Chess player Sander Severino, who won 4 gold medals, took home P2.6 Million.  The lone medalist in the YOG, Christian Tio received P2.5 Million for his silver finish in Kiteboarding. Medialdea cited the incentives as “a token of our people’s appreciation and a reward for their commitment and hardwork.” Both Gawilan and Severino expressed elation over the released monetary reward, as did the other winners present. PSC Chairman William Ramirez, who awarded the checks along with Medialdea and PSC Commissioners Mon Fernandez, Arnold Agustin, Charles Maxey and Celia Kiram, disclosed that “this is the first batch of para athletes winning in the Asian level who benefitted from RA 10699. We are happy that we are answering the call of the president to make sports inclusive and accessible to the people.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018