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Photo recap: Binibining Pilipinas 2018 coronation night

MANILA, Philippines – The results are in, and the 2017 Binibining Pilipinas queens have passed their crowns on to their successors! The Bb Pilipinas 2018 coronation night was held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Sunday, March 18. Hosting the event were Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach , actor Richard Gutierrez, and Miss Grand ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerMar 19th, 2018

Top sports headliners in the year that was

From the FIFA World Cup to the NBA, the PBA to the UAAP and NCAA, the Asian Games to Manny Pacquiao, volleyball to MMA, the past 12 months truly was a great year for Filipino sports fans.   Here are some of the most memorable sports headliners that bannered the year that was.    San Miguel Corporation dominates PBA San Miguel Corporation owned 2018. For the first time in the history of the Asia’s first professional basketball league one company dominated all three conferences of the PBA. The San Miguel Beermen annexed their fourth straight Philippine Cup title against sister team Magnolia last May, while Ginebra rode on undersized do-it-all forward Justin Brownlee to the Commissioner's Cup title at the expense of San Miguel last August. Then it was Magnolia's time to shine in December. The Hotshots dismantled Alaska in six games to complete SMC’s domination of PBA 2018. Outside of basketball, SMC also made its presence felt in volleyball as Petron bagged the Grand Prix, Challenge Cup (beach volleyball) and the All-Filipino Conference in the Philippine Superliga.   Kai Sotto stands tall as Ateneo takes title vs NU Kai Sotto became a household name in 2018 as the 7'1" wunderkind showed off in the UAAP Season 80 juniors' basketball tournament. The eventual Finals MVP was a beast in Game 1 of the Finals against the NU Bullpups, tallying a triple-double of 22 points, 16 rebounds, and 11 blocks in the 86-70 win, the first of its kind since 2003. Ateneo finished the season almost unscathed at 16-1, with their lone loss in Game 2 of the series, a very chippy one to say the least. In Game 3, Sotto came up clutch, scoring the go-ahead basket, 60-58, with about 30 seconds left as Ateneo came away with the 63-58 win to take the title.  SJ Belangel, Joaqui Manuel, Dave Ildefonso and Jason Credo, and coach Joe Silva all appeared in their last games for the Blue Eaglets.   DLSU completes three-peat; NU dethrones Ateneo  The UAAP Season 80 volleyball tournament was filled with lasting memories that will surely be remembered for a long time. Numerous upsets in the eliminations, great games, and much more were the name of the game for the women's tournament. However, a long-time rivalry was rekindled when two-time defending champs De La Salle Lady Spikers met 29-time title holders FEU Lady Tamaraws for all the marbles last May. Kim Kianna Dy, Majoy Baron, and Dawn Macandili all ended their careers on a high note as they swept graduating Bernadeth Pons and the Lady Tamaraws in two straight games to win their third straight title. Graduating libero Macandili was named Finals MVP for the first and final time in her collegiate career.  Behind their magnificent floor defense and some stellar play from Finals MVP Bryan Bagunas, the NU Bulldogs also swept three-time defending champions Ateneo Blue Eagles to reclaim a title they last enjoyed in Season 76. Espejo, a five-time UAAP MVP, had an awesome performance for the world's record books, scoring a record-55 points to force the FEU Tamaraws to a do-or-die Final Four. The Blue Eagle legend had played his last, and has since suited up for a semi-pro team in Japan's topflight volleyball league.   Alab fends off Mono Vampire to claim ABL title San Miguel-backed Alab Pilipinas were such a glorious sight to see in the eighth season of the Asean Basketball League (ABL) last March. Coached by perennial fan favorite Jimmy Alapag in his very first season, the trio of Renaldo Balkman, Justin Brownlee, and Local and Finals MVP Bobby Ray Parks to their first title in home soil. Alab faced Thailand-based Mono Vampire, who were led by Mike Singletary, towering Sam Deguara, Fil-Am Jason Brickman and Pinoy Paul Zamar. In the very same day as the coronation of the UAAP volleyball championships, Alab took home the crown in a rousing 102-92 victory in Sta. Rosa, much to the delight of the home crowd. Balkman, the league's Defensive Player of the Year led Alab in scoring with 32, while Brownlee added 24 of his own. Parks added 13 markers. The two imports played in the PBA for the Commissioner's Cup, where Balkman (San Miguel) and Brownlee (Ginebra) would face each other in the Finals.   (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) Warriors send LeBron packing to Los Angeles The Golden St. Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers locked horns in the NBA Finals for the fourth straight season after the two teams were pushed to the brink in the Conference Finals. Both teams were down 3-2 and won Game 7 on the road to win their respective conferences, with both teams banking on experience to forge another bout in the championship series. Game 1 was undoubtedly the most exciting game in the series as LeBron James had an epic performance of 51 points, 8 rebounds, and 8 assists.  However, JR Smith's blunder at the end of regulation became the lasting image of that game, as he dribbled out the clock with the score tied at 107-all. The defending champions rode the surge and took the opening game, 124-114. Stephen Curry's brillant performance throughout the series was overshadowed by Kevin Durant's dagger in Game 3, a few feet away from the spot where he launched the go-ahead three in Game 3 of the 2017 NBA Finals. Durant was named as the Bill Russell Finals MVP after norming 28.8 ppg, 10.8 rpg, and 7.5 apg in the four-game sweep, demolishing the Cavs 108-85 in the series finale last June. It would also be the last game LeBron James had in a Cleveland Cavaliers uniform, as he bolted for the Los Angeles Lakers almost a month later.   (AP Photo/Martin Meissner) France rules 2018 FIFA World Cup The most-coveted title of the beautiful game returned to France after two decades. The youthful French squad celebrated their conquest soaked in a downpour in Moscow after a 4-2 victory over first-time finalist Croatia in the 2018 FIFA World Cup last July. Teenager Kylian Mbappe stood out in the French team composed of a bunch of 25 and under players. Speed, strength and youth became France’s biggest asset during the quadrennial football spectacle watched by almost 3.5 billion viewers around the world.  The 19-year-old migrant scored one of the four goals in the championship match to become the second teen to score a goal in the Finals after the legendary Pele back in 1958. France defeated Belgium in the semifinal, 1-0, while Croatia outlasted the favored Russians in penalty shootout, 4-3 (2-2). The French team also displayed diversity, with players born of migrant parents including Alphonse Areola, whose parents are both Filipinos working in France.   Pac on top, The Filipino Flash returns The most-celebrated Filipino athlete continued make the headlines this year. Manny Pacquaio stripped Lucas Matthysse of his WBA welterweight world championship belt with a seventh round technical knockout win in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in July. Pacquiao split with long-time trainer Freddie Roach during his build up for the Matthysse bout back in April but confirmed their partnership once again for the 40-year old boxer’s title defense against Adrien Broner next year. Nonito Donaire Jr. announced that he would be going back down to super bantamweight after a loss to Carl Frampton in April for the interim WBO Featherweight belt and would be taking part in the World Boxing Super Series' super bantamweight tournament.  Matched up in the quarterfinal round against Ryan Burnett back in November, Donaire scored what many consider an upset, winning via TKO after the Irishman suffered a back injury to snatch the WBA (Super) Bantamweight World Championship.  Up next for Donaire will be WBO Super Bantamweight World Champion Zolani Tete of South Africa in the semifinals.           Pinay power in the Asian Games   The Philippines participated in the 18th Asian Games held in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia that ran from August 18 to September 2. A total of 272 athletes that participated in 31 sports represented the country in the quadrennial meet with Jordan Clarkson of the Cleveland Cavaliers and medalist Margielyn Didal marching as flagbearers in the opening and closing ceremonies, respectively. Rio Olympian Hidilyn Diaz gave the PHI its first gold medal in women’s -53 kg. weightlifting. Five days after Diaz’s victory, the trio of Yuka Saso, Bianca Pagdanganan and Lois Kaye Go accounted for the women’s golf team mint. Saso also bagged the individual gold. In Palembang, Didal rolled her way into winning the women’s street skateboard gold. The celebrated men’s basketball team started out strong after routing Kazakhstan but lost by two-points to China in the group stage. The Gilas Pilipinas squad advanced in the quarterfinals but bowed down to South Korea by nine points eventually settling for a fifth spot in the classification phase after wins over Japan and Syria. The PHI finished with a 4-2-15 gold-silver-bronze haul and landed at 19th spot, three places higher that its 2014 finish in Incheon, South Korea.      Red Lions roar, Blue Eagles soar San Beda University continued its mastery over the NCAA as it annexed its third straight title and 22nd overall. The Red Lions grabbed its 11th crown in 13 years at the expense of Lyceum of the Philippines University. It was one-sided championship series – just like in their Finals meeting last year – with the San Beda ripping the Pirates apart in Game One with LPU playing sans its best player in CJ Perez, who was banned for one game after failing to notify the league of his intention to join the PBA Draft. Perez returned in Game 2 but even his presence didn’t stop the Red Lions from painting the NCAA red once again. In probably one of the most memorable UAAP season in recent years, Ateneo de Manila University won its second straight crown. Ivorian tower and Rookie of the Year 6-foot-11 Ange Kouame made an immediate impact for the Blue Eagles complementing the already stacked Ateneo squad led by Finals MVP Thirdy Ravena. But the glory of Ateneo was overshadowed by the Cinderalla story of the team it vanquished in the Finals. Climbing up from the cellar in the past years, University of the Philippines made history by making it in the Finals for the first time since winning it all in 1986. But before their championship stint, the Fighting Maroons ended a two-decade Final Four drought. UP then shocked twice-to-beat Adamson University with both games decided by game-winners. Ateneo came in the series as the title favorites but overwhelming support from a very hungry UP community and underdogs fans backed the Fighting Maroons. But in the end, it was the Blue Eagles championship experience that prevailed.       Pinoys make wave in MMA Fighters under Team Lakay flexed their muscles in One Championship. Flyweight star Geje Eustaquio opened the year with an interim championship win over former champion Kairat Akhmetov in Manila back in January. Eustaquio then defeated two-time champion Adriano Moraes in Macau last July to become the undisputed ONE Flyweight World Champion.  Joshua Pacio earned the ONE Strawweight World Championship last September after a unanimous decision win over two-time champion Japanese Yoshitaka Naito. Kevin Belingon dropped former world title challenger Andrew Leone with a now-famous spinning back kick in April. He followed it up with a dominating win over then-two division world champion Martin Nguyen to capture the ONE Interim Bantamweight World Champion. Belingon ended the five-year reign and seven-year winning streak of of long-time bantamweight king Brazilian Bibiano Fernandes in November via split decision.  Eduard Folayang outclassed Singaporean contender Amir Khan at ONE: Conquest of Champions in Manila in early December to bag the ONE Lightweight World Championship for the second time in his storied career.  BRAVE Combat Federation Bantamweight World Champion Stephen Loman successfully defended his title twice in 2018.  Reigning ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon Vera needed only 64 seconds to knockout hard-hitting Italian challenger Mauro Cerilli in Manila early December to remain the king of the ONE Championship heavyweight kingdom.    Petron, Creamline rule respective club leagues Creamline claimed its breakthrough championship in the Premier Volleyball League by sweeping PayMaya in the Reinforced Conference Finals series last July. Alyssa Valdez finally ended a two-year title drought with the Cool Smashers' victory. Creamline opposite hitter Michele Gumabao was named Miss Globe-Philippines during the Binibining Pilipinas 2018 last March. Gumabao represented the country in the 2018 Miss Globe in Albania last October and won the Miss Social Media and Dream Girl awards while landing a spot in the Top 15.     The Cool Smashers completed a sweep of the PVL’s Season 2 after claiming the Open Conference crown at the expense of Ateneo-Motolite via an emphatic series sweep this month. In the Philippine Superliga, Petron reigned supreme in the Grand Prix after taking down archrival F2 Logistics last May. Petron extended its supremacy in the sands after the tandem of Sisi Rondina and Bernadethn Pons defeated Dhannylaine Demontano and Jackielyn Estoquia of Sta. Lucia in the Challenge Cup final last May. The Cargo Movers got its revenge in the Invitational Cup, toppling the Blaze Spikers in a series sweep last July. Petron wrapped the year with the All-Filipino Conference in its pocket. The Blaze Spikers won its first 14 games before dropping Game 2 of the Finals. Petron swept F2 Logistics in Game 3......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 30th, 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

Binibining Pilipinas 2018 post-pageant review: a new beginning

The 2018 Binibining Pilipinas Coronation Night was one of the most uproarious editions I have ever witnessed. The supporters of the 40 official candidates came in full force with their blowhorns, candidate number signs, and LED lights. To become a Binibini is to be loved by thousands ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 20th, 2018

READ: Miss Universe Philippines 2018 Catriona Gray s winning answer

MANILA, Philippines – Catriona Gray was crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2018 on Sunday, March 18, at the Binibining Pilipinas coronation night. (READ: Catriona Gray crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2018 ) Catriona fielded a question from US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim, who asked her: "After the devastating war, Marawi is now on its way to recovery. ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 19th, 2018

READ: Rachel Peters final speech at Binibining Pilipinas Coronation Night 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Before Miss Universe Philippines 2017 Rachel Peters crowned her successor on Sunday, March 18, she had her final walk and gave one last message as the reigning queen. Rachel, who made it to the Top 10 in the Miss Universe 2017 pageant, wore a gown by Val Taguba as she ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 19th, 2018

LOOK: Alyssa Valdez, Thirdy Ravena look sharp as Bb. Pilipinas judges

The entire Philippines all shifted its on the most beautiful night of the year, during the Binibining Pilipinas 2018 coronation night, Sunday at the Big Dome.  The most esteemed beauty pageant judges were all present, but fans of the UAAP may have chanced upon two people from the world of Pinoy sports, proudly representing their group. Former Ateneo volleyball superstar Alyssa Valdez and Blue Eagles forward Thirdy Ravena were chosen to be part of the special panel of judges in the 55th Bb. Pilipinas coronation night. Your judge for tonight's #BinibiningPilipinas2018 , Alyssa Valdez 💗👑 pic.twitter.com/PgGejbu7Ut — Vania PadillaEdralin (@vaniaedralin) March 18, 2018 Aside from the two athletes, Michel Gumabao, a multi-titled volleyball player and a former De La Salle Lady Spiker, was a candidate herself. These stars show that athletes can indeed slay in any setting. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 18th, 2018

FULL LIST: Winners, Binibining Pilipinas 2018

This page will be updated as the winners are announced. Stay tuned! MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The Binibining Pilipinas 2018 Coronation Night kicked off on Sunday evening, March 18, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.Here are the winners of the special awards and the ladies who made it to the Top ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 18th, 2018

FEARLESS FORECAST | Top picks for Bb. Pilipinas 2018

The grand coronation night of the 55th edition of the Binibining Pilipinas beauty pageant will take place this Sunday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsMar 18th, 2018

LOOK: Mariel de Leon, Catriona Gray meet before pageant night

MANILA, Philippines – A day before the Binibining Pilipinas 2018 coronation night, Bb Pilipinas International 2017 Mariel de Leon and Catriona Gray had the chance to meet during the rehearsals for the pageant. In her Instagram stories, Mariel wrote: "Finally talked! We know what really happened and that's all that matters. ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 17th, 2018

IN PHOTOS: Meet the 40 candidates of Bb Pilipinas 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc (BPCI) has posted the photos of the 40 official candidates  of the 2018 Bb Pilipinas pageant. These 40 candidates will compete in the pageant's many events leading up to coronation night, which is scheduled to be held on March 18. At stake are 6 titles ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 16th, 2018

Photo recap: Bb Pilipinas 2017 coronation night

Photo recap: Bb Pilipinas 2017 coronation night.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 1st, 2017

Miss Canada Siera Bearchell says she has supported Catriona Gray since Miss World

The world---the universe, rather---is still reeling from Catriona Gray's triumph as Miss Universe 2018 during coronation night at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand, yesterday, Dec. 17. Apart from all the politicians, celebrities and netizens who fervently congratulated Gray for her win,Miss Universe Canada 2016 Siera Bearchell also rallied behind her. Bearchell, who is 8 months pregnant, has been taking to YouTube where she would regularly share her predictions and reviews about the Miss Universe candidates. In her latest video shared on Dec. 17, Bearchell gave a recap and her thoughts over the result of the pageant. Her support for Gray could not get any more palpable, as ...Keep on reading: Miss Canada Siera Bearchell says she has supported Catriona Gray since Miss World.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 18th, 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

Sultan Kudarat teacher crowned 2018 Miss Asia-Pacific International

Mutya ng Pilipinas Sharifa Areef Mohammad Omar Akeel was crowned 2018 Miss Asia-Pacific International, besting 48 other beauties during the coronation night held at the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resorts World Manila the other night. Source link link: Sultan Kudarat teacher crowned 2018 Miss Asia-Pacific International.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 6th, 2018

Sultan Kudarat teacher crowned 2018 Miss Asia-Pacific International

Mutya ng Pilipinas Sharifa Areef Mohammad Omar Akeel was crowned 2018 Miss Asia-Pacific International, besting 48 other beauties during the coronation night held at the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resorts World Manila the other night......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 5th, 2018

LOOK: Catriona Gray’s BF showers her with love and praise on their 6th anniversary

https://www.instagram.com/p/BkxPJC7Fk39/?taken-by=clintbondad With six years of being together as a couple, Binibining Pilipinas-Universe 2018 Catriona Gray and actor-model Clint Bondad's love is as strong as ever. The Filipino-German actor-model gushed about their anniversary and had some sweet words about his lady love in an Instagram post yesterday, July 3. He shared a photo of her and Gray as a stylish couple, wearing all-black outfits. "Funny we never [realized] that our anniversary was on the Independence Day of the [Philippines]," he wrote, where he may be referring to July 4 as the former date of the country's independence, before being declared as the Philippine-America...Keep on reading: LOOK: Catriona Gray’s BF showers her with love and praise on their 6th anniversary.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 4th, 2018

5 fun facts: Meet Bb Pilipinas Grand International 2018 Eva Psychee Patalinjug

MANILA, Philippines – Only a few days after she was crowned Binibining Pilipinas Grand International 2018, Eva Psychee Patalinjug already made headlines for her seemingly copied answer  during the Q&A portion on coronaton night. But just like her co-queens, Eva has learned to take the criticism against her in stride. Like Miss Universe Philippines 2018 Catriona Gray ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 26th, 2018

LOOK: Sandra Lemonon meets with DOTr regarding Build Build Build program

MANILA, Philippines – Binibining Pilipinas contestant Sandra Lemonon may have not won a title in the Binibining Pilipinas Coronation night on Sunday, March 18, but her honesty has gotten the attention not only of the fans but of the sector in charge of the "Build Build Build" program. On Friday, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 23rd, 2018

Bb Pilipinas Grand International 2018 Eva Patalinjug explains copied answer in Q& A

MANILA, Philippines – Newly-crowned Binibining Pilipinas Grand International 2018 Eva Psychee Patalinjug has spoken up on the issue that she allegedly "copied" the statement from a fashion magazine's campaign featuring Nadine Lustre . On Monday, March 19, a netizen named Pry Rivera posted Patalinjug's answer next to a photo of Nadine that was featured during Mega Magazine's Independence ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2018

WATCH: Winwyn Marquez sends message to pageant winners, losers

MANILA, Philippines — In time for Binibining Pilipinas 2018 coronation, actress and Bb......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 20th, 2018