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U and I, and Miss U.

THE first Miss Universe pageant that was held in the Philippines took place in 1974. The first ever Miss Universe, Armi Kuusela of Finland, fell in love with and married a Filipino, Virgilio Hilario. The first Miss Universe from the Philippines, Gloria Diaz, won her crown on the day American astronauts made history in outer space......»»

Category: newsSource: tempo tempoJan 21st, 2017

Bea Magtanong, hindi muna sasabak sa Miss Universe Philippines 2020

TJ BUMANLAG   NILINAW ni Bb. Pilipinas International 2019 Bea Patricia Magtanong na hindi ito sasabak sa Miss Universe Philippines pageant ngayong taon. Ito ay matapos ang mainit na usapan at suporta online sa muling pagsubok ni Patch na masungkit ang Miss Universe Philippines Title. Paliwanag ng beauty queen, marami pa siyang tungkulin na dapat […] The post Bea Magtanong, hindi muna sasabak sa Miss Universe Philippines 2020 appeared first on PINAS......»»

Category: newsSource:  pinasglobalRelated News6 hr. 53 min. ago

Catriona leads SAMSUNG Galaxy S20, Z Flip launch in Philippines

With the arrival of the Galaxy S20 and Z Flip, SAMSUNG officially announces renowned fashion photographer BJ Pascual, same-day edit king Jason Magbanua, and 2018 Miss Universe Catriona Gray as the brand ambassadors of the newest devices of the decade......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated News8 hr. 53 min. ago

PBA: OK kami ni Coach Yeng -- Erram

Poy Erram extinguished rumors that he and head coach Yeng Guiao are not seeing eye to eye amid the trade talks that would ship the NLEX big man to TNT Katropa. The 6-foot-7 reigning Defensive Player of the Year on Wednesday set the record straight that there is no truth in the issue. “’Di totoo ‘yun,” said Erram after the Road Warriors’ 104-89 win over Alaska in a pocket tournament at the Upper Deck in Pasig City. “Basta di totoo yun, OK kami ni Coach Yeng.” “Nagkwentuhan pa nga kami kaninang umaga eh,” he added. “Masaya kaming dalawa. Wala kaming alitan. Never kaming magkakaroon ng ganoon.” Erram is in the midst of a three-team trade talks with TNT Katropa and Blackwater as conduit that has undergone some revisions. Rumors arose that his transfer was due to a falling-out with a very volatile Guiao, who gave Erram an earful in one game last year. “So just to set the record straight, wala kaming pinag-awayan ni Poy,” said Guiao, who said in a previous interview that he doesn’t want to see Erram shipped to another team. “You can ask him if he's happy here or if he's not.” “But we are happy with him, I think he's happy with us. That's not the reason for the trade,” added the mentor. Erram still joined NLEX in their training and tune-up match although he sat out the match against the Aces. “Wala pa rin naming lumalabas na kahit ano kaya hangga’t walang lumalabas pupunta pa rin ako ng maaga [sa practice], shooting. Ginagawa ko pa rin anng daily routine ko” said Erram. “Siyempre ayoko naman na magtanga-tangahan din, maghintay-hintay din [kasi] mawawala rin ako sa kondisyon. Kasi if ever na di matuloy, tuloy ako sa NLEX walang problema.” For Guiao, Erram, who averaged 11.7 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 2.1 blocks in his first year with NLEX after moving from Blackwater, is still a Road Warrior. “We still consider him as part of the team until may final ano na run sa trade. But we're just trying to relish our last few days together,” said Guiao. “Siya talagang nagpupunta siya sa practice, gusto niya pa makasama ‘yung mga teammates niya even though he knows there's a pending development.” “But he comes to practice really just really doesn't miss anything even itong game hindi niya alam kung maglalaro siya o hindi, dumating pa rin siya. This morning we had an 8-10 practice, andun pa rin siya,” Guiao added. Pending the final decision, Erram still knows what team he is with. “Alam ko kung saang team ako, NLEX pa rin ako eh. Yun pa rin ang team na gusyto ko. Yun pa rin ang gusto ni coach Yeng. Hanggang ngayon NLEX pa rin,” he said.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News10 hr. 27 min. ago

Talent competition for a cause

Half of the forty candidates of Bb. Pilipinas 2020 search threw their hats in the Miss Talent competition held at the New Frontier Theater on Valentine’s Day. Ticket sales proceeds went to the Philippine Red Cross. A Red Gala fashion show was also held featuring all 40 candidates wearing red gowns by Filipino designers......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2020

Cebuana belter Sheryn Regis to mount homecoming concert on Feb. 28

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Did you miss Cebuana singer Sheryn Regis? The Crystal Voice of Asia is gearing for her homecoming concert entitled “Back To Love” at the Music Museum in San Juan, Metro Manila on February 28, 2020. “I am back to what I love to do which is singing for my fellow Filipinos,” […] The post Cebuana belter Sheryn Regis to mount homecoming concert on Feb. 28 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2020

Bea umaming na-miss nang bonggang-bongga si John Lloyd

“NAKAKA-MISS makabatuhan ng linya si John Lloyd Cruz!” Ito ang inamin ng Kapamilya actress na si Bea Alonzo matapos ang reunion “project” nila ni Lloydie nitong nakaraang Valentine’s Day. Muling humarap nang magkasama sa madlang pipol ang magka-loveteam sa ginanap na live script reading ng hugot movie na “That Thing Called Tadhana” sa Ayala Triangle, […] The post Bea umaming na-miss nang bonggang-bongga si John Lloyd appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2020

Catriona Gray joins Smile Train as its newest global ambassador

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray joins Smile Train, the world’s leading cleft organization, as its newest global ambassador. “Working with Smile Train has allowed me to help create smiles around the world. As one of their newest global ambassadors, I will continue to use my voice and platform to help raise awareness and advocate for […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2020

Pia Wurtzbach, Kai Sotto catch up at NBA All-Star 2020

Miss Universe 2015-turned NBA Philippines insider Pia Wurtzbach and towering Pinoy teen hoops phenom Kai Sotto got to hang during the second day of the 2020 NBA All-Star festivities in snowy Chicago, Illinois, Saturday (Sunday morning, Manila time). Our Rep to the Republika takes a selfie with the towering Pinoy basketball sensation! ???????? pic.twitter.com/4kI8pehHqS — NBA Philippines (@NBA_Philippines) February 16, 2020 Sotto, who's already started to turn heads as part of the Basketball Without Borders Global Camp, got to show Queen P some basketball fundamentals and chat for a bit.  Queen @PiaWurtzbach works on her fundamentals with help from @kzsottolive. ???? pic.twitter.com/v3trHCQv7L — NBA Philippines (@NBA_Philippines) February 16, 2020         View this post on Instagram                   A few outtakes from @piawurtzbach ‘s interview with @kzsotto at #bwbglobal #familyfirst #eastwestprivate ALL RIGHTS TO THESE CONTENT OWNED BY EASTWESTPRIVATE A post shared by EWP (@eastwestprivate) on Feb 15, 2020 at 1:58pm PST           View this post on Instagram                   The Philippines’ own Ms. Universe @piawurtzbach spends time to chat with @kzsotto at #bwbglobal #proudtobepinoy #familyfirst #eastwestprivate ALL RIGHTS TO THESE CONTENT OWNED BY EASTWESTPRIVATE A post shared by EWP (@eastwestprivate) on Feb 15, 2020 at 1:54pm PST The two even got to come up with their own special handshake...           View this post on Instagram                   When Ms. Universe herself @piawurtzbach pals around with you at #bwbglobal #familyfirst #eastwestprivate ALL RIGHTS TO THESE CONTENT OWNED. Y EASTWESTPRIVATE A post shared by EWP (@eastwestprivate) on Feb 15, 2020 at 1:56pm PST ...and Queen P even got to lob one up for Kai to throw down!  .@PiaWurtzbach lobs it to @kzsottolive for the alley-oop slam! ???? What do you think of this duo? pic.twitter.com/tUvZ1YArhf — NBA Philippines (@NBA_Philippines) February 16, 2020 Nice to see the PH well-represented during the NBA's All-Star festivities.  Who knows, maybe in a couple of years, our very own Kai could be part of the action during All-Star Weekend as well.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2020

Activating that black girl magic

South Africans stepped out of offices and university classes on Wednesday to catch a glimpse of Zozibini Tunzi, on a homecoming tour after she was crowned Miss Universe in December......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2020

UAAP Season 82: No time to relax for repeat-seeking Ateneo Lady Eagles

All teams will be after Ateneo de Manila University as the Lady Eagles march into UAAP Season 82 with a huge target mark on their chests. But instead of taking it as pressure in its attempt to keep the title perched in Katipunan, Ateneo embraces it. A constant reminder for the Lady Eagles to be on their toes at all times and always keep their guards up. “Since defending champs kami, everyone wants to beat us,” said incoming third year libero Dani Ravena. “Added pressure ‘yun, but at the same time, it's motivation for us not to be satisfied with one game,” added Ravena. “Everyone wants to beat us so the next game will be tougher than the last one.” Ateneo lost three vital cogs in Maddie Madayag, Bea De Leon and Kim Gequillana after its title conquest last year in a dramatic come-from-behind Finals series win over University of Sto. Tomas, but still remains a powerhouse squad with key returnees and the addition of blue chip recruits. The biggest boost in the Lady Eagles’ title-retention bid is the presence of prolific scorer and court leader Kat Tolentino, who decided to make one final tour of duty. Joining Tolentino are seasoned players Jho Maraguinot and setter Jamie Lavitoria, who are making their return after skipping a year to pursue careers in the commercial league.   Ateneo will miss the services of heady playmaker Deanna Wong, who is still recovering from a shin injury, but will still have most of their championship core in Ravena, Ponggay Gaston, Jules Samonte, Vanessa Gandler, Erika Raagas and setter Jaja Maraguinot.   “Malaking factor ang pagbalik ng mga seniors sa amin and ‘yung improvement ng mga rookies and sophomores isang malaking bagay para sa amin,” said Ateneo head coach Oliver Almadro. Giving the Lady Eagles an even deeper arsenal this season is the integration of promising rookies led by scorer Faith Nisperos and middle Joan Narit. While the good mix of veterans and rookies combined with championship experience and support of legions of fans make the Lady Eagles a serious title contender, Almadro constantly reminds his team that a repeat won’t be given to them for free.     “Mahirap maging complacent,” he said. “Mahirap mag-settle down na nakabalik na si ganito, nakabalik na si ganyan. I’m always telling my players, it’s not about how strong you are, it’s not about being strong lang eh.” “’Di sapat sa akin yung magaling lang eh. Kailanngan talaga nandoon ang teamwork, nandoon ang effort, nandoon ang sacrifices for the team and the school,” Almadro stressed.   EYES ON YOU: Ateneo will see this season the final flight of Kat Tolentino for the blue and white as well as the debut of its prized recruit Faith Nisperos. All eyes will be on the duo as they try to bring the Lady Eagles their second straight title and fourth overall.       Nisperos showed a glimpse of what to expect from her during the pre-season as she led Ateneo to a third place finish in the PVL Collegiate Conference. The National University-Nazareth School product, who averaged 12.4 points per game with 41.46% success rate in attacks in the PVL, embraces the challenge of playing for one of the best teams in the league in the past decade.    “I just wanna do my best,” she said. “I won't pressure myself in trying to push myself too hard. Ang goal ko lang naman is gampanan ‘yung role ko sa team.” For Tolentino, who during the pre-season played for ChocoMucho in the PVL Open Conference, she will be playing a bigger role as the leader of the Lady Eagles. “My main goal for this year is to find that leadership role and show my character,” said Tolentino. “I wanna help the team using my experience the last four years. I wanna encourage my teammates to push for that same goal.”   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2020

Cassy hahanapan ni Mavy ng Valentine date

Fun and laughter marry on Sarap ‘Di Ba? this Saturday as the “Lakas ng Dating”, a dating show presents Cassy looking for her post-Valentine date. Mavy in turn will host the show. Who will be Cassy’s choice? The witty Skelly? The funny Osang? Or the crush ng bayan JD Domagoso? Don’t miss the fun! For […] The post Cassy hahanapan ni Mavy ng Valentine date appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2020

Up to 50% off at Saucony end of season sale

LOOKING for shoes to kick off your fitness and style resolutions? Global performance and lifestyle brand Saucony has got you covered as it kicks off the month of February with its End of Season Sale. From February 1 to 29 grab up to 50 percent off on select items at Saucony concept stores. Don’t miss […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2020

UAAP 82: Tolentino: I can t give up my final year and have that regret in future

Kat Tolentino is now one of the main stalwarts for Ateneo de Manila University. And in the UAAP 82 Women’s Volleyball Tournament, she’s ready and raring to be much more than an opposite hitter. “My main goal for this year is to find that leadership role and show my character," she shared. She then continued, "I wanna help the team using my experience the last four years. I wanna encourage my teammates to push for that same goal." Of course, to defend their title, the Lady Eagles need Tolentino to help fill the leadership void left behind by now-graduated Bea De Leon and Maddie Madayag as well as injured setter Deanna Wong. The good news is the Filipino-Canadian is nothing but up to the task - especially as the first and foremost desire in her decision to return was to have no regrets. "When I decided not to play my final year (after last season), I thought I had made my final decision. I thought I was done, but as the months went by, I started to think about the UAAP and how much fulfillment you get when you play in that league," she shared. She then continued, "That's when I realized I can't let go of this opportunity. I can't just give up my final playing year and have that regret in the future." Without a doubt, having one last go-round with her teammates was a big factor in her choice to come back as well. As she put it, "Of course, I miss playing and practicing with the team. Of course, I enjoy playing pro (in the PVL), but it's just different here. I will definitely miss this."   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2020

Bb. Pilipinas International 2018 Athisa Manalo, umatras sa Miss Universe Philippines pageant

YESHA ENDAR   UMATRAS na sa Miss Universe 2020 pageant si 2018 Binibining Pilipinas – International Athisa Manalo. Sa kaniyang Instagram account, inanunsyo ng beauty queen ang naturang pag-back out sa pageant. Paliwanag ni Athisa, kailangan niya munang pagtuunan ng pansin ang kaniyang kalusugan. Mas makabubuti aniya na magwithdraw muna sa naturang kompetisyon kaysa hindi nito maibigay […] The post Bb. Pilipinas International 2018 Athisa Manalo, umatras sa Miss Universe Philippines pageant appeared first on PINAS......»»

Category: newsSource:  pinasglobalRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2020

Clippers hand Cavs worst home loss in franchise history

  STEVE HERRICK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Lou Williams scored 25 points and the Los Angeles Clippers routed Cleveland 133-92 on Sunday night, the Cavaliers' worst home loss in franchise history. Cleveland's previous worst was a 39-point loss to Chicago in 2012. Paul George had 22 points and Marcus Morris added 10 in his first game with Los Angeles, which led wire-to-wire without star forward Kawhi Leonard. Andre Drummond started in his first game with Cleveland after being acquired from Detroit at the deadline. He scored 19 points and had 14 rebounds in 29 minutes. The Clippers didn't miss Leonard, who was out because of a sore left knee. Morris, acquired from New York at the trade deadline, started in Leonard's spot at power forward and played 22 minutes. The Clippers were obviously angry following an embarrassing 142-115 loss in Minnesota on Saturday. Los Angeles shot 70% percent in the first quarter, making 14 of 20 from the field. Los Angeles' biggest lead was 45 points in the fourth quarter after coach Doc Rivers had given his starters the rest of the night off. Drummond's presence was Cleveland's lone bright spot. He brought the crowd to its feet in the first quarter with a one-handed dunk off a lob pass from Cedi Osman. Drummond also hit two 3-pointers, his career high for a game, and again drew a big ovation. Morris knocked Drummond to the floor with a hard foul as Cleveland's center tried to score in the third quarter. The play was upgraded to a flagrant foul after a review. Drummond's acquisition couldn't stop Cleveland's skid. The Cavaliers have lost 12 straight at home and 13 of 14 overall. Morris' final game with the Knicks came in Cleveland on Feb. 3. He scored 26 points in New York's overtime win. Drummond replaced Tristan Thompson, who has started 48 games. Thompson came off the bench and scored seven points in 19 minutes. Kevin Love had 10 points in 26 minutes. .TIP-INS Clippers: Leonard missed his 13th game of the season. ... G Patrick Beverley (strained right groin) was out for second straight game. ... Los Angeles wore throwback Buffalo Braves uniforms. The franchise played in Buffalo from 1970-78. Cavaliers: Drummond is 3 for 24 on 3-pointers this season. .... Thompson hit his fourth career 3-pointer in the second quarter. ... Kevin Porter Jr. had 17 points. WELCOME BACK Clippers assistant Tyronn Lue was the Cavaliers' coach during their 2016 NBA championship season. He returned to Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse for the first time since being fired by Cleveland after six games last season. Lue was given a standing ovation and waved to the crowd when he was introduced during a timeout. UP NEXT Clippers: Visit Philadelphia on Tuesday. Cavaliers: Host Atlanta on Wednesday. Cleveland's last win at home came over the Hawks on Dec. 23......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2020

Liza, Maymay handa na bang sumabak sa Miss Universe PH?

ISANG malaking hamon para kay Miss Universe 2011 third runner-up Shamcey Supsup ang pamunuan (as national director) for the first year ang Miss Universe Philippines, then Binibining Pilipinas sa ilalim ni Mrs. Stella Marquez de Araneta. December noong isang taon nang ianunsiyo ng Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. (BPCI) na hindi na ini-renew ng Miss Universe […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2020

BJ Andrade suffers ACL injury, sidelined for UAAP 83

BJ Andrade will not be playing for Ateneo de Manila University in this year's UAAP Men's Basketball Tournament after injuring his right knee and needing surgery. Final results are yet to be determined, but the Blue Eagles are fearing that the injury will keep the supposedly incoming fourth-year wing out of the lineup for Season 83. "All indications show that it's an ACL tear," head coach Tab Baldwin said. Andrade suffered the apparent ACL tear in the first quarter of their 2020 Philippine Collegiate Champions League NCAA-UAAP Challenge matchup opposite San Beda University last Saturday. The 21-year-old only averaged 1.3 points, 1.1 assists, and 1.0 rebounds while playing 11 games in the blue and white's title run a season ago, but was expected to take a step forward with the departures of mainstays Thirdy Ravena, Adrian Wong, and Mike and Matt Nieto. According to Coach Tab, Andrade's surgery has been penciled in for February 21. With the timeline for recovery from ACL injuries somewhere between six to eight months, the 6-foot swingman looks like he will miss Ateneo's title defense which will begin in September. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2020

VLOG WATCH: A Date of a Lifetime – Derek Ramsay at Andrea Torres, pinagluto si Miss Uganda!

TRENDING sa social media si Evelyne a.k.a. Miss Uganda na dumulong kay Raffy Tulfo tungkol sa amo nito na Pinoy na naging abusado sa kanya. Sa panayam sa kanya ni Sir Raffy ay nabanggit nito na paborito niyang artista si Derek Ramsay at dream nito na makilala sa personal bago ito bumalik sa kanyang home […] The post VLOG WATCH: A Date of a Lifetime – Derek Ramsay at Andrea Torres, pinagluto si Miss Uganda! appeared first on Pinoy Parazzi......»»

Category: newsSource:  pinoyparazziRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2020

Jo Berry mami-miss ang kainan sa The Gift; La Oro nag-enjoy sa Quiapo

KUNG may mami-miss ang Kapuso actress na si Jo Berry sa inspirational GMA Telebabad series na The Gift, ‘yan ay ang kainan ng cast and crew sa kanilang taping. Ayon kay Jo na gumaganap na nanay-nanayan ni Alden Richards sa serye bilang si Nanay Straw marami siyang ite-treasure na bonding moments nila sa set ng […] The post Jo Berry mami-miss ang kainan sa The Gift; La Oro nag-enjoy sa Quiapo appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2020

UAAP Season 82: Wong on the right track on road to recovery

Deanna Wong accepts the fact she will be just on the sidelines cheering for the Ateneo de Manila University Lady Eagles in their back-to-back title bid in the UAAP Season 82 women’s volleyball tournament. The setter is taking her time on her road to recovery from a stress fracture on her right shin.   “It’s hard, its rough, its difficult pero ganoon talaga ang sports. Injury really happens,” said Wong. “Patiently waiting [to recover]. Be patient lang siguro for my time siguro to comeback to play. Full recovery lang [muna] siguro.” The playmaker is currently working on getting back in top form.   “I’m getting there. Kaka-start ko lang ulit mag-training pero more to improve pa rin,” said the Season 80 Best Setter. “OK na siya [shin] pero minsan sumasakit lang. I think kasi hindi nagagamit siya for ilang months ang shin ko kaya sumasakit now na ginagamit ko na siya,” added Wong, who is already back in training. “Pero if ilang beses na ako magti-training feeling ko magiging OK naman siya.” But the setter admits that she misses playing for the blue and white, competing against the best collegiate squads in the country and feeling the electric atmosphere inside the arena.   “Sobra namang (miss ko ang UAAP). What I like most is playing talaga and yung UAAP naman is sort of nandoon ang intensity, nandoon ang goosebumps,” she said. It also pains her to see her good friend Ponggay Gaston playing her swan song in what could have been their last dance together as Lady Eagles. “I’ll be missing playing but not only that but playing alongside my teammates lalo na si Ponggay na my one and only batchmate left na lang,” she said. Wong believes that even without her, Ateneo has the experience and arsenal to extend its reign for another year. The Lady Eagles eye to duplicate the back-to-back championships of the Alyssa Valdez-led Ateneo squad back in Season 76 and 77.   “Back-to-back yan,” said a very confident Wong. “Tiwala lang siguro. I think they have to jell as one as a team kasi iba’t iba nanggaling eh. Sina Ate Kat (Tolentino), Ate Jho (Maraguinot) parang how many years hindi naglaro together. Teamwork lang siguro ang kailangan.” Talking about the setters that will fill her spot, Wong is confident that sophomore Jaja Maraguinot and returning veteran Jamie Lavitoria can take the Lady Eagles back to the Promised Land. “Kaya na nila yun,” she said. “Kaya ni Jaja yun, kaya na nila Ate Jamie yun. They know what to do naman.” As for her return on Season 83, Wong wants to think about it first. “Di ko pa alam,” said Wong. “Possible but no promises.”       --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2020