Resorts World Manila hosts 48 Miss Universe Philippines candidates

The Philippines’ most beautiful women are calling Resorts World Manila (RWM) home for the next few days before heading up to Baguio City for the main events for the first-ever Miss Universe Philippines pageant......»»

Category: entertainmentSource: thestandard thestandardOct 17th, 2020

Photo recap: Miss World Philippines 2019 coronation night

MANILA, Philippines — The Miss World Philippines 2019 edition concluded on Sunday, September 15 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The 2018 queens led by Katarina Rodriguez and the candidates performed to an energetic dance number dressed in gold, silver, and embellished dresses. After the dance number, the hosts ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 17th, 2019

52 phenomenal Filipinas vie for local pageant& rsquo;s most coveted crown

On Valentine’s Day, fifty-two candidates—vying for the most coveted title in local pageantry, Miss Universe Philippines—were presented to the press at the Maynila Ballroon of Manila Hotel. .....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2020

Gazini Ganados shares her Miss Universe top 5

Miss Universe Philippines 2019 Gazini Ganados is now in Atlanta, Georgia in the US for this year’s prestigious Miss Universe competition. While the pageant is the much-awaited opportunity every year for a number of the world’s top ladies to show what they’ve got, for the candidates themselves, it’s also a chance to make new friends......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2019

When the Philippines showed its best as SEA Games hosts in 1981, 1991 and 2005

Hosting the biennial Southeast Asian Games, just like any international multi-sport competition, offers an opportunity for a country to flaunt its best—in terms of organizing the event, making the tournament stand-out, and unleash a vaunted athletic campaign against the region’s best. Before this year’s SEA Games, the Philippines has hosted the SEA Games three times—all of which were momentous and ground-breaking. And in each successive staging, the Filipinos went up the medal standings, reaching the top in the country’s most successful showing in international sports when the country last hosted the biennial event 14 years ago. 1981 This was the first time the Philippines took the cudgels in hosting the Games. Already in its 11th staging, the SEA Games became a centerpiece event of President Ferdinand Marcos’s presidency, as it highlighted his administration’s heightened focus on sports development. This was through the initiative of Marcos nephew Michael Keon’s Gintong Alay program.  The Games was known as the launching pad of Asia’s sprint queen Lydia de Vega, who marveled everyone with her speed and track prowess that earned her the Gold in record-breaking performances in the 100, 200, and women’s relay teams. Isidro del Prado was another track phenom, ruling the 400 meters also in record fashion. The Games was the breakthrough year in Philippine sports as it produced a bountiful harvest in Golds from track and field, cycling, bowling, boxing, basketball, swimming, and weightlifting, among others. The Philippines ended at third, its highest place at the time, with 55 golds, 55 silvers, and 77 bronze medals for a total 187 medals. 1991 Ten years after its impressive first-ever SEA Games hosting, a new government and political climate enveloped the biennial meet. Under President Corazon Aquino, the 16th SEA Games showed the remarkable change the country attained since the 1986 EDSA Revolution, which would be emphasized with an astonishing medal performance, almost topping the 16th edition if not for Indonesia’s marathon gold.  Swimming took the spotlight with ace tanker Eric Buhain capturing a record six golds, making him the most bemedalled athlete, and Akiko Thompson becoming the crowd darling, donning two golds. Bea Lucero also achieved a first-ever milestone of being the only athlete to win medals in two sporting events—two golds in gymnastics in 1987 Jakarta and a gold in the bantamweight division of women’s taekwondo in the 1991 Manila games. A 27 year-old Lydia de Vega-Mercado reclaimed the Asian sprint queen title by winning the Gold in the 100 meters over compatriot Elma Muros and Malaysian Goldivasamy Shanti. Muros, however, won the 100 meter hurdles and won the long jump gold for four successive stagings—a SEA Games first.  The Philippines would rule several sport events with a gold rush in swimming, boxing, basketball, shooting, wushu, track and field, taekwondo, bowling, billiards, among others. Its 91 Gold, 62 Silver, 84 Bronze, and 237 total medal count was good for second. 2005 It took fourteen years before Manila hosted the SEA Games again. And in 2005, its rise as the regional powerhouse in sports was completed with the contingent under the administration of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo reaching the top of the medal standings.  The 23rd  staging was unprecedented, starting with the Opening Ceremonies being held at the Quirino Grandstand instead of a sports stadium, drawing an immense live audience—estimated as the largest ever for a sports event at 200,000. It was the grandest, having the widest array of sports legends appearing in the grand parade of colors, such as SEA Games legends Lydia de Vega-Mercado and Akiko Thompson, Olympic silver medalist Onyok Velasco, top basketball player Allan Caidic, and champion equestrienne Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski. When the Philippine delegates arrived, they were accompanied by Miss International 2005 Precious Lara Quigaman, actress Angel Locsin, and then World Boxing Council Lightweight Champion Manny Pacquiao.  Best of all, the Philippines erased the stigma of being the “sick man” of Asian sports, as it won golds left and right, even in sport events it was not usually dominant. Diver Sheila Mae Perez, swimmer Miguel Molina, rower Benjamin Tolentino Jr., and billiards ace Alex Pagulayan were the winningest Filipino athletes with three golds each. Wushu had the most golds with 11, followed by track and field, aquatics, boxing, billiards and snooker, taekwondo, traditional boat race, fencing, wrestling, bowling, judo, and archery. In addition, the Philippines won golds in arnis, karatedo, muay, rowing, shooting, lawn tennis, cycling, dance sports, golf, gymnastics, softball, baseball, lawn balls, equestrian, and pencak silat.  In total, the Philippines won the overall championship with an astonishing 113 gold, 84 silver, 94 bronze, and 291 total medal haul—its best ever in international competitions. Will the Philippines match or eclipse its historic achievement 14 years ago and continue its rise in the medal tally when it hosts the biennial event? Catch the 30th SEA Games in various locations in the Philippines from Saturday, November 30 until Wednesday, December 11 on ABS-CBN S+A, ABS-CBN S+A HD, Liga, Liga HD, iWant Sports, and .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 30th, 2019

IN PHOTOS: Miss Universe 2019 national costumes

MANILA, Philippines – The Miss Universe fever is on and the candidates have started preparing for the competition – including showing off the national costumes they will use in the pageant. Here are some of the candidates who have presented their costumes: Puerto Rico's Madison Anderson showed off the costume inspired ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 26th, 2019

Pinoy achievers come together to celebrate Filipino greatness in Galing Natin Ito event

Some of the country’s achievers including former Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach and international sensation TNT Boys came together to celebrate Filipino greatness last Sunday (November 10) in line with the National Cheer Campaign. Launched last July, the campaign aims to highlight the success of Filipinos in the world stage to inspire the nation to unite and help unleash each other’s potential for greatness. The song "Isigaw Mo" #GalingNatinIto, performed by over 20 OPM artists, serves as the campaign's anthem. Joining Pia and TNT Boys Francis Concepcion, Keifer Sanchez, and Mackie Empuerto at Robinsons Magnolia were Gloc 9, Leanne & Narra, Pao Gumba, JKris, the Philippine All Stars, the Dancesport Philippine Team, and the UPHSD Altas Perpsquad. Athletes like Aby Maraño of the Philippine volleyball team, the UP Men’s Judo team, Pilipinas Ultimate Team, the Philippine Jiu Jitsu team, Mapua Track and Field Athletes, Hado Philippines, and International Downhill Federation were also in attendance alongside academic achievers Beacille Elago, Mohammed Nur Casib, Kristen Stefi Teh, Lance Chysler De Jesus, and Keean Nathaniel Tang in the field of mathematics, and Kendrick Supnet, Beacille Elago, Robin Gale Bernabe, and Katrina Marie Redshaw for architecture. Serving as hosts of the program were “Umagang Kay Ganda” anchor Gretchen Ho, a multisport athlete that has participated in international competitions, and popular comedian Alex Calleja, who won silver in Laugh Factory’s Funniest Person in the World three years ago. Together with the artists, athletes, and achievers, Gretchen and Alex taught the audience the “Isigaw Mo” #GalingNatinIto song and cheer, which they can perform to show support for fellow Filipinos in sporting events and competitions like the upcoming Southeast Asian Games later this month. The official station ID for “Isigaw Mo” #GalingNatinIto features Filipino achievers from all walks of life whose heart, wisdom, and strength enable them to triumph over challenges in life. The video is played on various ABS-CBN platforms and can be viewed online on the ABS-CBN Sports YouTube channel. For updates, follow @ABSCBNPR on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter or visit»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 13th, 2019

Miss Asia Pacific International 2019 celebrates ‘differences’

The winner of the 51st edition will be crowned by the reigning titleholder from the Philippines, Sharifa Areef Mohammed Omar Akeel on the Grand Coronation Night, 9 October 2019 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila. #MissAsiaPacificInternational2019 The post Miss Asia Pacific International 2019 celebrates ‘differences’ appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2019

Michelle Dee is Miss World Philippines 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Michelle Dee has been named Miss World Philippines 2019. Michelle, the daughter of iconic beauty queen Melanie Marquez, was crowned on Sunday, September 15 at the pageant’s coronation night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, winning over 39 other candidates.  Five other women were crowned winners alongside Michelle. They will ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 15th, 2019

HIGHLIGHTS: Miss World Philippines Charity Gala 2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Miss World Philippines Organization held its charity gala night on Wednesday, September 11. Candidates walked onstage dressed in creations by the country's top designers. The candidates modeled the creations of Mark Bumgarner, Rau Ablaza, Nat Manilag, Mikee Andrei, Cherry Veric, Rosenthal Tee, Rhett Eala and Albert Andrada. ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 13th, 2019

Q and A: Miss World Philippines 2019 candidates talk pageantry, defining the Filipina

MANILA, Philippines — As we wait for the next batch of Miss World Philippines queens, Rappler caught up with several candidates to talk about  watching Mr World  last August 23, their own pageant journeys, and how they define being a Filipina. (IN PHOTOS: Meet the 40 candidates of Miss World Philippines 2019 ) Ilene de Vera, Candidate 20 You recently ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 13th, 2019

Press presentation ng Miss Philippines sa Marriot Hotel well attended

Ms. Philippines Press Presentation was held last July 24 at the Garden Room, Marriot Hotel in Resorts World Manila. The 36 lovely ladies from different regions of the country were presented to the media. They will vie for the coveted title Ms. Phils. Foundation Inc., and six other major titles. Present were the Ms. Philippines ........»»

Category: filipinoSource:  hatawtabloidRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2019

36 kandidata ng Miss Philippines Foundation, Inc., rarampa sa Palawan

“ONCE a beauty queen, always a beauty queen!” Ito ang tinuran ni Alma Concepcion sa paglulunsad ng mga kandidata ng Miss Philippines Foundation, Inc. 2019 sa Garden Room ng Marriot Hotel, Resorts World Manila, noong Miyerkules. Isa si Alma sa ibinabandera ng MPFI na hindi naman nakapagtataka dahil hanggang ngayo’y angkin pa rin ang kagandahang beauty queen. Si Alma ........»»

Category: filipinoSource:  hatawtabloidRelated NewsJul 30th, 2019

LOOK BACK: Catriona Gray s Miss Universe Philippines 2018 journey

MANILA, Philippines — A day before she crowns the new Miss Universe Philippines, reigning Miss Universe Catriona Gray shared on Saturday, June 8, photos and videos documenting the preparations she made for the competition. Prior to joining Binibining Pilipinas, Catriona won Miss World Philippines in 2016. (READ:  From Miss World Philippines 2016 to Miss Universe Philippines 2018: The journey of Catriona Gray ) Here's a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 8th, 2019

WATCH: Catriona Gray s message for the candidates and winner of Miss Teen USA 2019

MANILA, Philippines –Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray made an appearance on Sunday, April 28 (Monday, April 29 Manila time) during the Miss Teen USA 2019 competition in Reno Tahoe, and she gave a message to the young ladies onstage. "To every single woman that came out onstage tonight, what an ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 30th, 2019

Renee Salud’s Mindanao Tapestry features Miss U beauties

MANILA, Philippines – Twenty-nine Miss Universe delegates wore world-class creations of Renee Salud using fabrics woven by the region’s tribeswomen, in a uni.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 21st, 2017

Miss U bets join Smile Train

MANILA, Philippines - Candidates of the 65th Miss Universe pageant met with cleft patients yesterday, urging them to believe in themselves and follow their d.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 20th, 2017

IN PHOTOS: Miss Universe bets fashion show of Mindanao tapestry in Davao

MANILA, Philippines — Some candidates of the 65th Miss Universe walked the runway wearing dresses made of Mindanao fabric in Davao City on Thursday......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 20th, 2017

Cebu enjoys Miss U swimwear presentation

MANILA, Philippines - Excitement gripped Cebu as candidates for the Miss Universe pageant glided along the runway in their swimwear at the JPark Island Resor.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 17th, 2017

DILG intensifies security for Miss U candidates

MANILA, Philippines - Two weeks before the Miss Universe 2016 pageant’s coronation night on Jan......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 16th, 2017

LIVE Updates: The 65th Miss Universe pageant

MANILA, Philippines – The candidates of the 65th Miss Universe started the ancillary events for the pageant early January......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 16th, 2017