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Search for Binibining Pilipinas begins

Who will be the next queens? Returning beauties Vickie Rushton, Samantha Bernardo and Hannah Arnold are among the forty candidates of the Binibining Pilipinas 2020 search officially named in a ceremony held at the KIA Theater in Cubao last week, Thursday. .....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: thestandard thestandardFeb 12th, 2020

Puppeteer eyes top title in Binibining Pilipinas 2020

While the new coronavirus pandemic put on hold the activities of Binibining Pilipinas 2020 search, it has not dampened the spirit of bubbly, 26-year-old Danica Joy Peralta Acuña, one of the most promising candidates among this year’s batch......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 20th, 2020

Binibining Pilipinas beauties: The countdown begins

MANILA, Philippines - The coming year is a big one in the local beauty pageant scene......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2016

Kapamilya director, beauty queen-actress: Nganga pa rin kami ngayon!

NOONG Marso 25 pa ipinalabas ang ay iWant original series na “Fluid” na pinagbidahan ni Roxanne Barcelo at ni Binibining Pilipinas Globe 2015 Ann Colis. Pero hanggang ngayon ay nakababasa pa rin kami ng magagandang feedback mula sa panayam namin sa dalawa na naka-post sa aming YouTube channel. Gandang-ganda ang mga nakapanood sa love story […] The post Kapamilya director, beauty queen-actress: Nganga pa rin kami ngayon! appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 13th, 2020

PSC begins hunt for co-conspirators in payroll scam

The Philippine Sports Commission will form a separate group tasked to search potential co-conspirators with the suspect involved in the “payroll scam.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 15th, 2020

Pacquiao s MPBL moves on from ABS-CBN, looks for new TV home

After a lengthy discussion with founder and CEO Sen. Manny Pacquiao, the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) is now officially in search of a new home......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 15th, 2020

November road games vs. Korea, Thailand loom over Gilas Pilipinas

Unless FIBA actually makes an official announcement, the November games of the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers should be treated as if they're actually going to take place. As it stands, Gilas Pilipinas is set for a pair of road games against Thailand and South Korea in about four months time. However, the Gilas program has been pretty much stopped since a 100-70 road win against Indonesia back in February. "May FIBA qualifier pa kasi dapat sa November, wala pa sinasabing cancellation. If you look at the schedule, nandoon pa. We're supposed to be playing," SBP director of operations Butch Antonio said during the recent Philippine Sportswriters Association Forum. "We have to keep that in mind. We have to make sure that it's in our awareness na meron dapat tayong paghandaan," he added. Aside from the possibility of playing in November, Gilas still has to address its lack of an actual head coach. TNT's Mark Dickel handled the team on an interim basis during in the Indonesia game back in February but upon arriving from Jakarta, there have been no updates from the national team, let alone practices, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. "We will still have to set a meeting with Coach Tab to see how we can progress from here," Antonio said on the Gilas coaching search. "Wala right now. Kailangan pa pag-usapan ng SBP management yun," he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 8th, 2020

Ex-beauty queen inalok ng P3M para sa one night stand; P25M kapalit ng relasyon

NATATANDAAN n’yo pa ba ang dating beauty queen na si Janina San Miguel na sumikat noon sa kanyang sagot na “I don’t feel any pressure right now” sa Q&A segment ng Binibining Pilipinas 2008? Muling umingay ang pangalan ni Janina ngayon matapos lumabas ang interview niya kung saan ibinandera niya ang “dark secrets” sa mundo ng […] The post Ex-beauty queen inalok ng P3M para sa one night stand; P25M kapalit ng relasyon appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 9th, 2020

Binibining Pilipinas 2020, ipinagpaliban ‘indefinitely’ dahil sa COVID-19 pandemic

Manila, Philippines – Inanunsyo ng Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. (BPCI) na ipagpapaliban “indefinitely” ang pageant sa taong ito dahil sa coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). “BPCI supports the government’s quarantine restrictions and efforts to curb the further spread of COVID-19 which has now become a global pandemic,” ayon sa pahayag nito. Anila, kinikilala ng mga ito […] The post Binibining Pilipinas 2020, ipinagpaliban ‘indefinitely’ dahil sa COVID-19 pandemic appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 26th, 2020

Binibining Pilipinas postponed indefinitely

THE country’s longest-running beauty pageant, Binibining Pilipinas, is postponed indefinitely given the continued threat of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. The Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc. (BPCI)—the pageant’s 56-year-old umbrella organization—released a statement expressing its adherence to government’s quarantine regulations to guard as much of the population from infection. “BPCI recognizes the present and urgent need to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 26th, 2020

Michele Gumabao reaffirms love for volleyball

In this time of coronavirus pandemic and extended lockdown compounded by the shutdown of ABS CBN, which airs the Premier Volleyball League on its UHF Channel Sports + Action where Gumabao plays as one of the Creamline frontrunners, the Binibining Pilipinas Globe 2018 poured all her pent-up emotions about not being able to play the sport for a considerable long period of time now and the game’s uncertain future......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 8th, 2020

Whatever happened to Gilas Pilipinas 1.0?

Since program’s inception, Gilas Pilipinas has been the name associated with the Philippine men’s basketball team. It gave the national team the identity it has used for a decade already. Gilas has gone through many iterations, but the current lineup, regardless of who the players are, only go by the general “Gilas” term. But early in the program’s history, each team went by a specific number, unofficially used by pretty much everyone to distinguish the teams that competed in different tournaments. It made sense too, since each team had a completely different identity. In later years, Gilas has improved in using the program as a way to ensure national basketball continuity. Nevertheless, each of the earlier Gilas versions had their success and failures. Here’s what happened to each of them.   Whatever happened to Gilas 1.0? Main tournament: 2011 FIBA-Asia Championships @ Wuhan, China Prize: 1 automatic ticket to the 2012 London Olympics Result: 4th place (lost to Jordan in semis, lost to South Korea in bronze medal game) Head coach: Rajko Toroman Coach Rajko’s previous history before becoming the first coach of the Gilas program was leading Iran to its first-ever Olympics appearance in Beijing just four years prior. Toroman was tasked to lead another national team to the Olympics, but his Philippine team mostly made up of amateur stars fell two wins short of London. Coach Rajko’s Gilas stint ended after the 2011 Asian Championships. He’s still recently connected to the Philippine team, albeit this time as an opponent. He now coaches Indonesia and his national team took on Gilas last December in the SEA Games in in the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers last February.   The Players: #4 Mark Barroca After his unceremonious exit from FEU, Mark Barroca was selected into the original Gilas team and was a major revelation especially during the national team’s earlier tune-up games against PBA teams and when they actually went to the semifinals of the 2011 Commissioner’s Cup. After their semifinals stint in Wuhan, Barroca was part of the loaded 2011 Gilas Draft, picked 5th by Shopinas before being shipped to B-Meg. Barroca has stayed with the Purefoods franchise since, a 6-time PBA champion and two-time Finals MVP. He won the Grand Slam with the team in 2014. #5 Asi Taulava Asi was one of the PBA players chosen to reinforce a mostly-amateur Gilas team in 2011. At the time, Taulava was a Meralco Bolt but would become an ABL MVP and champion with San Miguel Beer in the ABL two years later. The 2011 FIBA-Asia Championships was Asi’s third straight appearance in the tournament. He was with the 2007 team in Tokushima and was also part of the 2009 team that competed in Tianjin. While Taulava was already almost 40 here, it won’t be his last stint with Gilas Pilipinas just yet. #6 Jvee Casio The former La Salle star was one of the main pillars of the original Gilas team, putting off the PBA Draft for two years in order to play for the national team. Proof of Casio’s standing in the original Gilas team was him being selected first overall during the 2011 Draft. With the Powerade Tigers, Casio, with Gilas teammate Marcio Lassiter, made the Philippine Cup Finals as a no. 8 seed in 2012. In 2013, Casio won his first and so far, only title in the Commissioner’s Cup with the Alaska Aces. #7 Jimmy Alapag Alapag was one of the three TNT players in the original Gilas team. It was Jimmy’s first stint in the national team since 2007. He was not chosen for the 2009 FIBA-Asia Championships. Jimmy didn’t see heavy minutes with the original Gilas, but he was the national team’s most reliable marksman and shot 40 percent from deep. Seeing action in 2011 means that Alapag is a Gilas original, and his first appearance with the program would not be his last, it’s also not his best. #8 Chris Tiu Arguably the face of Gilas Pilipinas when the program first started, Chris Tiu went from a successful UAAP career in Ateneo to being captain of the national team. Tiu didn’t play the most minutes and didn’t have the best numbers, but he probably put in the most work out of everyone for the original Gilas team. After Gilas, Tiu joined the PBA Draft in 2012 and was selected by Rain or Shine. He won the Commissioner’s Cup title in 2016 and retired from basketball after the 2018 season. #9 Japeth Aguilar Japeth Aguilar was still pretty raw during 2011 for the original Gilas team. In Wuhan, he played the least out of all the players, appearing in only five games. Nevertheless, Aguilar would become a constant for the national team after his first stint in 2009. Aguilar would find his way to Ginebra in the PBA and won four of his five titles with the team. He’s the league’s most recent Finals MVP and is still playing for Gilas Pilipinas. #10 Mac Baracael Mac Baracael making the original Gilas team was a miracle all in itself. After being shot in the back as an FEU Tamaraw, Baracael made a full recovery and was selected into the national team and was a role player in the 2011 Asian Championships. Baracael was taken 6th by Alaska in the 2011 Draft and had a short but mostly solid but forgettable career in the league. #11 Marcus Douthit Marcus Douthit was the solid rock that formed the foundation of the original Gilas Pilipinas team. After a long search, the national team tapped the former Providence center as naturalized player and in his first Asian Championships, Douthit didn’t disappoint. “Kuya Marcus” led the tournament in both points and rebounds, averaging 21.9 points per game and 12.2 rebounds. He was also tied for third in blocks with 1.7 rejections per outing. Douthit was already 31 at the time, but he most definitely proved that the Gilas program can work and the national team can be successful if you put a solid anchor around the country’s most skilled players. #12 Kelly Williams In his first and only stint with Gilas Pilipinas, Kelly Williams started at power forward. At this point in his career, Williams wasn’t exactly the player that took the PBA by storm and won MVP in his second season, but he was still explosive enough to give the national team quality minutes. Kelly’s role with the original Gilas has mostly mirrored his career in his later years, being the scrappy veteran at forward for teams with younger, faster players. #13 Marcio Lassiter Despite not playing in Gilas’ first two games of the 2011 FIBA-Asia Championships due to eligibility issues, Lassiter ended up as the national team’s second leading scorer behind Douthit. Marcio actually struggled shooting in his Gilas Pilipinas debut, shooting less than 40 percent from the field and a woeful 21 percent from deep. Regardless, he was seen as the future of the national team, and it’s quite unfortunate that it took him a while to get back after his initial stint in Wuhan. In the PBA, Lassiter was picked 4th in the 2011 Draft by Powerade, joining Gilas teammate and no. 1 pick Jvee Casrio. Marcio was later traded to San Miguel and is now an 8-time champion. #14 Chris Lutz Like Lassiter, Chris Lutz missed two games in Wuhan due to eligibility issues. Like Lassiter, Lutz also struggled shooting the ball once he did play and wound up with the least total points for the original Gilas Pilipinas in 2011. Regardless, Lutz was a highly-touted recruit and was picked 3rd by San Miguel (then known as Petron) in the 2011 Draft and went on to average 15.4 points and 3.5 assists in his rookie year. However, Lutz’ career in the PBA ended up being short, as injuries ended up being his downfall. He was officially traded to Meralco in 2017, but is yet to resurface. #15 Ranidel De Ocampo RDO partnered with TNT teammate Kelly Williams to for a reliable power forward duo for the original Gilas Pilipinas. Never the flashy one, De Ocampo would become a reliable contributor for Gilas for years to come, and the 2011 FIBA-Asia Championships was first proof of that. RDO was top-5 in points, rebounds, and assists for Gilas Pilipinas in 2011.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8 .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 6th, 2020

Pamosong shoe designer tumulong sa mga ospital sa Bicol

Isang kilalang shoe designer si Jojo Bragais, ang kanyang mga likhang sapatos ay madalas isuot ng mga sikat na beauty queens sa ating bansa. Siya rin ang shoe provider ng Binibining Pilipinas, at maging sa mga international pageants ay siya na rin ang shoe designer and provider......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsApr 3rd, 2020

Michele Gumabao shares her source of strength

Michele Gumabao exudes confidence, strength and power. An accomplished volleyball player both in the collegiate and commercial leagues, a beauty queen and a TV personality, Gumabao is an example of an empowered woman.   But just like all of us, she had to go through challenges, adversities and the temptation of just giving up especially during the time when she entered the world of beauty pageant two years ago. The multi-titled winger recalled her struggles playing for De La Salle University during her collegiate career and how she almost called it quits just days into her participation in the 2018 Binibining Pilipinas in a Lunchtime Chats with James podcast interview. It was a whole new environment for Gumabao, whose career up until that time revolved around volleyball and the occasional dab into showbiz.   “Everything that I’ve been through – volleyball, beauty pageants – it may all seem impossible, it seemed impossible for me when I first started because it was something unnatural for me,” Gumabao told host Favor Church Senior Pastor James Aiton. “So how I know how everything was just orchestrated for me and I know that. Because that no matter how hard I tried when I was in college, I wanted to quit so many times.” “And even when I joined Binibining Pilipinas, I know a lot of people don’t know this, but the first two days, I was already out to quit,” continued the 27-year old Gumabao. That’s when she turned to her unbreakable faith in God. “It was really God, I know that it was Him because if it was me, I would have never pushed through any of those things,” she said. Out of the 40 women who joined the pageant, Gumabao won one of the six crowns at stake taking the Binibining Pilipnas Globe title. Gumabao represented the country in the 2018 Miss Globe in Albania and landed at the Top 15 while bagging the Miss Social Media and Dream Girl recognitions.    Bigger purpose Gumabao, daughter of former PBA player and actor Dennis Roldan, made a name for herself in women’s volleyball when she joined the DLSU Lady Spikers with whom she won straight three titles. Her success continued in the commercial league in the Philippine Superliga, the defunct Shakey’s V-League and the Premier Volleyball League as well as landing a spot in the national team.   But Gumabao, who is now playing for three-time PVL champion Creamline, knew she’s bound for something bigger. “At first my whole life was just revolving around sports. From being a volleyball player, I became a coach after I graduated. I started my own program for kids. And that's when I realized how everything I've been through from this point is meant for something bigger, and there has to be a purpose for it,” she said. “And that's when I saw the reward or that feeling that you get when you share your passion especially to the younger generation. That’s what I wanted to do, and that’s how I first started,” Gumabao added. “And through the years, after I’ve met a lot of our beauty queens in show business, I’ve met almost all of them, and I’ve seen how much impact they have in society, how much people look up to them and how their voice is always heard. People just have so much respect for beauty queens.” That’s was when she realized that being a beauty queen could be the avenue to share her advocacy and to inspire more people.  “It opened my eyes to so many things that I could do more. That being in sports is not just an area that I can be stuck in or I can just move into, so when I joined Binibining Pilipinas, it just opened my eyes to so much more opportunities to share what I’ve been through, to show who I am, and to also share God to a lot more people,” said Gumabao.   Second chance Even after her Miss Globe stint, Gumabao still dreamed of representing the country in the Miss Universe. Just when she thought her chance of vying for the coveted title was done, an opportunity came knocking last year after Binibining Pilipinas parted ways with the Miss Universe franchise, which formed its own pageant. “As of 2019, I told myself that I wouldn’t join any other pageant again because I can’t join Binibining Pilipinas again even when I wanted to vie for the title of Miss Universe because I won already in Miss Globe,” Gumabao said. “So last year a lot of people were asking me to join other beauty pageants, I was very hesitant.” “I remember I was in the States around this time last year, and I was just talking to my sisters and I was praying what God really wanted for me back then,” she recalled. “If Miss Universe has their own pageant, then that’s the only time I’m going to join again. This happened late, late, late last year and when they announced then that’s the confirmation I needed to be able to try one more time.” Gumabao successfully qualified for the inaugural new Miss Universe Philippines early this year.     “I know that there’s so much more things that I have yet to do, I have yet to share about not only my advocacy which is sports, but just to be able to make an impact especially to the youth,” she said. “So that’s really what I’m trying to advocate for now.” The coronation night was supposed to happen in May but unfortunately with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, all Miss Universe Philippines activities are suspended. “As of now, everything is suspended up until further notice, until we can get back on track,” said Gumabao. “The coronation night was originally on May 3, now, they announced it's in June second week.” Here’s the full podcast interview:.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 25th, 2020

Raising Filipino Nationalism on Binibining Pilipinas stage

One of the most promising candidates in Binibining Pilipinas 2020 is Manila representative Patrizia Mariah Laureola Garcia with no less than the Mayor of Manila himself, Francisco “Isko” Domagoso, backing her up......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 11th, 2020

Binibining Pilipinas 2020 celebrates women empowerment through gender seminar

​The Binibining Pilipinas Charities Incorporated (BPCI) teams up with the Samahan ng mga Pilipino para sa Reporma at Kaunlaran (SPARK!) Philippines for an early celebration of this year’s International Women’s Day......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 10th, 2020

Samantha Bernardo is Miss Ever Bilena

Binibining Pilipinas candidate Samantha Bernardo of Palawan was named this year’s Miss Ever Bilena. The awarding rites took place during the Ever Bilena Beauty Tour of the 2020 Binibining Pilipinas official candidates last March 3 at the EB corporate head office in Baesa, Caloocan City......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 9th, 2020

Binibinis bring smiles to kids at interactive art museum

The candidates of Binibining Pilipinas 2020 took a day off from their usual pre-pageant activities on Wednesday, March 4, to bond with children in a fun-filled experience at the Art in Island Museum, Quezon City......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 8th, 2020

Young CEO joins Binibining Pilipinas pageant

A 25-year-old founder and chief executive of three companies with around 200 employees joined the 2020 Binibining Pilipinas beauty pageant to promote self-reliance and independence among Filipino women......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 7th, 2020

Binibining Pilipinas candidates bloom at plant care workshop

Binibining Pilipinas tapped on the green thumb of this year’s candidates through a plant care workshop and flower crown making activity on Feb. 28 at the Farmers Garden, Araneta City......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 2nd, 2020

FIBA: Search is on for Gilas Pilipinas next naturalized player

As of right now, Gilas Pilipinas has no naturalized player on deck. The hope for the national team is to have more than a couple now moving forward. Ateneo's Angelo Kouame, the Blue Eagles' young 6'10" behemoth out of Ivory Coast, is one of the main priority players for Gilas Pilipinas. "We've just put the name of Angelo Kouame in the [naturalization] process, Ideally for me, I think if we can have three names, so that you have also options," SBP President Al Panlilio said. "So that's a work in progress," he added. Other names in consideration are PBA players Chris McCullough of San Miguel and Justin Brownlee of Barangay Ginebra. However, in the case of McCullough, the talks with him are in the very early stages of development. "We reached out to him. He's committed to be part of it. I guess at the end of the day, commitment and an agreement on a commercial term is different. We're in the early stages of talking to him," Panlilio said on McCullough. "Angelo pa lang so far. And I think, I heard Congressman Mikee Romero put Justin Brownlee's name in the process, so we'll see," he added. While Gilas' search for its next naturalized player is important, finding a head coach also takes priority. Said future head coach might want an input for a naturalized player, after all. "We're also looking into really a full time coach, right? So, parang we're trying to balance. It depends also on the coach. Baka mamaya ibang player ang gusto niya, di ba. So we wanna make sure lang that we don't get somebody that might not fit the program," Panlilio said. "It's quite a difficult time to decide. So my first task in fact is to really maybe start the search for a full time coach for the national team. It starts from there," he added. — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2020