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Standard& lsquo;s choice: Miss Universe Philippines fearless forecast

Miss Universe Philippines, the most anticipated national beauty tilt in the pageant world, is definitely going to happen amid the ongoing crisis we are experiencing at the moment. .....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: thestandard thestandardOct 17th, 2020

Standard& rsquo;s choice: Miss Universe 2019 top picks

The 68th edition of the world’s most prestigious pageant is currently being held in Atlanta, Georgia in the United States. At the end of the pageant, a new queen who will succeed last year’s champion, the Philippines’ Catriona Gray, will be named......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 7th, 2019

Miss Universe PH revolutionizes pageantry with digital series & lsquo;Ring Light& rsquo;

Miss Universe Philippines strives to break pageant norms and build a new beauty tilt that promotes empowered women with a purpose through its new online series, Ring Light, premiering on Sept. 27 on www.empire.ph......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 24th, 2020

Monikers that made their mark in UAAP women’s volleyball

It is common in the Philippines for basketball players to earn nicknames given to them in the collegiate level or when they climbed up to the professional ranks. In volleyball, specifically in the UAAP, monikers for women’s volleyball players came a little much later. UAAP volleyball sportscasters and sportswriters use these monikers, mostly suggested by fans, not only to add color to their broadcasts and stories but to give an identity to outstanding players who earned their nicknames through their skills and passion for the sport. “Sa tingin ko karamihan sa mga monicker ngayon ay nanggagaling sa mga fans ng players,” said ABS-CBN S+A sports broadcast anchor Anton Roxas. “Pero bilang mga commentator, nasa amin na lang kung gagamitin namin ‘yung mga monicker na yun sa broadcast.” “Para sa akin, ang pinaka-importante, gusto ng player mismo yung monicker,” he added. “My personal rule is: If the player approves of the monicker, then you can use it.” We’ve gathered some of best monikers that made their mark in UAAP women's volleyball.   PHENOM When you think about Alyssa Valdez there are no other words that could best describe the best player to ever don the Lady Eagles jersey.     Her all-around game, powerful attacks, high volleyball IQ, leadership, charm and meteoric rise is nothing short of phenomenal and her nickname best describes it all.      Valdez lived up to her billing when she led the Lady Eagles to two straight titles while earning three consecutive Most Valuable Player awards in her five-year stint with Ateneo. Ateneo fans are known to give almost every Lady Eagle a moniker. Libero Denden Lazaro is the ‘Iron Eagle’ because she will deliver even if she’s hurt and all. Ella De Jesus is the ‘Ellavator’ because of her elevation when attacking, Jho Maraguinot is known as the ‘Eagle Claw’ being one of Ateneo’s best spikers while Maddie Madayag is the ‘Madzilla’ for being a monster at the net.  The ‘Fab Five’ of Fille Cainglet, Dzi Gervacio, Gretchen Ho, Jem Ferrer and A Nacachi will always be remembered as the most popular quintet in UAAP volleyball.       JIAMAZING Jia Morado makes her Ateneo teammates look good all the time. She never fails to amaze the crowd with her heady plays and drop shots.   CHERRY BOMB Cherry "Sisi" Rondina packs a lot of firepower in a small package. She may not the tallest of University of Sto. Tomas hitters but when she skies for an attack, expect it to be an explosive one.     BEAST MODE QUEEN No one who ever wore De La Salle University’s jersey had the same passion, tenacity, fierceness and swag as that of Aby Marano.         MISS EVERYTHING During her DLSU stint, Cha Cruz is known for her versatility having played in almost all positions head coach Ramil De Jesus wanted her to be in. Skills, talent, heart, leadership and beauty, Cruz has it all.      MISS EVERYWHERE DLSU’s Dawn Macandili is arguably the best floor defender during her days in the UAAP. She’s all over the court diving for the ball or setting up a good transition for an attack for the Lady Spikers off the serve.      THE NINJA Mel Gohing is one of the best liberos during the late 2000s and early 2010’s with her cat-like reflexes while manning the floor. The Season 71 Rookie of the Year won four titles for DLSU.      THE CLOSER (Photo: Karl Cedrick Basco, ABS-CBN News)  When you think about Aiza Maizo-Pontillas you can just imagine UST engaged in a long rally and leaning on this lefty to finish the play.   PAMAYWANG QUEEN Angge Tabaquero is UST’s standard when it comes to swag. She’s knows how to get into the Tigresses’ rivals’ heads with her signature hands-on-her-waist followed by a stare down after scoring a point.      PAGPAG QUEEN Maica Morada is one of Far Eastern University’s most dreaded attacker. Aside from her firepower she’s also known for her swag and her jersey-shaking antics.       QUEEN TAMARAW Rachel Anne Daquis is the undisputed Queen Tamaraw of FEU even after more than a decade since she delivered the school’s last UAAP title. Being the QUEEN, FEU had her jersey retired.     TAFT TOWER Mika Reyes is known as DLSU’s ‘Taft Tower’ for being a menace at the net.     NU TWIN TOWERS NU’s rise from the doldrums can be attributed to the arrival of the towering sisters Jaja Santiago and Dindin Santiago-Manabat.      MISS PHOTOGENIC Photographers are bewildered why Adamson University’s Jema Galanza seems to be always ready for the camera even while Adamson University is the middle of a battle. Photographers are sure get great shots of her all the time.   BAGYONG PABLO   Powerful, hardworking and relentless are the characteristics that best describe Myla Pablo during her time with NU.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 3rd, 2020

Rising tennis star Eala leads PSA honor roll of young athletes

Rising tennis star Alex Eala leads a compact list of young, promising athletes who will have their share of center stage in the coming SMC-PSA (Philippine Sportswriters Association) Annual Awards Night. The 14-year-old Eala, along with nine others, are the recipients of the 2019 Tony Siddayao awards during the March 6 gala night at the Centennial Hall of the Manila Hotel. The award, named after the late former Manila Standard sports editor Antonio ‘Tony’ Siddayao - who considered as the Dean of Philippine sportswriting - is given to young, emerging athletes 17-year-old and below, who excelled in their respective fields. Eala exactly embodies that, especially in a year that saw her finish in the top 10 of the world junior rankings by the end of 2019. Following her maiden grand slam title after winning the Australian Open girls doubles tournament along with partner Priska Madelyn Nugroho, the Filipina wonder is now ranked no. 4 in the world. Bemedalled age-group swimmers Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh and Marc Bryant Dula share the honor with Eala in the special yearly event by the country’s oldest media organization headed by Tito S. Talao, sports editor of the Manila Bulletin, and presented by the Philippine Sports Commission, MILO, Philippine Basketball Association, AirAsia, and Rain or Shine. Completing the Siddayao awardees are the bowling pair of Dale Lazo and Jordan Dinham, karatedo’s Juan Miguel Sebastian, golfer Celine Abalos, Woman FIDE master Antonella Racasa, powerlifter Jessa Mae Tabuan, and Eala’s older brother Michael Eala. Prominent recipients of the award for young athletes were Grandmaster Wesley So, Kiefer Ravena, Eumir Felix Marcial, Jeron Teng, Markie Alcala, Pauline Del Rosario, Aby Arevalo, Maurice Sacho Ilustre, among others.  On top of the close than 200 awardees to be honored by the country’s sportswriting fraternity is 30th Southeast Asian Games overall champion Team Philippines, which is the consensus choice as the 2019 Athlete of the Year......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 29th, 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

Miss Universe Philippines starts search for the & lsquo;phenomenal Filipina& rsquo;

The brand new Miss Universe Philippines (MUPh) organization, kicked off its official function of selecting the Philippine representative to this year’s Miss Universe pageant. Miss Universe Philippines 2011 Shamcey Supsup-Lee, national director of Miss Universe Philippines organization, led in the launching of the search on Wednesday......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2020

2019 SEA Games kicks off with memorable welcome festivities

The Philippines welcomed the athletes, officials and delegates from the participating countries in the 30th Southeast Asian Games with a festive atmosphere during the lavish opening ceremony Saturday. A world-class presentation featuring the Filipino culture and heritage with performances from the country’s most talented performers highlighted the event inside the 55,000-seater Philippine Arena to officially kickoff the region’s biennial sports meet. Flag-bearers Margielyn Didal, Meggie Ochoa, EJ Obiena, Eumir Felix Marcial and Kiyomi Watanabe led Team Philippines during the traditional parade of participating athletes while Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach served as muse of the host nation. President Rodrigo Duterte officially declared the SEA Games open. House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, who is also the head of the Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee, said in his speech that, ‘In  Southeast Asian we are passionate, we are ready to make sacrifices, we are disciplined, we are believers of teamwork and we firmly believe that everyone deserves our respect.” Lani Misalucha led the singing of the Philippine national anthem followed by a five-part production number with performances from musical artists like Apl.de.Ap, Aicelle Santos, Robert Sena, Christian Bautista, KZ Tandingan, Elmo Magalona, Inigo Pascual, the TNT Boys and Ana Fegi. The Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group's performance ranged from traditional and cultural dances of the Philippines to modern Filipino pop culture.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 30th, 2019

Miss Universe, Philippines, Catriona Gray- not Filipino enough& quest;

Miss Universe, Philippines: not Filipino enough? South China Morning Post It wasn't a picture perfect smile, choice of swimsuit or even a view on world peace that proved controversial in the judg.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 27th, 2019

Standard’s Choice: 65th Miss Universe hot picks

Pageant fever is taking over the entire country as 86 of the most “confidently beautiful” women in the world descended on the Philippine capital to compete for the coveted diamond-encrusted Miss Universe crown......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 21st, 2017

Liham ni Shamcey kay Madam Stella susi sa hiling ng marami

Nang napabalitang humiwalay na ang Miss Universe Organization (MUO) sa Binibining Pilipinas pageant noong Disyembre, usap-usapan ng mga tagasubaybay kung pahihintulutan si Gazini Ganados na magsalin ng titulo niya sa isang hiwalay na patimpalak. Natugunan ang tanong na ito noong Okt. 19 nang ihayag ng Miss Universe Philippines (MUP) sa Facebook na si Ganados mismo […] The post Liham ni Shamcey kay Madam Stella susi sa hiling ng marami appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News3 hr. 45 min. ago

Miss U- PH bulabog sa COVID, 2 atras

Dalawang kandidata na ang umatras sa Miss Universe Philippines 2020 pageant dahil sa COVID-19. The post Miss U- PH bulabog sa COVID, 2 atras first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

MUP PH prelims, coronation night on KTX.PH

The search for the country’s next representative to the most prestigious beauty pageant in the world and worthy successor to Gazini Ganados culminates in the coming Miss Universe Philippines preliminary and coronation nights on October 23 and 25, respectively......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 17th, 2020

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:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 17th, 2020

Kaligtasan ng mga Miss Universe Philippines candidates, siniguro

Tiniyak ng Miss Universe Philippines Organization na binibigyang prayoridad nito ang kalusugan at kaligtasan ng mga candidates. Inilabas ng pageant group ang pahayag ngayong Sabado matapos na umatras sa laban ang dalawang contestants dahil nagpositibo sa Covid-19. “We remain committed to ensuring that we follow all of the protocols and guidelines set forth by the […] The post Kaligtasan ng mga Miss Universe Philippines candidates, siniguro appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 17th, 2020

Miss Universe PH candidate Vincy Vacalares, nagpositibo sa Covid-19: ‘Please include me in your prayers’

Umatras na bilang candidate sa Miss Universe Philippines si Vincy Vacalares matapos na magpositibo sa Covid-19. “With a heavy heart, allow me to break the news to all of you that I tested positive for Covid-19 last October 14. This means that I will not be able to continue with my journey to the Miss […] The post Miss Universe PH candidate Vincy Vacalares, nagpositibo sa Covid-19: ‘Please include me in your prayers’ appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 17th, 2020

Negative sa COVID-19: Janine Tugonon balik Pilipinas

Balik Pilipinas nga si 2012 Miss Universe 1st runner up Janine Tugonon, dahil isa nga siya sa mga hurado ng Miss Universe Philippines 2020. The post Negative sa COVID-19: Janine Tugonon balik Pilipinas first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsOct 17th, 2020

2 Miss Universe PH candidate atras dahil sa COVID

Dalawang kandidata na ang umatras sa Miss Universe Philippines 2020 pageant dahil sa COVID-19. The post 2 Miss Universe PH candidate atras dahil sa COVID first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsOct 17th, 2020

Pambato ng Sorsogon sa Miss U, umatras

Sorsogon, Philippines – Nagbackout na si Sorsogon beauty queen Maria Isabela Galeria sa Miss Universe Philippines 2020 matapos gumaling sa coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Inanunsyo ito ng beauty queen sa Instagram account nito kahapon, Oktubre 15. “I occasionally felt like there was something heavy on my chest,” lahad nito. “Fortunately, it was bearable and didn’t progress […] The post Pambato ng Sorsogon sa Miss U, umatras appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsOct 16th, 2020

COVID survivor beauty queen umatras na sa Miss U PH: My body is not cooperating

TULUYAN nang umatras ang COVID-19 survivor na si Maria Isabela Galeria sa 2020 Miss Universe Philippines pageant. Si Maria Isabela ang representative ng Sorsogon sa Miss Universe PH na magaganap sa Oct. 25 at mapapanood sa GMA 7. Ibinahagi ng beauty queen sa kanyang Instagram account ang dahilan kung bakit nagdesisyon na siyang mag-withdraw sa […] The post COVID survivor beauty queen umatras na sa Miss U PH: My body is not cooperating appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 16th, 2020

Miss Universe-Philippines bets visit Benguet

Twenty Filipina beauties toured the Strawberry Farms here yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 16th, 2020