August 19, 2017, 9:02 pm
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1 Philippine Peso = 2.4017 Albanian Lek
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03628 Neth Antilles Guilder
1 Philippine Peso = 0.32436 Argentine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02723 Australian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03626 Aruba Florin
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04054 Barbados Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.63579 Bangladesh Taka
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.02027 Bermuda Dollar
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.06579 Brazilian Real
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1 Philippine Peso = 1.30624 Bhutan Ngultrum
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1 Philippine Peso = 405.75598 Belarus Ruble
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.02733 Canadian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01952 Swiss Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 13.57175 Chilean Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13799 Chinese Yuan
1 Philippine Peso = 58.59343 Colombian Peso
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1 Philippine Peso = 2.19181 Algerian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.28109 Estonian Kroon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.36583 Egyptian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.46433 Ethiopian Birr
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01797 Euro
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04244 Fiji Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01573 Falkland Islands Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01572 British Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08685 Ghanaian Cedi
1 Philippine Peso = 0.91021 Gambian Dalasi
1 Philippine Peso = 182.75233 Guinea Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.1491 Guatemala Quetzal
1 Philippine Peso = 4.14512 Guyana Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15784 Hong Kong Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.47422 Honduras Lempira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13229 Croatian Kuna
1 Philippine Peso = 1.24625 Haiti Gourde
1 Philippine Peso = 5.54195 Hungarian Forint
1 Philippine Peso = 269.57844 Indonesian Rupiah
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07211 Israeli Shekel
1 Philippine Peso = 1.30521 Indian Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 23.93595 Iraqi Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 657.62059 Iran Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 1.9771 Iceland Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 2.6139 Jamaican Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01433 Jordanian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 2.23666 Japanese Yen
1 Philippine Peso = 2.0906 Kenyan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 1.38113 Kyrgyzstan Som
1 Philippine Peso = 81.57681 Cambodia Riel
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1 Philippine Peso = 18.24078 North Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 22.6366 Korean Won
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1 Philippine Peso = 1.84435 Liberian Dollar
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1 Philippine Peso = 27.52331 Myanmar Kyat
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.2604 Namibian Dollar
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.59972 Nicaragua Cordoba
1 Philippine Peso = 0.17055 Norwegian Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 2.08654 Nepalese Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02835 New Zealand Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00779 Omani Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02027 Panama Balboa
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06622 Peruvian Nuevo Sol
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06654 Papua New Guinea Kina
1 Philippine Peso = 1 Philippine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.11897 Pakistani Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0753 Polish Zloty
1 Philippine Peso = 112.82935 Paraguayan Guarani
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0738 Qatar Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08196 Romanian New Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 1.14766 Russian Rouble
1 Philippine Peso = 16.61897 Rwanda Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.076 Saudi Arabian Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.16004 Solomon Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.26836 Seychelles Rupee
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.17451 Swedish Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02797 Singapore Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01573 St Helena Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.45006 Slovak Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 152.00649 Sierra Leone Leone
1 Philippine Peso = 11.08634 Somali Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 435.85326 Sao Tome Dobra
1 Philippine Peso = 0.17678 El Salvador Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 10.43737 Syrian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.26014 Swaziland Lilageni
1 Philippine Peso = 0.6897 Thai Baht
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04917 Tunisian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04647 Tongan paʻanga
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0711 Turkish Lira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13537 Trinidad Tobago Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.61011 Taiwan Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 45.17633 Tanzanian Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.53223 Ukraine Hryvnia
1 Philippine Peso = 72.78071 Ugandan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02027 United States Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.57377 Uruguayan New Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 77.82732 Uzbekistan Sum
1 Philippine Peso = 0.20216 Venezuelan Bolivar
1 Philippine Peso = 459.54601 Vietnam Dong
1 Philippine Peso = 2.18241 Vanuatu Vatu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05201 Samoa Tala
1 Philippine Peso = 11.77483 CFA Franc (BEAC)
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05472 East Caribbean Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 11.82205 CFA Franc (BCEAO)
1 Philippine Peso = 2.13174 Pacific Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 5.06546 Yemen Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25921 South African Rand
1 Philippine Peso = 105.17835 Zambian Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 7.33482 Zimbabwe dollar

Mutya ng Pilipinas 2017 is in full swing

THE 49th Mutya ng Pilipinas is now in full swing, wrapping up its regional pageants and Metro Manila screenings leading to the awaited press presentation on July 20 and the grand coronation night on August 4 to be held at the Newport Performing Arts Theater of Resorts World Manila.

Last Saturday, the Mutya ng Pilipinas-Southern Luzon 2017 finale was held at the Batangas Convention Center. Produced by Ludeth Carandang Cruz, the regional director of Mutya ng Pilipinas for southern Luzon, the pageant saw 16 contestants from all over Laguna, Batangas, Quezon, Camarines Sur and Oriental Mindoro vie for the title and the right to represent the region at the Mutya national finals.

After the swimsuit, evening gown and question rounds, Nicole Kristel Paala Losloso of Pagbilao, Quezon was crowned as winner by her predecessor Justine Mae San Jose who went on to win as Mutya ng Pilipinas-Tourism International 2016.

A fourth year Electrical Engineering student of Southern Luzon State University, Nicole is 19 years old and stands 5’10.” She will wear the banner of Southern Luzon at the national pageant.

Runners-up to Losloso were: Karen Joyce Olfato of Tanauan City, 1st; Katrina Alyana Chavez of Batangas City, 2nd; Crystal Rosenelly Alday of Camarines Sur, 3rd; and Micca Rosal of Agoncillo, Batangas, 4th.

The judges included: Mutya ng Pilipinas and Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International 2015 Leren Mae Bautista, fashion guru James Cooper, Mutya ng Pilipinas chairman for national search Mags Que, Mutya ng Pilipinas social director Engr. Mercy Padolina, Mutya ng Pilipinas PR head Hemilyn Escudero-Tamayo and former Mr. Philippines-Universe Mark del Rosario.

Meanwhile, the final screening for Mutya ng Pilipinas candidates for Metro Manila was held last Monday at West Avenue Suites in Quezon City with 13 lucky ladies emerging as official candidates for the pageant from almost 100 aspirants who trooped to the preliminary screenings weeks earlier.

They are Jannie Alipo-on, Lorraine Ojimba, Crystal Rosenelly Alday, Cristelle Tolentino, Angela Carla Sandigan, Sandrianne Esquilona, Kristine Eiriel Nolasco, Sheila Mae Morales, Charlene Fontanilla, Hannah Khayle Iglesia, Jaila Ragidin, Arianne Viardo and Atephanie Joy Pendon.

The contract signing between Mutya ng Pilipinas Inc. headed by chairman of the board Joseph Tan and major sponsor Hannah’s Beach Resort & Convention Center owner Col. (ret.) Ricardo Nolasco was also held at the event. The world-class beach resort in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte, known as the “Jewel of the North,” will host the pageant’s swimsuit competition on July 21.

The NCR candidates will join the regional winners and entries from overseas Filipino communities in Canada, California, Hawaii, United Kingdom, Scandinavia, Singapore, Japan, Australia and Melbourne.

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Forty ladies from all over the Philippines plus a handful from Filipino communities abroad – contestants of the 17th Miss Philippines Earth Pageant – were presented to members of media Wednesday afternoon at the poolside of Diamond Hotel Manila.

Unlike during the preliminary judging for figure and form at F1 Hotel in Taguig last week where the contestants wore black two-piece bikinis with their faces covered by a flimsy black veil, the delegates at Diamond Hotel were “unmasked” wearing environment-inspired swimsuits by noted designer Ricky Abad and flashing their best poses and smiles.

At the end of the event, Samantha Viktoria Acosta, an 18-year-old entrepreneur from Pulilan, Bulacan, was awarded the gold medal as “Darling of the Press.” The silver was won by Kim de Guzman, 25, from Olongapo, while the bronze was shared by Anne Krishia Antonio, 22, of Porac, Pampanga; and Catherine Cabaniag of Panglao, Bohol.

The reigning queens – Miss Philippines Earth Loren Mar Artajos, Miss Philippines-Air Shannon Rebecca Bridgman, Miss Philippines-Water Melanie Mader, Miss Philippines-Fire Fatima Al-sowyed and Miss Philippines-Eco Tourism Charinna Barro – took turns in hosting the well-attended event while Carousel Productions’ executive vice president Lorraine Schuck was all smiles and couldn’t hide her excitement at the never-before-done events for this year’s edition.

 “In this day of social media, netizens can follow the pageant every step of the way as we take them with us to the most controversial part of the pageant to reveal what goes on during the usual closed-door selection process which determines the finalists’ names we announce on coronation night,” shared Ramon Monzon, chairman and CEO of Carousel Productions that has been staging the event and its international counterpart, Miss Earth Pageant, for the past 17 years.

Indeed, the preliminary selection process, including for beauty of face and poise and intelligence and dedication (to the environment) goes live stream through the Miss Philippines Earth page on Facebook,

The grand coronation night will be held at the Mall of Asia Arena on July 15, with live streaming by Rappler, with telecast on ABS-CBN and The Filipino Channel on July 16 at 10 a.m. before “ASAP.”

One with Miss Philippines Earth in advocating the protection and preservation of the environment are: Diamond Hotel (official residence), SM Markets, Coco Life, Ricky Reyes Salon Stylists, Kittco Travel and Tours and the Miss Earth Foundation. 

Malaya Business Insight is one of the media partners as it has been in the last 17 years.
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