October 17, 2017, 11:53 am
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.0717 UAE Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 2.20871 Albanian Lek
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03475 Neth Antilles Guilder
1 Philippine Peso = 0.33813 Argentine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0248 Australian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03475 Aruba Florin
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03905 Barbados Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.57731 Bangladesh Taka
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03233 Bulgarian Lev
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00736 Bahraini Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 33.79539 Burundi Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01952 Bermuda Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02637 Brunei Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13393 Bolivian Boliviano
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0616 Brazilian Real
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01952 Bahamian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.2666 Bhutan Ngultrum
1 Philippine Peso = 0.19953 Botswana Pula
1 Philippine Peso = 390.86294 Belarus Ruble
1 Philippine Peso = 0.039 Belize Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02447 Canadian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01905 Swiss Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 12.09684 Chilean Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12863 Chinese Yuan
1 Philippine Peso = 57.20812 Colombian Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 11.07243 Costa Rica Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01952 Cuban Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 1.82351 Cape Verde Escudo
1 Philippine Peso = 0.42558 Czech Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 3.46544 Djibouti Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12309 Danish Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 0.92112 Dominican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.21712 Algerian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25865 Estonian Kroon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.3441 Egyptian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.52519 Ethiopian Birr
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01653 Euro
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0399 Fiji Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01467 Falkland Islands Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01471 British Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08578 Ghanaian Cedi
1 Philippine Peso = 0.91761 Gambian Dalasi
1 Philippine Peso = 173.50644 Guinea Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14337 Guatemala Quetzal
1 Philippine Peso = 3.9752 Guyana Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15244 Hong Kong Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.45638 Honduras Lempira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12402 Croatian Kuna
1 Philippine Peso = 1.19621 Haiti Gourde
1 Philippine Peso = 5.08551 Hungarian Forint
1 Philippine Peso = 263.17844 Indonesian Rupiah
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0682 Israeli Shekel
1 Philippine Peso = 1.26328 Indian Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 22.78407 Iraqi Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 667.88363 Iran Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 2.04705 Iceland Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 2.48653 Jamaican Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01381 Jordanian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 2.1829 Japanese Yen
1 Philippine Peso = 2.01386 Kenyan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 1.33715 Kyrgyzstan Som
1 Philippine Peso = 78.73877 Cambodia Riel
1 Philippine Peso = 8.09352 Comoros Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 17.57126 North Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 21.9875 Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00589 Kuwaiti Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01601 Cayman Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.51054 Kazakhstan Tenge
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1 Philippine Peso = 2.99785 Sri Lanka Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 2.29988 Liberian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25908 Lesotho Loti
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.02662 Libyan Dinar
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.33809 Moldovan Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 1.01269 Macedonian Denar
1 Philippine Peso = 26.59117 Myanmar Kyat
1 Philippine Peso = 47.89145 Mongolian Tugrik
1 Philippine Peso = 0.157 Macau Pataca
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.37125 Mexican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0823 Malaysian Ringgit
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25884 Namibian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.89184 Nigerian Naira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.59176 Nicaragua Cordoba
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15391 Norwegian Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 2.0285 Nepalese Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02714 New Zealand Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00751 Omani Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01952 Panama Balboa
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06338 Peruvian Nuevo Sol
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06228 Papua New Guinea Kina
1 Philippine Peso = 1 Philippine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.05076 Pakistani Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07005 Polish Zloty
1 Philippine Peso = 109.88871 Paraguayan Guarani
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07106 Qatar Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07576 Romanian New Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 1.11582 Russian Rouble
1 Philippine Peso = 16.21398 Rwanda Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07321 Saudi Arabian Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15248 Solomon Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.26667 Seychelles Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13003 Sudanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15841 Swedish Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02638 Singapore Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01468 St Helena Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.43354 Slovak Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 148.77001 Sierra Leone Leone
1 Philippine Peso = 10.91371 Somali Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 405.15812 Sao Tome Dobra
1 Philippine Peso = 0.17083 El Salvador Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 10.05428 Syrian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25884 Swaziland Lilageni
1 Philippine Peso = 0.64526 Thai Baht
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04826 Tunisian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04364 Tongan paʻanga
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07093 Turkish Lira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13039 Trinidad Tobago Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.58821 Taiwan Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 43.69387 Tanzanian Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.51738 Ukraine Hryvnia
1 Philippine Peso = 71.10504 Ugandan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01952 United States Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.57321 Uruguayan New Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 156.77469 Uzbekistan Sum
1 Philippine Peso = 0.19475 Venezuelan Bolivar
1 Philippine Peso = 443.49862 Vietnam Dong
1 Philippine Peso = 2.03026 Vanuatu Vatu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0495 Samoa Tala
1 Philippine Peso = 10.83639 CFA Franc (BEAC)
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05271 East Caribbean Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 10.75752 CFA Franc (BCEAO)
1 Philippine Peso = 1.96193 Pacific Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 4.87895 Yemen Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.259 South African Rand
1 Philippine Peso = 101.31784 Zambian Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 7.0656 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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