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Pageant Watch

Inimitable Miss D

March 22, 2016
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SHE might not have an official title in showbiz, but the much-awarded Dina Bonnevie – “Miss D” to lesser mortals – definitely deserves recognition as one of the country’s high-caliber actors, shining on TV and film, in dancing and in acting, and has a gold record album to boot. 

‘Binibinis’ to sashay in loc

by Jose D. Patao, Jr. on March 11, 2016
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EIGHTEEN of the 40 official candidates of Bb. Pilipinas 2016 showcased their talents, impressing the audience that trooped to the Gateway Mall’s activity center for this year’s talent competition. Members of media, pageant fans and shoppers were treated not only to the ladies’ beauty but their dancing and singing prowess as well.

Search for country’s finest ge

by Jose D. Patao, Jr. on March 04, 2016
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LAST Saturday at 2Go Travel’s The Hub in Manila, a new national male pageant with the best of intentions, was successfully launched: Gentlemen of the Philippines.

Queens put a smile on kids’ fa

by Jose D. Patao, Jr. on February 26, 2016
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THE Binibining Pilipinas 2015 queens, together with Dairy Queen, the country’s favorite ice cream brand, had a post-Valentine treat for the cancer patients of Philippine Children’s Medical Center in Quezon City last Feb. 18.

Experience an advantage?: Repe

by Jose D. Patao, Jr. on February 19, 2016
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FORTY of the 88 applicants who trooped to the 53rd Binibining Pilipinas Pageant’s screening last Friday at Novotel Manila made the cut and will have the chance to embark on their own journeys to international fame and glory.

Who will succeed Pia Wurtzbach

by Jose D. Patao, Jr. on February 12, 2016
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THE search for Binibining Pilipinas 2016 is on with the initial screening of applicants set for today at 1 p.m. at Novotel Manila’s Monet Ballroom after the deadline for submission of application forms ended yesterday.

Pinay Angel conquers Earth

by Jose D. Patao, Jr. on February 05, 2016
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NOW that Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach has gone back to New York and buckled down to work, Pageant Watch focuses on another international beauty titlist who also brought great pride to us last year – Angelia Gabrena Ong, the third Filipina to be crowned Miss Earth.

The beautiful week that was A

by Jose D. Patao, Jr. on January 29, 2016
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A WIN by a grandmother of four, a victory party for a new international beauty queen from Laguna, and a grand homecoming for the country’s first Miss Universe in 42 years were the highlights of the beauty pageant scene last week.

Queen Pia`s Homecoming

by Jose D. Patao, Jr. on January 22, 2016
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MISS Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach arrives tomorrow evening from Jakarta – bearing her $300,000 DIC diamond-and-topaz crown – to share her victory with the millions of Filipinos eager to give her a royal welcome after her clinching the country’s third title in the prestigious pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada last December 20.

Roanne Refrea vies for Miss T

by Jose D. Patao, Jr. on January 15, 2016
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TOMORROW night in the heritage city of Malacca in Malaysia, Miss Tourism World-Philippines 2015 Roanne Samonte Refrea will compete against 51 other delegates worldwide for the coveted Miss Tourism World 2016 crown.


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The hidden danger in Marawi

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