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Six ‘Binibinis’ to be crowned

by Jose D. Patao, Jr. on April 15, 2016
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MISS Universe Pia Wurtzbach will crown her Miss Universe Philippines successor during the much-awaited grand coronation night of the 53rd Binibining Pilipinas at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Sunday, April 17 to be aired by ABS-CBN.

PHLPost to issue stamps honori

by Jose D. Patao, Jr. on April 08, 2016
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The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) will issue limited copies of the special commemorative stamps in honor of Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach.

Athletes, beauty queens gun fo

by Jose D. Patao, Jr. on April 01, 2016
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FAB and fit athletes, beauty queens, models, bloggers and a single mom – all finalists of the Century Tuna Superbods 2016 – shared the limelight with Centuray Tuna endorser Anne Curtis at the well-attended formal press presentation of the finalists at Valkyrie Club at The Palace in Uptown BGC in Taguig City last Thursday.

Has Pia found her prince?

by Jose D. Patao, Jr. on March 28, 2016
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MISS Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach is back, quietly slipping into the country last Good Friday while most everyone is on their Lenten break.

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.

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Laguna de Bae and its knifefish

By DAHLI ASPILLERA | October 20,2017
‘Bureau of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources--BFAR (Kawanihan ng mga Pangisdaan at mga Yamang-Tubig) is the agency under the Department of Agriculture responsible for the development, improvement, management and conservation of our fisheries and aquatic resources.’

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Duterte’s fixations

By ELLEN TORDESILLAS | October 20, 2017
‘To generalize OFW families as dysfunctional is to malign the hardworking Filipinos whom we pay tribute to as our modern day heroes.’