Report by: Francis Calubaquib Photos from Noli Berioso & Lito Caleon
Twenty-four Beauty Delegates of the on-going 65th Miss Universe Pageant visited the summer capital of the country, Baguio City last January 18 and was treated with royal welcome and world-class Filipino hospitality fit for a queen. The beauties who visited Baguio City are from Australia, Colombia, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, Albania, Aruba, Barbados, France, Guam, Haiti, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Korea, Kosovo, Malta, Mauritius, New Zealand, Norway, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, US Virgin Island, Denmark, Finland, Canada and Japan.
With reports from: Francis Calubaquib & Noli Berioso Photos: Lito Caleon
Twenty delegates of the 65th Miss Universe Pageant visited the Heritage City of Vigan in Ilocos Sur last Sunday, January 15, 2016 and got a glimpse of the historic and rich cultural colonial heritage of the country as part of the ancillary event of the most prestigious pageant event in the universe.
The delegates who spend one full day at the historic city are: Misses Great Britain, Jaime Lee Faulker, Netherlands, Zoey Ivory, Nicaragua, Marina Jacoby, Sierra Leone Hawa Kamara, Slovak Republic, Zuzana Kollarova, USA, Deshauna Barber, Thailand, Chalita Suansane, Brazil, Raissa Santana, Bulgaria, Violina Ancheva, Vietnam, Dhang Thi Le Hang, Singapore, Cheryl Chou, British Virgin Islands, Erika Creque, Guatemala, Virgina Argueta, Malaysia, Kiran Jassal, Czech Republic, Andrea Bezdekova, Uruguay, Magdalena Cohendet, Belgium, Stephane Geldof, Cayman Island, Monyque Brooks, Venezuela Mariam Habach and our very own Miss Universe Philippines, Maxine Medina.
By Francis Calubaquib
One the most exclusive events that are part of the run-up to the Miss Universe Competition will happen at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City this January 16th.
The Governor's Ball, named after former Ilocos Sur governor Luis "Chavit" Singson (LCS), is a special gala where members of high society get an opportunity to have a close encounter with the beauty candidates of the 65th Miss Universe in black-tie dinner, which features entertainment by exceptional performances from world-class talents.
Singson's LCS Group will lead this extraordinary gathering and is expected to be joined by top executives from his major partners at the Miss Universe Competition: Okada Manila, Solar Entertainment Inc., and SM Lifestyle Entertainment Corp.; sponsors: Philippine Airlines and Pass It Forward; and regional sponsors: JPark Island Resort and Waterworld Cebu, and the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Baguio. Select current and former representatives from government are likely to be invited, as well as officials from the Miss Universe Organization (MUO).
Report by: Francis d. Calubaquib & Noli Berioso
In celebration of the true spirit of Christmas, several beauty queens spread good tidings and joy to unfortunate children of Boys Town and patients of the National Children’s Hospital through gift-giving and fun-filled activities. Reigning Miss Republic of the Philippines (Miss RP) 2015-16 Fermira Dianne Ramos visited The Manila Boys Town Complex in Parang, Marikina, one of the oldest orphanages for the homeless, abandoned, forgotten, and voluntarily surrendered children in the country and distributed Christmas gift packages as part of the yearly outreach program of Miss RP. The said event was in partnership with Mr. Raffy Gamat. Dianne likewise visited President Corazon C. Aquino Elementary School in Bgy. Batasan in Quezon City and also distributed school supplies and Christmas gifts to the students. The search for the next Miss RP is currently on-going and the first batch of screening is scheduled on February 2017.