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2017 Binibining Pilipinas Grand Coronation Night

2017 Binibining Pilipinas Grand Coronation Night

FabManila.com: Events Around the Metro

FabManila.com: Events Around the Metro

PASEO DE MALATE FLORES DE ERMITA 2016

Flores De Ermita 2016 
May 27, 2016 
Robinsons Place Manila


ILLUMINATE IGNITE THE LIGHT

ILLUMINATE : IGNITE THE LIGHT
Albert Andrada Collection
May 26, 2016
One Esplanade

Model : Maria Isabel Lopez
Designer : Albert Andrada
Photo : Edmund Chua 


YVETHE SANTIAGO TO GRACE PASAYAHAN SA LUCENA 2016 GRAND FLORES DE MAYO

YVETHE SANTIAGO TO GRACE PASAYAHAN SA LUCENA 2016 GRAND FLORES DE MAYO
By JAY PATAO
Photos by Francis Calubaquib and Rolly Ong
BB. PILIPINAS-Supranational 2014 Yvethe Marie Santiago will topbill the grand Flores de Mayo of the 2016 Pasayahan sa Lucena happening in Quezon Province's capital city on May 24. The event will be held as part of the annual week-long festivities that was begun in 1987 by then Lucena OIC Euclides Abcede as a means to correct the city's image as a sanctuary of the New People's Army and promote it as a tourism and investment haven.

The other events will include the grand parade of floats, street dancing competition, Bb. Pasiyahan and gandang Lola pageants, and the Mayor's Night hosted by Lucena Mayor Dondon A. Alcala and his wife.
The grand Flores de Mayo, with overall chairman designer Armhand Remojo, will be participated in by 28 member designers of the Quezon Fashion Designers Association of the Philippines and will crown three outstanding zagalas namely: Rosa Mistica, Reina de las Flores and La Flor de Lucena. The procession will start at Pacific Mall, proceed through the streets of the city and end up at the covered court of Maryhill College. Yvethe Santiago will be wearing Remojo's creation. Among the judges for the awards will be Manila's ace couturier Arielle Agasang.

Fil-German Palaweña wins early Miss Philippines Earth awards

Fil-German Palaweña wins early Miss Philippines Earth awards
By JAY PATAO
Photos by Edmund Chua


FILIPINO-GERMAN beauty Imelda Bautista Schweighart, 21, from Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, took home two awards from the special swimsuit show of the 16th Miss Philippines Earth Pageant held at Aquaboy Resort in Novaliches, Quezon City last Friday.
Schweighart a.k.a. Imee Hart, a 5’6” Theater Arts student and a semi-finalist at the 50th Bb. Pilipinas pageant in 2013, easily bested 34 other contestants representing cities and municipalities throughout the country as well as Filipino communities abroad, to win the two titles at stake: Miss Philippines Earth Aquaboy and Miss Lady Grace Intimate Apparel. Her measurements read 34-24-35.
Imee was born on May 29, 1995 in Limasol, Cyprus to Gunther Schweighart, a German shipping line technician, and Annabeth Bautista, a Filipina. She was raised and schooled in Puerto Princesa City. Imee has appeared in a number of MTVs and teleseryes and has co-hosted the now defunct “Will Time Big Time” on TV5.


Imee’s main environmental advocacy is soil protection against chemically-engineered seeds. She said that “the fuel that drives her to become the next Miss Philippines Earth is Mother Earth’s cry for help.”
The 35 contestants introduced themselves on stage in colorful summer outfits before parading in swimsuits before a panel of judges that included Aquaboy Resort owner Atty. Fidel Exconde and Century Tuna Superbods 2014 winner Sarah Polverini. Aquaboy, a popular resort billed as “a hidden paradise” in the heart of bustling Fairview, Quezon City hosted the special show, the first of a series of preliminary events of the advocacy-driven pageant and served as a preview of the awaited press presentation of the 48 contestants at Diamond Hotel Manila on Monday (the rest of the delegates from the Visayas and Mindanao will arrive in Manila in time for Monday’s press event).
The winner will succeed Miss Philippines Earth 2015 Angelia Gabrena Ong who is also the reigning Miss Earth, the third Filipina to win the coveted title in the pageant’s 16-year-history. She will be crowned along with her court of “elements” during the grand coronation night to be held at Aguinaldo Shrine in Kawit, Cavite on June 12 (to be aired over ABS-CBN).

Miss Tourism Philippines 2016 Santa Cruzan

Miss Tourism Philippines 2016
Flores De Mayo
May 10, 2016
Glorietta Activity Center

#MTP2016


YVETHE SANTIAGO TO GRACE PASAYAHAN SA LUCENA 2016 GRAND FLORES DE MAYO

YVETHE SANTIAGO TO GRACE PASAYAHAN SA LUCENA 2016 GRAND FLORES DE MAYO
By JAY PATAO
Photos by Francis Calubaquib and Rolly Ong
 
BB. PILIPINAS-Supranational 2014 Yvethe Marie Santiago will topbill the grand Flores de Mayo of the 2016 Pasayahan sa Lucena happening in Quezon Province's capital city on May 24. The event will be held as part of the annual week-long festivities that was begun in 1987 by then Lucena OIC Euclides Abcede as a means to correct the city's image as a sanctuary of the New People's Army and promote it as a tourism and investment haven.

The other events will include the grand parade of floats, street dancing competition, Bb. Pasiyahan and gandang Lola pageants, and the Mayor's Night hosted by Lucena Mayor Dondon A. Alcala and his wife.
The grand Flores de Mayo, with overall chairman designer Armhand Remojo, will be participated in by 28 member designers of the Quezon Fashion Designers Association of the Philippines and will crown three outstanding zagalas namely: Rosa Mistica, Reina de las Flores and La Flor de Lucena. The procession will start at Pacific Mall, proceed through the streets of the city and end up at the covered court of Maryhill College. Yvethe Santiago will be wearing Remojo's creation. Among the judges for the awards will be Manila's ace couturier Arielle Agasang.


Fil-German Palaweña wins early Miss Philippines Earth awards

Fil-German Palaweña wins early Miss Philippines Earth awards
By JAY PATAO
Photos by Edmund Chua

FILIPINO-GERMAN beauty Imelda Bautista Schweighart, 21, from Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, took home two awards from the special swimsuit show of the 16th Miss Philippines Earth Pageant held at Aquaboy Resort in Novaliches, Quezon City last Friday.
Schweighart a.k.a. Imee Hart, a 5’6” Theater Arts student and a semi-finalist at the 50th Bb. Pilipinas pageant in 2013, easily bested 34 other contestants representing cities and municipalities throughout the country as well as Filipino communities abroad, to win the two titles at stake: Miss Philippines Earth Aquaboy and Miss Lady Grace Intimate Apparel. Her measurements read 34-24-35.
Imee was born on May 29, 1995 in Limasol, Cyprus to Gunther Schweighart, a German shipping line technician, and Annabeth Bautista, a Filipina. She was raised and schooled in Puerto Princesa City. Imee has appeared in a number of MTVs and teleseryes and has co-hosted the now defunct “Will Time Big Time” on TV5.

Imee’s main environmental advocacy is soil protection against chemically-engineered seeds. She said that “the fuel that drives her to become the next Miss Philippines Earth is Mother Earth’s cry for help.”
The 35 contestants introduced themselves on stage in colorful summer outfits before parading in swimsuits before a panel of judges that included Aquaboy Resort owner Atty. Fidel Exconde and Century Tuna Superbods 2014 winner Sarah Polverini. Aquaboy, a popular resort billed as “a hidden paradise” in the heart of bustling Fairview, Quezon City hosted the special show, the first of a series of preliminary events of the advocacy-driven pageant and served as a preview of the awaited press presentation of the 48 contestants at Diamond Hotel Manila on Monday (the rest of the delegates from the Visayas and Mindanao will arrive in Manila in time for Monday’s press event).
The winner will succeed Miss Philippines Earth 2015 Angelia Gabrena Ong who is also the reigning Miss Earth, the third Filipina to win the coveted title in the pageant’s 16-year-history. She will be crowned along with her court of “elements” during the grand coronation night to be held at Aguinaldo Shrine in Kawit, Cavite on June 12 (to be aired over ABS-CBN).


The “Luwalhati” winners of the 37th Flores de Mayo 2016

The “Luwalhati” winners of the 37th Flores de Mayo 2016
By JAY PATAO
Photos by Edmund Chua

THE 37th annual staging of the Flores de Mayo, organized by Congregacion del Santisimo Nombre del Niño Jesus in partnership with SM Mall of Asia and Unilever Philippines, was held at MOA’s Music Hall last May 1, ushering in the merry month of beauties and blooms that pays homage to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Directed by Ogee Atos and participated in by 30 members of the Fashion Designers Association of the Philippines, this year’s traditional event that traces its roots to the Spanish colonial era was themed “Luwalhati” in reference to the Glorious Mysteries of the Holy Rosary.
The beauteous sagalas, mostly beauty queens and models, were escorted by handsome young gents in their dapper best, and wore the exquisitely crafted Filipiniana ensembles. The lovely pairs paraded around the MOA grounds before they offered long-stemmed roses before an image of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Four ladies who did justice to the glorious works of art were selected as this year’s winners by a distinguished panel of judges that included Miss International 1979 Melanie Marquez, art patrons Danny Dolor and Al Tengco, journalist Rene Vizquera and renowned designers Noli Hans and Albert Andrada.
Named as “Rosa Mistica” was Joyce Ann Ricio who wore an elaborate ensemble in yellow from the halo-crown down to the full skirt by Rholand Roxas.
The title of “Reina de las Flores” went to Miss World Peace-Philippines 2015 Jeslyn Santos who wore a grandiose white-and-gold creation by Louis Pangilinan, effortlessly navigating the stage and the MOA grounds with the costume’s 6-meter train.
The “La Flor de Manila” title went to reigning Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International Leren Mae Bautista who wore an elegant red-orange creation by Chico Estiva.
Rounding up the winners circle was Miss Earth Air 2012 Stephany Stefanowitz who wowed the crowd in a deep red terno by Vince Sityar; she was given the special title “Magandang Pilipina.”
Guest finale entry was Asia’s Fashion Ambassador Renee Salud whose white-and-gold empire-cut terno with a mint green train was worn by Bb. Pilipinas-International 2014 Bianca Guidotti.






Dee Girls Press Presentation @ Merci Bar

Dee Girls Press Presentation
Jimmy Dee Production
Merci Bar Timog Quezon City
Photography by Collin Yap
Fab Manila


37TH FLORES DE MAYO 2016 "LUWALHATI"

May 1 , 2016
SM MOA Music Hall 



Upcoming tilts choose their Darling of the Press By JAY PATAO

Upcoming tilts choose their Darling of the Press
By JAY PATAO
Photos by Edmund Chua & Lito Caleon

VARIOUS national beauty pageants will be staging their preliminary and final events in the next two months, all exerting their best efforts to grab the attention and get the needed mileage from members of media as they select their ambassadors of beauty and foray their causes in the name of tourism, culture, charity, environmental awareness, and more.
Three of them, in fact, presented their contestants to the press who were asked to select their favorite for “Darling of the Press.”

Last Friday, the 5th Miss Tourism Philippines Pageant presented 41 contestants representing cities, municipalities and provinces throughout the country who will vie for the coveted title and the right to represent the Philippines at the Miss Tourism World finals later this year. Chosen as Darling of the Press was Pampanga’s Patricia Kay Arabaca, a charming newbie in national pageants.
According to the pageant’s founder Gareth Blanco, several tourism-related activities like the Santacruzan at Glorietta on May 10 will be held leading to the grand coronation night on May 28 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater of Resorts World Manila.


At the newly formed Queens of Our Beautiful Planet Philippines (QBPP) press presentation at Chateau de Baie on Roxas Blvd., Parañaque City last Monday, 21 beauteous ladies vying in 3 group categories (Teen, Miss and Mrs./Ms.) wowed members of media as they paraded in deep purple swimwear and vowed a united stand to advance their personal platforms to eventually campaign for a beautiful planet.

Karen Sabarre, an Australian promoter who also organizes pageants Down Under, is upbeat about their “baby” and the challenge to produce the first Pinay delegates to the first Queens of Our Beautiful Planet world finale to be held in Yancheng, China in September. Tweena Tungcul Pagulayan, a 22-year-old teacher from Tuguegarao, Cagayan was voted as Darling of the Press at the event.

Noticeably, 10 of the 21 contestants come from Mindanao, providing a welcome opportunity and a good balance for beauty aspirants from the south to compete fairly with their northern counterparts.
The finals of QBPP will be held at Tanghalang Pasigueño tonight.
And finally, last Tuesday at the new Expo Hall of Fisher Mall in Quezon City, the press launch of the 3rd Miss Global Philippines Pageant was held with 23 beautiful ladies, including a single mom, vying for the coveted title and the honor to represent the country at the Miss Global international finals which will be hosted by the Philippines for the second straight year.


Janelle Olafson, the 26-year-old Fil-Am beauty who was ousted from the last Bb. Pilipinas pageant because of a sexy photo in a men’s magazine, loomed as the early favorite after being voted as Darling of the Press along with Clarize Angelica Barrameda and Danica Ebreda.


No one is more excited than Miss Global Philippines CEO Pauline Sofia Laping who promised that this year’s hopefuls will do their best to impress the public with their beauty, poise, wit and charm. The national finals will be held at Resorts World Manila’s Newport Performing Arts
Theater on June 4.

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