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Philippine Designers Gala 2018: Spectacularly World Class (Part 3 of 3)

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This is the Part 3 of our review series on the Philippine Designer’s Gala 2018 fashion show. Entertainment News Portal’s (formerly Pageant Buzz) correspondent Dale Gregory Medina walk us through on what had happened at the said fashion show held last July 29 at Sequioa Hotel, Quezon City.
Ron Ramiro
A dramatic inspiration to the designs was shown by the 21st designer of the evening, Ron Ramiro. The collection shows an apologetic and orthodox interpretation of love. The inclusion of head accessories made the collection more unconventional.



Akbar Jura
An Indonesian fashion designer also participate the event. The 22nd designer of the evening, Akbar Jura’s creations show a modern touch on women’s casual wear. The combination of black, white and pink colors glance the runway. The inclusion of earth inspired materials made the collection more interesting.



Vince Borja
Vince Borja a.k.a Amado Mio was the 23rd designer to slay the runway. His collection has no specific inspiration, for him, fas…

Michelle Oliva for Miss World Philippines 2018

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In less than two months, Laura Lehmann will pass her Miss World Philippines crown. One of the 40 ladies who is vying for the crown is Michelle Oliva from Davao City.Michelle Oliva, mostly known as Mich is a 24 year old fresh graduate from the University of Asia and the Pacific. She is a proud athlete playing a lot of sports such as volleyball badminton and basketball. She was the team captain of Ateneo de Davao University Basketball girls before and represented Davao region in Palarong Pambansa. 

Aside from being an athlete, she enjoys modeling and spending time with her family.
In my exclusive interview with her, she shares her Beauty with a Purpose campaign. “Coming from a family of athletes, I believe that with the advancing technology today, social media has a lot of negative effects most especially on kids. By engaging these children with sports, we can lessen the negative effects of social media as well as help them be strong and disciplined children. With sports, I believe we can…

Watch: Q&A performance of Katarina Rodriguez and Arienne Calingo during MWP final screening

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Entertainment News Portal had the chance to cover the final screening of Miss World Philippines today, August 15, at House Manila. The media, friends and supporters of the applicants could hear the happenings inside the screening room though we are only adjacent to the venue.
According to Bessie Bessana, 65 girls submitted their application but only 59 actually showed up. The girls are grouped into 5 where they face the screening committee composed of reigning Miss World Philippines queens, officials and executive of Miss World Philippines and Resort World Manila. Each girl would have to introduce themselves stating their names, background or advocacy in one minute. After that, they would answer the questions thrown by the screening committee.

We managed to video record the Q&A performances of Katarina Rodriguez and Arienne Calingo, some of the most talked applicants of Miss World PH 2018. Katarina Rodriguez was crowned Bb. Pilipinas-Intercontinental 2017 and represented the Phili…

LOOK: Who are spotted at the Miss World Philippines 2018 final screening?

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Miss World Philippines fever is on. The final screening of the second largest pageant in the Philippines is held today at House Manila.
According to Bessie Bessana, General Manager of Miss World Philippines 2018, 65 ladies submitted their application but only 59 showed up in the final screening. The screening committee is composed of the Miss World Philippines 2017 queens, executives from Miss World Philippines Organization and Resorts World Manila. They will select 40 official candidates that will be announced later today, 37 of them will come from the ladies who screened today at House Manila. The remaining three (3) come from the other countries.


Spotted are familiar faces in the pageant world such as  Katarina Rodriguez (Miss Intercontinental 2017 First Runner-up), Maureen Montagne (Miss Arizona USA 2015), Kim de Guzman (Miss Air Philippines 2017), Arienne Calingo (Bb. Pilipinas 2017 Top 25 finalist) and Gail Tobes (Miss Manila 2017).
Catch the coronation night on October 7 at MO…

Philippine Designers Gala 2018: Spectacularly World Class (Part 2 of 3)

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This is the Part 2 of our review series on the recently concluded Philippine Designer’s Gala 2018 fashion show. Entertainment News Portal’s (formerly Pageant Buzz) correspondent Dale Gregory Medina walk us through on what had happened at the said fashion show held last July 29 at Sequioa Hotel, Quezon City.

MANILA, Philippines - Thirty one (31) of the most talented young designers showed how spectacularly world class Filipinos is during the Philippine Designers Gala 2018.

Marko Philip
Focusing on silhouettes, the 11th designer of the evening, Marko Philip’s design is not just neutral. It also shows radical expression through fashion. The inclusion of the head accessories on the designs made every collection more powerful and eye catching.



Julienne Paran
The richness and colorful culture of Cordillera has been manifested to the collections of the 12th designer of the night, Julienne Paran. The fabrics used and the designs were very Cordilleran. What makes the collection more special is …

How do Jaya, Jay R and Jason Dy deal with singers who have ‘attitude’?

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MANILA -- R&B Soul Royalties Jaya, Jay R and Jason has been in Philippine music industry for quite some time.  Known as the ‘Queen of Soul’, Jaya still remains as one of the country’s music icon. She started in 1989 when she signed a record deal in the US. Meanwhile ‘King of Philippine R&B’ Jay R signed a contract in 2003 with Universal Record and the massive hit ‘Bakit Pa Ba’ was born. Jason Dy rose to fame upon winning the second season of The Voice Philippines.

With the goal of continually promoting the R&B music scene in the Philippines, the country's best singers in this music genre will hold their concert titled SOULJA at the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resorts World Manila on August 30.


Just recently, the three R&B singers met some members of the media for their concert’s press conference at Cornerstone Studio in Quezon City.

Ask how she would deal to young singers with attitude, Jaya shares her experience without mentioning names.

“I’m just being ho…

IN PHOTOS: Miss Global Philippines 2018 evening gown competition

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Elegance and sophistication was felt at Cove Manila as the 19 official candidates candidates compete onstage during the evening gown competition. Mary Eileen Gonzales, a single mom and former Star Magic artist won the coveted title. She will compete at the Miss Global 2018 international pageant later this year. Gonzales also bring home the "Best in Evening Gown" award.

Here are the photos taken during the evening gown competition:











Ai-ai delas Alas named celebrity endorser of Bulalo World

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MANILA -- Comedy concert queen Ai-ai delas has been a trusted name by the big brands and companies in the Philippines. She just signed an endorsement deal with Bulalo World last August 4 at Bulalo World branch in Ayala Mall Feliz, Pasig City.
“I’m happy kasi ako na ang bagong face ng Bulalo World. Thank you po kay Sir Gil at Sir Ed at sa lahat po ng partners ng Bulalo World. May forever pala sa Bulalo World. Ang Bulalo World lang ang nakapagpabalik sa akin sa pagkain ng meat. Natikman ko siya at nakapasarap. Lahat naman ng ini endorse ko ay talagang ginagamit ko kasi naniniwala ako sa produkto kaya nung natikman ko to specially kasi Batanguena ako so alam ko ang masarap. Tsaka lalong lalo na ang tawilis din masarap. Super sarap ang Bulalo World. Kaya game na game na.” delas Alas said.
Also present in the contract signing are partners and executive officers of Bulalo World namely Gil Nemeño (President and CEO), Ed Lunas (Chairman), and Abigail Tan.

“We would like to welcome Ms. Ai and…

Philippine Designers Gala 2018: Spectacularly World Class (Part 1 of 3):

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This is the Part 1 of our review series on the recently concluded Philippine Designer’s Gala 2018 fashion show. Entertainment News Portal’s (formerly Pageant Buzz) correspondent Dale Gregory Medina walk us through on what had happened at the said fashion show held last July 29 at Sequioa Hotel, Quezon City.

MANILA, Philippines - Thirty one (31) of the most talented young designers showed how spectacularly world class Filipinos is during the Philippine Designers Gala 2018.

Maestro John
The first to conquer the runway is Maestro John. Maestro is known for his love for the culture infused with his designs. It’s like you are embracing Filipino symbols and cultures while watching his creations slay the runway. His designs were not just spectacularly elegant but you will definitely love the richness in culture of the Philippines shown on it.





Nhoy Tenerife
Next is Nhoy Tenerife. Sir Nhoy’s creation showed elegance, class and realness’ of a woman. His creations will not just make a woman a lady…

LOOK: Miss Global Philippines 2018 swimsuit competition photos

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A new queen was crowned last August 4 at Cove Manila. Mary Eileen Gonzales bested other 18 candidates as she took home the Miss Global Philippines 2018 crown. She is a single mother to a one-year old baby. She joined last 2015 edition and placed as second runner-up.

Here are the photos taken during the swimsuit competition. Best in Swimsuit award goes to contestant no. 19 Nicole Shey Dichoso.