Ariella Arida’s Victory Party

Miss Universe-Philippines 2013 Victory Celebration with her pageant family.

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Bb. Pilipinas 2013 Parade of Beauties

As a fitting summer spectacle, fifty of the country’s loveliest that make up the Golden Batch of Binibining Pilipinas will be presented in a Grand Parade of Beauties on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at the Araneta Center grounds.

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flxmanuel:

Mister International 2003

The 2003 Mr International pageant was held at the Skyscape Millenium Dome in London, England a month after the Mr World pageant. I covered the event though there was no Filipino rep during this time. The winner was Mr Sharjah, a Brit living in the UAE.

Results
1  Sharjah (UAE)  William Kelly
2  India  Rajneesh Duggal
3  Singapore  Shaun Paul Cuthbert

Finalists
4  Panama  Rodrigo Díaz Gil
5  Turkey  Cengiz Coskun

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flxmanuel:

Mister World 2003

pictures from the pageant I personally covered. Held on August 9, 2003 at the Brewery, Thistle Barbican Center in London, England. Being the only Filipino who covered the event, I felt proud that our country had a representative in the person of Marco Antonio Tamayo.

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blast from the past!

flxmanuel:

My Miss Universe 1994 Stint at ABS CBN

My first job after graduation was a researcher for ABS CBN during the 1994 Miss Universe Pageant. I had to delay my employment at my alma mater’s University Hospital in order for me to be a part of the pageant’s official media station. It was a dream come true to see all the delegates from all over the world and work with my UST friends who were there ( John Lapus, Roxy Liquigan, Lui Andrada and many more…)

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yesterday once more…

Miss Universe 2012…The Guessing Game Continues

 A few weeks ago, news came out that New York City will be hosting the 2012 Miss Universe Pageant in December, a rumor that was dispelled quickly when another venue was cited. The Dominican Republic was rumored to be hosting the pageant which was denied by the country’s minister during a press conference. At least three nations  five states in the US were also mentioned among fans speculating where the pageant would be held this year.

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“Beauty Happens in Mutya”

Thirty (30) gorgeous young ladies vying for the Mutya ng Pilipinas 2012 international titles – Miss Asia Pacific International, Miss Tourism International, Tourism Queen of The Year and Miss Intercontinental – were presented to the media last Wednesday, July 18 at the Midas Hotel and Casino in Pasay City.

 

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Jessica Sanchez in “Live With Kelly”

American Idol Season 11 runner-up Jessica Sanchez is currently here in New York City busy making  visits at the different media stations. We were able to watch her perform at ABC’s Live With Kelly show last May 29 at the ABC studio near Lincoln Center in Manhattan.

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I still have to find a camera that can truly capture the beauty of everything my eyes can see…

I still have to find a camera that can truly capture the beauty of everything my eyes can see…

NY  Philippine Independence Day Parade 2011

The 113th Philippine Independence Day Celebration in New York City commenced with a Grand Parade led by Grand Marshals Nick Libramonte and Dr. Edita Cruz Libramonte, with Guests of Honor: Philippine Vice President Jejomar Binay, Philippine Ambassador to the US Jose L. Cuisia, Jr; Philippine Consul General in NY, Ambassador Mario L. de Leon, Jr., the Philippine Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Libran N. Cabactulan. Also invited are New York State and City Government Officials including Mayor Mike Bloomberg; Joined by the PIDCI “DIWA NG KALAYAAN”(Spirit of Independence) Winner and her Court; joined by Filipino community leaders , with contingents of marchers from Fil-Am associations, cultural groups, Marching Bands, floats, open cars, and others. An estimated 80,000 people trooped to the event this year.

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