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The Reunion
by Vanessa A. Balbuena - July 3, 2021 - 12:00am
The reigning Binibining Pilipinas title-holders – including Samantha Lo who resigned after a controversy-filled international stint – reunited for a photo shoot that had them looking soft yet fierce in...
Cebuanas for Magandang Filipinas
by Vanessa A. Balbuena - June 17, 2021 - 12:00am
Four Cebuanas are among the 30 candidates for the inaugural edition of the Magandang Filipinas pageant, which is headed by Cebuana beauty queen Eva Patalinjug. They are Leila Alexis Mah (Mandaue City), Kefaiah Al-zair...
Cebuana influencer vying for MUP?
by Vanessa A. Balbuena - June 16, 2021 - 12:00am
Jen Barangan, the former flight attendant who pivoted to become a popular TikTok creator and YouTuber when she was retrenched during the pandemic, posted yesterday a photo with KF (Kagandahang Flores) founder Rodgil...
Sexy actress AJ Raval really wants to be an action star like dad Jeric
by Vanessa A. Balbuena - June 7, 2021 - 12:00am
Rising sexy star AJ Raval has slowly been feeling the effects of fame. The daughter of former action star Jeric Raval said the changes in her life have been plenty since her daring turns in the Viva Films movies...
John Lloyd confirms primetime show with GMA
by Vanessa A. Balbuena - June 7, 2021 - 12:00am
John Lloyd Cruz trended on Twitter Philippines yesterday after appearing in a TV special with Willie Revillame on GMA Network where he confirmed to finally returning to television via a Kapuso primetime show after...
Eva Patalinjug heads new pageant Magandang Filipinas
by Vanessa A. Balbuena - May 25, 2021 - 12:00am
New mom and law student Eva Psychee Patalinjug has added another task to her already full plate as she is now the national director of a brand-new pageant.
6 Cebuanas vie for Miss Philippines Earth 2021
by Vanessa A. Balbuena - May 25, 2021 - 12:00am
The official candidates from Cebu for Miss Philippines Earth 2021 as announced in a Facebook live presentation yesterday are: Guia Moreno for Cebu City, Claire Codilla for Lapu-Lapu City, Mia Jane Salisbury for Talisay...
Just a pit stop
by Vanessa A. Balbuena - May 19, 2021 - 12:00am
Rabiya Mateo, who finished at the Top 21 of the 69th Miss Universe, took to her Instagram account Monday night to address her pageant-crazy countrymen.
What Miss Universe is really looking for
by Vanessa A. Balbuena - May 19, 2021 - 12:00am
Many Miss Universe viewers have been questioning why the crown went to Mexico’s Andrea Meza when they felt she didn’t provide the best answer during the final round.
Lapu-Lapu bet advocates for LGBT
by Vanessa A. Balbuena - May 19, 2021 - 12:00am
We next set our sights on Binibining Pilipinas which – pending yet another postponement – will hold its finals on June 27. BPCI released Monday night a new set of photos of its 34 candidates that also...
On to greater things
by Vanessa A. Balbuena - May 18, 2021 - 12:00am
Rabiya Mateo, a Top 21 finalist at yesterday’s 69th Miss Universe, is not dwelling on her loss.
Olivia Culpo mocked for energy gap
by Vanessa A. Balbuena - May 18, 2021 - 12:00am
Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo, who hosted the 69th Miss Universe finals, trended on Twitter Philippines yesterday along with her first runner-up, our very own Janine Tugonon.
Rabiya at prelims: underwhelming gown, off styling
by Vanessa A. Balbuena - May 16, 2021 - 12:00am
Jury’s out on Rabiya Mateo’s performance at the 69th Miss Universe Preliminary Competition: Slayed the swimsuit, so-so at evening gown.
Zombie heist flick ‘Army of the Dead’ was cathartic for Zack Snyder
by Vanessa A. Balbuena - May 13, 2021 - 12:00am
The best zombie movies,
Like sisters
by Vanessa A. Balbuena - May 12, 2021 - 12:00am
Newly released photos of Miss Universe Philippines national director Shamcey Supsup-Lee and her inaugural title-holder Rabiya Mateo had netizens gushing how the two beauties look so much like sisters. In an accompanying...
Diego Loyzaga is back on track
by Vanessa A. Balbuena - May 10, 2021 - 12:00am
A “happy boy” pretty much sums up Diego Loyzaga these days, as he so describes himself. Most everything he hoped for has come a-pouring – acting projects, a blissful romance, a healthy state of...
Talisaynon hailed ‘Born to Be a Star’ winner
by Vanessa A. Balbuena - May 9, 2021 - 12:00am
From 40 auditionees, 21 moved on to be trained for boot camp. In the end, Talisay City, Cebu’s Jehramae Trangia was hailed Grand Superstar in the second edition of Viva Entertainment’s reality artista...
Angelica still firm on retiring from teleseryes
by Vanessa A. Balbuena - May 9, 2021 - 12:00am
Angelica Panganiban shared that her decision to no longer accept teleserye assignments was one she ruminated lengthily on.
Direk Yam eyes Kylie Verzosa
by Vanessa A. Balbuena - May 9, 2021 - 12:00am
“Death of a Girlfriend” director Yam Laranas, who admits he is particular in casting his stars, has his eyes on another Viva talent for his next film.
Furne Amato on Rabiya’s gowns: Simple, but not generic
by Vanessa A. Balbuena - May 8, 2021 - 12:00am
World-renowned Cebuano designer Furne Amato feels “so flattered” to be offered the task of creating Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Rabiya Mateo’s competition gowns.
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