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  • Miss Universe 2017 candidates visit Camiguin

    December 9, 2017 9:30 AM 4

    Eight of the candidates visit Camiguin as part of Department of Tourism’s 'Bring Home a Friend' program Miss USA Kára McCullough, Miss Singapore Manuela Bruntraeger, Miss Italy Maria Polverino, Miss Netherlands Nicky Opheij, Miss Spain Sofia del Prado, Miss Canada Lauren Howe, Miss India Shraddha Shashidhar, and Miss Korea Cho Sewhee had a full day of activities

  • IN PHOTOS: Miss Universe 2017 candidates go to Jollibee

    December 8, 2017 1:53 AM 4

    The ladies bond with kids from Kanlungan sa Er-ma and are treated to meals and gifts from Jollibee MANILA, Philippines – On their second day in Manila, the Miss Universe candidates, led by reigning Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters and Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere, took time off from their busy schedule to bond with kids from the Kanlungan sa Er-ma

  • IN PHOTOS: The Miss Universe 2017 candidates model for a cause

    December 7, 2017 2:02 PM 4

    The last three Miss Universe winners, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Iris Mittenaere, and Pia Wurtzbach lead the fashion show for a cause MANILA, Philippines – On the second day of their Manila visit, the 2017 Miss Universe candidates modeled for a cause during the fashion show Give Back: A Charity Fashion Gala held at the Solaire Ballroom on Thursday, December

  • IN PHOTOS: Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Iris Mittenaere tour Manila

    December 6, 2017 12:55 PM 5

    MANILA, Philippines – The Miss Universe 2017 candidates, led by reigning queen Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, kicked off their Manila visit with a wreath laying ceremony and a tour of Intramuros on Wednesday, December 6. The ladies were accompanied by Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere of France, who also flew in upon the Department of Tourism's invitation

  • Here's what to expect during the Miss Universe 2017 visit

    December 3, 2017 12:57 PM 9

    Demi-Leigh Peters and the ladies are set to tour Manila and visit 3 places in the country Demi-Leigh, Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere, and the ladies from Italy, Netherlands, Canada, Great Britain, Russia, Singapore, India, China, Malaysia, Korea, and USA will start arriving in the country on December 5 and will be here until December 10. The Manila

  • LIST: Winners, Miss Asia Pacific International 2017

    November 30, 2017 12:58 AM 5

    Brazil's Francielly Ouriques wins the crown, while the Philippines' Ilene de Vera is 4th runner-up MANILA, Philippines – There's a new Miss Asia Pacific International queen! Brazil's Francielly Ouriques was crowned on Thursday, November 30, at the Newport Performing Arts Theater at Resorts World Manila. Francielly succeeds the Netherlands' Tessa Le Conge

  • [Vietnam travel guide] Ha Giang's limestone hills and Cao Bang's rivers

    November 24, 2017 11:08 AM 8

    Explore Vietnam's natural wonders at Ha Giang and Cao Bang Jona Bering's travel guide to northern Vietnam is a 4-part series. For the 4th and final installment, she takes us to Ha Giang and Cao Bang, where Vietnam's natural wonders shine. Despite the inconvenient travel from Sa Pa, we did not regret including the province of harsh hills on our trip. Ha Giang

  • Rappler Talk Entertainment: Winwyn Marquez

    November 24, 2017 1:46 AM 9

    The Philippines' first Reina Hispanoamericana winner is set to talk to Rappler about her journey and her forthcoming reign MANILA, Philippines – Teresita Ssen "Winwyn" Marquez is the first Reina Hispanoamericana winner from the Philippines. Winwyn is no stranger to pageants, having competed in Binibining Pilipinas 2015 and finishing in the Top 15 alongside

  • PH's Laura Lehmann ends her journey in Miss World 2017

    November 18, 2017 1:06 PM 17

    Laura does not make it to the top 15 MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines' Laura Lehmann ended her journey in Miss World 2017 held in Sanya, China on Saturday, November 18. Laura was part of the top 40 but did not make it to the top 15. She, however, was one of the 5 winners of the Beauty with a Purpose. The Miss World Organization's (MWO) Beauty with a Purpose

  • Chef Jessie, Sofitel to cater ASEAN 2017 gala dinner

    November 9, 2017 1:24 PM 14

    Chef Jessie Sincioco is set to prepare a 4-course Filipino-Asian meal for the ASEAN 2017 guests MANILA, Philippines – Chef Jessie Sincioco is set to prepare a meal for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders and dialogue partners during the ASEAN Summit gala night, according to the Presidential Communications Operations Office