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  • WATCH: Mak Tumang brings PH culture to the Miss Universe stage

    December 29, 2018 2:02 AM 22

    Mak Tumang's creations are on display for a limited time in his home province of Pampanga PAMPANGA, Philippines – Weeks after his iconic red dress graced the Miss Universe 2018 stage, Pampangueño designer Mak Tumang brings his intricate pieces home for all to see. Sinag, Adarna, and Mayon – 3 gowns Mak created for Miss Universe 2018 are on display at the SM City Pampanga

  • IN PHOTOS: Catriona Gray's gowns by Mak Tumang on display at SM Pampanga

    December 28, 2018 7:05 AM 22

    Sinag, Adarna, and Mayon will be on public display at SM City Pampanga PAMPANGA, Philippines – For a very limited time, all 3 gowns lovingly designed and crafted by Filipino designer Mak Tumang for Catriona Gray at Bb Pilipinas 2018 and Miss Universe 2018 will be on display at SM City Pampanga. No less than the designer himself graced the press event

  • LOOK: Mak Tumang unveils Cartriona Gray's 3rd gown for Miss Universe

    December 27, 2018 1:18 AM 28

    The 'Pearla Oriente' or Pearl of the Orient is a tribute to the Philippines' pearl of the orient tag MANILA, Philippines – Fashion designer Mak Tumang released on Wednesday, December 26 another photo of an evening gown Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray could have worn during the pageant. The gown, known as "Pearla Oriente" or Pearl of the Orient Seas, is made of blue green

  • What’s in store for you at 2019 Kalibo Ati-Atihan festival

    December 25, 2018 2:13 AM 28

    The Feast of Señor Sto Niño de Kalibo attracts devotees and tourists with its traditional procession and other activities held in celebration, including a rock concert and beauty pageant KALIBO, Philippines – Want to know what’s in store for visitors traveling to Kalibo for the Ati-Atihan festival this January? For several years, the religious and cultural

  • Catriona Gray's national costume up for public viewing on Rizal Day

    December 21, 2018 10:37 AM 29

    MANILA, Philippines – Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray's national costume will be displayed for public viewing at the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) on December 30, Rizal Day, according to NHCP Chairman Rene Escalante. The piece caught the interest of the NHCP for the many cultural and historical references in its design

  • Miss Vietnam's Pinoy trainer talks about teaching the fan favorite

    December 20, 2018 2:52 AM 26

    Anjo Santos says he did not have a hard time working with H'hen Nie MANILA, Philippines – "Napaka-humble," was how Anjo Santos, the Filipino trainer who helped Miss Vietnam 2018 H’hen Nie with her walk, described her. She placed top 5 in the MIss Universe 2018 beauty pageant and has since become a favorite among pageant fans for her edgy style and her inspiring

  • Catriona Gray’s national costume is on its way back to the Philippines

    December 19, 2018 11:38 AM 23

    According to the National Quincentennial Committee, fans will soon be able to see the costume IRL MANILA, Philippines – Catriona Gray’s national costume will be following her home soon. The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) worked with the Philippine Embassy in Bangkok to bring the ensemble back right in time for the Philippine

  • Miss Universe 2018 judge on Catriona Gray: Prelim interview made big difference

    December 19, 2018 9:08 AM 25

    'Her confidence was not just any ordinary confidence, it was a confidence that was natural,' says judge Richelle Singson Michael MANILA, Philippines – It was Catriona Gray's viral "lava walk" and well-thought-of outfits that grabbed the world's attention at the Miss Universe 2018 pageant, but for the all-female panel of judges, it was her wit and confidence

  • IN PHOTOS: Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray back in Manila

    December 19, 2018 7:57 AM 28

    The newly-minted Miss Universe delivers a short message for her Filipino supporters MANILA, Philippines –Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray is back in Manila on Wednesday, December 19, two days after winning the country's 4th crown in the competition. The Filipino-Australian beauty arrived via a private jet plane from Bangkok accompanied by architect Richelle

  • Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray arrives in PH December 19

    December 19, 2018 2:36 AM 27

    MANILA, Philippines – Newly crowned Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray is set to return to Manila, December 19, two days after she won the country's 4th crown. The Filipino-Australian titleholder is expected to arrive in the afternoon via a private plane owned by former Ilocos Sur Governor Luis "Chavit" Singson. In a video released by Miss Universe, Catriona