Philippines: Love at First Sight

On March 1976, we completed our series of Adelaide, Melbourne, and Sydney concert tours, and we were on our way back home.

Davao City - What More Can You Ask

This is a girl portraying as a "Hiyas" on the annual Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan during the Kadayawan annual Festival in Davao City. Philippines. It is celebrated on the 3rd week of August

Punta Bulata Your Home Away From Home

Punta Bulata Resort is known to have one of the finest and whitest beaches in Negros Island and its waters are teeming with marine and coral life.

Negros Occidental

I came to know that Negros Island was originally called “Buglas”, an old native word that is said to mean “cut-off.” The earliest inhabitants of this island were dark-skinned natives belonging to the Negrito ethnic group with their unique culture.

What Makes Taal Volcano More Unique In The Philippines?

Did you know that Taal volcano is a volcano within a volcano?That it was originally a huge volcano, which towered 18,000 feet up into the sky.The fact is that Taal volcano is one of the smallest active volcano in the world.

Who Are The Global Pinays?

The global pinays are those Filipina Women who take an interest in world,news, culture and art. She is smart and confident, with a fearless attitude. It is you and me. 

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

It tells of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world (Wonderland ) populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures.

Pineapple Scent Of Honey

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Life-Just A Walk Through Paradise

He went through the open gates towards paradise,and left everything behind

Global Pinay’s Beauty Queens: Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

The Philippines has been producing beauty queens for a long time. It is a home to a lot of beautiful women. Pinays are a blend of several races, and that has made their features so unique

Why Do We Europeans Fly To The Philippines

There are plenty of attractive destinations geographically closer, but far more exotic sounding such as India or Myanmar.

Danica Magpantay Ford Supermodel Of The World 2011

Danica Flores Magpantay, is one of the many Pinay beauties who have proven that brown is beautiful.This morena beauty went on to become the first ever Pinay Supermodel of the World, winning a $250,000 modelling contract with Ford Models

Timeless Pinay Supermodels

There are rare Supermodels who arrive and define the beauty of a generation. Others even leave their mark for generation to come. I wonder what makes their compelling beauties timeless?

Top 10 FHM Philippines sexiest women 2011

If you have wondered who the sexiest Pinays are, check out the following list. These Pinays let their natural sensuality shine, making them the sexiest of them all.

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29 March 2014

Four Famous International Beauty Pageants

Year 2013 was the luckiest year for Pinays in female beauty pageants. They won the 3 major titles in all major beauty competitions. 
The four  major and most famous female beauty pageants in the world  are:  Miss World founded in 1951,  Miss Universe in 1952, Miss International  in 1960  and Miss Earth  in 2001.
The first-ever for the Philippines  who bagged the title for Ms.World 2013  is Ms Megan Lynne Young and before  Ms Young  were  Ms. Evangeline Pascual , who reached  the finals and was  the first runner –up in 1973 and 2011 Ms.Gwendoline Ruais.
Miss Philippines Bea Rose Santiago has won the title of the 53rd Miss International. 
Philippines won 5 times the title of Miss International: 
1964  Gemma Teresa Cruz,
1970 Aurora Pijuan,
1979 Milanie Marquez,
2005 Precious Lara Quigaman
2013  Bea Rose Santiago
Miss Supranational Pageant  2013 the winner was Mutya Datul.  The Supranational Pageant  established in 2009 , founded by the World Beauty Association (WBA) and the newest international pageant. The 21- year old was bested 82 other international  delegates and became the first asian to bag the Miss Supranational international title at coronation ceremonies held in the Belarusian capital Minsk on Sept 6.  The crown comes with a $25,000 cash prize.

The other beauty pageants competitions are:
Miss Universe 3rd Runner-up  Miss Ariella Arida.   

1969  -   Gloria Maria Diaz 
1973  -   Maria Margarita Moran

Miss Earth top 8th - Angelee Claudett Delos Reyes . 
In 2008 Miss Earth the winner  was  Karla Paula Henry 
Miss Grand International Beauty Pageant 4th –place Annalie Forbes.
The Philippines is the only country that's won the title in all major beauty competitions in every new international beauty competition has has seen a Filipina winning the title or placing in the top 5. 

03 March 2014

World Performer Singer-Songwriter Bruno Mars In Manila

PLDT  HOME  Fibr, HOME’s most powerful broadband is ready to bring you American world performer, record producer, actor, choreographer and singer-songwriter Bruno Mars to Manila on 22nd March.  If you are a Fibr subscriber by 15th March, you might get VIP seats to this highly anticipated and, star striking show!  Expect only the biggest premium event from Home's powerful broadband.
Bruno Mars is the latest among the many chart-topping international acts that PLDT HOME Fibr has brought to the Philippine concert scene and all these shows are only one of the many privileges you can get as a Fibr subscriber.

The album was nominated for seven Grammy Awards, winning Best Pop Vocal Performance for "Just The Way You Are". 

His visit here is part of his Moonshine Jungle tour that focuses on his sophomore album; Unorthodox Jukebox with the Number-One hit "Locked Out of Heaven".

Fans worldwide love the fourteen time Grammy Award nominee Bruno Mars for his moves and music but Filipinos are particularly proud due to him being half Filipino.

Peter Gene Hernandez known by his stage name Bruno Mars was raised by a family of musicians in Honolulu, Hawaii and was born on the 8th of October in the year 1985. He started making music at a young age and throughout his childhood performing in various musical venues in his hometown. After graduated from high school he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a musical career, produced songs for other artists, and co –founding production team “The Smeezingtons” 

28 February 2014


This is Great Britain: a five-month festival celebrating all that is best about Great Britain and its partnership with the Philippines - campaign featuring a full spectrum of the best in British fashion, cars, sports, education, movie, theatre, music, Business and culture are among the activities reaches its culmination in the forthcoming Great British Festival happens at the Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City from March 7 to 9.

Everyone is welcomed to the three-day festival, that will highlight the United Kingdom’s world-class contributions in industry, entertainment, fashion, sports, education and the arts and shall feature exhibitions and performances that will shine the spotlight on these fields of excellence.

“We have reached out to the Philippines and Filipinos in turn responded to us in a warm and loving-way.  We began our the campaign by going out to the community when my embassy colleagues and friends from the British Alumni Association went with me to the Philippine General Hospital to cheer up children who were unwell.  We amazed and inspired people by showing what Britain does well a live cinematic production of Macbeth from the National Theatre, delicious food, trend setting fashion and world class education,”  said British Ambassador Asif Ahmad.

The weekend festivities include a trade show featuring British brands that are familiar to many Filipinos, a car show of some of the world’s most iconic automobiles, an education pavilion where people can interact with alumni of the UK’s Chevening scholarship program, a visa information booth for those interested in visiting the UK and the Britain in Miniature exhibits featuring top tourist attraction where passersby can get pictures and take a selfie or two.
Great British Festival:

Join us as we celebrate all that is best about the UK and its partnership with the Philippines on 7-9 March 2014 at the Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City.
Open from 1:00 – 8:00pm on Friday (7 March) and; 11:00am – 7:00pm on Saturday and Sunday (8-9 March)

  • ·         Trade Exhibit
  • ·         Education Pavilion
  • ·         Britain in Miniature
  • ·         UK Visas Information and Visit Britain Information Booths
  • ·         Celebration of British and British-inspired Music
Friday, March 7
  • ·         Unplugged performance at the Small Stage at 5:00 pm
  • ·         Street theatre from 5:00 pm
  • ·         Opening Celebration at the Main Stage at 7:00 pm
  • ·         British Fashion Show at the Main Stage at 7:20 pm
  • ·         Sherlock Holmes showing at the Cinema at the Park at 7:30 pm
  • ·         Taken by Cars perform at the Main Stage at 8:15 pm
  • ·         DJ Euric British Night at the Main Stage at 9:30 pm
Saturday, March 8
  • Football Drills with the Younghusbands at the Sports Area at 10:00 am
  • Harry Potter: The Philosopher’s Stone showing at the Cinema at the Park at 12:00
  • Street theatre from 1:00 pm
  • Wheelchair Basketball at Britain in Miniature at 2:30 pm
  • Notting Hill showing at the Cinema at the Park at 6:30 pm
  • Blue Rascals perform at the Main Stage at 6:30 pm
  • She’s Only Sixteen perform at the Main Stage at 8:30 pm
 Sunday, March 9
  • Drills with the Philippine Volcanoes at theRugby  Sports Area
  • at 10:00 am
  • Wallace and Grommit showing at the Cinema at the Park at 12:00
  • Street theatre from 1:00 pm
  • British School Manila musical and theatrical performances at the
  • Main Stage at 3:30 pm
  • Prulife UK- Children’s Show at the Small Stage at 3:00 pm
  • Highland Dancer at the Main Stage at 4:45 pm
  • Royal Academy of Dance at the Main Stage at 5:00 pm
  • Closing Ceremony at the Main Stage at 6:00 pm
  • The Bloomfields “The Beatles” perform at the Main Stage at 6:00 pm
  • Robinhood showing at the Cinema at the Park at 6:00 pm
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Peoples Journal February 27, 2014