Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Francis Libiran launches new collection inspired by his clients and their amazing love stories


PRESS RELEASE

Francis Libiran Bridal releases its S/S 2023 collection consisting of ten wedding gowns with a variety of silhouettes designed to fit every kind of bride inspired by clients and their love stories.

Francis Libiran Bridal continues to elevate the standard in wedding gown design, turning the dreams of hopeful brides into a reality. For its Spring Summer collection, the famed bridal boutique recently released ten uniquely beautiful wedding gowns that are inspired by the love stories and personalities of the clients the designer has worked with throughout his 23 years in the industry.



“As a person who has weaved pieces for all kinds of women, it is no surprise that I have been inspired by a spectrum of brides who has fleshed out this diverse roster of gowns,” the designer shared.

The collection is intricately crafted, some pieces are embellished with wondrous crystals and tantalizing patterns while the other pieces evoke minimalistic beauty. The ten gowns have different silhouettes helmed to fit every kind of bride.



Enticed by the personalities of the fascinating clients he has designed for, it is evident that the body of work embodied in this collection is extensive. Those who wish to be dressed in one of the pieces surely have a variety to choose from—one perfect for their personality. Libiran’s couture trademark and design signature are very apparent in each design.

“I made this collection having in mind those brides who rely on a more visual experience and worry about not seeing the design. With this, all they have to do is to choose among the ten gowns, then, they can customize it to their body proportions and liking,” Francis expounded.



For over 6 years, Francis Libiran Bridal has been a favorite among brides who opt for a boutique experience. They offer an array of design selections that women can fit and choose from. The boutique also offers customization and add-ons for brides who want to make the style more personal.




Aside from being exceptionally beautiful, it is the most convenient option when getting married due to its value for money without compromising quality. 

The Francis Libiran Bridal S/S 2023 collection is now available in-store and online. Francis Libiran Bridal is located at 2/F Greenbelt 5, Makati. For inquiries, visit www.francislibiran.com, send them an e-mail via francislibiranbridal@gmail.com, or reach out to their PH mobile at 0917 506 9922.



Sunday, July 17, 2022

Eryka Vina Talavera Tan for Miss Philippines Earth 2022


It's only been two days since Eryka Vin Tan was announced as one of the Top 20 finalists of Miss Philippines Earth 2022 pageant. She's still excited and overwhelmed with what happened.

"The whole time I was waiting for the announcement of Top 20, iniisip ko po yung team ko tsaka family ko. Hindi lang po ako kasi grabe po yung pagod, it's like a collective effort," Eryka said during her recent online interview. 

The 27-year old beauty met some pageant bloggers through virtual press conference today, July 17.

Virtual interview of Eryka Vina Tan.

She graduated at San Beda University with a  Bachelor's Degree of Entrepreneurship. She is currently the marketing head of a beauty and wellness company based in Albay.

Eryka is representing her hometown., Legazpi City. This is her first time joining a national pageant. Prior to that she was Ms. San Beda College 2013. In 2018, she joined Miss Ibalong in Legazpi City and Miss Bicolandia where she declared as first runner-up for both pageants.

She was born in Saudi Arabia since both of her parents were OFW. She returned to the Philippines when she was just five years old. 

In 2017, she went back to Saudi Arabia and work as international flight attendant for three years for Saudi Arabia Airlines. 

She loves to travel aside from being a swimmer, free diver and a dragon boat paddler. A certified sports junkie, she is also an aspiring triathlete.

"The love for the ocean inspired me to take part in Miss Philippines Earth because I believe that it is a great platform for me to share my advocacy. Marine conservation is close to my heart because I believe it needs great attention specially for us Filipinos," Eryka explained on why she joined Miss Philippines Earth.

This year's theme is Fauna. She chose snake as her featured animal.

She chose this since she was influenced and inspired by her brother who is taking veterinary medicine. In addition, she can also relate her characteristics to it.

"Philippine cobras are very misunderstood. The only reason they attack others or defend themselves if they feel like they're being threatened. I feel the same way, ganun din po ako parang the only time I would be enraged or the only time na magiging patola tayo is when people are trying to push me in the corner. As much as possible, I love peace," she said.

Eryka and other 19 candidates will compete in a live coronation night on August 6 in Coron, Palawan. Prior to that, they will be presented to the media in a press presentation on July 21 at Hotel 101 Manila.

You can watch her online interview here.




Friday, July 15, 2022

FULL LIST: Miss Philippines Earth 2022 Final Top 20



After a series of virtual competitions, Carousel Productions announced the final Top 20 candidates via Facebook and Youtube livestreams on Friday night, July 15. Here are the Top 20 finalists:
  1. ALABEL, SARANGANI, MERHYL KIT PARALUMAN
  2. BALAGTAS, BULACAN, TRISHA VAN ELDIK
  3. BAYUGAN CITY, NICE LAMPAD
  4. CEBU CITY, KIARA LIANE WELLINGTON
  5. DIPOLOG CITY, RACHE SANTOS
  6. FIL-COM DUBAI, UAE, CHRISDALYN ABRENICA
  7. FIL-COM TORONTO, CANADA, JASMINE PAGUIO
  8. JASAAN, MISAMIS ORIENTAL, JIMEMA R. TEMPRA
  9. KAUSWAGAN, LANAO DEL NORTE, DANIELLE MCKAYE OUANO DELA CRUZ
  10. LEGAZPI CITY, ERYKA VINA TALAVERA TAN
  11. MAKATI CITY, TRINA MARTINEZ
  12. MANDALUYONG CITY, JENNIFER DE ASIS
  13. CITY OF MANILA, JUSTIENE ORTEGA
  14. MIDSAYAP, NORTH COTABATO, ALEXANDRA JEAN BEJARIN
  15. MUNICIPALITY OF PATEROS, JAZMINE CALMA
  16. MUNTINLUPA CITY, MICAELA LEGARDA
  17. QUEZON CITY, MA. LOURDEZ DE LEON
  18. SAGAY CITY, JARIZZ BORCELAS
  19. SANTA IGNACIA, TARLAC, JENNY RAMP
  20. TRECE MARTIRES CITY, ANGEL SANTOS


                                      These ladies will be presented to the members of media through a press presentation scheduled on July 21 at Hotel 101 Manila. For the first time in two years, the live in-person coronation night will be held in Coron, Palawan on August 6.


                                      Sunday, July 10, 2022

                                      Ira Patricia Malaluan for Bb. Pilipinas 2022


                                      Binibini 19 Ira Patricia Malaluan may not be the most hyped contestant but she is definitely one of the girls to watch out for. Her performance at the recently concluded press presentation proved that she is indeed a dark horse.

                                      Born and raised in Candelaria, Ira is representing Quezon Province in Bb. Pilipinas 2022 pageant. She is a Tourism and Travel Services Management graduate of Batangas State University. 

                                      Definitely not just a beauty queen, she is also a queen of charity and goodwill. She is the founder of "A Thousand Journey Project", an organization that is willing to help and extend love to every people in different walks of life. In December 2021, they distributed 276 food packs for homeless people in Metro Manila. They also distributed school supplies for the children of Cagayan De Oro last February 2022. She is also an entrepreneur and own a pet supply chain called ‘WerePawse’ that sells affordable pet supplies nationwide.

                                      The 5'7" stunner used to fly as flight attendant for Philippine Airline Express. She also worked as food coordinator of Senator Allan Cayetano's "Sampung Libong Pag-Asa Project" and a former Customer Service Manager of Cayetano's restaurants in BGC.

                                      This is her first national pageant. Prior to that, she was joining schools and provincial competitions. She was crowned Miss Batangas State University 2018, Southern Tagalog Regional Association of State Universities and Colleges Festival Queen – Region IV 2018. She was first runner-up in both Miss Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges 2018 Binibining Niyogyugan-Quezon Province 2019 regional pageant.

                                      Ira met some pageant press during her intimate meet and greet event on Saturday, July 9. 

                                      She revealed in an interview that she was hesitant at first in joining Bb. Pilipinas knowing this is a prestigious pageant aside from being financially demanding.  On why she joined, she said, "I believe God called me to do this. I believe this is my calling. I'm just doing and enjoying this journey because I know God will do everything for me," she said.

                                      She loves to speak up and voice out her thoughts. Coming from a broken family, she had experienced a lot of challenges growing up. She wanted to share these stories and inspire a lot of people through this platform. 

                                      Ira with some members of the pageant media.

                                      She wanted to represent the country in an international pageant. But if given a chance, she is aiming for Bb. Pilipinas-Globe crown.

                                      Before the much awaited coronation night on July 31, Ira and the other 39 Binibinis will showcase their exquisite national costumes in a show on July 16, and participate in the highly anticipated Parade of Beauties on July 23.

                                      Watch the interview here:




                                      Wednesday, July 6, 2022

                                      Bb. Pilipinas 2022 candidates show off pasarela skills in press presentation


                                      Press Release

                                      The 40 gorgeous candidates of Binibining Pilipinas 2022 made the competition more intense as they slay the runway during the press presentation at the Novotel Manila Araneta City on July 5.  

                                      Stunning in swimsuits by Justine Aliman and shoes by Jojo Bragais, the candidates charmed the viewers with their fierce stage presence. Their confident struts on the lit LED stage were accompanied by music provided by DJ Tom Taus. A special performance by PPOP act 4th Impact gave an electrifying touch to the show. 

                                      Among the show's audience is a judging panel that consists of Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc. (BPCI) and executives of Binibining Pilipinas 2022 sponsors. The event also released a teaser of the brand-new Binibining Pilipinas theme song sang by the PPOP Kings, SB19.  

                                      Hosted by Miss Intercontinental 2021 Cinderella Faye ObeΓ±ita, Binibining Pilipinas Grand International 2021 Samantha Panlilio, and Binibining Pilipinas International 2021 Hannah Arnold, the Press Presentation highlighted the diverse beauty of Filipinas. This year’s exciting roster of candidates consists of outstanding students and graduates, artists, sports and fashion enthusiasts, celebrities, and working professionals who excel in their respective fields.  


                                      With less than a month left before the finals, the ladies still have a busy schedule ahead. They will have to showcase their exquisite national costumes in a show on July 16, and participate in the highly anticipated Parade of Beauties on July 23. 

                                      Here are the official candidates:

                                      1. Stacey Daniella Gabriel, Cainta Rizal

                                      2. Krizzia Lynn Moreno, Camarines Sur

                                      3. Diana Joy Pinto, Taguig City

                                      4. Jane Darren Genobisa, Carcar City, Cebu 

                                      5. Karen Laurrie Mendoza, Iloilo City

                                      6. Elda Louise Aznar, Davao del Sur

                                      7. Graciella Sheine Lehmann, Oriental Mindoro

                                      8. Nicole Budol, Angono Rizal

                                      9. Natasha Jung, Marabut W. Samar

                                      10. Fatima Kate Bisan, Sarangani Province

                                      11. Esel Mae Pabillaran, Misamis Oriental

                                      12. Leslie Avila, Sultan Kudarat

                                      13. Patricia Ann Tan, Masbate

                                      14. Joanna Day, Bulacan

                                      15. Nyca Mae Bernardo, Guiguinto, Bulacan

                                      16. Jeriza Uy. Davao city

                                      17. Chelsea Fernandez, Tacloban City

                                      18. Ma. Isabela David, Mexico Pampanga

                                      19. Ira Patricia Malaluan, Quezon Province

                                      20. Joanna Marie Rabe, Iba, Zambales

                                      21. Gracia Elizabetta Mendoza, Lipa City, Batangas

                                      22. Joanna Ricci Alajar, Davao Oriental

                                      23. Nicole Borromeo, Cebu

                                      24. Patricia Samantha Go, Quezon City

                                      25. Annalena Lakrini, Bataan

                                      26. Cyrille Payumo, Porac, Pampanga

                                      27. Jessica Rose McEwen, Florida, Pampanga

                                      28. Gabrielle Camille Basiano, Borongan, E. Samar

                                      29. Mariella Esguerra, Marikina City

                                      30. Jashmin-Lyn Dimaculangan, Albay

                                      31. Yllana Marie Aduana, Laguna

                                      32. Anna Carres De Mesa, Batangas

                                      33. Mary Justinne Punsalang, Cavite

                                      34. Christine Juliane Opiaza, Zambales

                                      35. Diana Mackey, Nueva Ecija

                                      36. Jannine Navarro, Tanjay, Negros Oriental

                                      37. Eiffel Janell Rosalita, Catanduanes

                                      38. Ethel Abellanosa, La Union

                                      39. Jasmine Omay, Tarlac Province

                                      40. Roberta Angela Tamondong, San Pablo City     

                                        

                                      And finally, the best of the best will shine bright during the Grand Coronation Night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on July 31, to be telecast LIVE on TV5, A2Z, The Kapamilya Channel, Metro Channel, iWantTFC and the Binibining Pilipinas Official YouTube channel. 




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