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:

                                      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. 

                                      Friday, June 24, 2022

                                      Binibining Pilipinas showcased Pinoy culture in 2022 talent competition


                                      Press Release

                                      Manila, Philippines – Binibining Pilipinas entertained the audience at the New Frontier Theater and the online viewers worldwide with a one-of-a-kind talent presentation on June 23.

                                      Hosted by Binibining Pilipinas 2021 Grand International Samantha Panlilio and runner-up Meiji Cruz, the show highlighted the amazing talents, colorful culture, and unique beauty of that every Filipina possess. It paid homage to the rising PPOP music with guest performances from groups DIONE and 1st.One that added more local flavor to the show.

                                      Considered one of the major and most anticipated Binibining Pilipinas events, the talent competition was a testament to how well-rounded the Binibinis are. Nineteen of the 40 official contestants wowed the audience and judges as they showcased their singing, dancing, and artistic talents on stage.

                                      Watch the show here.

                                      The 40 candidates of the 2022 Binibining Pilipinas strike a pose at the closing remarks of the talent competition. It was hosted by 2021 Binibining Pilipinas Grand International Samantha Panlilio, and 2021 Binibining Pilipinas 2nd Runner-Up Meiji Cruz. Photo by Bruce Casanova.

                                      Binibini 2 Kryzzia Lynn Moreno opened the performances with a cultural dance Pansak (or “to dance on top porcelain plates”) which is native to Tausug tribes. Binibini 6 Elda Louise Eznar followed with an astounding demonstration of sand painting. The crowd got wild when Binibini 8 Nicole Budol gave a concert-worthy performance of her original song “Gandang Hipon” that exude a message of empowerment and self-confidence. Binibini 9 Natasha Jung serenaded the audiences with a beautiful rendition of “Di na Muli” by Itchyworms. 

                                      The competition continued with a cultural dance B’laan interpreted by Binibini 10 Fatima Kate Bisan. Binibini 11 Esel Mae Pabillaran followed with a fiery dance routine as a salute to Filipinas. Binibini 12 Leslie Avila wowed the audience as she showed off a masterful display of the local sport arnis. Binibini 15 Nyca Mae Bernardo gave a heartfelt ballad while Binibini 17 Chelsea Fernandez treated the audience with oozing sexiness and glamor as she sang Shakira’s "Whenever, Wherever”. 

                                      The audiences were floored as Binibini 18 Ma. Isabela David sang as she played the piano and rocked the theater as she played an electric guitar. Binibini 23 Nicole Borromeo gave an inspiring talk as she painted her interpretation of hope through charcoal. Binibini 25 Anna Valencia sang to the audience while Binibini 27 Jessica Rose McEwen shook the stage as she showed off her popping and hip-hop skills. Binibini 31 Yllana Marie Aduana gave a duet while Binibini 33 Justine Punsalang gave a hair-raising spoken poetry. 

                                      Binibini 34 Christine Juliane Opiaza oozed with hotness as she showed her belly dancing skills. She was followed by Binibini 36 Jannine Navaro who jazzed away with Tina Turner’s “Proud Mary”. Binibini 39 Jasmine Omay offered a regal and exquisite performance of Les’ Miserables’ “Castle on a Cloud” as she played the violin. Binibini 40 Roberta Angela Tamondong capped off the performances with a unique dance routine to the tune of Barbie Girl.  

                                      The competition’s panel of judges was composed of Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc. (BPCI) Executive Committee members Irene Jose and Precious Lara Quigaman, Binibining Pilipinas 2021 Best in Talent Vianca Marcelo, and executives from Binibining Pilipinas sponsors and partner companies.

                                      The Binibinis capped off the show in a PRIDE fashion walk that had the girls wearing Binibining Pilipinas shirts with different colors of the LGBTQIA flag.

                                      The winner of the Binibining Pilipinas 2022 Talent Competition will be revealed on the Grand Coronation Night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

                                      Wednesday, June 8, 2022

                                      Things get slicey in GIGIL Agency’s latest ad for Danes Cheese

                                      Press Release

                                      Our favorite local cheese brand, Danes Cheese, is back with yet another hilarious film from GIGIL Philippines for us to enjoy. If before they showcased their various flavors of cheese blocks in a teleserye-like ad, their mascots have taken more mature roles in this slasher (in this case, slicer?) film! 

                                      The film starts off with a guy wearing a cheese-block costume taking a shower. 

                                      However, his bath time gets interrupted by a looming shadowy figure…who has something sinister in mind.

                                      Inspired by classic thrillers such as ‘Psycho’ and ‘The Shining,’ Danes Cheese wants to communicate the benefits of using Danes Cheese Slices–their new and improved formulation makes it perfect for burgers and sandwiches! 

                                      Since its release, the film has amassed over 3.1M views and counting. Click here to watch the video.

                                      Social media users praised the ad for its humor and uniqueness.

                                      Every pack of Danes Cheese Slices contains 22 slices, so it’s actually cheaper per gram than cheese blocks – making it the affordable choice for your burger and sandwich cravings. Danes Cheese Slices is now available in leading supermarkets.

                                      The amusing advertisement was made in collaboration with GIGIL Philippines.

                                      For Metro Manila residents, you can easily grab Danes Cheese Slices online! Just visit the CDO Home Delivery on Facebook Messenger:

                                      Wednesday, May 18, 2022

                                      Filipino filmmaker studies in the US to elevate PH film: "I want our films to have depth"

                                      Meet Tadeo Paras, a Filipino who dreams of making big in fashion photography in the US. 

                                      Tadeo Paras, 25, was born and raised in the Philippines. He shared that it was in his teenage years that he became a cinephile.

                                      Paras is currently in the US since 2019. He finished his baccalaureate degree at De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde. After graduating, he then flew to the US and pursued his master’s in business in San Diego, California. 

                                      "I was taking my master's and was doing part-time at a hotel," Paras shared.

                                      How did his fascination for films started?

                                      "My fascination for Western films began in high school. It was when I continued to watch and got curious about how they were able to create high-quality movies.

                                      "I loved how stories are told [even] in fiction.”

                                      His passion for films even grew intense when he had the opportunity to do acting back in the country. His latest appearance was with ABS-CBN's top-rating revenge drama series--Wildflower (2018) with Maja Salvador in the lead role and the drama series--Nang Ngumiti ang Langit (2019) with Sophia Reola as the lead star."  

                                      He lists Gordon von Steiner as one of his favorite filmmakers. Von Steiner has established himself as the most sought-after talent for top fashion brands. He has collaborated with Steven Meisel on films for Prada, Miu Miu, and Coach.

                                      "I love Gordon von Steiner’s work," Professed Paras. "His (von Steiner) fashion films are amazing, and I think of them as masterpieces."

                                      It’s his dream to be a fashion photographer someday, too.

                                      Currently, he is learning more about filmmaking at Santa Monica College and looking to transfer to a more known film school in the future.

                                      He pursue filmmaking since he wants to elevate Filipino films and the same time build a better foundation for his dream of becoming a photographer, too. "Looking at the Western or other foreign films, they have good storytelling and diverse actors," he said.

                                      He added, "It is what I want for the Philippines. Not just have good-looking people, I want our films to have depth."

                                      Since he dabbled into theater back then, he believed that the discipline he acquired in the industry would be an advantage to his film studies and photography.

                                      "Yes, I think all of my experience [even] in different fields applies to filmmaking. 

                                      "Helping them build the set even if I was an actor, knowing what the actors are feeling, being in the position they were in so I can connect with them more, it helps with my direction and resourcefulness."

                                      "I’m proud of everything I’ve done because all of my projects helped me in my journey to become a great artist. 

                                      "I treat every experience and project as a lesson. I’m proud of each project like that of Garth Garcia’s music video, Do You Miss Me, assisting One Down, Kumu USA, and Add Hiraya Media in their productions here in Los Angeles."

                                      He also photographed the Los Angeles Fashion Week last year, all of those and more. 

                                      "I have a lot of dreams because I don’t want to limit myself, and working someday in Hollywood is one of them. I want to represent my country in a way that would make my country proud."

                                      As a filmmaker, he has this vision and mission to share with his fellow 'kababayans,' "I always want to include my culture in the films that I will be making. 

                                      "I want to create something that will make my country proud. In my classes right now, I always put a hint of culture in the films and stories I create. 

                                      "I know I’m on the right track because my professors love them and have praised me for my plans. Imagine having a Western quality Filipino film, that is my goal."

                                      Monday, April 25, 2022

                                      Miss Universe 2021 Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu arrives in the Philippines

                                      Press Release

                                      Manila, Philippines – Harnaaz Sandhu, winner of Miss Universe 2021, arrived in the Philippines last Sunday, April 24, 2022, where she held court at the Platinum Skies Hangar Domestic Airport Compound. Hosting the welcome were Narvacan City Mayor, Hon. Chavit Singson and Architect Richelle Singson Michael, LCS Group Vice Chairperson, Ako Ilokano Ako Partylist first nominee, and Host Committee Chairperson of the 65th Miss Universe that took place here in the Philippines. Both Mayor Singson and Architect Richelle Singson-Michael have tirelessly continued to represent the country in the organization to make Miss Universe one of the most anticipated and inspired events in the country. 

                                      Architect Richelle Singson-Michael shared the delightful moments she had with the reigning Miss Universe, “We are more than happy to welcome Harnaaz. We had the opportunity to learn from each other as we tackled topics she wishes to address throughout her reign. Like a true beauty queen, she is confident yet humble, with the influence to make a positive change in a global scale.” 

                                      Mayor Singson also expressed his exuberance with Harnaaz’s visit, “Having her (Sandhu) visit our country and share her goals with us Filipinos is an inspiration. It's also an opportunity for us to learn about her plans and advocacies as Miss Universe and extend to her all the help to promote her causes."

                                      “The Philippines has always been one of my dream destinations because of its stunning beauty, but more importantly, I feel that it is a country full of opportunities for me to contribute as Miss Universe.” shares Harnaaz when asked how she felt when she first arrived in the country. “I'm excited to work with people who share my passion for putting advocacy into action.”

                                      Menstrual Equity is one of Harnaaz’s advocacies, where she mentioned, “This is a topic near and dear to my heart because I grew up watching my mother deal with this issue. So now that I'm able to address this problem globally, I'm going to devote my time and energy to help young girls and women overcome this challenge. I firmly believe that when women support other women, incredible things happen,” she continued.

                                      Her arrival ramped up excitement among Filipino pageant fans who are looking forward to see her in the upcoming Miss Universe Philippines 2022 Coronation Night. Her followers are also interested as to which destinations in the country she would visit. The Philippines has hosted two Miss Universe coronation nights and having the reigning title holder sparks joy among Filipinos.

                                      Friday, April 15, 2022

                                      The Francis Libiran Universe Collection Fashion Exhibit Opens At Sofitel Manila

                                      Press Release

                                      Manila, Philippines – The Francis Libiran Universe Collection fashion exhibit formally opened its doors during a press event held in Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila last April 13th, 2022.

                                      Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila’s General Manager, Mr. Olivier Larcher, who opened the night, said that they are thrilled and delighted to work with the best fashion designer in the Philippines and one of the best in the world. He added that It’s an absolute honor to work with such a talent. Now that Sofitel is on a strong rebound, Larcher is expecting more social events to come. He’s looking forward to these, along with more collaborations with Libiran.

                                      Likewise, Libiran is grateful to Sofitel for mounting this exhibit and putting all the stops to have everything in place. The Francis Libiran Universe Collection fashion exhibit is housed in Sofitel Manila’s Events Lounge. It features six gowns, all of which have been strutted by Miss Universe Philippines 2021 Bea Luigi Gomez during the competition.

                                      Libiran, who is no stranger to the world of pageantry, explains that every piece was inspired by Gomez’s personality, her walk, and her physical assets.

                                      “Before I design something for clients, I would really sit down, talk to them, and get to know them. That’s very important for me. I want to know how they are as a person. And I would always ask this question: how do you see yourself on that stage in front of the whole universe?” Libiran said.

                                      Bea Luigi Gomez, the muse for the Universe Collection, came to the event in another Libiran ensemble. She reminisced about truly feeling like gold in her gown during the finals. She expressed how making these gowns was a team effort, but the work was easy because they were helping each other out.

                                      When asked how her journey with the crown has been, Gomez said it was more than the usual beauty queen work. She had to go through with countless realizations, which helped her to become a more empowered woman.

                                      “It became a learning experience for me, and I learned a lot about myself and the people that I’m with. I’m very grateful for the crown and what the crown brought into my life,” she explained.

                                      Shamcey Supsup-Lee, who’s the Miss Universe Philippines National Director for the past three years, also graced everyone with her presence. She says it’s been an honor working alongside Libiran for the past several years, so she had to come to celebrate with him.

                                      “I know the work that entails to produce all the bead gowns, and I think you could really see the dedication,” Supsup-Lee said. “He was also the one who initiated to provide different looks and to ask Bea what she really feels would be the best fit for her during her competition,” she continued.

                                      When asked about what the public can expect from Miss Universe Philippines, she exclaims that this year is really exciting. For the past two years, they’ve been planning a big event where fans could witness and enjoy the biggest national pageant in the Philippines. She also thanked everyone for the support and for sticking by Miss Universe Philippines.

                                      The ribbon cutting was done with Libiran at the center. President and CEO of Francis Libiran – Mr. Arsi Baltazar, Creative Director of Miss Universe Philippine – Mr Jonas Gaffud, and the Director of the Philippine Plaza Holdings – Kazuhito Shibuya, were also in attendance.

                                      The Francis Libiran Universe Collection fashion exhibit is open to the public for the whole month of April until May 2022.

                                      Tuesday, March 29, 2022

                                      WATCH: Motor Ace hilarious ad about incomplete motorcycle payments goes viral


                                      PRESS RELEASE

                                      MANILA, Philippines - For those who want to buy a motorcycle – to earn a living or to impress a date – you need to think carefully about the dealership you’re buying your new ride from. 

                                      Paying for a motorcycle in installments is like buying its parts bit by bit every month; fulfilling it is even harder when it’s beyond your financial capacity. 

                                      To avoid repossession of your dream motorcycle, partnering with a dealership that helps you find the best motorcycle that fits your budget and need is a must. 

                                      Motor Ace, one of the Top 10 motorcycle dealerships in the Philippines, aims to do just that! Like what was shown in the viral film, their HuloGaan (easy to fulfill) payment plan will help you get a higher chance to fully own your motorcycle.

                                      The ad went viral because of its unexpected twist. See it for yourself!

                                      The Ad has reached 1.9 Million views, 22K+ engagements, and was heavily shared by 3.5 thousand entertained viewers.

                                      Netizens couldn’t get enough of the commercial. Numbers of viewers are continuously growing!

                                      View their catalog of HuloGAAN motorcycles and financing plans on their website:

                                      The Motor Ace ‘HuloGAAN’ film was made in partnership with Gigil Agency Philippines, an independent ideas agency.

                                      Sunday, March 6, 2022

                                      "Neneng B" singer Nik Makino releases first ever full album - HYPE ONE'S

                                      Rapper singer Nik Makino with his girlfriend Kate Lim during the intimate yacht session last March 4, 2022 in Subic Bay.

                                      Nik Makino, a Filipino rapper and singer treats his fans including haters by releasing his first ever full album, HYPE ONE'S this month.

                                      HYPE ONE'S is a three-part album giving Nik's listeners a closer look into his innermost thoughts. With lyrics inspired from his self-talk and self-reflection, Nik shares his journey from being Mr. "Neneng-B" to now being a family-man and an artist with an influence over his fans.

                                      Nik's album has been formally presented to the media during the intimate Yacht Sunset session last March 4, 2022 at La Banca Yacht Subic.

                                      The rapper rise to fame when he released his back to back digital songs, "Neneng B" and "Lexi". Now that he is a father of a one-year old baby, he want to change his image by writing and releasing songs that would inspire not just young Filipinos but all his fans from all ages.

                                      Nik's previous songs were all sexy, censored and fantasizing women. With his rebranded image, David Laylo, an executive of Believe Music, said that all the songs in the album are different from the previous.

                                      "Right now we are changing Nik's branding. He is now more on a serious type, family man, supporting each other during the pandemic," said David Laylo during the press launch.

                                      With this new album, Nik hopes that his fans will know him better, connect and relate with him on a more personal level through his songs on a positive manner basing on his own realizations.

                                      "HYPE ONE is all about sending positive energy to my fans like motivating them to do something not just sleep, dream, pray. Kapag nakinig sila sa HYPE ONE'S, magiging ano sila, masipag. Ma-inspire sila sa sinabi ko. Lahat ng sinabi ko is from my realizations sa pandemic. Paano ko iibahin 'yun, may anak na ako? Hindi na pwedeng maglabas ng censored," Nik Makino told press about the inspiration of his new album.

                                      "As a rapper meron kang power, yung voice mo may power. May influence ka sa ibang tao. Kung positive ang shini-share mo, positive ang mararamdaman nila. Kung motivational, ma-motivate sila. Kaya HYPE ONE'S, 'pag napakinggan mo, ikaw mismo maha-hype, he added.

                                      The album is composed of 14 tracks with two interludes. It is released under Believe Music. You can now stream the album in different music streaming platforms including Youtube, Spotify and Apple Music.

                                      • SUMAMA KA (feat. Shao Lin & A. Ross)
                                      • READY KA
                                      • DAHAN LANG (feat. A. Ross)
                                      • YAKA
                                      • GOOD MORNING
                                      • INTERLUDE 1
                                      • IM CALLIN (feat. Shao Lin)
                                      • MOON (feat. Flow G)
                                      • FOH
                                      • DI MO KAYA
                                      • INTERLUDE 2
                                      • DIWATA
                                      • AYOKO NA
                                      • AWAY BATI
                                      • CHILL NA CHILL

                                      Wednesday, March 2, 2022

                                      2021 Bb Pilipinas bags Anvil award for Araneta Group, BPCI

                                      Press Release

                                      The latest Binibining Pilipinas edition gave Araneta Group and Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc. (BPCI) their first Anvil award for their modern approach and redefined take on the annual beauty pageant.

                                      In the 57th Anvil Awards ceremony held virtually on February 24, the 2021 Binibining Pilipinas beauty pageant was announced as a Silver Anvil awardee under the category "PR Tools - Exhibit and Special Event-Beauty Pageant". It is among the 99 entries shortlisted out of the total 540 public relations (PR) programs submitted.

                                      The award-giving body recognizes the innovations introduced by the Araneta Group and BPCI to the country's most prestigious beauty pageant during the pandemic. Modern technology was utilized for creative executions such as the national costume augmented reality, multimedia advocacy promotions, mobile app voting, virtual pre-pageant presentations, and the grand coronation night which was broadcast live for the first time across multiple platforms.

                                      All these initiatives brought Binibining Pilipinas closer to fans and supporters despite the limitations and restrictions due to the health crisis. "With the shift to digital, Bb. Pilipinas attracted an even larger fanbase, as evidenced by the growth of its social media reach, engagement, and impressions. Views of all Bb. Pilipinas activities reached a cumulative total of 1.03 million. The Grand Coronation Night alone logged 2.3 million views and earned 4.5 million total impressions. It also proved to be one of the biggest events of the year, dominating headlines and earning media values worth more than ₱45.8 Million," said in the official entry submitted by Araneta Group and BPCI.

                                      Presented by the Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP), the Anvil Awards are annually given to outstanding PR programs in the Philippines.

                                      "We are glad that our fresh and modern take on Binibining Pilipinas was adjudged as among the most exemplary initiatives for PR events. This recognition motivates us to make the country's premier and most anticipated beauty event more exciting in the coming years," Irene Jose, BPCI Executive Committee member, said.

                                      BPCI has officially opened its search for the 2022 pageant. Aspiring Binibinis have until April 8 to send their application to or to the BPCI Secretariat at the South Gate entrance of Smart Araneta Coliseum. Forms are available for download at the official Binibining Pilipinas website.

                                      Tuesday, February 22, 2022

                                      The search is on for new Binibini Queens

                                      Press Release

                                      Binibining Pilipinas officially opens its search for beautiful and inspiring Filipinas who will continue the legacy of the country’s premier and most prestigious pageant. 

                                      This year's edition of Binibining Pilipinas is set to crown a new batch of young and empowered queens who will promote beauty and advocacy on the beauty pageant stage. Considered one of the most anticipated beauty events in the world, Binibining Pilipinas aims to produce new titleholders who will replicate the country's success in international pageants.  

                                      Binibini queens currently hold the titles of Miss Intercontinental and The Miss Globe, and have shown stellar performances in pageants such as Miss International and Miss Grand International -- all reinforcing the Philippines' status as an international pageant powerhouse. 

                                      Other than the crowns, exciting activities await the new batch of Binibining Pilipinas ladies. This year’s edition is expected to bring back the pre-pandemic festive and highly-anticipated pageant activities that gather fans and supporters in Araneta City. 

                                      Interested Filipinas who wish to be part of Binibining Pilipinas 2022 have until April 8 to send their application forms to or to the BPCI Secretariat at the South Gate Entrance of Smart Araneta Coliseum. Application forms are available for download on the official Binibining Pilipinas website ( 

                                      Check out the pageant’s official social media pages (@BBPilipinasOfficial on Facebook, and @RealBBPilipinas on Twitter) for more details and updates. 

                                      Hi-Precision 'Blotto' winner brings home 250K pesos

                                      Press Release

                                      Manila, Philippines—Leading diagnostic clinic, Hi-Precision Diagnostics (HPD) hosted the grand raffle draw for its silver anniversary promo, where the winner of the first ever blood-test lotto in the world was picked.

                                      “With Blotto, we wanted to create something different for Hi-Precision and our loyal patrons who have supported us the past 25 years. We envisioned something creative, unexpected, and out-of-the-box, especially coming from a healthcare company. But while the initiative is grounded on ‘fun,’ it’s also meaningful in the sense that it helps our patients know their health status.” says Hi-Precisions vice president of sales and marketing, Melissa Ongsue- Lee. 

                                      The campaign “Blotto” or Blood Lotto started accepting entries last November 8 until the end of January this year. During those three months, Hi-Precision received a total of 175,355 entries. Every Hi-Precision patient who had their blood tested during the period automatically had an entry in the Blotto. Their CBC and platelet count blood test result was their ticket to winning in the grand draw. 

                                      The holder of the numbers 62669 was declared the winner of Php 250,000 in a livestream on Hi-Precision’s Facebook page.

                                      Five other participants whose blood-test results match four out of five winning numbers also won Php 25,000 each as consolation prize. 

                                      Beyond the cash prize, Hi-Precision reminds the public to check their health by getting their blood tested regularly. Early detection can save us in the long run.

                                      “We hope to create more out-of-the-box campaigns that will make healthcare less intimidating and more approachable. Through our projects and other initiatives, we also hope to inspire more people to become more proactive in their health and fitness,” adds Ongsue-Lee.

                                      The Blotto was developed by Hi-Precision Diagnostic Center in partnership with GIGIL, a leading independent ad agency. 

                                      Visit here to learn more about HPD’s services.

                                      Wednesday, February 9, 2022

                                      JOIN NOW: Mr. & Ms. Posture Philippines 2022


                                      The pageant that is basically almost open to all has been formally launch today, February 9, during the press conference held at Antel 2000 Corporate Center in Makati City.

                                      Mr. & Ms. Posture Philippines 2022 pageant is organized by Mabuhay Health, the home of the first ever Chiropractic services in the Philippines. It aims to create awareness about alternative health care and natural lifestyle.

                                      Present at the press conference are some of the key executives of Mabuhay Health namely: Belle Abrasaldo (Chief Operating Officer), Michel Tetrault (CEO and Director of Clinics) and Mary Grace Jedaver Opingo (Public Relations Manager).

                                      Mary Grace Jedaver Opingo (Public Relations Manager)

                                      "This is not just a conventional pageant. What we need is someone who can represent us. One of the winner's responsibilities is to disseminate information about natural health care," said Jeedaver Opingo during the press launch.

                                      Exciting prizes awaits for the winners. Mabuhay Health is giving away scholarship package from the University of Makati, Php100,000 cash, Php100,000 worth of Chiropractic services and more.

                                      "Since this pageant is unconventional, we are going to make it to the point that everyone of different age demographics can participate and can have that opportunity to access to natural health information," said Jeedaver Opingo.

                                      The pageant is open to whatever status you are in, single, married, widow, separated or even single parents, ages 19-35 years old.

                                      Qualifications of Mr. and Miss Posture Philippines 2022.

                                      The winners are also expected to reach out to the community by teaching and engaging people, to think, eat and move right.

                                      "The eyes are the mirror to your soul and posture is a mirror to your health. Posture is a mirror and reflection of your health. Our lives are interconnected, our posture and overall health," revealed by CEO and Director of Clinics Michel Tetrault during the press conference.

                                      Michel Tetrault (CEO and Director of Clinics) and Mary Grace Jedaver Opingo (Public Relations Manager)

                                      "For our candidates to come, come proud. Come with certainty that you are example of health. From there, we're gonna have hard time selecting the top (winner)," he added.

                                      Why are you organizing this kind of pageant?

                                      "The Filipino love for pageant is a natural way to segue as a public relation to bring the awareness of spinal health, spinal hygiene. Our goal is to see that Filipinos can train Chiropractic," answered Michel Tetrault.

                                      "The purpose of the pageant is to create awareness that Chiropractic education is finally here in the Philippines. We're not just looking for beauty, we are also looking for brain. Part of the process is we want the candidate to write an essay on natural health. We want everything, the whole package," he added.

                                      You may register here.

                                      Screenings and auditions is until February 28, 2022 only. It is held at Room 25 2F San Antonio Plaza Mckinley Road Forbes Park, Makati City every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Visit for more details or contact Mabuhay Health at (02) 8812-6903 and 09512050370.

                                      This event is brought to you by Chiropractic Diplomatic Corps. Foundation, Mabuhay Health and Mabuhay Chiropractic Clinics.

                                      Tuesday, February 1, 2022

                                      Sip & Chow Food Express Celebrates their 3rd Branch Opening

                                      Third and latest branch of of Sip & Chow located at 8 National Highway Purok 5 New Cabalan, Olongapo City. Contact them at 09691367006.

                                      Press Release

                                      On January 8, 2022, the 3rd branch of Sip & Chow finally opened in New Cabalan, Olongapo. It is with great pleasure that we announce the opening of our newest branch in Olongapo City. This is another step in our continuous effort to expand our reach and make Sip & Chow's food and beverages accessible to everyone. 

                                      The opening of the 3rd branch, the largest branch of Sip & Chow to date, was a success. Many friends and influencers attended the blessing and opening day. Being the largest branch, the menu was also updated and several new dishes were available on the very first day. Burgers and pasta were added to the menu to the delight of customers. 

                                      Sip & Chow Food Express is owned by Alexandra Faith Garcia, the reigning Ms. Aura International 2021, who established the business in March 2019 in her hometown Olongapo City. The first branch is one of her houses that was renovated and converted into a food and beverage store.  

                                      Sip & Chow Cabalan

                                      Sip & Chow offers a wide variety of food and beverages at affordable prices. For food, we serve rice dishes, snacks, takoyaki, burgers and noodles. For drinks, we offer different types of milk and fruit teas, as well as our all-time favorite Ice Cooler, the Ice Scramble. As for rice dishes, our absolute best seller is the Sisig, but the others are also very popular with our loyal customers. 

                                      The second branch opened in November 2019 in Sampaloc Manila, the same year the first branch opened. Although Sip & Chow was a new business in the area at the time, it quickly established itself as one of the top delivery service businesses in the area. In January of this year, the store reopened to a new location, but still in Sampaloc Manila. 

                                      Despite the pandemic and the fact that the food industry has already been affected by this crisis for 2 years, Sip & Chow has continued to strive to expand its reach and find alternative ways to reach its customers. We remain innovative by targeting different online delivery platforms to sell our menu. "We want to continue to offer our customers the option to order their favorite Sip & Chow dishes through different delivery services such as FoodPanda and Grabfood, even if they stay at home," said owner Alexandra Faith Garcia.

                                      Check out the other branches below with the corresponding address and contact number:
                                      • Sip & Chow Olongapo (1st branch) located at 64 1st Street New Banicain Olongapo City | 09563949302
                                      • Sip & Chow Sampaloc (2nd branch) located at Eldorzen Bldg 748 Jaime Dela Rosa street Sampaloc Manila | 09060844791

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