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Women 'take over' the House of Representatives

Mar 06, 2017 - 9:45 PM

UPDATED Female lawmakers take the lead during the House session on Monday March 6 as the world celebrates International Women s Month

WOMEN RULE. Miss Universe 2016 Maxine Medina pose with female lawmakers during the session on March 6. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Observing new directions for the Miss Universe pageant

Feb 02, 2017 - 9:01 PM

A new Miss Universe has been crowned but the 2016 pageant signaled the beginning of a new era in other ways – here s how Miss Universe is changing its message

Iris Mittenaere, Miss France 2016 is crowned Miss Universe at the conclusion The 65th MISS UNIVERSE® Telecast airing on FOX at 7:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed on Sunday, January 29 from the Mall of Asia Arena. The new winner will move to New York City where she will live during her reign and become a spokesperson for various causes alongside The Miss Universe Organization.

Maxine Medina on Miss Universe 2016 journey: 'I gave and offered my best'

Jan 31, 2017 - 8:36 PM

I know that I am capable and I rose from the challenges that I ve been through Most importantly I know that my fellow Filipinos also think that I can Maxine says

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 31, 2017

Jan 31, 2017 - 11:10 AM

Hello Here s a round up of news you need to know this Tuesday

IN PHOTOS: PH's Maxine Medina at Miss Universe 2016 coronation

Jan 30, 2017 - 5:17 PM

See photos of Maxine at the big event

#MissUniverse2016: The social media highlights

Jan 30, 2017 - 4:31 PM

Here s what Filipinos were talking about online during the coronation of Miss Universe 2016

Was Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere's final answer misinterpreted?

Jan 30, 2017 - 4:19 PM

French speaking viewers take to social media after Iris s final Q A saying her answer was not translated correctly

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

LOOK: Pia Wurtzbach hugs Maxine Medina after top 6 Miss Universe finish for PH

Jan 30, 2017 - 1:18 PM

Maxine Medina finishes in the top 6 of this year s Miss Universe competition She and Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach share a special moment as seen in this touching photo

Photo from Instagram/Jonas Gaffud (Jonas of Mercator)

Netizens answer Maxine Medina's question for Miss Universe

Jan 30, 2017 - 1:10 PM

What is the most significant change you have seen in the world in the last 10 years?

Stars cheer on PH's Maxine Medina, congratulate Miss Universe Iris Mittenaere

Jan 30, 2017 - 1:05 PM

Check out what Anne Solenn Vice Belle Rajo Ruffa and more had to say after the pageant

Photos from the stars' Twitter accounts/file photo by Rappler (Vice Ganda)

LIVE UPDATES: Miss Universe 2016 coronation

Jan 30, 2017 - 12:28 PM

Tune in here for photos the announcement of winners and more on the coronation of Miss Universe 2016

READ: All the answers from the Miss Universe 2016 QnA rounds

Jan 30, 2017 - 11:30 AM

The candidates answer questions on Donald Trump the global refugee crisis and more as well as more personal questions on failure and recovery Check them all out here

Photo from Miss Universe Organization

France's Iris Mittenaere wins Miss Universe 2016

Jan 30, 2017 - 10:59 AM

Pia Wurtzbach crowns her successor

READ: PH bet Maxine Medina's Miss Universe question-and-answer round

Jan 30, 2017 - 10:37 AM

The candidates face tough questions related to world and current events

Photo courtesy of HO/Miss Universe Organization

FULL LIST: Miss Universe 2016, Top 3

Jan 30, 2017 - 10:26 AM

Here are the finalists in the running to be Pia Wurtzbach s successor

FULL LIST: Miss Universe 2016, Top 6

Jan 30, 2017 - 10:08 AM

Here are the ladies who will move on to the question and answer round

PH bet Maxine Medina makes it to Miss Universe Top 6

Jan 30, 2017 - 10:06 AM

See who makes it to the top 6

Photo courtesy of Miss Universe

IN PHOTOS: Miss Universe 2016 evening gown competition

Jan 30, 2017 - 10:01 AM

Here are the Top 9 candidates in the evening gown competition

PH bet Maxine Medina in Miss Universe 2016 Top 9

Jan 30, 2017 - 9:40 AM

See who made it to the Top 9

Photo courtesy of Miss Universe Organization

FULL LIST: Miss Universe 2016, Top 9

Jan 30, 2017 - 9:40 AM

Here are the candidates who are moving on to the evening gown competition

Deshauna Barber, Miss USA 2016; Kristal Silva, Miss Mexico 2016; Siera Bearchell, Miss Canada 2016; Chalita Suansane, Miss Thailand 2016; Mary Esther Were, Miss Kenya 2016; Raquel Pelissier, Miss Haiti 2016; Iris Mittenaere, Miss France 2016; Andrea Tovar, Miss Colombia 2016; and Maxine Medina, Miss Philippines 2016; await to see which of them will be announced as the top 6 finalists during The 65th MISS UNIVERSE® Telecast airing on FOX at 7:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed on Sunday, January 29 from the Mall of Asia Arena. The contestants have been touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the Miss Universe crown in the Philippines. HO/The Miss Universe Organization

IN PHOTOS: Miss Universe 2016 Top 13 in swimsuit competition

Jan 30, 2017 - 9:21 AM

See the Top 13 in their swimsuits at the coronation

LOOK: Miss Universe contestants try balut!

Jan 30, 2017 - 9:17 AM

Miss Philippines Maxine Medina gleefully explains how to eat balut and shows off the local delicacy to her Miss Universe friends

FULL LIST: Top 13, Miss Universe 2016

Jan 30, 2017 - 8:57 AM

Here s the full list of candidates in the Top 13 at Miss Universe 2016

PH's Maxine Medina in Miss Universe Top 13

Jan 30, 2017 - 8:45 AM

See who else made it to the Top 13

TOP 13. Maxine Medina, Miss Philippines 2016 is announced by Host, Steve Harvey as a top 13 finalist during the 65th Miss Universe  Telecast. HO/The Miss Universe Organization

WATCH: Miss Universe makeup artist shows us how to look like a queen

Jan 29, 2017 - 11:49 PM

Makeup artist RB Chanco who s doing the Miss Universe 2016 candidates makeup shares how to create a perfect look for coronation night

IN PHOTOS: Miss Universe 2016 coronation night red carpet

Jan 29, 2017 - 10:40 PM

Steve Harvey Ashley Graham Dayanara Torres Sushmita Sen and more walk the red carpet ahead of the crowning of Miss Universe 2016

WATCH: Steve Harvey, Miss Colombia Andrea Tovar hug during rehearsals

Jan 29, 2017 - 10:10 PM

No more mistakes Andrea tells Steve in jest during the rehearsals

IN PHOTOS: Miss Universe crowns through the years

Jan 29, 2017 - 8:15 PM

The Miss Universe crown has evolved through the years since 1952

Miss Universe 2016: Empowered, self-confident, beautiful

Jan 29, 2017 - 5:30 PM

The Miss Universe pageant is slowly redefining beauty breaking stereotypes and truly celebrating diversity

Miss Universe 2016 predictions: Who will succeed Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach?

Jan 29, 2017 - 2:56 PM

Pageant blogger Norman Tinio shares his take on this year s tough competition yet

Permits to carry firearms suspended in Pasay, Parañaque on Miss Universe day

Jan 29, 2017 - 2:10 PM

The suspension order is in effect Sunday January 29 and Monday January 30

SUSPENDED. Police chief Director General Ronald Dela Rosa issues suspension of Permit to Carry Firearms Outside Residence in Paranaque and Pasay City

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 29, 2017

Jan 29, 2017 - 11:51 AM

Hello Here are the stories you shouldn t miss this Sunday

LOOK: Steve Harvey, Pia Wurtzbach reunite on stage

Jan 28, 2017 - 8:51 PM

Steve and Pia start rehearsals for the Miss Universe pageant

[WATCH] Miss Universe 2016 predictions: Our top 3 picks

Jan 28, 2017 - 2:02 PM

Miss International Philippines 2014 Bianca Guidotti and pageant blogger Norman Tinio talk about who they think will win on coronation night

LOOK: Maxine Medina's Miss Universe national costume

Jan 26, 2017 - 11:41 PM

UPDATED The headdress and earrings of Maxine Medina s costume cost more than P1M according to designer Rhett Eala

[WATCH] Miss Universe 2016 Preliminary Competition: Top 12 contenders

Jan 26, 2017 - 9:26 PM

Pageant blogger Norman Tinio and Miss International PH 2014 Bianca Guidotti talk us through their top picks for Miss Universe 2016

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

PHOTO RECAP: Miss Universe 2016 Preliminary Competition

Jan 26, 2017 - 8:53 PM

See the ladies at the swimsuit and evening gown competitions

IN PHOTOS: Miss Universe 2016 evening gown competition

Jan 26, 2017 - 8:47 PM

See the ladies in their glittering gowns at the preliminaries

IN PHOTOS: Miss Universe 2016 candidates in swimsuit

Jan 26, 2017 - 8:07 PM

See the Miss Universe ladies at the swimsuit competition ahead of the coronation night

HIGHLIGHTS: Miss Universe 2016 Preliminary Competition

Jan 26, 2017 - 7:05 PM

See photos of the Miss Universe candidates in their swimsuits and evening gowns

[WATCH] Miss Universe 2016 Preliminary Competition: Who will stand out?

Jan 26, 2017 - 6:17 PM

Who should we watch out for at the swimsuit and evening gown competition? Miss International PH 2014 Bianca Guidotti and pageant blogger Norman Tinio let us know

No holiday on January 30 for Miss Universe – Palace

Jan 26, 2017 - 2:30 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte will not declare January 30 and January 27 – the day before Chinese New Year – as non working holidays says Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea

PAGEANT HOST. President Rodrigo Duterte shakes hands with Miss Philippines 2016 Maxine Medina during the courtesy call of Miss Universe candidates at the Palace. Malacañang photo

Miss Universe 2016: What is the Preliminary Competition?

Jan 26, 2017 - 12:40 PM

The pageant s Top 12 are determined by the judges during this crucial stage in the competition Get more details about the preliminaries here

PRELIMINARIES 2015. Miss Peru 2015 Laura Spoya and Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach compete on stage in their evening gowns during the 2015 Miss Universe Preliminary Show at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on December 16, 2015. The Miss Universe semifinalists are chosen during the pageant's preliminary round. HO/The Miss Universe Organization

IN PHOTOS: 5 unconventional Miss Universe evening gowns

Jan 26, 2017 - 11:19 AM

Here’s a salute to a handful of delegates that defied conventional evening gown pageant choices through the years

UNCONVENTIONAL GOWNS. These ladies won the Miss Universe pageant after wearing unconventional evening gowns. All photos from AFP

Dayanara Torres to judge Miss Universe 2016

Jan 26, 2017 - 1:12 AM

Miss Universe 1993 joins Sushmita Sen on the 2016 pageant s panel of judges

DAYANARA TORRES. Miss Universe 1993 is st to judge the 2016 pageant. File photo shows Dayanara at the screening of STX Entertainment's 'Desierto' at Regal LA Live Stadium in October 2016. Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Maxine Medina's Miss Universe video feature

Jan 25, 2017 - 7:15 PM

Miss Universe Philippines 2016 Maxine Medina talks about her childhood becoming an interior designer and the journey to the pageant

MAXINE MEDINA. Miss Philippines 2016 shares about her childhood in the Miss Universe pageant's video feature. Screengrab from YouTube/Miss Universe

IN PHOTOS: Miss Universe candidates play with orphans at Jollibee

Jan 24, 2017 - 6:00 PM

The pageant candidates meet kids cared for by Concordia Children s Services and also try popular meals from fast food chain Jollibee

WATCH: 3 Great Miss Universe Q&As that weren't enough to win the crown

Jan 24, 2017 - 12:09 PM

These ladies gave great answers but only made it to First Runner up

Miss USA, Olivia Culpo (R), reacts beside Miss Philippines, Janine Tugonon (L), after being named Miss Universe 2012 during the Miss Universe Pageant at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 19, 2012. Eighty-nine countries and territories took part in in this year's pageant. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR / AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR

Duterte toasts the beauty of Miss Universe candidates

Jan 23, 2017 - 3:50 PM

To the beauty queens President Rodrigo Duterte says Aside from the worries of governance all the troubles in the world when we look at you we forget the universe

QUEENS MEET THE PRESIDENT. The Miss Universe 2016 candidates meet President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Venus Raj to host Miss Universe red carpet special

Jan 22, 2017 - 10:50 PM

Miss Universe Philippines 2010 is set to host along with social media star Bretman Rock

VENUS RAJ. Miss Universe Philippines 2010 is set to host the 2016 pageant's red carpet special. Screengrab from instagram/onlyvenusraj