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Top 12 most searched Rappler stories for 2012

Jan 07, 2013 - 1:50 PM

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Questions for future beauty contestants

Dec 25, 2012 - 11:17 AM

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Aquino wants to personally congratulate Janine Tugonon

Dec 23, 2012 - 5:47 PM

There is no definite schedule yet but Malacañang says it is making arrangements for the courtesy call of Miss Universe 2012 first runner up Janine Tugonon to President Benigno Aquino III

PHOTOS: Janine Tugonon arrives in Manila

Dec 22, 2012 - 9:31 AM

We catch the Miss Universe 2012 first runner up who is finally home for the holidays

MISS UNIVERSE IN OUR EYES. Miss Universe 2012 first runner-up Janine Tugonon comes back home to a warm welcome from fans at the airport. Photo by Jedwin Llobrera

Rappler Newscast | December 20, 2012

Dec 20, 2012 - 8:52 PM

President Aquino signs the sin tax bill into law ending 15 years of efforts to reform the excise tax system | The opposition accuses the Liberal Party of persecuting opponents in the 2013 polls | Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon is 1st runner up in the Miss Universe pageant

IN PHOTOS: Miss Universe 2012 Pageant

Dec 20, 2012 - 12:46 PM

Highlights from the 2012 Miss Universe pageant

Disbelief, anger, shock: Netizens react to Miss Universe 2012

Dec 20, 2012 - 12:14 PM

It s a mix of disbelief anger and shock as Filipino netizens react to the results of the Miss Universe 2012 competition

MISS UNIVERSE 2012. Miss USA Olivia Culpo receives her crown from Miss Universe 2011 Leila Lopes. Photo posted on the Janine Mari Raymundo Tugonon Facebook page

Philippines is 1st runner up in Miss Universe 2012

Dec 20, 2012 - 10:58 AM

Miss USA Olivia Culpo is Miss Universe 2012

LIVE BLOG: PH in Miss Universe top 5

Dec 20, 2012 - 8:59 AM

Janine Tugonon makes it to the top 5 of the ongoing Miss Universe 2012 pageant We live blog the events as they happen in Las Vegas

Stay with us as we live blog the Miss Universe 2012 pageant

Miss Universe 2012: Shamcey Supsup interviews hosts

Dec 20, 2012 - 8:37 AM

The Miss Universe 2011 3rd runner up catches up with the hosts and talent for tonight s Miss Universe 2012 pageant

ON THE SCENE. Shamcey Supsup interviews Jeannie Mai in the latest episode of 'On the Scene.' Screen grab from YouTube (OfficialMissUniverse)

Rappler Miss Universe 2012 Predictions

Dec 20, 2012 - 5:32 AM

Can Janine Tugonon continue the Philippine streak at Miss Universe? Find out on our Miss Universe 2012 Predictions list

Miss Universe 2012: Rehearsal video

Dec 19, 2012 - 7:35 PM

As we count down the final hours before the Miss Universe pageant let us take a peek at how the candidates have been preparing

SHE GLOWS. Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon at the Miss Universe 2012 rehearsal. Photo posted on the Janine Mari Raymundo Tugonon Facebook page

Life after Miss Universe

Dec 19, 2012 - 6:48 PM

What is life like after one year as a beauty queen?

BRIGHT WOMAN, BRIGHT FUTURE. All Filipinos await the fate of Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon at the Miss Universe 2012 pageant in Las Vegas on December 19 (December 20 in Manila). No matter what happens, we can be sure that Janine will continue to be an inspiration to Filipinos everywhere, especially women. Photo from the Janine Mari Raymundo Tugonon Facebook page

Miss Universe 2012: 'On the Scene' with Shamcey Supsup

Dec 18, 2012 - 1:07 PM

Know the stories behind some of the candidates national costumes

STILL BEAUTIFUL. Miss Universe 2011 runner-up Shamcey Supsup shows support for the Miss Universe 2012 candidates in 'On the Scene.' Screen grab from YouTube (OfficialMissUniverse)

Margie Moran-Floirendo on Miss Universe and Janine Tugonon

Dec 17, 2012 - 5:58 PM

We sit down with the last Miss Universe from the Philippines

GRACE AND GLAMOUR. Miss Universe 1973 Margie Moran-Floirendo is the current president of Ballet Philippines

Miss Universe 2012: Janine Tugonon in costume [video]

Dec 15, 2012 - 3:50 PM

The video has had 301 hits and counting

FRIENDLY COMPETITION. Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon with Miss Malaysia Kimberley Leggett. Photo posted on the Janine Mari Raymundo Tugonon Facebook page

LIVE BLOG: Miss Universe 2012 National Costume Show

Dec 15, 2012 - 12:05 PM

What will Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon wear? Stay with us to find out

READY FOR THE NEXT ROUND. Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon right after the December 13 Preliminary Competition with Jonas Gaffud. Instagram photo by Jonas Gaffud posted on his Facebook page

Miss Universe 2012: Janine Tugonon prelims photos

Dec 15, 2012 - 10:21 AM

Here are photos of Miss Philippines and the complete video of the Preliminary Competition

MISS PHILIPPINES Janine Tugonon was radiant in her evening gown. Photo courtesy of the Miss Universe Organization LP, LLLP

Miss Universe 2012: Janine Tugonon prelims video

Dec 14, 2012 - 2:57 PM

The Twitter savvy candidate tweeted her thanks to her fans and supporters right after the preliminary competition

NOW UP TO GOD. Janine Tugonon thanked everyone who supported her at the Preliminary Competition. See her again tomorrow at the National Costume Show. Photo from the Janine Mari Raymundo Tugonon Facebook page

LIVE BLOG: Miss Universe 2012 Preliminary Competition

Dec 14, 2012 - 11:39 AM

Rappler live blogs the swimwear and evening gown competition

BIG NIGHT TONIGHT. Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon (right) with Miss Poland Marcelina Zawadzka. Photo from the Janine Mari Raymundo Tugonon Facebook page

Miss Universe 2012: New video

Dec 14, 2012 - 10:02 AM

Here are two of the new video published on YouTube and the Miss Universe website

FOR THE WIN! Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon in her glamshot shoot with Fadil Berisha. Screen grab from YouTube (OfficialMissUniverse)

Miss Universe 2012: Top 16 bets

Dec 14, 2012 - 12:12 AM

Who are your bets for the top 16?

VOTE FOR ME! Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon is wishing us Merry Christmas and asking for our support. Photo from The Official Miss Universe Facebook page courtesy of the Miss Universe Organization LP, LLLP

Miss Universe 2012: Janine Tugonon and Care4Kids

Dec 12, 2012 - 3:16 PM

The pageant contestants spent time and shared artwork with sick children

CARING BEAUTY QUEEN. Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon and Maria pose with their artwork. Photo posted on the Janine Mari Raymundo Tugonon Facebook page

Miss Universe 2012: Miss PH Janine Tugonon's childhood pics

Dec 11, 2012 - 10:40 PM

Mother knows best: Janine’s mom talks about her beauty queen daughter

WHO'S THAT BABE? Janine Tugonon (left) with older sister Jessica sitting like prim and proper beauty queens on the beach. All photos courtesy of Tess Tugonon released exclusively to Rappler

Miss Universe 2012: Miss PH on Pacman, new vid and pics

Dec 10, 2012 - 3:12 PM

Like other Filipinos around the world Janine Tugonon felt the blow of Pacman s loss

HAVING A BLAST. Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon hanging out with other candidates at Caesars Palace in a photo posted on December 10 at her Facebook fan page. Photo from the Janine Mari Raymundo Tugonon Facebook page

Miss Universe 2012: Janine Tugonon video interview

Dec 09, 2012 - 12:54 PM

Miss Philippines answers 3 questions

3 QUESTIONS, 3 ANSWERS. Get to know Janine Tugonon just a little bit better in this Miss Universe exclusive. Screen grab from YouTube (OfficialMissUniverse)

Miss Universe 2012: Janine Tugonon in ballgown

Dec 08, 2012 - 8:57 PM

See the video of Miss Philippines signature cobra walk

REGAL AND GLOWING. Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon in a beautiful yellow ballgown that complements her morena skin. Photo courtesy of the Miss Universe Organization LP, LLLP

EXCLUSIVE: Jonas Gaffud — The man behind the beauty queens

Dec 08, 2012 - 2:51 PM

Meet the man who discovered and re discovered the ladies who would all be Miss Philippines Universe

DRIVEN BY PASSION. In the process of training future beauty queens, Jonas Gaffud is indirectly helping their families. All photos by Pia Ranada

Miss Universe 2012: Janine Tugonon in swimwear

Dec 07, 2012 - 4:33 PM

Plus other new photos going around on social media

GLOWING GODDESS. Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon. Photo courtesy of the Miss Universe Organization LP, LLLP

Miss Universe 2012: Ms PH visits Pacman

Dec 06, 2012 - 9:43 AM

Janine Tugonon gives Manny Pacquiao morale support in Las Vegas

#PINOYPRIDE IN VEGAS. Cong Manny Pacquiao and Ms Philippines Janine Tugonon raise their fists to show that they are ready for their respective 'fights' this December. Photo from the Janine Mari Raymundo Tugonon Facebook page

Miss Universe 2012: Shamcey Supsup is 'On the Scene'

Dec 06, 2012 - 9:16 AM

Miss Universe Philippines 2011 takes us behind the scenes at Miss Universe 2012

BEAUTY, BRAINS, TALENT. Miss Universe 2011 3rd runner-up Shamcey Supsup is this year's 'On the Scene' correspondent. Photo by Niccolo Cosme from his Facebook page. Styling by Kai Magsanoc. Makeup and hair by Georginna Desuasido. Gown and accessories by Cumbia.

Miss Universe 2012: The countdown begins

Dec 05, 2012 - 4:28 PM

Are you high with the Miss Universe fever?

BRINGING IT. A photo posted in Janine Tugonon's Facebook fan page that shows Janine poolside with Nicaragua's Farah Eslaquit Cano and Poland's Marcelina Zawadzka

Miss Universe 2012: Meet Janine Tugonon

Dec 04, 2012 - 8:20 PM

Janine Tugonon Philippine representative to the Miss Universe 2012 pageant faces the challenge of making her own mark as well as bringing home the crown

FRESH-FACED. Binibining Pilipinas-Universe Janine Tugonon carries the hopes of Pinoys for a Miss Universe win. Photo from Facebook