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Did Maureen Montagne decline the Miss Eco International title?

May 29, 2020 - 2:47 PM

(UPDATED) Miss Eco International 2019 1st runner-up Maureen Montagne issues a statement on Instagram about the matter, but revises it hours later

Binibining Pilipinas postpones 2020 pageant

May 25, 2020 - 1:47 PM

The organization says they will hold the 2020 edition of the pageant once the government announces clear guidelines

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Miss Universe Philippines 2020 pageant night moved to October

May 06, 2020 - 10:34 AM

Here's what you can expect from the brand new pageant in the coming months

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Nicole Cordoves isn't afraid of taking risks

Apr 19, 2020 - 7:00 PM

The beauty queen turned mentor is never one to turn down new opportunities

WATCH: Binibining Pilipinas 2020 candidates talk about the women who inspire them

Mar 31, 2020 - 7:30 PM

The candidates talk female role models

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WATCH: Miss Universe Philippines 2020 candidates talk about the women who inspire them

Mar 31, 2020 - 6:28 PM

Eight candidates talk about phenomenal women whom they take inspiration from

Miss Universe Philippines Press Presentation. Photo by Alecs Oncal/Rappler

Binibining Pilipinas, Miss Universe Philippines move pageant night dates

Mar 14, 2020 - 3:58 PM

Bb Pilipinas is scheduled on May 31 while Miss Universe Philippines will hold its finals night on June 14

Patch Magtanong excited for successor to experience Miss International

Mar 09, 2020 - 11:30 AM

The Miss International title is the new top crown after the departure of the Miss Universe franchise from Binibining Pilipinas

Adulting 101: What Kylie Verzosa has learned from being a beauty queen

Mar 08, 2020 - 2:00 PM

The Miss International 2016 queen shares the lessons she's learned from her years in the pageant world

Glamour and equality in Thailand at world's top transgender pageant

Mar 08, 2020 - 2:00 PM

The annual Miss Tiffany's Universe pageant brings together 21 international contestants showcasing their beauty but also spreading a defiant message for equality from across the globe

Miss International Queen 2020 winner Mexico's Valentina Fluchaire (C) is congratulated by finalists Ariella Moura (L) of Brazil and Ruethaipreeya Nuanglee (R) of Thailand during the transgender beauty pageant in Pattaya on March 7, 2020. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

LOOK: Pia Wurtzbach attends Puteri Indonesia 2020

Mar 07, 2020 - 5:45 PM

Pia is one of the judges of the Puteri Indonesia beauty pageant attended by the reigning queens from Miss Universe, Miss International, and Miss Supranational

IN PHOTOS: The Miss Universe Philippines 2020 headshots

Mar 07, 2020 - 10:18 AM

The girls show off their soft looks as shot by photographer Dookie Ducay

Kylie Verzosa wants the Philippines to win another Miss International crown

Mar 06, 2020 - 6:04 PM

It's time for the Philippines 'to take the spotlight,' says the Miss International 2016 queen

IN PHOTOS: The Miss Universe Philippines 2020 candidates at the runway challenge

Feb 29, 2020 - 11:39 PM

The candidates transform the pathway in Uptown Parade into a fashion runway

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IN PHOTOS: The Miss Universe Philippines 2020 glamshots

Feb 28, 2020 - 1:07 PM

The transformation begins with international photographer Filbert Kung taking shots of the candidates

IN PHOTOS: Official portraits of Binibining Pilipinas 2020 candidates

Feb 28, 2020 - 7:38 AM

Meet the 40 candidates through the eyes of master lensman Raymond Saldaña

WATCH: Kelley Day's Miss Eco International 2020 tourism video

Feb 26, 2020 - 11:31 AM

The Miss Eco International finals is scheduled this March in Egypt

IN PHOTOS: Manhunt International 2020 finals night

Feb 24, 2020 - 10:48 AM

The Netherlands' Paul Luzineau wins the title

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Paul Luzineau of Netherlands wins Manhunt International 2020

Feb 22, 2020 - 11:41 PM

The Philippines' representative Daumier Corilla places as part of the Top 16 finalists

IN PHOTOS: Meet the 36 candidates of Manhunt International 2020

Feb 19, 2020 - 7:21 PM

One man will be declared the winner on February 22

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Meet Daumier Corilla, the Philippines' bet for Manhunt International 2020

Feb 17, 2020 - 4:04 PM

Manhunt International 2020 will be held in Manila on February 22

IN PHOTOS: Bb Pilipinas 2020 candidates perform at talent competition

Feb 15, 2020 - 12:37 PM

Twenty of the 40 candidates show off their talents at the New Frontier Theater

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IN PHOTOS: Miss Universe Philippines 2020 candidates

Feb 15, 2020 - 7:53 AM

Meet the 52 phenomenal women from all over the country

Miss Universe Philippines Press Presentation. Photo by Alecs Oncal/Rappler

On 3rd try, Vickie Rushton, Samantha Bernardo hope to finally win a Binibining Pilipinas crown

Feb 10, 2020 - 1:00 PM

Will Vickie and Samantha finally win a crown in this year's edition?

Katrina Llegado finishes as 5th runner-up in Reina Hispanoamericana 2019

Feb 09, 2020 - 1:40 PM

Mexico wins Reina Hispanoamericana

FULL LIST: Official candidates, Binibining Pilipinas 2020

Feb 06, 2020 - 7:31 PM

Get ready for pageant season 2020!

Vickie Rushton submits Binibining Pilipinas 2020 application

Feb 05, 2020 - 3:05 PM

Will 3rd time be the charm?

Ahtisa Manalo withdraws Miss Universe Philippines bid

Feb 02, 2020 - 3:34 PM

'I need to take care of my health and I hope everyone will be understanding of it, Ahtisa says

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Michele Gumabao applies for Miss Universe Philippines 2020

Jan 31, 2020 - 10:32 AM

'Trading in my sneakers one more time,' says Michele as she makes another bid to join a national pageant

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Miss Universe PH head Shamcey Supsup: No 'rivalry' with BPCI

Jan 30, 2020 - 2:00 PM

'I am really grateful for the opportunity that the Aranetas have given to me and to all of us,' says Shamcey, the national director of the Miss Universe Philippines organization

What you need to know about the Miss Universe Philippines Organization

Jan 30, 2020 - 9:32 AM

The organization is set to stage the pageant in May

Aya Abesamis assumes Bb Pilipinas Grand International 2019 title

Jan 21, 2020 - 1:53 PM

Aya takes over after Samantha Lo's resignation

RECAP: Cebu celebrates the Filipina beauty in Binibining Cebu 2020

Jan 18, 2020 - 7:00 PM

The pageant showcases the beauty of every Cebuana

IN PHOTOS: Beatrice Luigi Gomez wins Binibining Cebu 2020

Jan 14, 2020 - 5:40 PM

Beatrice Luigi Gomez succeeds Steffi Aberasturi as the new titleholder

Beatrice Luigi Gomez reigned supreme during the coronation night of Binibining Cebu. Photo by Jasper Ylanan

San Fernando's Beatrice Luigi Gomez crowned Binibining Cebu 2020

Jan 14, 2020 - 10:02 AM

Check out the full list of winners here!

BB CEBU. Beatrice Luigi Gomez reigned supreme during the coronation night of Binibining Cebu. Photo by Jasper Ylanan/Rappler

2019 in Philippine pageants: An end of an era, new beginnings

Jan 05, 2020 - 11:00 AM

We look back at the ups and downs of the Philippine pageant scene

Binibining Pilipinas opens applications for 2020 edition

Dec 28, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Do you have what it takes to be a Binibini?

4 years later, Pia Wurtzbach recalls 'the moment that changed my life forever'

Dec 21, 2019 - 8:05 PM

Pia became the country's 3rd Miss Universe on December 20, 2015

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PH bet Emma Tiglao finishes in Miss Intercontinental Top 20

Dec 21, 2019 - 8:46 AM

Hungary's Fanni Miko is Miss Intercontinental 2019

WATCH: Catriona Gray answers 17 questions in Miss Universe video

Dec 17, 2019 - 8:32 PM

Catriona Gray answers a few questions before turning over her crown to South Africa's Zozibini Tunzi

Forever grateful: Catriona Gray looks back at Miss Universe win

Dec 17, 2019 - 12:25 PM

'Forever thankful to everyone who built me up, cheered me on, prayed for me and supported me,' Catriona writes

Catriona Gray of Philippines reacts as she is crowned the new Miss Universe 2018 by Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters on December 17, 2018 in Bangkok (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Miss Universe Philippines opens search for 2020 candidates

Dec 16, 2019 - 4:35 PM

The group announces the start of its search for the first Miss Universe Philippines under their watch

LOOK: Emma Tiglao's national costume for Miss Intercontinental 2019

Dec 15, 2019 - 2:34 PM

Emma's costume 'Buklod ' is made by Rich Sabinian

TRANSCRIPT: Miss World 2019 Q and A segment

Dec 15, 2019 - 1:29 AM

The top 5 Miss World 2019 candidates were interviewed by English personality Piers Morgan

Jamaica's Toni-Ann Singh is Miss World 2019

Dec 15, 2019 - 1:09 AM

Toni-Ann Singh succeeds Vanessa Ponce de Leon of Mexico

MISS WORLD 2019. Miss Jamaica Toni-Ann Singh is crowned Miss World Final 2019 at the Excel arena in east London on December 14, 2019 (early December 15 in the Philippines). Photo by Daniel Leal/Olivas/AFP

Michelle Dee finishes in Miss World 2019 Top 12

Dec 15, 2019 - 12:28 AM

Michelle ends her Miss World journey

LOOK: Megan Young stuns on the Miss World 2019 stage in a Rosenthal Tee modern terno

Dec 15, 2019 - 12:24 AM

The Miss World 2013 titleholder hosted this year's pageant

MEGAN YOUNG. The Miss World 2013 titleholder hosts the Miss World 2019 pageant. Screenshot from

HIGHLIGHTS: Miss World 2019 coronation

Dec 14, 2019 - 9:25 AM

Will Michelle Dee win the country's second blue crown?

Catriona Gray to write about pageant journey in upcoming book

Dec 13, 2019 - 11:32 AM

'Conquering Your Universe' is scheduled for release in early 2020

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