Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Winners Proclaimed

Miss Universe- Philippines 2020 winners and runner-ups were proclaimed few hours ago at a pre-taped telecast.

This was after more than 10 months of preliminary competition, enhanced community quarantine lock down, some candidate had dropped out due to covid 2019 and personal reasons.

Image: courtesy of the Miss Universe Philippines organization

Miss Universe -Philippines 2020 Winners

Ms. Rabiya Mateo  of Iloilo City was named Miss Universe Philippines 2020 during the pageant’s pre-taped coronation ceremonies at the Baguio Country Club’s Cordillera Convention Hall over the weekend.

The almost three hour pageant was also shown in different parts of the world via youtube and television broadcast.

Ms. Ysabella Ysmael from Parañaque City bagged first runner-up honors while Ms. Michele Gumabao from Quezon City was named second runner-up.

Ms. Pauline Amelinckx from Bohol was named third runner-up while Ms.Kimberly Hakenson of Cavite was fourth runner up.   

The 22-year-old Mateo, who bested 45 other candidates, will represent the country in the 69th Miss Universe pageant, the venue and date is still to be announce.

Driver from Tagbilaran, Bohol Awarded at the 4th Pinoy Tsuper Hero

Mr. Augusto “Gus” Pascual from Tagbilaran City, Bohol province received accumulated total of P145,000 prize money, P1,000,000 worth of car insurance, brand new vehicle, Php 50,000 worth of lubes and fuel products from Phoenix petroleum. He was chosen from over 12,000 driver nominees nationwide.

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The glitzy red carpet awarding ceremony held at the iconic Dolphy Theater within ABS-CBN channel 2 compound in Quezon City.

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Mr. Pascual also got P100,000 for his project proposal of modernization of public utility vehicles( PUV) garage project in his area. He is also the chairman of the local transportation cooperative.

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While Mr. Joseph Membrillo, a tricycle driver from Tacloban took home second place with P50,000 cash prize. Third Place, Mr. Eusebio Fabia received Php 30,000 also from Tacloban City, Leyte province.

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4th Pinoy Tsuper Hero

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Mr. Lawrence Lubiano from Sorsogon province

Before the program started, several Phoenix petroleum dealers were given an award for their tremendous support for the campaign.

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ten finalists

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Pinoy Tsuper Heroes ambassadors ( winners during the past few years)

Pinoy Tsuper Heroes ambassadors Mr. Reynaldo Samonte, Mr. Edwin Escamos of Iloilo and Mr. Alberto Abad of Rizal province were present.

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Kuya Kim Atienza, Ms. Susan Bautista -Afan and Mr. Bong Fadullon ( President and COO Phoenix Petroleum) were present at the ceremonies.

This is the 4th time that the outstanding Filipino driver or “Pinoy Tsuper Hero” awards was held. This is in partnership with ABS-CBN Foundation (AFI), ABS-CBN regional, Phoenix Petroleum,Bayan Academy for Social Entrepreneurship and other government agencies.

All the ten finalists also got Php 10,000 cash prizes and Phoenix Petroleum shirt, cap and packages.

Congratulations to all the finalists and winners!

Exciting Destinations , Products Display and Musical Talents at Visit Bohol 2015 Fair

Glorietta Activity Center , Palm Drive , Makati City- Philippines

Loboc Children’s Choir

The Loboc Children’s choir is world-re-known for their musical talents and sweet angelic voices .  They added

ribbon cutting ceremony by vips and special guests of honor

Under the leadership of Governor Edgar Chatto,Visit Bohol 2015”seeks to position the province as a top-notch tourist destination with its amazing natural attraction and its friendly and honest people.

Ms. Giselle Sanchez

Ms. Giselle Sanchez the program host , proudly traced her roots to Bohol province.

“With Visit Bohol 2015, expect a much better and bolder Bohol – ready to welcome all of you to our beautiful province. We invite you to visit and be awed not just by the wonderful sites Bohol has to offer, but also by the endearing graciousness, hospitality and trustworthiness of Boholanos,” says Governor Chatto

Mr. Judah Cohen

Mr. Judah Cohen is Mr. Philippines Tourism -International 2014 winner and will represent the country in Mr. Tourism International pageant in Panama. Part of his duties is to promote Philippine tourist spots like Bohol .

peanut kisses

There were different booths offering exciting tour packages from cheap airline tickets, different products , native delicacies and freebies.  I bought a dozen peanut kisses for -take home (pasalubong )

peanut finger

BOFFO Resort

Boffo Resort had a beautiful landscaped exhibit . They also incorporated ferns, succulents and driftwood.

Bohol Beach Club

Website : http://www.boholbeachclub.com.ph/rates.html

Panglao Island Resort

Website: http://www.panglaoisland.com/

Congressman Arthur Yap

Other partners for “Visit Bohol 2015” include the United States Agency for International Development through its Advancing Philippine Competitiveness Project (USAID-COMPETE), the Department of Tourism (DOT), the United Nations-World Tourism Organization (UN-WTO) and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), plus local tourism businesses, Ms. Gloria Steele, USAID Mission Director for the Philippines, and DOT Secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr., Congressman Arthur Yap

trade exhibition area

Liwayway Marketing –  gave away free Oishi and juice to the participants of the event.

Governor Chatto together with Canadian Ambassador and VIPS

Visit Bohol 2015 Travel Fair happening from  January 9-11 at the Glorietta Activity Center, Ayala Avenue, Makati City.  It would be a great help for the Boholanos if tourists will make Bohol part of their itinerary.  An added come-on would be the special performances of the world-renowned Loboc Children’s Choir (January 9, Friday, 4-6pm • January 10, Saturday, 4-6pm • January 11, Sunday, 7-8pm).

AMPR company

AMPR is the media and event organizer for this trade fair and promotion

* Note: There are no entrance fees

LEGO PILIPINAS, TARA NA ! exhibit

Atrium -SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City

Lego Philippines in cooperation with SM Mall of Asia , Department of Tourism staged the first ever Philippine map complete with scenic spots  fully made by Lego.

18 Feet X 30 Feet Relief Map of the Philippines

The event is well-received by the crowd and even legion of foreigners were amazed on the exhibit.  One of the foreigner said that the exhibit is very colorful.

Lighthouse in Basco, Batanes

Paoay Church , Bangui Wind Mills in Ilocos Norte

colonial houses in Vigan , Ilocos Sur complete with horse drawn carriages 

World Famous- Banaue Rice Terraces

SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City

Mayon volcano and Butanding (whale shark )

Another eye catching exhibit was the attraction from  Bicol region , the region  is world re-known for their Mount Mayon and Cagsawa Church ruins,  also on display is the Pating – Bulik  popularly called Butanding  on display . Whale watching had become a favorite tourist attraction in the towns  of Pilar, Donsol in Sorsogon province.

crocodile farm in Palawan

Social Responsibility

  Aside from creating awareness about the beautiful tourist spots in our the country , The exhibit also allowed  visitors to make a concrete contribution to our country through the SM Foundation. In the “Brick House for Children” corner, guests are asked to donate P1,000 and in the donor’s name, a Lego house is displayed to symbolize the donation. The SM Foundation will be the lead agency to identify Department of Social Welfare and Development or DSWD’s centers for children who will benefit from this project. According from a reliable source,  the event had already collected more than one hundred thousand pesos !

Bohol chocolate hills and tarsier

Museo Iloilo

Davao Pearl Farm , bust of  Davao Eagle  , Samal houses and Bukidnon provincial capitol

close-up view of vinta from Zamboanga

stilt houses of Sitangkai , Tawi-tawi province

The colorful lego exhibit is until August 27, 2011 and everyone is invited to come and see the many tourism spots , festivals , natural  ,  architectural and man made  wonders of our country. A friend who collects a lot of lego toys  invited the author to come to the opening of the event last August 12, 2011 but the author manage to went to the  venue   a few days later.

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