(Full List of Winners) Justin Mae San Jose & Ganiel Akrisha Krishnan crowned as Mutya ng Pilipinas 2016 winners!

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It was a night of glitz and glamour for the 30 ladies of Mutya ng Pilipinas 2016 who battle it out to get the ultimate prize, the crown. 
Justin Mae San Jose, who hails from Occidental Mindoro was crowned Mutya ng Pilipinas – Tourism International 2016 and Filipino – Indian student Ganiel Akrisha Krishnan won the title of Mutya ng Pilipinas – Asia Pacific  International 2016.

Mutya ng Pilipinas 2016 winners
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The pageant was held last Saturday, July 29 at the Newport Performing Arts Theatre in Resorts World Manila, Pasay City. The pageant was hosted by Arci Muñoz, Richard Gutierrez and Bella Padilla. The panel of judges is Diana Meneses, Stephen James Riley, Tessa Prieto – Valdez and Julio Camarena.
You can watch the telecast of Mutya ng Pilipinas 2016 on Sunday, July, 30 via AbsCbn
Full list of Winners:
Justin Mae San Jose – Mutya ng Pilipinas – Tourism International 2016
Ganiel Akrisha Krishnan – Mutya ng Pilipinas – Asia Pacific  International 2016
Lynette Bradford – 1st Runner Up
Ashley Nicole Singh – 2nd Runner Up
Michelle Thorlund – Mutya ng Pilipinas Overseas Communities 2016
Top 10:
#12 Marielle Cartagena
#01 Lynette Bradford 
#04 Jannie Loudette Alipo-on
#28 Ganiel Akrisha Krishnan
#30 Ashley Nicole Singh 
#13 Mayu Murakami
#02 Joanna Rose Tolledo
#26 Justin Mae San Jose
#10 Michelle Thorlund
#21 Dianne Irish Joy Lacayanga 
Special Awards: 
Best in Evening Gown – Justin Mae San Jose
Best in Terno – Ashley Nicole Singh
People’s Choice – Thalia Coronico
Hannah’s Mutya ng Pilipinas – Rianne Charlotte Kalaw
Mags’s Mutya ng Pilipinas – Ganiel Akrisha Krishnan
Cyna’s Mutya ng Pilipinas – Jannie Loudette Alipo-on
Mutya ng Resorts World – Jannie Loudette Alipo-on
Miss Viva Discovery – Ashley Nicole Singh

CONFIRMED! Miss Universe​ pageant to be held in the Philippines

The announcement was made last July 28, 2016 by Department of Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo where they held a press conference in Makati Philippines. 
“I would like to inform everybody that the Miss Universe pageant will be on January 30, 2017 in the Philippines,” said Teo. “The government is not going to spend any single centavo. It will be the private sector who would shoulder the expenses.”
“Private sector will handle the expenses. The president’s concern was the expenses. But when we assured him that there will be no funding from the government. He said, okay. ‘This is already okay’ So we don’t know where the news report came from that he did not like it. He never said that,” Undersecretary Kat De Castro added when there’s a news circulating yesterday that the President allegedlyUniverse​id know already. 
“They got in touch with me this morning. Shawn McClain, who is the VP at Miss U, was shocked when that article came out because everyone was already on board. The article says the president doesn’t want it to happen,” De Castro said.
Teo said that she called Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea to consult if her department can announce the news following some confusion surrounding Duterte’s earlier statement, saying “I wouldn’t want to spend on it.”
“I told [Medialdea], ‘Is it okay if we announce that the Miss Universe will be held in the Philippines, and he said yes,'” Teo said.
“We were planning to set up a press con for the announcement earlier, but I said, let us just wait said, let administrative order. But because of the news release, I said we should come out and announce,” Teo told reporters.
“The administrative order will be signed before the end of the month,” she added.
The Tourism chief confirmed that Japanese billionaire and chief of Tiger Resort, Kazuo Okada, as well as the country’s richest man, Henry Sy, are among them.
President Duterte met with officials of the Tiger Resort, Leisure, Entertainment Inc. led by Chairman Kazuo Okada, Executive, Assistant to the Chairman Sumire Kamura and Chief Operating Officer Takahiro Usui on July 18 at the Music Room in Malacañan Palace on July 18. Details of their conversation, however, were not disclosed.
The Miss Universe​ pageant was held twice already in the Philippines. First in 1974, when Miss Universe 1973 Margarita Moran crowned Amparo Muñoz of Spain. In 1994, Second, India’s Sushmita Sen was crowned by Miss Universe 1993 Dayanara Torres.
Miss Universe​ 2015 Pia Wurtzbach will crown her successor in the Philippines. 

(Full List of Winners) Mr. World 2016 is Rohit Khandelwal from India!

2nd ru Mexico, Mr World 2016 India, 1st ru PuertoRico

Full list of Winners
Mr World 2016 is India
1st Runner Up is Puerto Rico 
2nd Runner Up is Mexico
Top 5 are:
Puerto Rico
Fast-track Winners:
Extreme Challenge – Scotland Tristan Harper
Talent – Poland Rafal Jonkisz
Multimedia – India, Rohit Khandelwal   
Sports – England Chris Bramell
Fashion – China Chang Zhoucheng
The Remaining Five:
Kenya Kevin Owiti
El Salvador David Arias 
Puerto Rico Fernando Alvarez 
Mexico Aldo Esparza 
Brazil Lucas Montadon 

Our representative Sam Ajdani failed to make it as a semifinalist but we are truly proud of him. 

Pres. Duterte approved the Proposal for the Philippines to host the 65th Miss Universe​ pageant.

According to AbsCbn News, President Rodrigo Duterte approved the proposal for the 65th Miss Universe​ pageant to be held here in the Philippines. He has given the go signal for DOT Secretary Wanda Teo to officially announce the good news. This means that there’s a huge chance that the pageant will be held in the Philippines. 
”The President agreed that sponsoring the event would be a tourism marketing coup with Philippines’ Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach at the helm. Sponsoring Miss Universe is our focus right now, with the plan and sources of funding in tow. We are ready to seize the moment. Once Pia announces that Miss Universe is going to happen here, people abroad will start looking at the map and see where the Philippines is. And, we’re saying, we’d love to have you here in the Philippines.” Teo said.
Miss Universe​ 2015 Pia Wurtzbach is on her way now to come home here in the Philippines. She is set to meet President Duterte this coming Monday July 18. 
Department Of Tourism of the Philippines said that segments of the month-long beauty pageant will be in various tourist sites in Palawan, Boracay and Cebu, which topped the World’s Best Islands 2016 awards by the Travel & Leisure magazine.

(Possible) Date and Venue for Miss Universe​ 2016 REVEALED!

It was reported previously that Department of Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo confirmed that she met with Miss Universe​ Organization President Paula Shugart to finalize everything for the Philippines to host the 65th Miss Universe​ pageant. Once approved by President Rodrigo Duterte this is going to be the third time (1974 & 1994) that the country will host the prestigious pageant.

Photo courtesy of Undersecretary Kat De Castro. She’s with DOT Secretary Wanda Teo, MUO President Paula Shugart & Pageant Czar of the Philippines Jonas Gaffud. 
According to the latest interview of Undersecretary Kat De Castro via PTV if plans all goes well, if all becomes approved soon, we will have the Miss Universe​ pageant here in the Philippines on January 29, 2017. 
In the same report of PTV, once approved, the venue of the 65th Miss Universe​ pageant was revealed as well and it’s going to be the Mall Of Asia Arena.
Mall of Asia Arena. 20000 seating capacity. 
Watch the full report here.

Philippines to host Miss Universe​ 2016 in January of 2017?

Is it time for the Philippines to again host the Miss Universe pageant? New Tourism Secretary Corazon Tulfo-Teo is considering it.

Here’s the recent interview of the DOT Secretary Corazon Tulfo – Teo via AbsCbn about the possibility of the Philippines hosting the Miss Universe​ pageant for the 3rd time.
MANILA – The Philippines is the frontrunner to host the next Miss Universe pageant, the new head of the Department of Tourism (DOT) said on Friday.
DOT Secretary Wanda Tulfo Teo told ABS-CBN News that organizers of the New-York based international pageant have laid out to them their plans for the country to host the next edition to be held in January.
Should it push through, Teo said that local tourism will receive a significant boost. She also revealed that the win of reigning Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach, the country’s first title-holder in more than four decades, influenced the decision of organizers.
Wurtzbach has been vocal about her support for the call to have the Philippines host a Miss Universe pageant again.
The last time the country hosted the global event was in 1994. Wurtzbach said she wants to pass her crown to the next winner, in front of Filipinos.
In an interview with ABS-CBN News in January, Miss Universe president Paula Shugart said she believes that this is the right time to hold the pageant again in the Philippines.
“For years, I’ve talked about someday having the pageant here. I do know that with Pia right now, the entire worldwide focus is on the Philippines. I think it’s a great opportunity. I would love to be able to make it work. We’ll see,” Shugart said.
Teo said that the government already has plans to make the necessary improvements to local infrastructure to prepare for the pageant if a deal is finalized. She also plans to hold talks with stakeholders and sponsors in the coming months.
According to Teo, she aims to attract more than 10 million tourists in the country this year with the help of social media and by continuing the success of the “It’s More Fun in the Philippines” campaign.

Recent photos of MUO President Paula Shugart and MUO VP of Business Development & Marketing Shawn McClain here in the Philippines together with DOT Secretary Wanda Tulfo Teo, Jonas Gaffud & Kat De Castro.

Photo courtesy of Kat De Castro

Photo courtesy of Jonas Gaffud