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Meet the talented people behind Catriona Gray's National Costume in Miss Universe 2018

Different reactions surfaced online after Catriona Gray wore a costume designed by Jearson Demavivas which represents the three islands in the Philippines - Luzon, Visayan, and Mindanao.
However,instead of hating and sharing those negative comments about Catriona Gray's National Costume, maybe we can take our time to recognize these amazing and talented people for bringing the Philippines to the world. 


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Catriona Gray performance at Miss Universe 2018 prelims is totally stunning
Miss Universe 2018 preliminary competition kick-off Thursday, December 13, at the Impact Arena in Thailand. Philippines representative Catriona Gray standouts as she wore Sherri Hill's black metallic gown.


The Bicolana beauty chose to wore hot pink one-piece swimsuit designed by Thailand's Sirivannavari Nariratana. However, Catriona slayed the runway with her 'Adarna's' glittery orange gown made by fashion designer Mak Tumang.

            Image Screengrab from Miss Universe


Top 20 will be picked at the preliminary competition and all will undergo a casual talk with host Steve Harvey. 

Then, this will determine the next top 10 that would go to another swimsuit and evening gown competition. Top 5 will now be picked for Q&A with host Steve Harvey that will secure three girls for the final round.



Then the final three will have one final question to answer for the judges to decide who will be crown as Miss Universe 2018. 

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In Photos: Jason Momoa and Amber Heard with Filipino fans during Aquaman's Premiere at SM Mall of Asia
          Photo from: Mall of Asia Instagram

Here's what happened during Aquaman's cast and director meet fans at SM Mall of Asia in Manila, December 10, 2018. Jason Momoa, and co-star Amber Heard have been sharing stories in social media about their trip to Manila were they meet there delighted fans.

        Lucky fans got to take photos with Amber Heard. Photo by/ Warners Bros. Pictures

Aquaman's casts are welcomed by screaming fans at the venue. Momoa, even took a video himself as he enters a portable toilet while looking at the mirror, then came out once again to his excited fans eager to to see them closer during the Fan event.

                      ScreenGrab from Jason Momoa's Instagram


Amber Heard also posted a photo of her signing wine bottles and posing by a window with Manila's skyscrapers at her back.
                                            Amber Heard's Instagram Account

The cast and director of Aquaman with the powerful screamed from behind there back.

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Carla Abellana burst in tears after losing family member
Carla Abellana was very emotional after her dog Sunny who has been confined in the hospital died of multiple illness. Prior to the death of Sunny, the 'Pamilya Roces' star who is also known to many as an animal welfare advocate pleaded with her followers to pray for her Sunny for she consider her pet part of family member.



"Dear friends, Family, relatives, loved ones, fans and followers...Please help me pray for my SUNNY who is currently confined for multiple illnesses. It's hard enough seeing him so weak, with no appetite and barely any energy to get up and walk; it's even harder leaving him behind at the animal hospital, not knowing for sure if he'll get better anytime soon. I've been praying hard for God to heal him so I can bring him home already, but the complications that may rise from his "dialysis" are terrifying and could leave him sick for the rest of his life. Despite this, i am hopeful and I strongly believe in the power of prayer. I trust the vets treating him and I trust God more. Please say a quick prayer.




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Recently, the Kapuso star had took to announced in social media about her missing Patches who later announced the good news that she found Patches.

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Catriona Gray's National Costume at Miss Universe 2018 explain in details
The Philippine representative for the Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray wore a costume designed by Jearson Demavivas literally represents the three island in the Philippines - Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.


The national costumes she display on Monday, December 10 in Pattaya, Thailand represents the entire country with more than hundreds of ethnolinguistic groups across the archipelago.

However, people wants to understand every details printed on Catriona Gray's national costume.



LUZVIMINDA: "Magdiwang. Lumaban. Pagyamanin." πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­✨ LUZON-- MAGDIWANG" (Celebrate): The island group of LUZON is represented by the world-renowned "PAROL/CHRISTMAS LANTERN" from the province of Pampanga with a BRASS BORDER designed and made in Apalit, Pampanga (inspired by designs from the Philippine Baroque Churches that were declared as UNESCO Heritage Sites) At the back of the PAROL is a PAINTING with INSCRIPTION of the lyrics from "LUPANG HINIRANG", the Philippines’ National Anthem written in Baybayin (Ancient Filipino Alphabet) that literally translates to: "Lupang hinirang, Duyan ka ng magiting, Sa manlulupig Di ka pasisiil. Sa dagat at bundok, Sa simoy at sa langit mong bughaw." The PAINTING also highlighted victories, festivals, events, heroes and national icons with a style inspired by the works of Philippine National Artist Carlos "Botong" Francisco, a native of the Art Capital of the Philippines, Angono, Rizal in Luzon. VISAYAS--LUMABAN" (Fight): The island group of VISAYAS is represented by a body suit with authentic "tattoo designs" embellished with crystals derived from patterns used by the "PINTADOS" who are indigenous peoples found in various islands in this part of the Philippines. The tattoo patterns are authentic and based from the manusript "BOXER CODEX" written in 1590. The tattoos represent an individual’s journey and a public testimony recounting acts of combat, bravery, and strength, that perfectly represents the courageous and resilient Filipino spirit amidst trials we face in this day and age. MINDANAO-- “PAGYAMANIN" (Enrich): The island group of MINDANAO is represented by an authentic "HEADPIECE & BRASS ACCESSORIES" from the province of South Cotabato and customized KNEE-HIGH BOOTS with embroidered designs inspired by different indigenous textile patterns from the southern part of the Philippines, namely: Inaul, Yakan, Maranao, B'laan, Bagobo, Tausug and T'nalak. The woven textiles express a strong belief in "ancestral and natural spirits" and "cultural roots" of indigenous communities that remain well-preserved up to this day. Pilipinas, para sa iyo ang lahat ng ito. πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­ @missuniverse πŸŽ₯ @benjaminaskinas
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In a series of Instagram post of Carlos Buendia Jr it explains, "The island group of Luzon is represented by the world-renowned 'PAROL/christmas lantern' from the province of Pampanga with an aluminum border (designed and made in Floridablanca, Pampanga-the home of the Pinukpuk/aluminum).

"The BORDER'S design is inspired by designs from the Philippines Baroque Churches that were declared as UNESCO Heritage Sites."








In a separate post, Jearson explained the tattoo patterns he created "represents an individual's journey and a public testimony recounting acts of combat, bravery, and stregth, that perfectly represents the courageous and resilient Filipino spirit," he wrote.



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102 year-old woman skydive from 14,000 feet for charity
The 102-year-old woman from Australia would be the oldest skydiver in the world while raising money and awareness of the disease that killed her daughter. 



Irene O'Shea's daughter died from motor neuron disease, a diseases that cause the nerves in the spine and brain to progressively lose function. Motor neuron disease (MND) can appear at any age, but most patients are over 40 years old at diagnoses. It affects men more than women, according to medical news.



SA Skydiving which broke the world record smoothly brought the coolest grandma in the world to its dropzone. The previous record was by Bryson William Verdun Hayes, a British veteran to jumped out of a plane in May 2017 at the age of 101.

This 102-Year-Old Is Skydiving, What Did You Do Today?



The Athelstone, Australia grandma jumped from 14,000 feet at SA Skydiving Langhorne Creek Dropzone, allowing her to free-fall at 136 mph before her parachute was deployed.

This is a tandem jumped together with instructor Jed Smith, a paramedic who made a thousands of dives.

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Fist Fight breaks out between University of the Visayas and University of Southern Philippines Foundation in Minglanilla Mayor's Cup

Tensions boiled over the players of the University of the Visayas and the University of Southern Philippines Foundation. Cebu Daily news posted the action on Facebook showing a huge punch to some member of both teams.

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The tournament was launched earlier this week for an Inter-collegiate Christmas League. The basketball tournament features Cesafi teams led by reigning champion University of the Visayas, runner-up University of San Jose-Recoletos, University of Southern Philippines Foundation, University of Cebu and Southwestern University. The league opens on December 8 at the Minglanila Sports Complex.

The cause of the brawl still yet to identify and a disciplinary action would take place to both teams.

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Carla Abellana finally found missing Patches

Finally, the kapuso actress Carla Abellana found her missing dog Patches. The dog has gone missing earlier today 11 a.m. when it escaped to the house opened gate.

Then the actress started to announced the lost pet  in her Instagram account to keep an eye along Scout Area-Barangay Sacred Heart.

"I would always post photos of missing pets, dreading the day i would post about my own missing pet. PATCHES has been missing since she escaped our house through our open gate at 11am today," She wrote.



Later she announced the good news in her Instagram, "God is good and he listens to prayers! A neighbor found Patches earlier this afternoon and took her with him as he asked around who she belonged to. Good thing we asked around too and found each other. As soon as he got home he returned Patches to me. Thank you, Enzo! And THANK YOU, Lord!

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Kylie Padilla and Aljur Abrenica finally tie the knot

Kylie Padilla and Aljur Abrenica just got married. Alas' parents tied the knot on Tuesday afternoon, December 11 at Villa Milagros in Rodriguez, Rizal. Recently the Kapuso star Kylie started sharing their prenuptial photos in her Instagram account with a vintage theme.

The wedding had became more  private for exclusive families and friends only.



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Funny Memes of Miss Universe 2018 National Costume Competition Go Viral

Miss Universe 2018 National Costume competition kicked into high gear on Monday, December 10 which took place in Bangkok, Thailand. In these kind of competition expect funny memes people shared in social media like we've found out earlier all over the internet.


















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Aquaman Fan Meet At SM Mall Of Asia Music Hall (Photos/Video)
Its happening today! The king is coming and fans are ready for the Aquaman Meet & Greet event at SM Mall of Asia Music Hall. Lately, Aquaman star Jason Momoa spotted in an immigration screening at NAIA airport which was shared at Filbar's Online Facebook page.  



It's a bit busy schedule for the cast and crew led by Momoa, Amber Heard and director James Wan as the'll be doing press interviews in the morning and will followed by the much awaited premiere and fan meet.

Aquaman fans started to gather in SM MAll of Asia for meet event and premiere night.







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Man jumps from third floor of SM Bacolod
Another alleged suicide incident happened at SM mall Bacolod, December 11, 2018. The photo has gone viral online after it was shared by Facebook user Thomas M. Gimang, "@SM bacolod city..nag lumpat from 3rd floor. No more further details."


Bombo Radyo report identified the man as Jeffrey Cordova, a 43-year-old from Brgy. Alijis. SM mall's management said that the investigation is ongoing to identify the real cause of the incident.

The man was brought to Riverside Hospital after DRRMO response team came to the place. It was also reiterated that the man is a mall goers and not a mall's staff after speculations surfaced online.

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The 1975 band is coming back to Manila on September 2019
Another lineup for your concert list on 2019 is the band 'The 1975' announced earlier their comeback concert next year in the Philippines. The English pop rock band announced their Asia tour on Twitter and set to perform at the Mall of Asia Arena on September 11, 2019.


The promoter MMI Live had made an announcement for the early tickets sale to start on Friday, Dec. 14 through the SM tickets website.




The group are Matt Healy, Gearge Daniel, Ross MacDonalds, and Adam Hann will be performing also in Seoul, Hong Kong, Bangkok, and Singapore.




The 1975 first came to the Philippines in 2014, 2015 and 2016 for some mix concerts and other mall shows.

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Aquaman actor Jason Momoa finally arrived in Manila
After a record breaking opening this weekend in China, Warner Bros announced Aquaman earned $93.6 million.  As announced recently to Filipino fans, Aquaman star Jason Momoa has spotted in an immigration screening at NAIA airport which was shared by Filbar's Online in its Facebook page.  


The movie will made its debut and fan meet at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall tomorrow, December 11.

Aquaman has made positive reviews on Weibo, Chinese fans expressed admiration for Malaysian-born Australian director James Wan.

It's a bit busy schedule for the cast and crew led by Momoa, Amber Heard and director James Wan as the'll be doing press interviews in the morning and will followed by the much awaited premiere and fan meet.

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Anne Curtis gamely answers love and sex questions on Gandang Gabi Vice
These could be a totally matured and honest Anne Curtis when she drops by Gandang Gabi Vice fresh from her honeymoon with husband Erwan Heussaf. 

                Screen grab/ GGV YouTube Video

The comedian Vice Ganda surprised Anne with a bit steamy questions were the actress gamely answered with her hand placed in an adult truth or dare game electric shock lie detector.

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