“The Bottomline” sits down with Miss Universe Philippines 2018 Catriona Gray in a send-off episode that includes a ‘question-and-answer’ training. Gray shares her thoughts on various matters including the removal of Filipino and Panitikan as core college subjects, the current state of Lumad schools, and the passage of the Mental Health Act, among others. She also talks about promoting the Filipino culture on the international scene. The beauty queen recalls the worst comment that she has ever received, and shares how she handled it. Gray also discusses her preparations for the Miss Universe 2018 pageant, and claims that she will win the elusive crown.
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SOURCE: CBCP NEWS By Roy Lagarde
November 16, 2018
Official figures show that the Catholic Church built more than 30,000 homes in different provinces devastated by the Philippines’ deadliest typhoon on record.
The figures were announced Friday during Caritas Philippines’ commemoration of the 5th anniversary of typhoon Yolanda in Palo, Leyte.
Started in 2014, the church’s 3-year rehabilitation program focused on shelter, livelihood, water, sanitation and health, community organizing, community-managed risk reduction, ecosystems recovery and institutional capacity building.
Fr. Edwin Gariguez, Caritas Philippines’ Executive Secretary, said that Caritas Internationalis was instrumental in ensuring not only funds but also experts in the fields of recovery and rehabilitation.
“That is why we were able to accomplish so many things,” Gariguez said.
“In 2013, we at Caritas Philippines didn’t even thought that we’ll be capable of implementing what would be the Church’s most massive, largest-funded and most comprehensive humanitarian response,” he quipped.
The number of houses built does not include yet the shelter projects of various religious congregations and other church-based groups.
The priest said each of the Caritas organization doing bilateral programs in the dioceses ensured collaboration, thus maximizing all available resources, reaching more than 1.4 million Filipinos.
He was referring to Caritas Internationalis member organizations namely, Catholic Relief Service, Caritas Switzerland, Caritas Italiana, Caritas Belgium, Caritas Germany, Development and Peace (D&P), Caritas Austria, and Cordaid.
He added that being able to able to build thousands of houses speak of the dedication and commitment of the Church “to better the lives and restore the dignity” of typhoon victims.
“We are very proud of this accomplishment, yet humbled by the experience,” Gariguez stressed.
The houses were constructed in the provinces of Leyte, Samar, Easter Samar, Palawan, Cebu, Iloilo, Aklan, Capiz, Antique and other areas devastated by super typhoon Yolanda.
The Church’s over-all Caritas response amounted to more than P3.2 billion.
MANILA, Philippines – Catriona Gray has finally revealed who coined the name for her trademark strut during the recent Miss Universe pageant.
In a video posted by stylist Patrick Henry Mergano Carlos on his Instagram story, the Bicolana beauty gave a glimpse of her signature walk for Miss Universe 2018, aptly named “lava walk.” “Glide, sway, pivot, erupt like a molten rock,” the Instagram story’s caption read.
Explaining the move itself, Gray said, “It was like a mix of all the training that I had.”
In July this year, Gray also sampled her signature walk at ABS-CBN’s “Magandang Buhay.” Gray then said she does not know yet what her signature will be called.
“’Yung major important aspect lang sa mga catwalk is really the posture and then the face and then hips…and the posture’s easy it’s parang invisible string lang,” Gray said in July.
“When you walk, you’re giving an aura,” the Filipina beauty said as she turned on stage in a slow motion while showing off her ear cuffs.
Gray is not new to the catwalk as she previously competed in Miss World 2016 where she landed in the pageant’s top 5.
In September, Gray also walked at the New York Fashion Week runway in her Sherri Hill gown.
Gray is set to compete with 94 other beauties in the 2018 edition of Miss Universe which will be held in Bangkok, Thailand on December 17.
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The Philippines’ bet Ahtisa Manalo won 1st runner-up at the Miss International 2018 pageant held at Tokyo Dome City Hall in Tokyo, Japan on November 9, 2018.
Venezuela’s Mariem Velasco was crowned this year’s Miss International.
Binibining Pilipinas Charities Incorporated congratulated Ahtisa on her win.
Manalo made it to the Top 15 during the beauty pageant’s ongoing coronation at the Tokyo Dome City Hall in Tokyo, Japan.
Miss International 2018 Top 15 finalists Romania Mexico Ecuador Thailand South Africa Australia Paraguay Japan Colombia Venezuela Indonesia Ukraine Spain Madagascar
Manalo is hoping to bring home the Miss International crown for the Philippines this year. The country so far has six Miss International titlists, the latest being Kylie Versoza in 2016.
MANILA – Philippine bet Ahtisa Manalo looked stunning during the national costume competition of Miss International 2018 in Tokyo, Japan.
She slayed on stage in a sparkly, multi-colored dress with feather details, holding matching accessories that resembled fans.
Here’s a look:
Miss International 2018 will be the 58th Miss International pageant with the theme “Cheer All Woman”, which will be held at Tokyo Dome City Hall in Tokyo, Japan on November 9, 2018. Kevin Lilliana from Indonesia will crowned her successor at the end of the event.