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Philippines’ Michelle Dee among Missosology’s final top picks for Miss Universe 2023

As a new queen is set to be crowned Miss Universe 2023 on Sunday, Nov. 19 (Philippine time), online pageant site Missosology has revealed their final picks for the finals—and it includes the Philippines’ very own Michelle Dee. The 72nd edition of the prestigious pageant concluded its preliminary swimsuit, evening gown, and national costume segments earlier this week, taking the 84 delegates…

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Melanie Marquez has been a source of inspiration for Michelle Dee’s evening gown for the Miss Universe preliminary competition

A captivating tribute to her legendary mother, Melanie Marquez, who was Miss International 1979, Michelle Dee was presented with an evening gown created by Mark Bumgarner, a Filipino fashion designer, during the Miss Universe Preliminary Evening Gown Competition. The evening gown was not just a dress, but a conscious attempt to pay homage to a…

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Melanie Marquez’s message for Michelle Dee’s journey to Miss Universe: ‘Claim it!’

As the fight of our country’s Michelle Dee for the Miss Universe pageant is approaching, her mother, Miss International 1979 Melanie Marquez, once again expressed her all-out support. Recently, the VIVA FILIPINAS interviewed the veteran beauty queen where she recalled the preparation for the pageant she once participated in in Tokyo. “I studied Japanese so…

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DOTr plans to build 400 kilometers of Bike Lane this year

The Department of Transportation announced that it aims to install 400 kilometers of Bike Lanes nationwide this year. According to Transportation Secretary Jaime Bautista, there are many benefits of cycling to the environment as well as to human health. The secretary made the statement after the groundbreaking ceremony of the expansion of bike lanes in…

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Some Filipinos in Morocco refused to return to their apartments due to fear of aftershocks following the strong earthquake – DFA

Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Undersecretary Eduardo de Vega reported that some Filipinos in Morocco refused to return to their apartments due to fear of aftershocks following the magnitude 6.8 earthquake that hit the country. In this regard, according to USec. De Vega, sent a group to address the situation of less than 20 Filipinos…

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