Talent agency speaks up about issue involving its talent, beauty queen Gigante

Immae Lachica 05/16/2020

The talent agency handling Cebuana beauty queen Maria Gigante, will put on everything on hold for Gigante following the controversy that the model-beauty queen got into last May 10 in the town of Moalboal in southern Cebu.…

Cebuana beauty queen, boyfriend post P96k bail in total

Morexette Marie B. Erram, Raul Constantine L. Tabanao 05/14/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Police in Moalboal town of southwestern Cebu confirmed that Cebuana beauty queen Maria Gigante and her Spanish boyfriend Javier Castro have been released. Police Captain Alvino Enguito, chief of Moalboal Police Station, said…

Police: No special treatment for beauty queen and Spanish boyfriend

Immae A. Lachica, Raul Constantine L. Tabanao 05/13/2020

MOALBOAL, CEBU—The chief of the Moalboal police station denied rumors that Cebuana beauty queen Maria Gigante and her Spanish boyfriend Javier Filosa Castro are given special treatment while detained in an isolation center here. Gigante and Castro…

Additional charges to be filed against Cebuana beauty queen, BF

Alven Maria A. Timtim, Raul Constantine Tabanao 05/12/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Additional charges for falsification of documents will be filed against Cebuana beauty queen Maria Gigante and her Spanish boyfriend, Javier Filosa Castro. Gigante, 26, and her boyfriend Castro, 35, remain detained in an isolation…

Gwen to trace how beauty queen, boyfriend got past police checkpoints

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police officers who were manning the border checkpoints in the province may need to answer how beauty queen Maria Gigante and her Spanish boyfriend, Javier Castro, were able to sneak into over 80…

Cebuana beauty queen on ECQ violation arrest: No comment

Alven Marie Timtim, Raul Constantine Tabanao 05/11/2020

MOALBOAL, CEBU — Cebuana beauty queen Maria Gigante refused to make any comment when asked for her reaction on her arrest on late Sunday afternoon, May 10, 2020, in a public beach here. “No comment for now,”…

Maria Gigante, Spanish bf face disobedience, ECQ violation charges

Alven Marie A. Timtim 05/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — They did not only defy the prohibition against swimming on the beach while the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) remains in effect. Maria Gigante and her boyfriend, Javier Filosa Castro, were also found by…

Cebuana beauty queen, boyfriend jailed for disregard of ECQ

Alven Maria A. Timtim 05/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Policemen in Moalboal town arrested a Cebuana model and beauty queen and her foreign boyfriend for swimming on a beach in Barangay Basdiot on Sunday, May 10, 2020, in defiance of the enhanced…

Maria Gigante: No more pageants this year; to focus on earning a college degree

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 02/06/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Model and beauty queen Maria Gigante is taking a pause from pageantry this year, which means that she will not be one of the crown aspirants for Binibining Pilipinas 2019. Gigante, 25,…

Maria Gigante: Passion and Pursuit

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 12/02/2017

Her statuesque figure, confident stance and sunkissed skin make her easily stand out in a crowd. And then when she talks, everyone listens to what Maria Gigante has to say. Recently crowned Binibining Cebu-Charity, the 23-year-old Philosophy…

What’s next for the new queens?

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 10/30/2017

JUST hours after she was crowned as the first Binibining Cebu 2017, Apriel Smith has already set her sights on what to do next as she assumes her duties and responsibilities as Cebu’s newest ambassadress.   The 22-year-old student…

Will Cebu bets bring home the crown?

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 04/15/2016

CEBU’s bets Maria Gigante and Apriel Smith have been early favorites of the Bb. Pilipinas 2016 since the pageant started. The two Cebuanas have also gained supporters and compliments from non-Cebuanos as they stand out during press…

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