WATCH: Rabiya Mateo surprised with good luck greeting from Kathryn Bernardo

Dana Cruz - @inquirerdotnet 05/13/2021

Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Rabiya Mateo received a heartwarming surprise in the form of a video message from actress Kathryn Bernardo, who wished her good luck for the upcoming international beauty pageant. Mateo got the video message…

Rabiya Mateo mingles with other Miss Universe candidates

Immae Lachica 05/08/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Upon her arrival at the official hotel for the 69th Miss Universe, Rabiya Mateo made sure she gets the best Miss Universe experience by creating connections with the other candidates. In some of the…

Rabiya Mateo showcases a contemporary touch to Ilo-ilo’s hablon and sequence

Immae Lachica 05/05/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Miss Universe Philippines Rabiya Mateo showcased the work of another Filipino designer in Lenie Canonaso. Mateo was photographed wearing a blue and sequenced ensemble that is the result when traditional meets contemporary. “Traditional meets contemporary…

Let’s take a look at some of the ensembles of Rabiya Mateo by Filipino designers

Immae Lachica 05/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Aside from her beauty and intelligence, Miss Universe Philippines Rabiya Mateo is also showcasing the creative minds of Filipino designers. Mateo has been wearing and showcasing ensembles from Filipino designers as she heads toward…

Rabiya Mateo trends on Twitter after release of intro video for Miss Universe

Immae Lachica 04/27/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines— #HalaBiRabiya. This is one of the trending topics now on Twitter following the release of Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Rabiya Mateo’s introduction video for the 69th Miss Universe pageant. This Ilongga beauty queen…

Rabiya Mateo’s fans send her off with warm wishes

Immae Lachica 04/11/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— With just a couple of weeks away from the coronation night for Miss Universe, Rabiya Mateo’s fans are making her feel the love she needs as she represents the country on the most beautiful…

Official date, venue for Miss Universe 2020 pageant announced

Doris Mondragon - Content Specialist 03/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The 69th Miss Universe competition pageant finally has a date and venue. The Miss Universe organization announced on Wednesday that the event will be held on May 16 (Sunday, 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time — Monday…

Catriona Gray, criticized for being abroad during typhoon, answers back: ‘I’ve been doing my part’

Niña V. Guno 11/12/2020

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray is in Colombia to judge the country’s own Miss Universe pageant — but not everyone is thrilled to see she is traveling. Her trip to Colombia in the midst of a pandemic and…

Gazini Ganados shares her first dinner date experience with dad

Immae Lachica 01/25/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Miss Universe Philippines 2019 Gazini Ganados took to Instagram and shared her first date with her dad whom she has not seen since she was born. Ganados posted a photo of her and…

Gazini Ganados: “I’m blessed with many opportunities at 24”

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 12/26/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Miss Universe Philippines 2019 Gazini Christiana Jordi Ganados turns 24 today, December 26, with a message of gratitude posted on her Instagram account.  “As I turn 24 today, I am so thankful and…

Pilar Pilapil on beauty: ‘It can be a curse’

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 12/14/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — While the rest of the people in the venue restlessly waited for the live Miss Universe 2019 broadcast to commence, one voice stood out in delivering the message that beauty needs to be…

BPCI releases statement about ending contract with MUO

Immae Lachica 12/11/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The Binibining Pilipinas Charitites, Inc. has released a statement on their official Facebook page about ending their 55 years of partnership with Miss Universe Organization (MUO). Read: http://BPCI is not license holder of Miss Universe…

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