2016 Miss Universe - updates

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Why PH language chief is disappointed in Maxine Medina

Mar 01, 2017 - 11:55 PM

Buwisit na buwisit ako doon eh National Artist Virgilio Almario says of the Philippine candidate s refusal to tap an interpreter during the Miss Universe 2016 pageant

MAXINE MEDINA. NCCA Chair Virgilio Almario speaks out against Miss Universe Philippines 2016 Maxine Medina's choice to answer in English during the finals. File photo shows Maxine being announced by host Steve Harvey as a top 13 finalist Photo courtesy of HO/The Miss Universe Organization

IN PHOTOS: Miss Canada Siera Bearchell in PH for Tim Hortons opening

Feb 25, 2017 - 5:43 PM

Siera Bearchell talks about her advocacy and her plans after finishing in the Top 9 of the Miss Universe pageant

WATCH: Pia Wurtzbach surprises Miss Universe fans at ticketing booth

Feb 03, 2017 - 8:02 PM

These fans reactions are priceless

'INCOGNITO.' Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach surprises fans at a ticketing booth days before she crowned her successor. Screengrab from Facebook/piantastic

Miss Universe Bulgaria gives her evening gown to Filipino teen

Jan 31, 2017 - 10:23 PM

Violina Ancheva gives the gown she wore to the pageant to the daughter of a single mom

MISS BULGARIA. Violina Ancheva gives her gown to a lucky Filipino teen. Photo courtesy of HO/The Miss Universe Organization

Miss Universe Bulgaria offers pageant gown as prom dress

Jan 31, 2017 - 8:02 AM

Miss Bulgaria Violina Ancheva offers to give the Sherri Hill dress she wore for the pageant s opening number to a Filipino who needs it

MISS BULGARIA 2016. Violina Ancheva offers the blue gown she wore for the Miss Universe opening number as a prom dress to a lucky Filipino fan. HO/The Miss Universe Organization

IN PHOTOS: PH's Maxine Medina at Miss Universe 2016 coronation

Jan 30, 2017 - 5:17 PM

See photos of Maxine at the big event

Was Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere's final answer misinterpreted?

Jan 30, 2017 - 4:19 PM

French speaking viewers take to social media after Iris s final Q A saying her answer was not translated correctly

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

PHOTO RECAP: Miss Universe 2016 grand coronation

Jan 30, 2017 - 1:34 PM

Check out the photos from the emotional coronation and look back at some of the moments from the pageant s finale

Photo courtesy of the Miss Universe Organization

Stars cheer on PH's Maxine Medina, congratulate Miss Universe Iris Mittenaere

Jan 30, 2017 - 1:05 PM

Check out what Anne Solenn Vice Belle Rajo Ruffa and more had to say after the pageant

Photos from the stars' Twitter accounts/file photo by Rappler (Vice Ganda)

READ: PH bet Maxine Medina's Miss Universe question-and-answer round

Jan 30, 2017 - 10:37 AM

The candidates face tough questions related to world and current events

Photo courtesy of HO/Miss Universe Organization

PH bet Maxine Medina fails to make Miss Universe top 3

Jan 30, 2017 - 10:29 AM

After the QnA it s a top 6 finish for Maxine Medina

Palace to PH bet Maxine Medina: ‘We are truly proud of her’

Jan 28, 2017 - 2:07 PM

Palace spokesman Ernesto Abella commends Maxine for being a good host in the Miss Universe pageant

Dayanara Torres to judge Miss Universe 2016

Jan 26, 2017 - 1:12 AM

Miss Universe 1993 joins Sushmita Sen on the 2016 pageant s panel of judges

DAYANARA TORRES. Miss Universe 1993 is st to judge the 2016 pageant. File photo shows Dayanara at the screening of STX Entertainment's 'Desierto' at Regal LA Live Stadium in October 2016. Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images/AFP

Derek Ramsay to host Miss Universe 2016 preliminary show

Jan 25, 2017 - 11:13 PM

Derek joins Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach as host of the preliminary competition

Duterte, De Lima, Samsung Note7 | Evening wRap

Jan 23, 2017 - 10:47 PM

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Jan 15, 2017 - 9:30 AM

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Davao's 4,000 cops to secure ASEAN 2017 launch, Miss U pageant

Jan 09, 2017 - 3:44 PM

Davao City gets ready to host 2 big events next week

SECURITY PREP. Davao City gets ready for the Miss Universe 2016 ancillary events to be held in January. File photo shows some of the Miss Universe candidates at the pageant kick-off in December. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

PAL is Miss Universe 2016 official carrier

Jan 05, 2017 - 7:46 PM

PAL was also the official carrier of the 1994 Miss Universe and a sponsor of the 1974 edition both held in the Philippines

THIRD TIME. PAL was also the official carrier of the 1994 Miss Universe and a sponsor of the 1974 edition, both held in the Philippines. Image from PAL

Palace to gov't agencies: Don't spend for Miss Universe pageant

Jan 04, 2017 - 11:10 AM

While departments and local governments are ordered to support the international event the Palace says it should not disrupt their work

PAGEANT HOST. Miss Universe candidates pose at the Rizal Monument during their visit to Manila. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach looks back on an amazing year

Dec 14, 2016 - 7:21 PM

We talk to Pia Wurtzbach before she passes on her crown to the next Miss Universe Tune in

WATCH: Miss U is on! Queen Pia, candidates kick off pageant in PH

Dec 10, 2016 - 10:36 PM

The ladies officially open the Miss Universe pageant at the kick off event at the S Maison Mall

New petition urges Miss Universe organizers: Don't hold pageant in PH

Oct 10, 2016 - 12:46 PM

This reason is the objectionable scandalous and demeaning sexist attitude demonstrated by the newly elected leaders of our country by no less than President Rodrigo Duterte and his cohorts towards womankind says the letter

Contestants stand on stage during Miss Universe 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada, on December 20, 2015. Photo by Valerie Macon/AFP

Updates: Miss Universe pageant in PH

Oct 04, 2016 - 11:30 PM

More details on what to expect as the Philippines makes plans to welcome candidates from around the world for the Miss Universe pageant in 2017

Duterte doesn't want Steve Harvey to host Miss Universe 2016

Sep 01, 2016 - 2:15 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte may even raise his opposition with the Miss Universe Organization says Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo

Chavit Singson secures major sponsors for Miss Universe 2016

Aug 29, 2016 - 4:50 PM

The group of Chavit Singson secures commitment from Philippine Airlines SM Japanese casino mogul Kazuo Okada and Solar Entertainment among others the tourism chief says

INVESTOR INTEREST. Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo says her department is getting a lot of private sector interest for Miss Universe 2017. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Cloie Syquia Skarne wins Miss Earth Sweden

Aug 29, 2016 - 8:55 AM

Cloie will compete in the Miss Earth pageant scheduled in October

Confirmed: Miss Universe pageant to be held in PH – DOT

Jul 28, 2016 - 3:52 PM

3rd UPDATE DOT Secretary Wanda Teo says funding will come from the private sector and confirms that among the sponsors are Henry Sy and Japanese casino mogul Kazuo Okada

MISS UNIVERSE IN THE PHILIPPINES. President Rodrigo R. Duterte meets with Miss Universe 2016 Pia Wurtzbach during a courtesy call at the Music Room of the Malacañang Palace on Monday July 18, 2016. Among the topics discussed at that meeting was the upcoming Miss Universe in Manila. File photo by King Rodriguez/PPD

9 fun facts: Miss Universe Philippines 2016 Maxine Medina

Apr 19, 2016 - 10:27 AM

Let s get to know the country s representative to the Miss Universe 2016 pageant

WATCH: The moment Maxine Medina became Miss Universe Philippines 2016

Apr 18, 2016 - 2:02 AM

Reigning Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach turns over her Miss Universe PH crown to Maxine Medina at the Bb Pilipinas 2016 coronation night

WATCH: Miss Universe PH 2016 Maxine Medina's winning response in Bb Pilipinas Q&A

Apr 18, 2016 - 1:49 AM

Maxine Medina fields a tough question after which she is crowned Miss Universe Philippines

Rappler screengrab

FULL LIST: Winners, Bb Pilipinas 2016 coronation night

Apr 18, 2016 - 1:25 AM

These 6 ladies will represent the country in the international pageants this year

6 QUEENS. Miss Universe Philippines Maxine Medina with Kylie Verzosa, Joanna Eden, Jennifer Hammond, Jennifer Hammond, Nichole Manalo, and Nicole Cordoves after they are crowned at Binibining Pilipinas 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

WATCH: Bb Pilipinas 2016 evening gown competition at coronation night

Apr 17, 2016 - 11:30 PM

Gorgeous gowns a flurry of color – watch clips from the evening gown competition here

WATCH: Bb Pilipinas 2016 swimsuit competition at coronation night

Apr 17, 2016 - 10:39 PM

Clips from the swimsuit competition from the Bb Pilipinas 2016 coronation night held Sunday April 17

Beauty queens on PH as pageant powerhouse

Jan 26, 2016 - 5:19 PM

It s very good that we are finally getting the recognition that I think we deserve says Pia Wurtzbach

Search for Binibining Pilipinas 2016 begins

Jan 05, 2016 - 12:00 PM

Five titles are at stake for the ladies who plan to compete