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HIGHLIGHTS: Binibining Pilipinas 2024

/ Updated as of: 12:08 AM July 09, 2024

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Here are the highlights of the recently concluded Binibining Pilipinas 2024 pageant which celebrated its 60th anniversary this year, and delivered its promise of a grand celebration during its coronation night on Sunday, July 7 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.

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At the end of the coronation night, Binibining Pilipinas crowned two new queens, who also became instant millionaires: Binibining Pilipinas International Myrna Esguerra from Abra and Binibining Pilipinas Globe Jasmin Bungay from Pampanga.

Binibining Pilipinas Globe 2024 Jasmin Bungay breaks Gloria Diaz ‘curse’

July 8, 2024 – 10:58 PM

Binibining Pilipinas Globe 2024 Jasmin Bungay breaks Gloria Diaz 'curse'

Newly-crowned Bb. Pilipinas Globe Jasmin Bungay/ARMIN P. ADINA

Newly-crowned Binibining Pilipinas Globe Jasmin Bungay is one lucky lady. Not among the early favorites by observers, and not even at the top of prediction lists released by pageant portals, she defied the odds and has now become a national titleholder.

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An insider also shared that during a visit to one of the pageant’s sponsors this year, she had won not just one, but two luxury bags worth hundreds of thousands of pesos. She snagged her first purse in a raffle, and later scored another one when she topped the event’s question-and-answer contest.

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Binibining Pilipinas 2024 coronation night highlights, behind-the-scene moments

July 8, 2024 – 09:26 PM

Binibining Pilipinas 2024 highlights and behind-the-scene moments

(From left) Janina San Miguel, Gloria Diaz, Catriona Gray, Margie Moran, and Pia Wurtzbach. Images: YouTube, Facebook/Binibining Pilipinas

Binibining Pilipinas‘ staging of its 60th year in the business of pageantry on Sunday, July 7, marked not only the coronation of its new queens, or the reunion of its more than a hundred beauty titleholders in one stage; it also provided the backdrop for many a historic moment.

Its mother organization, the Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. (BPCI), pulled all the stops to turn Binibining Pilipinas 2024 into a coronation night to remember, that even its red carpet reception is already an eyeful for beauty pageant aficionados.

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Queens who made an undeniable mark in Binibining Pilipinas’ history

July 8, 2024 – 01:54 PM

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Queens who made an undeniable mark in Binibining Pilipinas’ history

(From left) Kylie Verzosa, Gloria Diaz, Catriona Gray, Melanie Marquez, and Pia Wurtzbach. Images: Facebook/Binibining Pilipinas

Since the inception of Binibining Pilipinas in 1964, over a hundred queens have undergone the grueling journey to the crown for decades, in hopes of representing the Philippines in the global pageant scene. And some of them were lucky enough to bring home international titles.

The Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc. (BPCI) celebrated the 60th edition of the national tilt by bringing together beauty queens from the 1960s to the present to kick off its coronation night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum last Sunday, July 7.

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Get to know Myrna Esguerra, Binibining Pilipinas International 2024

July 8, 2024 – 01:54 PM

Get to know Myrna Esguerra, Binibining Pilipinas International 2024

Newly-crowned Bb. Pilipinas International Myrna Esguerra/ARMIN P. ADINA

Myrna Esguerra’s victory in the Binibining Pilipinas 2024 pageant was quite expected, having topped several prediction lists by some pageant portals, and later reaping several special awards during the final competition.

The 22-year-old lass had just relinquished her title as Miss Abra when she screened for the national pageant’s 60th anniversary edition. But back then, during the announcement of the official delegates, the buzz was still around the more seasoned aspirants, those who are veterans of national pageants.

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TRANSCRIPT: How Binibining Pilipinas 2024 winners fared in Q&A segment

July 8, 2024 – 11:29 AM

TRANSCRIPT: How Binibining Pilipinas 2024 winners fared in Q&A segment

(From left) Trisha Martinez, Myrna Esguerra, Jasmin Bungay, and Christal Jean Dela Cruz during the Binibining Pilipinas 2024 coronation night. Image: Facebook/Binibining Pilipinas

As Binibining Pilipinas marked its 60th anniversary, all eyes and ears were on the dreaded questions dished out by an esteemed board of judges, and how the 15 finalists gave their best answers with aplomb.

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Binibining Pilipinas 2024 crowns Abra’s Myrna Esguerra, Pampanga’s Jasmin Bungay

July 8, 2024 – 1:12 AM

Binibining Pilipinas 2024 crowns Abra's Myrna Esguerra, Pampanga's Jasmin Bungay

Binibining Pilipinas winners Abra’s Myrna Esguerra, and Pampanga’s Jasmin Bungay. Images from Armin P. Adina

Two new queens became instant millionaires, Binibining Pilipinas International Myrna Esguerra from Abra and Binibining Pilipinas Globe Jasmin Bungay from Pampanga, at the culmination of the Bb. Pilipinas 2024 competition, the national pageant’s 60th edition.

The ceremonies celebrating the most enduring national pageant’s 60th anniversary began Sunday night, July 7, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum at the Araneta City in Quezon City, and ended past midnight on Monday, July 8.

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Binibining Pilipinas 2024 pays tribute to departed queens

July 8, 2024 – 12:53 AM

Binibining Pilipinas 2024 pays tribute to departed queens

Myrna Panlilio, Chat Silayan, Melody Gersbach and Maria Teresa Carlson

The Binibining Pilipinas 2024 pageant has paid tribute to the queens who have passed on at the 60th anniversary show on Sunday, July 7, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum at the Araneta City in Quezon City.

A video presentation was played to honor the departed Binibining Pilipinas queens, starting with Myrna Panlilio, the pageant’s first-ever queen, who was crowned in 1964.

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Abra, Zambales bets sweep Binibining Pilipinas 2024 special awards

July 8, 2024 – 12:19 AM

Abra, Zambales bets sweep Binibining Pilipinas 2024 special awards

(From left) Myrna Esguerra and Christal de la Cruz. Images: Facebook/Binibining Pilipinas

Myrna Esguerra of Abra and Christal Dela Cruz of Zambales are the candidates who dominated the special awards of the Binibining Pilipinas 2024 coronation night, bringing home several of the national tilt’s special plums.

Before announcing the Top 15 semifinalists, special awards covering the pageant’s sponsors, national costume, swimsuit, and evening gown portions were revealed on Sunday night, July 7, at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.

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Binibining Pilipinas 2024: Myrna Esguerra, Trisha Martinez enter Top 15

July 7, 2024 – 11:53 PM

Binibining Pilipinas 2024: Myrna Esguerra, Trisha Martinez, more enter Top 15

(From left) Myrna Esguerra and Trisha Martinez are among the candidates who entered the Top 15 at the Binibining Pilipinas 2024 pageant. Images: Chester Sigua via Instagram/@bb.myrnaesguerra, Owen Reyes via Instagram/@styledbydarrylpenaredondo

Myrna Esguerra of Abra and Trisha Martinez of Pila, Laguna are among the candidates who advanced to the Top 15 of the Binibining Pilipinas 2024 pageant in Quezon City on Sunday, July 7.

The candidates were chosen based on the national tilt’s swimsuit and evening gown competitions, which witnessed 40 delegates from different parts of the country gracing the Araneta Coliseum stage.

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Binibining Pilipinas 2024: Abra’s Myrna Esguerra takes swimsuit, evening gown plums

July 7, 2024 – 11:38 PM

Binibining Pilipinas 2024: Abra's Myrna Esguerra takes swimsuit, evening gown plums

Myrna Esguerra of Abra took home the Binibining Pilipinas special awards for best in swimsuit and evening gown. Image from Instagram

The Binibining Pilipinas 2024 pageant is heating up as the candidates showed they have the makings of a queen in the grueling swimsuit and evening gown competitions, which took place in Quezon City on Sunday, July 7.

Abra’s Myrna Esguerra (Binibini 40) was named the Best in Swimsuit and Best in Evening Gown.

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Meet the all-women judges of Binibining Pilipinas 2024

July 7, 2024 – 10:58 PM

Meet the all-women judges of Binibining Pilipinas 2024

Miss International Andrea Rubio, Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago, Miss Universe 1969 Gloria Diaz. Images from Armin P. Adina

An all-women will judge the 40 candidates of Binibining Pilipinas from all over the country, each of them known to be an inspiration for women empowerment and resilience.

Here are the judges:

Conchitina Sevilla-Bernardo, chairman of board of judges

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Binibining Pilipinas 2024 opens with epic reunion of more than 100 queens onstage

July 7, 2024 – 09:53 PM

Binibining Pilipinas 2024 opens with epic reunion of more than 100 queens onstage

More than 100 Bb. Pilipinas are gathered together on one stage./ARMIN P. ADINA

Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc. (BPCI) has managed to gather more than 100 of its winners from its 60-year run to open the 2024 competition show Sunday night, July 7, with the most iconic international titleholders from the Philippines sharing the same stage in a massive opening presentation.

Queens crowned in the 60s paraded alongside winners spanning decades, all the way to 2022, at the grand coronation night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum at the Araneta City in Quezon City.

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SB19 returns to Bb. Pilipinas, with Miss International Andrea Rubio in attendance

June 9, 2024 – 8:35 PM

SB19 to return to Bb. Pilipinas, with Miss International Andrea Rubio in attendance

Reigning Miss International Andrea Rubio (left) and SB19 (right). Photos from ARMIN P. ADINA and BINIBINING PILIPINAS

Two years since debuting their take on the Binibining Pilipinas theme “Win Your Heart,” phenomenal boy group SB19 will return to the pageant’s stage to entertain the audience once again, for the 2024 grand coronation night that will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the most-enduring national beauty contest in the country.

After breathing new life to the already iconic theme song, and giving it a more modern upbeat flavor, the kings of P-Pop created a new era to the national pageant by becoming the official voice of the contest, echoing inside the halls during every event, and with spectators singing along to the tune.

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What Bb. Pilipinas queens Angelica Lopez and Anna Lakrini would do with P1M prize

July 7, 2024 – 12:10 PM

What Bb. Pilipinas queens Angelica Lopez and Anna Lakrini would do with P1M prize

Bb. Pilipinas International Angelica Lopez (left) and Bb. Pilipinas Globe Anna Lakrini/ARMIN P. ADINA

A whopping P1 million awaits each of the Binibining Pilipinas 2024 queens, the biggest prize money in the pageant’s 60-year history. And the reigning titleholders shared what they would do with such an amount that their would-be successors are set to receive.

“I would lie if I’m not jealous, of course. I wish I could come compete right now. First of all, I would like to save it, invest, and invest it in my journey for the international competition, of course,” reigning Bb. Pilipinas Globe Anna Valencia Lakrini told INQUIRER.net in a recent interview.

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Ruffa Gutierrez recalls Binibining Pilipinas World crowning: ‘Time flies’

July 7, 2024 – 12:21 PM

Ruffa Gutierrez recalls Binibining Pilipinas World crowning: ‘Time flies’

Ruffa Gutierrez. Image: Instagram/@iloveruffag

Ruffa Gutierrez took a trip down memory lane as she looked back on her reign as Binibining Pilipinas World, ahead of the coronation night which coincided with the celebration of the oldest national pageant’s 60th anniversary on July 7.

Gutierrez took to her Instagram page on Saturday, July 6, to share photos of herself wearing her silver tiara as she donned a red dress with matching red drop earrings.

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Binibining Pilipinas 2024 queens to win P1 million each; new crowns unveiled

June 7, 2024 – 3:04 PM

Binibining Pilipinas 2024 queens to win P1 M each; new crowns unveiled

Binibining Pilipinas 2024 candidates. Image: INQUIRER.net/Armin P. Adina

Jaws dropped when the Binibining Pilipinas pageant announced that the winners in its 2024 competition will each receive P1 million, the biggest prize money in its 60-year history.

The revelation was made at the press presentation held at the New Frontier Theater at the Araneta City in Quezon City on Friday, June 7, with members of the press and sponsors in attendance to see this year’s candidates.

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Binibining Pilipinas 2024 candidates take on the ‘Asoka’ makeup challenge trend

June 8, 2024 – 2:42 PM

Binibining Pilipinas 2024 candidates take on the 'Asoka' makeup challenge trend | Image: Facebook/Binibining Pilipinas

Binibining Pilipinas 2024 candidates take on the ‘Asoka’ makeup challenge trend | Image: Facebook/Binibining Pilipinas

After riding on the viral “Pantropiko” dance challenge using the phenomenal hit of the P-Pop girl group Bini with the same title, the Binibining Pilipinas candidates took on another viral trend, the “Asoka” makeup transformation challenge.

The national pageant posted the individual videos of all 40 delegates in their makeup transformation, which also transition to them wearing their spectacular national costumes.

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Binibining Pilipinas 2024 highlights traditional in pared down national costumes

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June 12, 2024 – 5:37 PM

Binibining Pilipinas 2024 highlights traditional in pared down national costumes

Binibining Pilipinas National Costume Top 5 delegates (from left) Myrna Esguerra, Myrea Caccam, Monica Acuno, Joyce Anne Garduque and Zianah Famy. Image: INQUIRER.net/Armin P. Adina

To celebrate its 60th anniversary, the Binibining Pilipinas pageant showcased more traditional garbs at the national costume competition, where the ladies paraded in pared down attires depicting the country’s rich heritage, diverse culture, and masterful craftsmanship. The show was held at the jam-packed New Frontier Theater at the Araneta City in Quezon City on Tuesday, June 11.

In an era in Philippine pageantry that screams “go big, or go home” in costume competitions, the most-enduring national pageant in the country opted for more sublime pieces that did not require sky-high headdresses, weighty props, or mechanical parts. Only a few candidates deviated from the general vibe of the show, one with small wheels attached to a hoop sewn on her skirt’s hemline, and another one with a huge depiction of mountains and waterfalls propped on her shoulders.

Bb. Pilipinas gathers more than 100 of its former queens in one stage for finals

June 11, 2024 – 7:34 PM

Bb. Pilipinas gathers more than 100 of its former queens in one stage for finals

Bb. Pilipinas 2024 candidates/ARMIN P. ADINA

After surprising local pageant fandom with its P1-million prize for each of its winners this year, the Binibining Pilipinas pageant has pulled out another treat for avid followers when it announced that more than 100 former titleholders from its 60-year run will be onstage at the grand coronation night.

The most-enduring national beauty competition in the country is celebrating its 60th anniversary, and will honor the queens it has produced at the culminating event to acknowledge their contribution in making the Philippines a global pageant powerhouse.

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Binibining Pilipinas bets push sustainable fashion with reigning, former queens

May 17, 2024 – 11:17 AM

Binibining Pilipinas 2024 bets push sustainable fashion with reigning, former queens

Binibining Pilipinas queens (from left) Maureen Montagne, Hannah Arnold, Nicole Borromeo, Roberta Tamondong, Gabrielle Basiano, Chelsea Fernandez, Angelica Lopez, Anna Lakrini, Katrina Anne Johnson, and Atasha Reign Parani headline ‘Reinvent: A Sustainable Fashion Show.’ Image: INQUIRER.net/Armin P. Adina

The Binibining Pilipinas pageant kicked off its series of public events this year by gathering the 2024 aspirants with the reigning queens, and even former titleholders, in a showcase of Filipino fashion that also promotes sustainability.

Donning pieces made of recyclable and repurposed materials, the 40 candidates took the runway at the Quantum Skyview of Gateway Mall 2 at the Araneta City in Quezon City on May 16 for “Reinvent: A Sustainable Fashion Show,” directed by Bb. Pilipinas resident stylist Patrick Henry Mergano.

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Binibining Pilipinas 2024 brings all four queens from batch 2022 on the runway

June 3, 2024 – 05:18 PM

Binibining Pilipinas 2024 brings all four queens from batch 2022 on the runway

The 2022 queens of Bb. Pilipinas (from left) Nicole Borromeo, Roberta Tamondong, Gabrielle Basiano, and Chelsea Fernandez/ARMIN P. ADINA

All four queens of the 2022 batch of the Binibining Pilipinas pageant were seen together on the same runway, to the delight of the spectators, for a special fashion show mounted for the 2024 competition.

Walking for different designers and together with several candidates of the 2024 Bb. Pilipinas pageant were 2023 Miss International third runner-up Nicole Borromeo, 2022 Bb. Pilipinas Globe Chelsea Fernandez, 2022 Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental Gabrielle Basiano, and 2022 Miss Grand International fifth runner-up Roberta Tamondong.

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What to expect at the Binibining Pilipinas 2024 grand coronation night

July 6, 2024 – 02:23 PM

Forty candidates are competing in Bb. Pilipinas 2024./AMRIN P. ADINA

Forty candidates are competing in Bb. Pilipinas 2024./AMRIN P. ADINA

Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc. (BPCI) will throw a grand coronation night to mark the 60th anniversary of the most enduring national pageant in the country on Sunday, July 7.

The ceremonies will be held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum at the Araneta City in Quezon City, and more than 100 Bb. Pilipinas queens are expected to grace the occasion, for a grand reunion together on stage.

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Binibining Pilipinas at 60: Cradle of noble beauties

July 5, 2024 – 12:26PM

Binibining Pilipinas at 60: Cradle of noble beauties

Binibining Pilipinas 2024 candidates parade on stage, with images of the former queens flashed on the screens behind them. Image: INQUIRER.net/Armin P. Adina

Since its inception in 1964, the Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc. (BPCI) has championed the best of the Philippines through the winsome ladies it has produced that showcased the diverse beauty of Filipino women, whose grace and wit have enthralled the world.

The most enduring national pageant in the country has produced all of the Miss Universe winners from the Philippines, including the first Filipino woman to win the title in 1969, Gloria Diaz, who was followed by Margie Moran in 1973, Pia Wurtzbach in 2015 and Catriona Gray in 2018.

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LIST: Binibining Pilipinas bets’ special awards in various tilts through the years

July 04, 2024 – 07:46 PM

LIST: Binibining Pilipinas bets' special awards in various tilts through the years

Bb. Pilipinas-Universe 1994 Charlene Gonzalez; Miss Universe 2019 Best in National Costume Gazini Ganados; and, Miss Intercontinental 2014 Miss Photogenic Kris Tiffany Janson. Images from MISS UNIVERSE, ARMIN P. ADINA, Miss Universe YouTube

For the past 60 years, the Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc. (BPCI) has cemented the Philippines’ status as an international pageant powerhouse with multiple wins in the biggest global competitions. But aside from crowns, the national organization’s queens have also brought home special awards.

The Philippines holds the record for having the most winners of the Miss Photogenic award in the Miss Universe pageant, courtesy of seven Binibining Pilipinas queens, starting with Vida Doria who received the accolade in the global tilt’s 1971 edition.

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Ruffa Gutierrez joins Catriona Gray, Kylie Verzosa as Bb. Pilipinas 2024 hosts

July 03, 2024 – 10:52 AM

Ruffa Gutierrez to join Catriona Gray, Kylie Verzosa as Binibining Pilipinas 2024 hosts

Ruffa Gutierrez, Catriona Gray, and Kylie Verzosa as Binibining Pilipinas 2024 hosts | Credit: Binibining Pilipinas Facebook Photo

Ruffa Gutierrez has joined the already stellar lineup of hosts for the 2024 Binibining Pilipinas Grand Coronation Night, the national pageant organization announced on social media on Tuesday evening, July 2, after adding musicians TJ Monterde and Maki to the list of musical performers for the evening.

The pageant already announced during the preliminary events the return of 2018 Miss Universe Catriona Gray, 2016 Miss Grand International first runner-up Nicole Cordoves and 2014 Bb. Pilipinas Universe Mary Jean Lastimosa as hosts for this year’s finale show, with the addition of 2016 Miss International Kylie Verzosa to the all-female hosting team.

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Binibining Pilipinas 2024 pageant still anybody’s game

July 2, 2024 – 09:24 PM

Binibining Pilipinas 2024 pageant still anybody’s game

From left to right: Binibini 22 Tracy Sunio, Bacolod City, Binibini 19 Liezle Jones, Ormoc City, and Binibini 5 Nicklyn Jutay, Iloilo City. | PHOTOS: ARMIN P. ADINA

About three months since the selection of the official candidates of the 2024 Binibining Pilipinas pageant, the national competition is still anybody’s game, with popular bets facing tough competition from emerging frontrunners.

National pageant rookie Myrna Esguerra, who just relinquished her Miss Abra crown to her 2024 successor in March, has made quite an impression from pageant observers and fans, and has been running circles around the earlier favorites with her impactful showmanship.

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Binibining Pilipinas 2024: Seasoned aspirants, national winners try luck

July 01, 2024 – 09:26 PM

Binibining Pilipinas 2024: Seasoned aspirants, national winners try luck

Bb. 30 Trisha Martinez (Pila, Laguna); Bb. 39 Flordeliz Mabao (Rizal); Bb. 36 Samantha Acosta (Bulacan); Bb. 4 Shaira Rona (Mandaluyong); Bb. 14 Vienne Feucht (Calamba, Laguna); Bb. 26 Phoebe Godinez (Lapu-Lapu City); Bb. 34 Vera Dickinson (Tarlac). Images from Armin P. Adina

The Binibining Pilipinas pageant is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, and seasoned aspirants have enlisted for a chance to be included in the elite roster of queens, among them are returnees and those who have already claimed titles in other competitions.

Trisha Martinez from Pila, Laguna, and Shaira Rona from Mandaluyong have returned to give another shot at finally becoming Bb. Pilipinas queens, while Bulacan’s Samantha Acosta has crossed over from the Miss Philippines Earth pageant.

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