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Brigada: Adventures in Marogondon, Cavite

I was a guest and co-host for this segment of Brigada to feature Maragondon as the next travel and adventure destination near Manila. Go watch and discover what the town can offer for tourism.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

My coverage of the Bb. Pilipinas 2014 presentation of official 40 candidates

Last January 27th was the revelation of the official 40 candidates of the Bb. Pilipinas 2014, it was my first time to cover our official pageant that will represent our country for the Miss Universe 2014 and I’m very excited to be part of this amazing journey of 40 beautiful Bb. Pilipinas 2014 candidates, they will train hard and also participate in various activities conducted by the Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc. (BPCI), we’re going to wait for 2 more months for the grand coronation night this March 30, 2014 here in Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Me, as the blogger for this new blog series here in my blog – Azrael’s Merryland Blog, I will try my best to finish this series up to the grand coronation and also to the welcome parade of our next coming queen!

Thanks to Kath and Ada of Araneta’s marketing team for inviting me and Raffy to be part of the media coverage team. The presentation of candidates were held in Gloria Maris Banquet hall in Gateway Mall

Before I present the list of the 40 candidates, let me show you first some scenes I captured before the start of the event. Photo above is Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago. I noticed that she’s a media favorite that day, she accommodates lots of media interview during the event.

Madame Stella Marquez Araneta, the chairperson of the Bb. Pilipinas Charities Inc. was there to greet us and also so busy doing her hands on work for the Bb. Pilipinas 2014 competition. She talked to me and asked me if I’m excited for this event, I told her that I’m super excited and also confident that we can win in the next Miss Universe, and also she talked to top pageant coverage bloggers at the back and they too said that they are confident that we might get the crown next. She said that we almost got all the titles,but only lack is the Miss Universe crown.

Before the presentation of the official 40 candidates, the organizers showed to us first the top 60 hopefuls who joined the screening and also audition. It was a 4 day screening that led them to select 76 candidates and then trimmed down to 60 and then the last is this big day to announce the top 40 candidates.

below are my photos during the presentation of 60 candidates.
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After the presentation of 60 hopefuls, the organizers invited Miss Supranational 2013 Johanna Datul and Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago to give rose flowers and welcome the top 40 candidates.

At this moment, it was like they won already, because being included in the top 40 means that you are officially a candidate for the Bb. Pilipinas 2014.

My camera lens just spotted a favorite candidate. The host of the event told me if ever I already chose my candidate to win the crown. I told him that all of them are so beautiful and its hard to choose or place a bet on who will stand out from the rest of 39 candidates. I told him that we saw their beauties already here at the presentation, and now I’m curious to see their attitude and also how we can compare beauty with brains. I know its an issue…but we pinoys want to have our Bb. Pilipinas with beauty, heart, soul and also brain.

Above is my camera’s favorite – candidate 108, official number 37 – Diana Arevalo
check out her swimsuit pic here at https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=649839928406262&set=a.163612177029042.37346.161067400616853&type=3&src=https%3A%2F%2Ffbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net%2Fhphotos-ak-ash4%2F202717_649839928406262_1081494831_o.jpg&smallsrc=https%3A%2F%2Ffbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net%2Fhphotos-ak-prn2%2F1743592_649839928406262_1081494831_n.jpg&size=1363%2C2048

And here’s another of my camera’s favorite – Candidate 32 - Julian Aurine Flores
swim suit pic - https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=649839045073017&set=a.163612177029042.37346.161067400616853&type=3&src=https%3A%2F%2Ffbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net%2Fhphotos-ak-frc1%2Ft31%2F1149229_649839045073017_1161963450_o.jpg&smallsrc=https%3A%2F%2Ffbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net%2Fhphotos-ak-frc3%2Ft1%2F1620969_649839045073017_1161963450_n.jpg&size=1363%2C2048

Its too early to tell to join or create a campaign for them to win, but let’s see in the next roadshow if ever we can talk to them

And here are the official 40 candidates!!



here are some photos during the announcements of 40 candidates.

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Here are the official candidates of Bb. Pilipinas 2014
1. #2 Sarah Jireh C. Asido
2. #3 Vessica L. Sambo
3. #5 Jeslyn Santos
4. #14 Anabel Christine G. Tia
5. #22 Ellore Noelle Punzalan
6. #23 Shauna Indra Salina Curran
7. #24 Leonalyn D. Dela Cruz
8. #26 Joy Antonette Diaz
9. #28 Racquel D. Kabigting
10. #29 Angelique Celine L. De Leon
11. #32 Kris Tiffany M. Janson
12. #33 Diane Carmela T. Querrer
13. #34 Gabrielle Erika Tilokani
14. #36 Zahara Mae O. Soriano
15. #39 Krystal Alonday
16. #40 Kenneth Santiago
17. #41 Hanna Sheena L. Manuel
18. #42 Joy Marie Gangan
19. #44 Krischelle DG. Halili
20. #45 Hanna Mariz D. Dela Guerra
21. #46 Mary Ainjely P. Manalo
22. #49 Ladylyn Riva
23. #50 Mae Liezel J. Ramos
24. #56 Kimberlyn O. Suiza
25. #57 Laura Victoria Lehmann
26. #59 Parul Shah
27. #63 Mary Anne Bianca G. Guidotti
28. #66 Sherlien C. Dass
29. #67 Janine A. Asanion
30. #73 Hannah Ruth Sison
31. #74 Emma Mary F. Tiglao
32. #75 Julian Aurine Flores
33. #77 Yvethe Marie A. Santiago
34. #78 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach
35. #92 Nichole Marie R. Manalo
36. #104 Vanessa N. Saliba
37. #108 Diana B. Arevalo
38. #111 Joana Angelica M. Romero
39. #114 Mary Jean Lastimosa
40. #117 Ednornance Agustin
official list can be viewed at : http://bbpilipinas.com/candidates.php

Me with the beauty queens – spotted Shamcey Supsup and Ariella Arida

This will be the start of a new blog series of my journey in covering the Bb. Pilipinas.

See you all in March 30 for the grand coronation night in Smart Araneta.

website: http://bbpilipinas.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/realbbpilipinas

The blogger

Azrael Coladilla is the blogger and founder of Azrael's Merryland Blog. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, PBNetwork PH, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. He loves to travel, explore, discover, eat new food, document and record his life, meet new people, do photography and collects Transformers toys.

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