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Bb.Pilipinas 2014 early favorites

Several candidates in this year’s much-awaited annual Bb. Pilipinas pageant have caught the attention of fans, noting those who could make the country proud in future competitions.

Among early favorites is 24-year-old candidate No. 8, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach. The Cagayan de Oro beauty was a former ABS-CBN Star Magic artist.

Beauties all (from left) Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, Kris Tiffany Janson, Yvette Marie Santiago, Mary Anne Bianca Guidotti and Ladylyn Riva

Beauties all (from left) Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, Kris Tiffany Janson, Yvette Marie Santiago, Mary Anne Bianca Guidotti and Ladylyn Riva

Another is candidate No. 13, Cebuana Kris Tiffany Janson, a 24-year-old finance analyst at a packaging company in Manila. Tiffany is also a skim boarding enthusiast. She loves traveling and would love to fulfill her departed dad’s wish that she wins a major beauty competition.

Also turning heads is 20-year-old Daraga, Albay native, candidate No. 35, Yvette Marie Santiago. Already a certified public accountant, she was Korea’s World Miss University at 17 years old. It’s her first time to be away from her parents who are based in Korea.

There is also the statuesque Mary Anne Bianca Guidotti, candidate No. 22, from Taguig. She is 24 years old. She graduated with a degree in European studies major in international relations from Ateneo de Manila University and is currently a technical assistant to the executive director of Community and Family Services International. She is fluent in Portuguese, English and Filipino.

Aklan native Ladylyn Riva, candidate No. 39, is 26 years old. She is a registered nurse, a freelance makeup artist, and a print and commercial model. Ladylyn is into tennis, badminton, and wakeboarding. She is considered the “dark horse” of this year’s tilt, having already won as Miss Casino Pilipino prior. She also competed at the 2011 Bb. Pilipinas Beauty Pageant making it to the semi-final round.

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JAM Liner, Manila Bulletin

YOUNG PASSENGERS of JAM Liner

JAM Riders’ Fave Radio Station

JAM Liner, one of the leading bus companies serving the Manila-Laguna-Batangas-Quezon route, polled 10,000 of their passengers recently to find out their favorite radio station.

Emerging as the People’s Choice Radio Station was Love Radio (Manila Broadcasting Company). Tying at second place were Yes FM (also Manila Broadcasting Company) and ABS-CBN’s MOR 101.9. In third place was Magic 89.9 (Quest Broadcasting, Inc.) An overwhelming proportion of JAM passengers listen to FM radio versus AM stations.

Love Radio (or 90.7 FM) took 32% of the votes, while Yes FM (or 101.1 FM) and MOR (or 101.9 FM) tied at 24% each. Magic 89.9 FM garnered 13% of the vote. AM-frequency stations accounted for 5% of the replies.

The bus firm carries an estimated 1.3 million passengers a month or some 16 million people a year, originating mostly from its flagship terminals in Cubao, Buendia and Turbina.

It operates a customer-service counter 24/7. Automated ticketing is also available for selected routes.

JAM Liner remains committed to its mission to provide the Filipino riding public an experience that is “JAMpacked sa serbisyo, JAMpacked sa saya.”

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Megan Young, Wenxia Yu, Manila Bulletin

MISS WORLD 2013 Megan Young
and Miss World-China Wenxia Yu

Beauty Queens Spread Cheers In HK

Miss World 2013 Megan Young and Miss World-China Wenxia Yu warmed up the Filipino crowd in the recent Globe Kababayan Jam staged at the Chater Garden in Hong Kong.

Their presence was one of many surprises to everyone present as Globe and its partner CSL awarded HK$5,000 each to four lucky winners to purchase goods for their families back in the Philippines. The telco and its partner shouldered shipping costs to have the “pasalubong” packages delivered minus the fuss.

The Miss World mavens encouraged the OFWs in attendance to avail of free services from Globe to call and text their loved ones back home courtesy of the Globe-CSL Filipino Prepaid SIM, which offers the lowest call rate from Hong Kong to any Globe number in the Philippines at HK$ 0.95/minute.

To know more, log-on to www.globe.com.ph/international.

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PLD, Professor Kim Sigua, Angeli Dione Gomez, Ambassador Frank Ebdalin, Manila Bulletin

NITAS president Robert Lim Joseph (standing left) with guests (sitting from left) former Tourism Usec Oscar Palabyab, Miss Tourism International Angeli Dione Gomez, Ambassador Frank Ebdalin and Professor Kim Sigua (standing) during the NITAS general meeting held at the Genting Club, Resorts World. About 200 guests and members attended the luncheon gathering (PLD)

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