Miss Korea-Philippines 2018 happens today

Published May 7, 2018, 4:05 PM

by Agence-France-Presse

The candidates of Miss Korea-Philippines 2018 beauty pageant
The candidates of Miss Korea-Philippines 2018 beauty pageant

The second Miss Korea-Philippines beauty pageant finals tonight will be at the Grand Ballroom of City of Dreams Manila which is co-presenting the event. Organized by Show BT Philippines, the Miss Korea-Philippines is a franchise of the prestigious Miss Korea search.

The Miss Korea-Philippines search is a non-profit, nationwide beauty pageant that selected Koreanos residing in the country to represent the Philippines and compete in the 62nd Miss Korea main pageant in Seoul. The event aims to nourish the blooming relationship between South Korea and the Philippines, and to promote the rich cultures of both countries.

The Miss Korea beauty pageant served as a gateway to showcase the talents and beauty of Korean women amid recovery from the Korean war in May 1957. For over 62 years, the Miss Korea pageant has been a platform for talented and intelligent young Korean women from different regions in South Korea and around the world to represent what they stand for and show what truly makes a Korean woman.

The candidates to the 2018 Miss Korea-Philippines are: Cho Hye Jeong, 23; Park Yu Kyung, 21; Park Se Eun, 17; Kwon Soo Jung, 23; Kuk Son Yong, 25; and Kwon Ji Hye, 24.


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Veterans vs. newbies

Carmina Villaroel, Alfred Vargas and Jean Garcia are pitted against Bianca Umali, Miguel Tanfelix and Kyline Alcantara on the GMA series “Kambal, Karibal.”

Bianca Umali, and Alfred Vargas
Bianca Umali, and Alfred Vargas

After Allan (Alfred) proposed to Geraldine (Carmina), Teresa (Jean) did something to sabotage their happiness. And because of the accident, Geraldine’s soul came out of her body and saw things that bewildered her.

Will Geraldine find out the truth about her daughters Crisel and Crisan? What will happen to Raymund (Marvin Agustin)?

“Kambal, Karibal” airs weeknights after “The Cure” on GMA Telebabad.


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Tidbits: Happy b-day greetings today, May 8, go to Justice Ines Luciano, Rep. Mike Romero, Butch Javier, Manuel Bondad, Tina Tensuan, Virgie Buenaobra, Dr. M. Avenido, Nicolo Javier, Florentino Requimta, Donna May Bundalian, Allan Cambe, Noli Agudera, Patricio Cabrera, and my New York-based son Lester M. Belen…May 9: Ara Mina, Odette Khan, Josie Cruz Natori, Venson Ang, Jorge Dagang, Linda Miranda, Nestor dela Cruz, Gracie Arizola, Linda Belarmino, Zarah Jane Miranda, Lily Lansang, Phil Kennedy, John Wayne Sace, Gian Carlos Castro, and Jiro Manio…