December 13, 2019
MWP lauds Michelle Dee’s advanced entry to Miss World quarterfinals
H’hen Nie bows out as Miss Vietnam with bare feet, praises Catriona for ‘wonderful reign’
Miss Universe clarifies Philippines’ Gazini Ganados won Best National Costume
‘Tis the season to be shopping
The Bond watch is revealed
Gazini Ganados shines in gold gown, national costume at Miss Universe prelim round
Shopping List: What you need to rule 2020 and where to find them
No pain, no fame: Thai massage could get UNESCO status
20 BEFORE 2020: Billie Eilish, bakuchiol, and blinged-out nails were the beauty trends of 2019
World’s oldest artwork uncovered in Indonesian cave
20 BEFORE 2020: My anthems of 2019
Sand cars replace sand castles at Miami art festival Art Basel
Smart inspires aspiring content creators nationwide with “Smart Play: Vlogger Camp”
A cooking competition that aims to make recipes and stories to life-long legacies
Lancaster New City Cavite makes #ChristmasHappynings more exciting with an outdoor movie screening of the ‘The Hows of Us’
He, she, they: Americans and the choice of gender pronoun
How Habi makes a difference in the lives of Filipino weavers
UAAP Season 82 medals made of bullet shells from Marawi siege
Greenland ice loss faster than expected
Paris, France | AFP | Tuesday 12/11/2019 – 00:00 UTC+8 By: Bryan McManus The melting of Greenland’s massive ice sheet is happening…
Handke to receive Nobel Prize at ceremony amid controversy
Stockholm, Sweden | AFP | Tuesday 12/10/2019 – 17:42 UTC+8 By: Pia Ohlin Nobel literature laureate Peter Handke, who backed Serbia during…
Caviar ‘queen’: Chinese roe reigns around the world
by Ludovic EHRET The caviar on the menu of Michelin-starred restaurants may come from an unexpected place: China. The country has endured embarrassing…
London’s Most Instagrammable Restaurants
England is a country most often remembered for its Royal Family, abundance of castles, and its towns with names that are pronounced differently…
Ryan Reynolds spoofs viral video for cheeky holiday ad
Washington, United States | AFP | Saturday 12/8/2019 – 02:30 UTC+8 Actor Ryan Reynolds is winning hearts and praise with a cheeky…
Arundhati Roy, Amitav Ghosh, other Indian writers to voters: ‘Vote out hate politics’
Over 200 Indian writers, including Arundhati Roy, banded together, appealing to voters to vote against hate politics in the election.
Arts and Books
Being LGBT in Kosovo: A battle to come out from the shadows
On paper, the legal request was small: changing his name from Blerta to Blert. But it was a big — and...
Transgenders in beauty pageants? Rep. Geraldine Roman says it’s up to organizers
Bataan 1st District Rep. Geraldine Roman said it is up to pageant organizers to decide if they would allow a transwoman to join pageants, which historically were intended only for natural-born women.
Fashion and Beauty
US military to consider transgender troops
WASHINGTON, United States – The US military will consider opening its doors to transgender people who are currently banned...
High-end club issues apology to transgenders
A high-end nightclub that refused entry to a transgender fashion designer had issued an apology after stirring outrage from celebrity circles for the discriminatory act.
Denial of same-sex unions violates right to equal protection of law—ex-UP law dean
The denial of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders’ right to marry is a violation of their guaranteed right to equal protection of the law, a former dean of the University of the Philippines College of Law said.
Survey: 90% say no to transgenders in local beauty pageants
Majority of INQUIRER.net readers believe that transgenders should not be allowed to compete in local beauty pageants despite the United States consenting to transgender beauty contestants in the Miss Universe pageant.
Transgenders who intrude and junta generals who blink
Game-changing news make me stop to evaluate them. Last week, there were two news developments that I found worth bringing up this Sunday. I am intrigued by the transgenders and their role in beauty pageants, and by Myanmar’s transformation to a possible democratic state.
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