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Friday, January 30, 2015

World's Safest Cities 2015



The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has just released the Safe Cities Index 2015 ranking the world's 50 safest cities based on forty (40) quantitative and qualitative indicators split into four (4) thematic categories: digital security; health security; infrastructure safety; and personal safety. Every city in the Index is scored across these four categories. Based on the result, the world safest city is Tokyo, Japan. Here are the world's 50 safest cities according to rank:


1. Tokyo
2. Singapore
3. Osaka
4. Stockholm
5. Amsterdam
6. Sydney
7. Zurich
8. Toronto
9. Melbourne
10. New York
11. Hong Kong
12. San Francisco
13.Taipei
14.Montreal
15.Barcelona
16.Chicago
17.Los Angeles
18.London
19.Washington DC
20.Frankfurt
21.Madrid
22.Brussels
23.Paris
24.Seoul
25.Abu Dhabi
26.Milan
27.Rome
28.Santiago
29.Doha
30.Shanghai
31.Buenos Aires
32.Shenzhen
33.Lima
34.Tianjin
35.Rio de Janeiro
36.Kuwait City
37.Beijing
38.Guangzhou
39.Bangkok
40.Sao Paulo
41.Istanbul
42.Delhi
43.Moscow
44.Mumbai
45.Mexico City
46.Riyadh
47.Johannesburg
48.Ho Chi Minh City
49.Tehran
50.Jakarta


Source:

The Economisthttp://safecities.economist.com/whitepapers/safe-cities-index-white-paper/

Mister International 2014 Pre-Arrival Picks

Fifty-five (55) men from around the world will compete for the prestigious Mister International 2014 on February 12, 2015 at Wapop Hall, Palace Hotel, Seoul, Korea. 

Meanwhile, here is Watchful Eyes Of A Silhouette Mister International 2014 Pre Arrival Picks: 






1. Turkey - Eray Aydos 






2. Lebanon - Rabih El Zein 






3. Guam - Richard Byron Given Johnson 





4. Ukraine - Bohdan Yusypchuk 





5. Argentina - Daniel Dario Cajiao 






6. Poland - Rafal Maslak 





7. Czech Republic - Tomas Dumbrovsky 






8. Brazil - Matheus Martins 






9. Netherlands - Michael Glenn Van Den Berg 






10. Nepal - Subarna Khadka 






11. Germany - Matthias Kultscher 





12. Belgium - Fabio Ronti 






13. Slovenia - Mitja Nadizar 






14. Philippines - Neil Perez 






15. India - Parmeet Singh Wahi 






16. Portugal - Andrei Kropotoff 





17. Switzerland - Frederic Marini 






18. Mexico - Alejandro Valencia Villanueva 






19. Latvia - Kristaps Vilde 






20. El Salvador - Elman Rivera 




Warming Up:

USA
Myanmar
Japan
Kyrgyzstan
Spain




Sources: 

http://ouniversodosconcursos.blogspot.com

http://beautycontests.blogspot.com

www.voy.com

www.kasjauns.lv

www.missosology.info

www.theapricity.com

www.pageant-mania.ephpbb.com

www.voicepointsph.com

 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

DINAGYANG 2015 RESULTS


Tribu Panayanon is this year's Dinagyang Festival 2015 Ati Tribe Competition CHAMPION 







Tribu Tatusan of Caluya Island, Antique is this year's Kasadyahan 2015 Regional Cultural Competition CHAMPION



To see more of the Dinagyang Festival 2015 and Kasadyahan 2015 Cultural Competition Performances and Highlights, click Simply Iloilo Official YouTube Channel HERE 

Iloilo City, Philippines - The defending back-to-back champion, Tribu Panayanon of Iloilo City National High School became a Hall of Famer Sunday as it retained its title for the third consecutive time as the Champion of the world famous Dinagyang Festival 2015. It first won the title in 2005 under the name Tribu Silak.
       Aside from the top prize, Tribu Panayanon also collected several special awards in the main competition category. 1st runner-up went to Tribu Paghidaet of Lapaz National High School, 2nd runner-up went to Tribu Ilonganon of Jalandoni Memorial National High School, 3rd runner-up went to Tribu Salognon of Jaro National High School and 4th runner-up went to Tribu Ilawudnon (formerly Tribu Panay) of Fort San Pedro National High School. 

       On the other hand, Kasadyahan Regional Showcase featuring the best street dance festivals in Western Visayas region was won by the farthest group in the region - Tribu Tatusan of the Caluya Island in Antique.
       Dinagyang Festival competition which was started in 1970 is the only Philippine festival that has an official mascot named Dagoy and goes on a world tour in promoting not just the festival but also the Philippines as a tourist destination. In 2011, the winning tribe, Tribu Pan-ay went on to perform in New York City and other neighboring U.S. cities like Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles for the Philippine Independence Day event sponsored by the Filipino community there. In 2013, the winning tribe went to New York and California to perform in the Philippine Independence Day celebration sponsored by the Filipino community in the United States highlighted by their performance in the famed New York Times Square. Last year, only 38 members of the Dinagyang 2014 champion Tribu Panayanon went to Hongkong to perform in the streets and not the whole group as promised in celebration of Philippine Independence Day in Hong Kong. The Dinagyang Festival 2015 is also featured in last week's feature article of the New York Times.

 
The List of Winners Including Those From Other Events is as follows: 



Sponsors Mardi Gras Parade

Special Awards

Best Float - MLhuillier
Best In Festival Music - University of San Agustin
Best Costume - St. Therese MTC Colleges
Best Choreography - Jollibee 



Champion - St. Therese MTC Colleges





Tambor Trumpa Martsa Musika Drum and Lyre Corps Competition:



Elementary Level


Champion - Dingle Central Elementary School Drum and Lyre Corps
- Dingle, Iloilo
2nd Place - Alimodian Central Elementary School Drum and Lyre Corps - Alimodian, Iloilo
3rd Place - Sambag Central Elementary School School Drum, Lyre and Bugle Corps - Sambag, Jaro, Iloilo City





Secondary Level



 
Champion - Dingle National High School Drum, Lyre and Bugle Corps - Dingle, Iloilo
 2nd Place - Ramon AvanceƱa National High School Drum, Lyre and Bugle Corps - Arevalo, Iloilo City
 3rd Place -  Iloilo National High School Drum, Lyre and Bugle Corps - Luna St. Lapaz, Iloilo City



Kasadyahan Regional Showcase

Special Awards

Best In Costume - Pintaflores Festival of San Carlos City, Negros Occidental

Best In Music - Tribu Kaing, Leon, Iloilo
Best Musical Director - Herodes Calumpita Tribu Kaing, Leon, Iloilo
Best In Street Dance - Tribu Kaing, Leon, Iloilo
Best In Choreography  - Tribu Tatusan, Caluya Island, Antique
Best Choreographer    - Lemuel Jarque,  Tribu Tatusan, Caluya Island, Antique
Best In Performance Tribu Tatusan, Caluya Island, Antique

MAJOR AWARDS

CHAMPION - Tribu Tatusan (Caluya Island, Antique)
1st Runner-up -  Tribu Pantat (Zarraga, Iloilo)
2nd Runner-up - Tribu Kaing (Leon, Iloilo)
3rd Runner-up - Pintaflores Festival (San Carlos City, Negros Occidental)
4th Runner-up - Salakayan Festival (Miag-ao, Iloilo)


*Consolation Prizes to the rest of the non-winners or non-placers participating group
 

Dinagyang Festival Ati Tribe Competition



Opening Salvo  

Special Awards
Best In Costume           -Tribu Salognon,  Jaro National High School

Best In Discipline        - Tribu Salognon,  Jaro National High School
Best In Performance   - Tribu Salognon,  Jaro National High School


Main Competition


Special Awards

Best Choreographer - Romel Flogen and Ramil Huyatid,  Tribu Panayanon
Best In Costume Designer - Hector Gellangarin, Tribu Paghidaet, La Paz National High School
Best In Head Dress - Tribu Panayanon, Iloilo City National High School
Best In Shield and Spear (NEW) -  Tribu Panayanon, Iloilo City National High School
Best Musical Director -  Mamerto Kulafu, Tribu Ilonganon, Jalandoni Memorial National High School, Lapuz
Best In Discipline - Tribu Paghidaet, Lapaz National High School


Minor Awards

 
Best In Music - Tribu Ilonganon, Jalandoni Memorial National High School, Lapuz
Best In Costume -
Tribu Paghidaet, Lapaz National High School

Best In Street Dance - Tribu Salognon, Jaro National High School
Best In Choreography -
Tribu Panayanon,  Iloilo City National High School
Best In Performance -
Tribu Panayanon,  Iloilo City National High School

Major Awards
 
Champion – Tribu Panayanon (Iloilo City National High School) 
1st Runner Up – Tribu Paghidaet, La Paz National High School
2nd Runner Up – Tribu Ilonganon, Jalandoni Memorial National High School-Lapuz
3rd Runner Up – Tribu Salognon, Jaro National High School
4th Runner Up – Tribu Ilawudnon, Fort San Pedro National High School





Sources: 

Simply Iloilo Official Facebook Page, www.facebook.com/SimplyIloilo

 
Simply Iloilo Official Youtube Channel, www.youtube.com/channel/SimplyIloilo

Thursday, January 22, 2015

ILOILO DINAGYANG FESTIVAL 2015 LIVE Streaming



For those inquiring about Dinagyang Festival 2015 Live Stream links, here are the links which you can watch the Dinagyang Festival 2015 online anywhere you are in the world.  Dinagyang Ati Tribe Competition will be on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 8 am (PHILIPPINE TIME)

Make the hashtags #Dinagyang2015 and #IAmIloilo a WORLDWIDE TREND on Twitter this coming January 25, Thanks!
Click the links below:


DINAGYANG FESTIVAL 2015 LIVE STREAM by Choose Philippines 


Iloilo Dinagyang Festival 2015 LIVE Streaming by Stream Pinoy 


GMA Network DINAGYANG FESTIVAL 2015 LIVE Streaming Coverage 



GMA Network DINAGYANG FESTIVAL 2015 LIVE Streaming Coverage Below:

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

DINAGYANG 2015 SCHEDULE OF PARTIES AND EVENTS

Fireworks and drum beats please! The streets of Iloilo City will be again flooded with rowdy and loud revelers and party people as the street is celebrating a week-long Dinagyang Festival with endless party in every corner of the city until the wee hours of the morning leading up to the highlights of the religious fiesta with performing "ATI" tribes dancing and performing in the streets with their electrifying tribal dance battling it out for the most coveted grand prize and title of the best Dinagyang Festival tribe of the year.

If you are party goer and you want to be trendy in one of the most exciting events of the year, check out the following schedule of parties and events in one of the most popular festival of the country and one of the loudest events of the year:



Atria Dinagyang Street Festival 2015


Date: January 23 - 25, 2015
Venue: Palm Drive, Atria Park District (Road between MO2 Annex and The Avenue, Smallville Complex), Mandurriao, Iloilo City

Time: 10 am onwards








Beer Carnivale 2015


Date: January 23, 2015
Venue: Royal Garden Hall and Convention Center
Time: Doors open at 6 pm

Click HERE for more info about the event







Boracay Pub Crawl Iloilo Dinagyang Festival Invasion

Date: January 23, 2015
Venue: Multiple Venues
Time: Meeting place at Riverside Boardwalk at 8 pm

Click HERE for more info about the event






Club Zyron's Dinagyang 2015 Party featuring Foam Party

Date: January 23 - 25, 2015
Venue: Club Zyron, R. Mapa Street Tabucan, Mandurriao, Iloilo City near Iloilo River Esplanade and the Medical City

Click HERE for more info about the event 





Luces In The Sky @ILOILO Business Park

Date: January 22, 2015
Venue: Megaworld Boulevard, Iloilo Business Park, Old Iloilo Airport, Mandurriao, Iloilo City
Time: Party starts at 5 pm onwards, Fireworks Showdown starts at 8 pm

Click HERE for more info about the event






Luces In The Sky, 6th Iloilo City Pyrolympics Competition

Date: January 22, 2015
Venue: SM City Iloilo Car Park Area, Sen. Benigno S. Aquino Jr. Avenue, Mandurriao, Iloilo City
Time: 7 pm

Click HERE for more info about the event






SM City Iloilo Dance and Food Festival


Date: January 22 - 25, 2015
Venue: SM City Iloilo Food Court and Car Park Area, Sen. Benigno S. Aquino Jr. Avenue, Mandurriao, Iloilo City

Time: 4 pm onwards

Click HERE for more info about the event






Aura Dinagyang Fever

Date: January 22 - 25, 2015
Venue: Club Aura @ The Avenue, Smallville Complex, Mandurriao, Iloilo City
Time: Doors open at 9 pm

Click HERE for more info about the event






Dinagyang Invasion 2015

Date: January 24, 2015
Venue: Plazuela Dos Field beside SM City Iloilo, Sen. Benigno S. Aquino Jr. Avenue, Mandurriao, Iloilo City

Time: 5 pm

Click HERE for more info about the event






Dinagyang Madness 2015

Date: January 23 - 25, 2015
Venue: Ice Bar, MO2 Complex, Smallville, Mandurriao, Iloilo City

Click HERE for more info about the event






Flow Nation Elektro Mundo

Date: Pre-party - January 23, Main Event - January 24
Venue: Flow Super Club, Smallville, Mandurriao, Iloilo City

Click HERE for more info about the event






Iloilo Arts Festival

Date: February 20 - 21, 2015
Venue: Megaworld Boulevard, Iloilo Business Park, Old Iloilo Airport, Mandurriao, Iloilo City






Iloilo Loud Fest 2015

Date: January 23 (6 pm) - January 24 (6 am), 2015
Venue: Boardwalk Parking Lot, Riverside Boardwalk, Smallville Complex, Mandurriao, Iloilo City
Time: 6 pm - 6 am

Click HERE for more info about the event 






MyPhone RIO Invades Dinagyang Teen Edition 2015


Date: January 24 - 25, 2015
Venue: Plazoleta Gay, Calle Real, JM Basa St. Iloilo City
Time: 6 pm onwards

Click HERE for more info about the event






UAAP Season 77 NU Bulldogs versus FEU Tamaraws Basketball Game

Date: January 23, 2015
Venue: University of San Agustin Gym, Gen. Luna St. Iloilo City
Time: 4:30 pm



National University Bulldogs and Far Eastern University Tamaraws Meet and Greet at SM City Iloilo

Date: January 24, 2015
Venue: SM City Iloilo, Sen. Benigno S. Aquino Avenue, Mandurriao, Iloilo City
Time: 4 pm

Click HERE for more info about the event







Source:

Explore Iloilo, http://www.exploreiloilo.com/blog/dinagyang-2015-party-guide-schedule/

Dinagyang 2015 Schedule Of Events

These are the schedule of events for Dinagyang Festival 2015 for people who are requesting to follow the events leading up to the main highlights of this popular event in the Philippines. 















Source: 

Dinagyang Festival Official Website - http://dinagyangsailoilo.com/iloilo-dinagyang-festival-2015-schedule-events/

Miss Universe 2014 Contestants Says...



These are some of the Miss Universe 2014 contestants has to say to my questions. Thank you to all the responses I received, initial responses that yet need to be answered, liked, retweeted and favorited on Twitter.   Thanks for the all love!


What world city or town would you like to visit? Why?


I would like to visit Paris, France because it is a city full of light and culture.

- Laurien Angelista, Curacao



I would live to visit Paris France because I had the opportunity of studying basic French and learning about French culture and history intrigues me. I would like to visit the different Cathedrals and learn more about its history. I am also interested in their art and learning much more of their culture.

 - Jevon King, Trinidad and Tobago



Wow, thanks but to pick a city in the world is hard because I would love to visit so many cities, seeing different faces, places and culture gives me joy. Am sorry so many cities in my head. lol. Where are you maybe that would be the next city i would visit.

- Queen Celestine, Nigeria



There are so many cities i would love to visit but one that I have in my bucket list is NEW YORK. I love to dance love to act and one day i would love to be part of a Broadway show.

-Digene Zimmerman, Aruba



I would love to visit Egypt, Jerusalem! for the Holy Land.

-Christie Desir, Haiti



Tokyo, Japan. For me Tokyo is a city of towering buildings filled with endless possibilities. Its districts offer a labyrinthine maze of streets crowded with restaurants, cafes, pubs, gaming centers, karaoke clubs and pachinko parlours.

- Avanti Page, Sri Lanka
 


Do you like to visit Iloilo, Philippines for cultural immersion?


Yes, I would visit there to identify myself on the people, customs and culture. I believe that the more knowledge of each other's cultures helps us to become a more nurturing and loving world.

- Jevon King, Trinidad and Tobago


A big Yes, visiting Iloilo in Philippines will be an honor, I would love to enjoy and learn lots about their culture. And Mary jean has been a wonderful person. As a child I was exposed to lots of culture and tribes and it has been fun, it has given me a sense of understanding and acceptance of real life issues that I want to make sure I keep and also pass this way of life to my kids.

- Queen Celestine, Nigeria




Of course I would, as an ambassador of My island it would be nice to share with others especially Philippines what my culture and island has to offer. So yes why not

- Digene Zimmerman, Aruba


I would wanna visit anywhere beautiful to share my music across. I would love to tour the world and sing to the lovely people.

-Abena Appiah, Ghana



  Of course, I would love to visit Philippines! Would you invite me!!!


- Christie Desir, Haiti
  


Yes I would love to visit lloilo, Philippines for cultural immersion, because I see visiting different cities and experiencing different cultures as a voyage of discovery and a chance to immerse myself in the local culture. There is an intangible value which comes from acclimating in a new place.

- Avanti Page, Sri Lanka 



If you can make a nickname for your country, what would you call your country and why?


The nickname I'd give Trinidad and Tobago is 'The Mix' simply because we are diverse mix with different cultures, traditions, races and creeds that make us one nation. We accept all and refuse none. We are a people that is kind and loving and embracing. We also are a people that is open to other cultures that's are not ours.

- Jevon King, Trinidad and Tobago



(Happy Naija) because in all situation or crisis we still find a way to remain happy.

- Queen Celestine, Nigeria


That would be Dushi, Aruba has so many things to offer mostly importantly the love and warmth we share to all those that visit our island. Dushi means sweety or sweetheart in English. 

- Digene Zimmerman, Aruba



Ghana is a beautiful name for my country so GH is that nickname I will prefer it cos datz how we call it.

-Abena Appiah, Ghana


My nickname pour Haiti is... Cherie Doudou!!! because of the kindness of my people, their smiles, the beauty of Haiti is a "Perle Rare"

- Christie Desir, Haiti


I might steal South Korea’s nickname ‘Land of the morning calm’, because of Sri Lanka’s spellbinding natural beauty from picturesque mountains to clear waters and its splendid tranquility, particularly during sunrise. You would experience this first hand if you have ever woken up to a view of Sri Lanka’s finest beach destinations.

- Avanti Page, Sri Lanka




What food best represents your country? 


It's Mote Hin Gar you should try. Mont Hin Gar is a traditional Burmese dish. It is some kind of a fish soup with rice noodle - very fresh and very tasty and healthy food. I bet you won't forget Myanmar ever once you try it.

- Sharr Htut Eaindra, Myanmar



The food that best represents Trinidad and Tobago are far too many to count I can give a few examples, our callaloo, pepper pot, ground provisions and salt fish, our dhalpree and buss up shut with all the different spices as well as our doubles and bake and shark. We have a mix of culture in our food also, so it's difficult to point out one food that represents Trinidad and Tobago.

- Jevon King, Trinidad and Tobago


The food that best represent us is affang soup with eba(garri), that’s because all tribe love the food and enjoy it and the food looks like our flag lol (green and white), if you visit Nigeria, Calabar to be precise please order for it and I would happily prepare it for you if you don’t mind.

- Queen Celestine, Nigeria


Funchi would be a typical dish which is made out of corn and is served with either fish or soup. I invite you all to come visit Aruba so you can enjoy our delicious dishes!

- Digene Zimmerman, Aruba



Every food is unique but Banku & Tilapia is fine...lol

- Abena Appiah, Ghana


The Best food representing Haiti is: " Du Riz ak pois, Griot" The National Rice And Beans, Griot"  

- Christie Desir, Haiti



It would be rice and curry because of its flavour and spices used.

- Avanti Page, Sri Lanka



Photo Source: 

Miss Universe Organization Inc. Official Facebook Cover

Saturday, January 10, 2015

SUPER BEAUTIFUL IN THE UNIVERSE

See what are these super beautiful in the Universe! Watch it on January 25, 2015. Click on the following links below to find out:


Super Beautiful In The Universe


Universe Most Glamorous


Brightest Star In The Universe


The Real Deal


The Chosen One


The Winner



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