HIGHLIGHTS: Binibining Pilipinas 2017

We now have the winners of Bb. Pilipinas 2017 who were crowned earlier today. All the 6 title holders deserved their crowns! They were all stunning and very well in Q&A and that sealed the deal! So, here’s my coverage during the event!



Since I’m not yet over with the Goblin feels, and I just decided to re-create Grim Reaper’s ( Wang Yeo) look for this event. (Sorry na na, medyo vain lang.)


And before the pageant begins, I have to load myself a scrumptious early dinner to get some energy. (Sorry na for posting this photo)


And of course, I wouldn’t be in this year’s Binibining Pilipinas 2017 without this ticket! (BTW, It’s my 2nd time attending this pageant… JUST SAYING.)

And for the night’s hosts are Miss Universe 2015, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach and Actor/Singer Xian Lim.

img_0867Presenting the stunning Bb. Pilipinas 2017 candidates graced the stage with their opening number!

The heat is on at the Big Dome! Candidates show off their stunning and sexy bod on stage!  


Oh, so sexy! Who do you think transformed and slayed the swimsuit pageant?


All the candidates were all fabulous in their gowns! Who stood out for you in the evening gown competition? (This portion is one of my fave!

Beyond beautiful Filipinas with inspiring transformations graced the stage for their final walk, wearing their crown one last time. Thank you for making the Philippines proud!


And here’s their final wave for you guys!

Thank you ladies for serving as an inspiration of true transformation!

Queen Pia and Queen Venus’ head-turning beauty! Let’s call it a Beyond Beautiful moment!


Winners of the Binibining Pilipinas 2017 beauty pageant are:

2nd Runner-up: #40 Kristel Guelos
1st Runner-up: #32 Charmaine Elima
Bb. Pilipinas Globe 2017: #18 Nelda Ibe
Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2017: #31 Katarina Rodriguez
Bb. Pilipinas Grand International 2017: #39 Elizabeth Clenci
Bb. Pilipinas Supranational 2017: #22 Chanel Olive Thomas
Bb. Pilipinas International 2017: #15 Maria Angelica De Leon
Miss Universe Philippines 2017: #19 Rachel Peters

Once again, congratulations ladies!





Club Balai Isabel, Batangas: A quick beach staycation

Are you looking for a quick beach staycation? Batangas would be the best option! Since summer is quickly approaching, I decided to go by spending and experience the attractive scenery at Club Balai Isabel in Talisay, Batangas.


Right on the shores of the world-famous Taal Lake and across from its volcano is a place where you can relax, connect and be with nature. Club Balai Isabel offers an option for an active lifestyle with all the comforts of city living. A mere fifteen minutes from the Tagaytay ridge, it offers an up-close and personal view of the lake and its world-famous volcano.


For years, Tagaytay has been made famous by its view of Taal Lake and its volcano. However, the lakeside towns never became tourist destinations due to the lack of resort facilities. Manila-based developer Techno-Asia changed that two years ago when it planned to create a residential resort community called Club Balai Isabel. Today, Techno-Asia’s vision has grown from a four-hectare private subdivision to a nine-hectare resort.


Club Balai Isabel’s amenities and facilities make it an excellent choice for holidays, corporate events, and special occasions. Enjoy the food served at the Terraza Cafe, take a refreshing dip in the pool, hang out in the cabanas; enjoy more active pursuits such as kayaking and sailing, or take a boat ride and get a closer look at Taal Volcano’s crater on horseback or on foot.


The lush greenery and the proximity to the lake and the world’s smallest volcano make Club Balai Isabel perfect for an eco-tourism destination for environmental enthusiasts. They will be doubly glad to discover that the resort does its best to do its part in conservation and finds ways to minimize any negative impact on the environment.

READ MORE HERE: http://www.balaiisabel.com/about-us


Aside from the pool, Club Balai Isabel offers a lot of amenities. Got a chance to try the traitional massage (Php 300/30 mins). They also offer water sports activities such as banana boat, flying fish, and jet ski.


The best and fastest way to go here is via car. Just head to SLEX and exit at Sta. Rosa then head to Talisay. Club Balai Isabel is just along the road.  Travel time is around an hour or two depending on the traffic.
If via commute:
1. Ride a bus at Cubao bound to Sta. Rosa (Php 96). Tell the driver to drop you off at the terminal to Tanuan.
2. Ride a jeep going to Tanuan (Php 10) and drop off at the intersection. Just tell the driver you’re going to Talisay.
3. Walk to your left until you see a market and a terminal station bound to Talisay. Fare is Php 28. Drop off at Club Balai Isabel.
Travel time is around 3 hours since you’ll pass through Tanauan.


Day tour rates is around Php 750/head.
Buffet Breakfast – Php 350/head
Buffet Lunch – Php 500/head
Buffet Dinner – Php 550/hea
Outside food is not allowed. Reservation is required.

Room rates starts at around Php 3,000. For the current rates and promos, you may check them out here.
Water Sports and Equipment Rental
Kayak single-seater – Php 150/hr
Kayak double-seater – Php 300/hr
Pedal boat – Php 500/hr
Banana boat – Php 300/head (15 mins.)
Jet ski – Php 2,000/30 mins.; Php 3,500/hr
Fishing rod and bait – Php 50/hr
Taal Trekking – Php 4,500 (6 pax)
For more info and reservation, visit www.balaiisabel.com