And The Winners Are…

On Friday, 12th December a crowd of thousands at the Reem Riviera Beach Resort witnessed another colorful extravaganza as a new set of Ginoo at Binibining Turismo Filipinas winners were enthroned.

Fifteen-year old Amira Rose Santos, a junior high school student at Durrat Al Sharq International School was declared the new Binibining Turismo Filipinas 2014 while The Cheesecake Factory’s Aldrin Villadoz nabbed the Ginoong Turismo Filipinas 2014 title.

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From left: Aldrin Villadoz – Ginoong Turismo Filipinas 2014 Winner, Ejay Cabangon – Ginoo First Runner-Up, Agnes Villasenyor – Binibini First Runner-Up, Amira Rose Santos – Binibining Turismo Filipinas 2014 Winner.

All of the eighteen final candidates were awesome as they paraded their unique ensembles for each of the segment competitions – Philippine festival costume, beach-chic attire, casual, and formal wear i.e. ‘Filipiniana’-themed evening gown for the binibinis and ‘Barong Tagalog’ for the ginoos.

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The lovely Binibinis and the dashing Ginoos in their beach wear number.

As with Ginoo at Binibining Turismo Filipinas from the previous years, this year the spectacular Philippine festival costume competition showcased an amazing set of proudly Filipino designed costumes reflective of different local festivals in the Philippines. The candidates’ formal attire were all similarly original creations by select Filipino designers who are based locally.  The designers have definitely taken their game up to the next level this year.

After the rounds of segment competitions were concluded this year’s batch of eighteen candidates was winnowed to the Final Top 11 – 5 Ginoo and 6 Binibini – who were quizzed about Philippine Tourism to test their intelligence, knowledge about Philippine Tourism, as well as their skills in the art of communicating with quick wit under pressure whilst maintaining regal composure.

From among this Top 11 the ultimate Ginoo at Binibining Turismo Filipinas winners were declared.

Here’s the complete list of winners:

Binibini Category:

Amira Rose Santos, Binibining Turismo Filipinas 2014 

Agnes Villasenyor, First Runner-Up

Jonella Ting Ysip, 2nd Runner-Up

Charmaine Joyce Lagman, 3rd Runner-Up

Samantha Lautillo, 4th Runner-Up

Faith Jean Pulpulaan, 5th Runner-Up

Ginoo Category:

Aldrin Villadoz, Ginoong Turismo Filipinas 2014

Edwin Cabangon, First Runner-Up

Richmond Tamayo, 2nd Runner-Up

Ramil Dela Cruz, 3rd Runner-Up

Glenn Agustin, 4th Runner-Up

Special Awards:

Best in Festival Costume (Binibini) – Amira Rose Santos

Best in Festival Costume (Ginoo) – Ramil Dela Cruz

Best in Beach Wear (Binibini) – Oshin Flores

Best in Beach Wear (Ginoo) – EJ Cabangon

Best in Casual Wear (Binibini) – Amira Rose Santos

Best in Casual Wear (Ginoo) – Aldrin Villadoz

Best in Formal Wear (Filipiniana gown) – Agnes Villasenyor

Best in Formal Wear (Barong Tagalog) – Aldrin Villadoz

Most Photogenic Binibini – Amira Rose Santos

Most Photogenic Ginoo – King Julius Sarabia

Most Congenial Binibini – Agnes Villasenyor

Most Congenial Ginoo – Glenn Agustin

Best Festival Costume Design (Binibini) – CJ Paul Roxas – modeled by Charmayne Marie Torrefiel

Best Festival Costume Design (Ginoo) – Julius Domingo – modeled by Aldrin Villadoz

Ginoo at Binibining Turismo Filipinas is a production of The Filipino Artiste Migrant Ensemble (FAME).  GBB is a personality-based competition among young Filipino men and women primarily aimed at promoting Philippine culture and tourism to both foreign nationalities and fellow Filipinos alike.  This event also features and celebrates the Filipino talent in the fashion design arena as well as in the performing arts.

Events such as this are designed to provide entertainment and fun for Overseas Filipino Workers. They serve as a breather from their daily work routines being based away from their families back home in the Philippines.

Photos below show what have been the highlights of the event:

Festival Costume

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Some of the ginoos in their Philippine Festival costumes (L-R): Ramil Dela Cruz(Bulawan Festival), CJ Marfa (Walis Festival), King Julius Sarabia (Bailes De Luces Festival), and Aldrin Villadoz (Pintados Festival)
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In photo: some of the binibinis in their colorful Philippine festival costumes (L-R): Charmayne Joyce Lagman(Bulawan Festival), Grace De Castro(Hermosa Festival), Agnes Villasenyor(Panagbenga Festival), Charmayne Marie Torrefiel(Sinulog Festival)
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Aldrin Villadoz in a Pintados Festival costume designed by Julius Domingo.
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Glenn Agustin parading his festival costume themed after Bacolod City’s famous Masskara Festival. Costume designed by Cesar Santos.
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Ginoong Ramil Dela Cruz in his ‘Bulawan’ Festival costume. (Designer: David Ramos)
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Richmond Quinto Tamayo in his ‘Pahiyas Festival’ costume designed by Gerald Manzueto.
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Charmayne Marie Torrefiel in a Sinulog Festival costume designed by CJ Paul Roxas.
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Bb. Amira Rose Santos all garbed in a ‘Kumintang’ Festival costume designed by Roselle Maniego and Josh Natividad.
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Amira Rose Santos in Kumintang Festival costume
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The enchanting Grace De Castro in her ‘Hermosa’ Festival costume designed by Rey Loyola.
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That lovely lady Faith Jean Pulpulaan of Cagayan Valley in her Masskara Festival entry. Costume designed by Cesar Santos.
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Sam Lautillo representing Lucban, Quezon Province’s ‘Pahiyas’ Festival in this intricately designed costume by Gerald Manzueto.
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Charmayne Joyce Lagman for ‘Bulawan’ Festival. Costume designed by Irishjane Altamerano.

Casual Wear

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The ginoos and binibinis in their production number. The candidates’ casual wear is sponsored by Giordano.

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Formal Wear

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Grace De Castro wearing a gorgeous flaming red mestiza gown designed by Rey Loyola
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Charmayne Joyce Lagman in her Flamenco senorita-inspired Filipiniana gown designed by Rowell Castillon aka Yhotz Castro
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The very pretty Oshin Flores in her formal wear, a Filipiniana long gown designed by June Manalo
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Chzarmina Torrefiel in black beaded mestiza number designed by Paul Anthony Buo aka CJ Paul Roxas.
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Binibining Agnes Villasenyor in her Filipiniana gown created by Ian Baldon and Mark Vidal.
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Bb. Jonella Ysip looking very queenly in this red and white one shoulder Filipiniana gown designed by Dario Luis Manlangit.
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Samantha Lautillo in a heavily appliqued powder blue mestiza dress designed by Gerald Manzueto.
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This black appliqued mestiza dress on Faith Jean Pulpulaan is designed by Cesar Santos.
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Amira Rose Santos in a gold number designed by Josh Natividad.
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Glenn Agustin wearing a barong by Cesar Santos.
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Ibrahim Abu Alhassan Flores looking very swank in this photo as he sports a classic Barong Tagalog designed by Rey Loyola.
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Ramil Dela Cruz in a barong created by David Ramos.
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Boy-next-door Richmond Tamayo in a barong by Gerald Manzueto.
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Ginoong Ejay Cabangon looking very dapper in this Barong Tagalog designed by Ian Baldon and Mark Vidal.
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Looking every bit the Mr. Photogenic, King Julius Sarabia in his Barong Tagalog designed by Ronald Villasis Cantua.
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The dashing gentleman as he promenades in this stylised ‘Barong Tagalog’ designed by Rowell Castillon.
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Ginoong Ralph Arceta in a gold Barong Tagalog. (Designer: Josh Natividad)
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Ginoong CJ Marfa in his “Barong Tagalog’ designed by Lowell Plameras.

Ginoo at Binibining Turismo Filipinas (GBB) is a production of The Filipino Artiste Migrant Ensemble (FAME).  GBB is a personality-based competition among young Filipino men and women primarily aimed at promoting Philippine culture and tourism to both foreign nationalities and fellow Filipinos alike.  This event also features and celebrates the Filipino talents in the performing arts as well as in the form of Philippine costumes and formal attire as designed by locally based world-class Filipino designers.

Events such as this are secondarily designed and intended to provide entertainment and fun for Overseas Filipino Workers.  These serve as a breather from their daily work routines being based away from their families back home in the Philippines.

Image Credits:

Pinoy Tambayan Photographers (The official photographers of GBB 2014)

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Ralph Anthony Ercilla
Xenia Xaviera
Jon Soriano
Reida Asri Soriano
Rommel Camua
Jolly Camua
Jun Amancio
Max Ray Bauzon
Francis Ting
Patrick Gomez
Alan Aquino
Ricky Cortez

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