QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – For the first time in the history of Binibining Pilipinas, the National Costume Competition night is SOLD OUT!
The event happens at the New Frontier Theatre in Cubao tonight.
Some 40 candidates will don national costumes inspired by the cities and provinces they represent with added flair courtesy of the country’s top (and little known) designers.
An Adobo Chronicles investigation team however learned that a significant majority of ticket buyers do not belong to the usual demographics of those who watch the pageant live.
It appears that most show tickets were bought by senior citizens — all devout Catholics who worship the popular icon of Sto. Niño. They are all very excited to see the Sto. Niño live in the person of Miss Cebu Province who has chosen to don the attire of the Child Jesus for her national costume.
Expect to see a pandemonium when Miss Cebu Province comes on stage, as the Sto. Niño idols (root word of “idolatry”) rush to the stage with their white handkerchiefs to wipe the dress and perhaps even the face of the beauty contestant — as is the traditional practice of worshipping Filipino Catholics.
Meanwhile, the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines said it was not consulted about Miss Cebu Province’s costume, but added she didn’t have to ask permission.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – It is often said that the most difficult task in any beauty contest lies with the judges. Their decisions are always met with criticism. Damed if they do, damned if they don’t.
For for this year’s Binibining Pilipinas pageant however, the panel of judges will have the easiest decision to name Miss Cebu Province the ‘Best in National Costume.’
Miss Cebu Province donned the costume of the well-loved Catholic icon, the Santo Niño — gender notwithstanding.
One of the judges told The Adobo Chronicles that the panel does not have any choice. If Miss Cebu Province is not chosen the winner of the national costume, they will incur the ire of the entire Catholic Filipino nation. “It would be tantamount to disrespecting the Child Jesus,” she added.
The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) lauded the decision of the judges.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – More and more Filipinos are shying away from personally attending Sunday masses and receiving Holy Communion, something that greatly bothers the Philippine Catholic Church.
The situation may be the result of Catholics disappointed over the Church’s increasing involvement in civilian politics, exacerbated by the Covid pandemic which prompted many to hear mass online.
The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) is not taking this sitting down.
Beginning on the first Sunday in May, Catholic churches will do away with the usual white wheat host for Holy Communion and replacing it with that popular Chinese red flakes, Haw Haw. It resembles the round host, but is reddish in color and delightfully sweet.
CBCP hopes that this will inspire and encourage Catholics to attend mass in person rather than online.
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