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Oprah Winfrey Comments On Miss Universe 2011 Question and Answer Portion?

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 | Celebrity, ENTERTAINMENT, NEWS, World with 27 Comments

Oprah Winfrey‘s reported comments on the recently concluded Miss Universe 2011 will surely put a black eye on this year’s result if this is really true.

Miss Universe 2011 crown was given to Miss Angola Leila Lopes.

However, the high profile celebrity, Winfrey, reportedly expressed her disappointment with the final results of the Miss Universe 2011. Twitter and Facebook posts say that she specifically pointed out how the contestants answered in the question and answer portion. Oprah expressed her favor on Miss Philippines Shamcey Supsup over the rest of the Top 5 contestants.

Below is Oprah Winfrey’s reported comments on the Miss Universe 2011 as stated on Twitter and Facebook posts.

I have a reservation with the result. If the only basis is the Q & A portion, after having been trimmed down to 5, Miss Philippines deserve to win. What made her different from the rest is that she had no seconds to re-think of her answer as she had no interpreter to break the ice. The rest had their interpreters and having breaks on seconds to think about their answers. Hands down, Miss Philippines answered straight to the point.

Note: The above quote was taken from several social networking sites and as of posting, neither Oprah nor NBC has confirmed the accuracy of the statement.

Update: Oprah Winfrey’s camp denied that the host made a comment about the Miss Universe 2011 Results
Related blog post: Miss Universe 2011 Question and Answer Portion

Miss Universe Question and Answer Portion September 2011

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 | Celebrity, ENTERTAINMENT, NEWS, Philippines, World with 6 Comments

Miss Universe question and answer portion is one of the most awaited part of the annual pageant. Miss Universe 2011 is over and Miss Angola Leila Lopes already won this year’s crown.
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Miss Universe 2011 Winner Is Miss Angola Leila Lopes (Video)

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 | Celebrity, ENTERTAINMENT, NEWS, World with No Comments »

Leila LopesMiss Universe 2011 winner is Miss Angola, Leila Lopes. Filipina bet Shamcey Supsup, who consistently topped the online voting, was third runner-up.
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August 29, 2011, August 30, 2011 Regular Holiday in the Philippines | National Heroes Day | Eid’l Fitr | Feast of Ramadhan

Monday, August 22nd, 2011 | Announcement, NEWS, Philippines with 1 Comment

August 29, 2011, National Heroes Day, and August 30, 2011, Feast of Ramadan, has been declared as regular holidays by the Philippine government, according to its Official Gazette website.

Malacanang issued Proclamation No. 234 stating that August 30, which is a Tuesday, will be a regular holiday throughout the country in observance of Eid’l Fitr (Feast of Ramadhan). August 29 was already included in earlier declared list of holidays issued through Proclamation No. 84.

Below is the complete text of Proclamation No. 234 issued by Malacanang through its official website.





WHEREAS, Republic Act No. 9177 declared Eid’l Fitr (Feast of Ramadhan) as a regular holiday throughout the country;

WHEREAS, Eid’l Fitr is celebrated by the Muslim World for three (3) days after the end of the month of fasting;

WHEREAS, to promote cultural understanding and integration, the entire Filipino nation should have the full opportunity to join their Muslim brothers and sisters in the observance and celebration of Eid’l Fitr;

WHEREAS, in order to bring the religious and cultural significance of the Eid’l Fitr to the fore of national consciousness, it is necessary to declare Tuesday, 30 August 2011, as a regular holiday throughout the country.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BENIGNO S. AQUINO III, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby declare Tuesday, 30 August 2011, as a regular holiday throughout the country in observance of Eid’l Fitr (Feast of Ramadhan). The Eid’l Fitr prayer shall depend on the result of the Niyata or moon-sighting activity on the 29th day of Ramadhan 1432H, corresponding to 29 August 2011.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of the Philippines to be affixed.

Done in the City of Manila, this 11th day of August, in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Eleven.


By the President:

Executive Secretary

Related Blog: 2011 Complete list of Holidays in the Philippines

Earthquake In Japan: Northeastern Japan Hit By Magnitude 7.0 Earthquake

Sunday, July 10th, 2011 | NEWS, World with No Comments »

A 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit the northeastern Japan at 10 a.m. on Sunday, July 10, 2011, according to reports by international news sites.

The latest Japan earthquake struck the same area that was hit by a highly destructive shakeup last March 2011.
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