The annual Binibining Pilipinas Beauty Pageant is a project of Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Incorporated (BPCI), a non-stock, non-profit organization and foundation, and the organizer of the Binibining Pilipinas, has established skills trainings and educational workshops for the indigents and philanthropic/humanitarian projects and activities that have benefitted many orphans and street children, poor families and other less fortunate members of the Philippine society.
The pageant, BPCI's primary instrument as it pursues its mission of spreading peace and love across the nation, is a fund-raising activity for projects that would benefit orphans, indigent families and other less fortunate members of Philippine society. Apart from producing the country's best beauties as representatives for various international competitions, BPCI has been a key partner in nation-building for over four decades, providing skills training, educational workshops, mission work, and other relevant services for the marginalized sectors of the community.
Bb. Pilipinas Coronation NightFirst and foremost a charitable organization, BPCI donates all its earnings to a string of orphanages in Metro Manila including daycare centers, in cooperation with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). In times of calamities, especially the recent devastation brought about by typhoon Ondoy, it is committed to contribute aid to relief operations whenever and wherever such calamities occur. Aside from joining the relief efforts conducted by GMA's Kapuso Foundation for the victims of typhoon Ondoy last year, one of the most memorable relief operations that involved BPCI was when Central Luzon was immensely affected by the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in 1991. Binibining Pilipinas past and then current titleholders trudged through the ash-laden town of Porac, the Tent City in Pampanga, and other refugee camps, to distribute food, medicines and other basic needs to the affected helpless residents that included ethnic tribes that lived on the volcano slopes. The institution also contributed to the global effort of aiding the Tsunami Victims when it made its donation during the MTV Asia Aid Event at the Araneta Center last 2005. Other more recent fulfilling endeavors undertaken were regular children's welfare programs at the Barangay Soccoro Day Care Center and the Philippine General Hospital Pediatric Cancer Unit, helping build houses for the poor as volunteers for Habitat for Humanity, bringing relief and inspiration to our wounded soldiers at the AFP Medical Center, and bringing Christmas cheer to indigent children by hosting them during the Disney On Ice Charity Show last December.
With the annual pageant as its main source of funds, the BPCI tries to bring the message of hope and love across the nation. Young Filipina pageant participants are given the opportunity to be carriers of this message as the humanitarian missions make up BPCI's primary goals. Its role in the upliftment of less fortunate fellow Filipinos through economic support generated from corporate sponsorships and other benefactors and donors is the basic reason for BPCI's existence and relevance as an institution.
Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc.'s relevance as an organization lies in more than just the quest for the True Filipina Beauty—it is the gateway to many meaningful opportunities to be able to make a difference in the world, with its enduring commitment to various humanitarian causes.
From 1952 to 1963, the Miss Philippines pageant was held to select the representative of the Philippines to the Miss Universe pageant. In 1964, Stella Marquez-Araneta started the Binibining Pilipinas beauty pageant after acquiring the local franchise for Miss Universe. The current 2014 Miss Universe Philippines titleholder is Mary Jean Lastimosa.
The Miss Universe Philippines title was formerly called Binibining Pilipinas Universe. The title was changed in 2011 to conform to the international standards for the Miss Universe pageant.
Declared as Miss Universe
Ended as runner-up in Miss Universe
Ended as one of the top semifinalists in Miss Universe
Prior to the BPCI's acquisition of the local franchise for the Miss International pageant in 1968, the Philippines already won a Miss International crown when Gemma Cruz-Araneta won the title in 1964. In 1969, the title Binibining Pilipinas International was proclaimed together with the Binibining Pilipinas Universe in one coronation night. The Philippines has already won five Miss International crowns. The current title holder is Mary Anne Bianca Guidotti.
Declared as Miss International
Ended as runner-up in Miss International
Ended as one of the top semifinalists in Miss International
In 2012, Binibining Pilipinas appointed the first runner-up to be the titleholder of Binibining Pilipinas Supranational. The winner will represent the Philippines in the Miss Supranational pageant. In 2013, the title was added together to the first three Binibining Pilipinas titles. The current titleholder of Binibining Pilipinas Supranational is Yvethe Marie Santiago. The very first Philippine delegate to Miss Supranational 2011 was Lourenz Grace Salibay Remetillo of Iligan City, Lanao del Norte, who was crowned Miss Supranational Philippines 2011 chosen by a Singapore-based organization.
The title was first given in 2005 as a special title. Carousel Productions sent Philippines' delegates to Miss Tourism Queen International from 2004 to 2009 with Justine Vinluan Gabionza as the Miss Tourism International 2006 winner. The title was revived in 2011 under Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. Starting from that year, it became one of the major titles of the competition. The winner of Binibining Pilipinas Tourism represents the country to the Miss Tourism Queen International. The current titleholder of Binibining Pilipinas Tourism is Parul Shah.
Declared as Miss Tourism Queen International
Ended as runner-up in Miss Tourism Queen International
Ended as one of the top semifinalists in Miss Tourism Queen International
The Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. selected the Philippines' representative to the Miss World pageant from 1992 to 2010. The local title was renamed to Binibining Pilipinas World and was added to the two other major beauty titles: Binibining Pilipinas Universe and Binibining Pilipinas International respectively.
The Philippines highest placement came in 2013 when Megan Young won Miss World but she won in Miss World Philippines to represent the country in Miss World. In 1993, Ruffa Gutierrez placed third. Czarina Catherine Ramos Gatbonton, the representative of the Philippines in Miss World 2010, is the last Binibining Pilipinas World titleholder.
The following were the ones who won the Miss Maja Pilipinas title who represented the country in the Miss Maja International pageant. The title was not given after the 1995 edition of Binibining Pilipinas.
Declared as Miss Maja International
Ended as runner-up or as one of the top semifinalists in Miss Maja International
Ended as one of the top semifinalists in Miss Maja International
Miss Young International was a pageant for women aged 14 to 19. The following were the ones who won the Miss Young Pilipinas title who were able to represent the country in the Miss Young International pageant.
Declared as Miss Young International
Ended as runner-up or as one of the top semifinalists in Miss Young International
Ended as one of the top semifinalists in Miss Young International
^ab In 1984, Catherine Jane Doucette Destura Brummitt was crowned as Binibining Pilipinas-International. However, due to some entry restrictions, she was replaced by Miss Maja Pilipinas 1984, Maria Villa Bella dela Peña Nachor. Despite not being able to compete in Miss International, she still retained her title. She was then sent to Miss Maja International 1984 pageant where she placed as one of the semifinalists.
^abc In 1991, Anjanette Palencia Abayari was crowned as Binibining Pilipinas-Universe but was dethroned because she was an American citizen. Maria Lourdes Gonzalez, that year's Miss Maja Pilipinas, replaced her as Miss Philippines in the Miss Universe pageant held in Las Vegas, Nevada. After Maria Lourdes Gonzalez was handed the Binibining Pilipinas-Universe title, the Miss Maja Pilipinas title was handed to Selina Manalad.
^abc In 1992 Marilen Camilen Espino was crowned as the very first Binibining Pilipinas-World. Days before her departure for the 1992 Miss World pageant, she was replaced by Miss Maja Pilipinas Marina Pura Abad-Santos Benipayo as Philippine representative due to health reasons. Despite not being able to compete in Miss World, she still retained her title.
^abc In 1998, Olivia Tisha Carlos Silang was crowned as Binibining Pilipinas-Universe, but dethroned due to her Canadian citizenship. Jewel May Lobaton, the first runner-up, was selected as the Philippine representative in the Miss Universe pageant held in Honolulu, Hawaii.
^abcdef In 1999, Janelle Delfin Bautista was crowned Binibining Pilipinas-Universe, but was dethroned because of citizenship issues. Miriam Redito Quiambao, the Binibining Pilipinas-World, was asked to assume the title. Lalaine Bognot Edson who was originally crowned Binibining Pilipinas-International was appointed as Binibining Pilipinas-World when original titleholder Miriam Redito Quiambao was officially given the Binibining Pilipinas0Universe crown. Georgina Anne Sandico who finished as a semifinalist in the 1999 pageant was then appointed as Binibining Pilipinas-International upon the designation of original titleholder Lalaine Bognot Edson as Binibining Pilipinas-World.
^abc The Binibining Pilipinas-Tourism was a special title awarded to Wendy Valdez who was also the first runner-up of the 2005 edition. Wendy Manalus Valdez was not able to attend the pageant as the official franchise holder of Miss Tourism Queen International was given to Carousel Productions. Carousel Productions chose their own representative in the pageant's 2005 until 2009. Binibining Pilipinas-Tourism will only become an official title in the pageant's 2011 edition.
^ab In 2008, Janina San Miguel won the Binibining Pilipinas-World title but later resigned. She was replaced by Danielle Castaño.
^ In 2010, Maria Venus Raj, the winner of Binibining Pilipinas Universe 2010 was dethroned due to "inconsistencies" between her birth certificate and the personal account of her birth and for a few days was replaced by Helen Nicolette Henson, the second runner-up of the same pageant. Politicians criticized the pageant's decision of dethroning Venus Raj and not immediately replacing her with the first runner-up. On April 10, 2010, the Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. reversed their decision allowing Raj to reclaim her title pending correction of the minor technicalities or clerical error contained on her birth record and obtainment of a valid Philippine passport.
^ In 2011, Dianne Elaine Samar Necio was the 1st runner up of Binibining Pilipinas 2010. However, she decided to resign as a first runner up to compete for the 2011 pageant. And Yet, she was crowned as Binibining Pilipinas-International.
^ Janine Marie Tugonon was the first runner up of Binibining Pilipinas 2011. However, she decided to resign as a first runner up of Binibining Pilipinas 2011 to compete for the 2012 pageant. And Yet, she was crowned as Miss Universe Philippines 2012.
^ab In 2012, when Binibining Pilipinas 2012 first runner-up, Elaine Moll was awarded the title Binibining Pilipinas-Supranational and became that year's official representative to the Miss Supranational. Binibining Pilipinas 2012 second runner-up, Annalie Forbes replaced her as the first runner-up. Annalie 'Ali' Forbes was then appointed and given the title of Miss Grand Philippines by the Miss Grand International organizers and John dela Vega to be the Philippines' first representative to the first Miss Grand International 2013 where she placed third runner-up.