14 Mar – Actor Richard Gutierrez has been selected to host the Binibining Pilipinas 2018 pageant.
As reported on Rappler, the announcement regarding Gutierrez's involvement was made on 11 March during the airing of "The Road to the Crown" special.
Gutierrez will be joined by Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, who is back to hosting the pageant after doing it for the first time last year.
This will be the first collaboration between Gutierrez and Binibining Pilipinas, although he has hosted Miss World Philippines before back in 2016.
In the last four to five years, the pageant was hosted by actor Xian Lim.
40 contestants will be vying for six titles at this year's pageant, including Miss Universe Philippines, Miss International Philippines, and Miss Supranational Philippines.
Last year, it was British-Filipina Rachel Peters who won the most coveted crown of Miss Universe Philippines.
(Photo Source: Richard Gutierrez Instagram)