Thursday, 15 June 2017

PHILIPPINES: Hosting Of Miss Universe

The Department of Tourism said the back-to-back hosting of Miss Universe is possible.

According to Tourism Undersecretary for Advocacy and Public Affairs, Kat De Castro, the Miss Universe organizers are arriving on Friday for a charity event featuring the candidates of the pageant's 2016 edition.

She said they will discuss the possible renewed hosting contract of the Philippines.

"Ang maganda dito, sila mismo yung lumapit," De Castro, who handles the Miss Universe event, said.

De Castro said the tourism department will come up with an announcement within the month.

Last January 30, the Miss Universe coronation night was held at the Mall of Asia Arena. Prior to the main event, several pre-pageant events were held in various destinations in the country.

Former Ilocos Sur Gov. Luis Chavit Singson, one of the major sponsors of Miss Universe 2016, last January said he is open to the possibility of staging the international pageant in the country again.

Singson said it is possible as he will be supported by government agencies.

For Miss Universe 2017, Philippines will be represented by Binibining Pilipinas Universe Rachel Peters.