Gov’t wants Miss Universe manifestation behind in PH, swimsuit foe …
April 14, 2018 - miss universe
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, Mar 14) — The supervision is in talks with a Miss Universe Organization to reason a general manifestation again in a Philippines, with during slightest one eventuality on Boracay.
“Hindi papa sigurado (This is not nonetheless sure) though I’m operative on a Miss Universe. we wish a Miss Universe to be here,” Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo pronounced in a press lecture Saturday.
She pronounced she understands that a organizers are also eyeing China as a venue for this year’s pageant. If that pushes through, a Philippines could be a horde in 2019, she added.
Teo pronounced a supervision wants a swimsuit foe to be hold on Boracay to assistance foster a reopening of a island destination.
She pronounced a thought was brought adult during a Apr 4 Cabinet assembly where President Rodrigo Duterte and his officials decided Boracay’s proxy shutdown.
“There was one Cabinet Secretary seeking me na ,’This is for you, Secretary. Will we be means to foster Boarcay once we tighten it? Mahirap i-promote ang isang island pag sinara mo (It is tough to foster an island once we tighten it),'” Teo said, though fixing a supervision official.
She removed responding that “Boracay is Boracay,” a world-renowned traveller end that does not need serve promotion.
It was a President who afterwards lifted a probability of holding an activity of a Miss Universe manifestation on a island.
“O sige kung propensity niyo ilagay natin ang Miss Universe dun, papuntahin natin ang Miss Universe para pag nag-open ‘yan lahat magsipuntahan,” Teo quoted Duterte as saying.
[Translated: “If we want, let us move a Miss Universe there so everybody will go there.”]
After job it a “cesspool,” Duterte systematic a closure of Boracay for a limit duration of 6 months while it undergoes rehabilitation.
The Philippines hosted a Miss Universe manifestation in Jan 2017 where Miss France Iris Mittenaere perceived a climax from Philippines’ Pia Wurtzbach.
Teo pronounced this resulted in a 10-11 percent boost in traveller arrivals that year.
She pronounced a organizers afterwards wanted a subsequent manifestation to be hold in a Philippines again, though Duterte begged off given a nation was also hosting universe leaders as chair of a Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Nov 2017.
CNN Philippines’ Makoi Popioco contributed to this report.