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Manila Hotel to host Miss Philippines 2017 pageant

THE Manila Hotel, the historic landmark on One Rizal Park in Manila, will host the inaugural Miss Philippines beauty contest on September 23.

Miss Philippines Foundation, Inc. president Francisco Z. Blanco Jr. said that the national pageant aims to promote the country’s cultural heritage, Filipino values, diversity and remarkable Filipino destinations. Executive Director Hja. Hanina O. Alrefai also led the launch of the national contest.

To be held at Manila Hotel’s Tent City, the venue has been a favorite place from mammoth fashion shows to conventions and exhibits. Its spacious restrooms, good air conditioning system and high ceilings allow even the most complex of venue set-ups and design.

Forty ladies from around the country are competing for five titles in the pageant. Later, they will represent the Philippines in various beauty contests abroad.

• The Miss Princess of the World 2017 is scheduled from late September to early October with the competition taking place aboard a cruise ship in the Mediterranean Sea crossing five different countries such as Czech Republic, Spain, France, Italy, and Malta.

• The Miss Diamond of the World 2017 will be held on October 12-22 in Montenegro. The reigning winner is Christine Joy Picardal of the Philippines.

• The Queen and Beauty Universe 2017 in Valencia, Spain from November 16-26.

• Miss Tourism Queen International 2017 will be held in China in the last quarter of this year. Incidentally, Darlene May Panopio Reyes of Bauan, Batangas has been named the country’s representative to the contest. Her pageant however has been postponed later this year.

• The Face of Beauty International 2017 will be held in New Delhi, India on Sept. 23.

Tourism Assistant Secretary Frederick Alegre has earlier said that the government will promote heavily on beauty contests in order to attract more tourists here.