El Nido to host Ms. World pageant swimsuit competition

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The town of El Nido, Palawan, one of the country’s premier tourism destinations, will host the swimsuit competition of the Miss World pageant in September 2018.

Vice Mayor Leonor Corral told Palawan News the municipal government has begun preparations for the upcoming event.

“Dito gaganapin ang Miss World swimsuit competition ngayong September 2018, and this will further promote the municipality of El Nido,” she said.

Vice Mayor Corral said depending on the activities of the Miss World candidates during their stay in El Nido, they may conduct tree planting, coastal clean up or any other activities that will go along with the swimsuit competition. Major activities will be held at El Nido’s famous destinations including Big Lagoon, Small Lagoon and Nacpan Beach.

During a recent Sangguniang Bayan session, Councilor Jun Mones sponsored a resolution requesting El Nido Mayor Nieves Rosento to facilitate the allocation of P1.8 million out of the Eco-Tourism Development Fund (ETDF) intended for the tourism promotion program specifically for the hosting of the swimsuit competition of the Miss World.

The technical side of the activities will be handled by Joey Ganda Production. The grand coronation night of the Miss World Pageant will be aired live by GMA 7, with a 30-minutes exposure of the municipality of El Nido, for hosting the swimwear competition.

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