BAGUIO CITY – Reigning Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach together with some 32 candidates from around the world are set to arrive on January 18 for an overnight stay in this summer capital as part of the itinerary of this year’s Miss Universe pageant to be held in the country.
The beauties will touch down at the historic Loakan Airport with a draw sword welcome and silent drill exhibition by the cadets of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA).
A mini-Panagbenga parade will follow from Upper Session Road going to South Drive and ends at the Baguio Country Club (BCC).
The beauties will experience strawberry picking and tree planting at the BCC and will be treated with a gala dinner. They will spend overnight at the same venue.
Mayor Mauricio Domogan is delighted that the city is one of the places to be visited by the candidates for it will boost tourism with economic gains.
Meanwhile, security is in place according P/Sr. Supt. Ramil Saculles, city director of the Baguio City Police Office.
‘We will see to it that the candidates will have a safe and enjoyable stay. We have also in place traffic plans and we appeal for the cooperation of everybody’, Saculles said.
The Miss Universe pageant is one of the major activities expected to boost attention and tourism to the country which last hosted said event in 1994.
The coronation ceremony will be held at the SM Mall of Asia Arena on January 30 at 8:00 A.M. to coincide with an evening broadcast in New York. (JBZ- PIA CAR)#