Tourism exec welcomes news Cebu may host Miss U-related events

By: Carmel Loise Matus July 29,2016 - 11:25 PM



THE Department of Tourism in Central Visayas (DOT-7) was elated by the news that Cebu was named among the six places being considered to host Miss Universe-related events outside Metro Manila.

Rowena Montecillo, regional director of DOT-7, said this will be the second time, if ever Cebu is chosen, for the province to host some delegates of the international beauty pageant. The first one, she said, was in 1994, when the Miss Universe was held in the Philippines.

Montecillo said Cebu has a lot of tourist spots to offer, including white sand beaches, historical sites and eco-adventure sites, among others.
Montecillo said she would recommend for the candidates to visit the islands of Bantayan and Camotes in northern Cebu as these offer beautiful white sand beaches.

But Montecillo said they are still waiting for a word from their Central office regarding the news.

She said they have already prepared a list of possible places to be visited by the delegates.

She said they would also consult local government units which sites they wish to promote in their locality. “Anything that will help us boost our tourism is welcome,” she added.

The other areas being considered are Vigan, Boracay, Palawan, Davao and Cagayan de Oro City, the hometown of 2015 Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach.

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TAGS: Boracay, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Department of Tourism, Department of Tourism in Central Visayas, DOT, DOT-7, Palawan, Rowena Montecillo, Vigan

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