Yesterday afternoon, the well-attended Press Presentation of Miss Tourism Philippines 2017 was held at Astoria Plaza Hotel where the candidates proudly paraded in front of media guests from ABS-CBN, GMA-7, TV5, leading broadsheets/print publications and online partners. Pageant CEO Amy Sunio-Abarquez – along with husband Tony and US-based partner Dr. John Weinstein – welcomed everyone to the event which underscored its Tourism advocacies and the mission of being a partner of the country’s DOT in promoting more of the sights and wonders that the country has to offer.
Early favorite Sharla Santillan of Palawan was voted Darling of the Press, while Sofia Grace Galve of Umingan, Pangasinan was named Miss Congeniality.
Finals will be held on July 30 at Chardonnay by Astoria in Pasig where the top two winners will represent the country in Miss Tourism World (to be held in Melaka, Malaysia) and Miss Tourism Universe (in Beirut, Lebanon) later this year.
Here are photos from the event as covered by normannorman.com.