In a news article released by Inquirer.net, the six-month closure of Boracay for rehabilitation might prompt the government – through the Department of Tourism – to make a bid to host Miss Universe 2019 after its re-opening.
Read the quoted news release below and share your thoughts afterwards, dear readers.
The Department of Tourism (DOT) may bid for the country’s hosting of the 2019 edition of the Miss Universe pageant as a way to reintroduce Boracay to the world once the six-month rehabilitation of the world-famous island has been completed.
Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo said in a government podcast that during a recent Cabinet meeting, President Rodrigo Duterte himself raised the idea of having Boracay host next year’s Miss Universe to help the island recover from expected revenue losses.
Teo said the DOT would be “very proud and happy” to showcase the island once it had recovered from the environmental damage it had suffered through the years.