The deal is sealed. Mutya ng Pilipinas 2009 will definitely be held in Aurora Province. On June 26, the grand launch of Mutya ng Pilipinas 2009 was held at the Annex of SM North EDSA. It was attended by Mutya ng Pilipinas, Inc. President Roberto de Venecia, Aurora province Governor Bellaflor Angara-Castillo and Congressman Juan Edgardo Angara. There was also a mini fashion show by former winners of the pageant.
(photo by: Ferdie Delos Reyes, Office of the Governor)
The official website of the pageant now shows the venue of the event as Aurora Province:
from Manila Bulletin and Yahoo News Philippines: Unveiling Aurora via Mutya ng Pilipinas 2009:
The Mutya ng Pilipinas 2009 National Pageant will be utilizing Aurora’s tourist sites, destinations and attractions as the venue of major segments of the pre-pageant activities and the holding of the grand coronation night. (Read the complete news)
from the Senate website: AURORA PROVINCE AND MUTYA NG PILIPINAS 2009 SEALED THE DEAL, ANNOUNCES ANGARA
“Two beauties – the Filipina beauty and the beauty of the environment and nature – in one event showcase their distinct similarities as each symbolizes elegance and vitality. Aurora as a green province, in this event, will boast its proud gift from nature. Aside from a potential eco-tourism center, Aurora prides its rich history and culture,” said Angara, a proud son of Baler, Aurora. (read the complete news)
More pictures from the launching at the SM City North (courtesy of Mr. Ferdie Delos Reyes of the Provincial Capitol):
Will there be a candidate from Aurora? A source told me that a committee is now in the process of selecting a candidate from a short list of 10 potential Aurora beauties. Do you have someone in mind?