Lapu-Lapu Mayor Radaza says city gov’t not inclined to spend for Miss Universe hosting


Despite bagging the rights to host the Miss Universe swimsuit presentation this coming January 17, Lapu-Lapu Mayor Paz Radaza clarified that the city government will not be spending any amount for the privilege.

The lady politiko said they will spend for some improvements in the city, but not for the pageant itself.

Radaza said she planned to put up big screens at the Hoopsdome so people can see the live event to be held at JPark Island Resort and Waterpark in Lapu-Lapu City.

Earlier, JPark Island Resort and Waterpark Cebu revenue manager CK Mangapis said tickets are priced at P12,500 for the festive lunch that includes the swimwear presentation.

Tickets for the Kadaugan dinner, which includes the fashion gala will also be PHP12,500, while the afterparty tickets are priced at P8,000, Mangapis said.

She also said the city has some 5,000 hotel rooms available for both local and foreign tourists who will visit the city when it hosts the Miss Universe swimsuit competition.

The Miss Universe event will be held after the Sinulog Festival in Cebu City on January 15 and many Sinulog revelers are expected to extend their stay to attend the Miss Universe event in Lapu-Lapu City.