By Pablo A. Tariman, VERA Files
Albay is in the news again with its official entry, Ivethe Maria Santiago, winning Bb. Pilipinas –Supranational.
Another beauty with Albay roots, Bianca Guidotti, ended up Bb. Pilipinas International.
Santiago did pretty well in the question-and-answer portion saying, “At a time when our country was suffering from man-made chaos and natural disasters, our queens kept our hopes up.”
It was an apt answer for a province known for its comprehensive disaster-preparedness program.
Indeed, Santiago put a human face in the ongoing Daragang Magayon (Beautiful Maiden) Festival celebrating the 440th anniversary of Albay.
However, the fact remains that Albay’s Mayon Volcano remains its number one tourism endorser with its constantly changing hues.
Two Albay beauties -- Ivethe Maria Santiago and Bianca Guidotti, copped the Bb. Pilipinas –Supranational and Bb. Pilipinas International titles.The historic photos of the volcano from the 1800 to the present surely documented the dramatic transitions in the volcano country.
Meanwhile, the province has posted 55% tourism growth last year with the Department ofRead More »from Faith, love, time and Mayon Volcano