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Thursday, September 6, 2018

Cordilleran Pride and Igorota Queen Ms. Joemay Leo vying for Miss World Philippines

Photo Courtesy: OfficialPage Joemay Leo FB Page
Cordillera - Moving up to the ladder, reigning Miss Cordillera Joemay Leo aims to be on the top spot  for the Miss World Philippines 2018. 

Joemay Leo, a proud Igorota from Tuba, Benguet will have this wonderful chance to showcase the Cordilleran culture and tradition to the world as she was included to the official list of candidates of this year's prestigious Miss World Philippines. 

A graduate from the University of Baguio, 22-year-old Leo has won numerous awards in the beauty pageants industry which includes Miss Tuba 2014, Miss Benguet 2014 first runner-up, Miss Baguio 2015 third runner up. 

Miss Leo is also the reigning Miss Cordillera and currently serving as SK Kagawad in her local Barangay.  

The Miss World Philippines is a beauty pageant in the country with a goal of selecting the country's representative for the Miss World contest. 

The pageant has officially begun and the competition will come alive on 7 October 2018 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in the Philippines. 

Winner of the contest will succeed the currently Miss World Philippines 2017 Laura Lehmann and will  be crowned as the Miss World Philippines 2018 and finally to represent the Philippines in the international beauty pageant. 


Watch: Banaue Rice Terraces featured in National Geographic YT Channel

Cordillera - The National Geographic YouTube Channel has featured the scenic Banaue Rice Terraces of the Cordillera Region.

Published on September 1, 2018, the video has now over 44,000 views and counting. The channel described Banaue Rice Terraces as a preserved cultural landscape that was passed down for 2,000 years.

Here is the additional description from National Geographic:

"A living cultural landscape is nestled into the remote slopes of the Cordillera mountain range in the Philippines. It serves as an example of sustainable agriculture with traditional techniques. For 2,000 years the mountains of Ifugao province have been cultivated with terraced fields that climb thousands of feet. These fields, and the knowledge to farm them, have been passed down from generation to generation for centuries. They have long been central to the survival of the Ifugao peoples but they also occupy a central importance within their culture. Entire communities cooperate on seasonal systems of planting, pest control, and harvest. The coordinated efforts are tied to lunar cycles and sometimes accompanied with religious rituals. The UNESCO site encompasses five different clusters of rice terraces in the area. The Banaue Rice Terraces are the most famous of the lot. Banaue is approximately 230 miles north of Manila, and buses depart daily from the capital. It can take up to ten hours to make it up the mountainous terrain to the rice fields."
Watch the video below:
video credit: National Geographic

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