Probe sought on ‘international beauty pageant’ mess

MISAMIS ORIENTAL, Nov. 23 (PNA) — The provincial government of Misamis Oriental has sought a probe into a failed international beauty pageant, which tend to drag the province into the mess, Governor Yevgeny Vincente Emano said Tuesday.

Emano said that the provincial government of Misamis Oriental has nothing to do with the beauty pageant known as “Mister and Miss Pan Continental International Beauty Pageant.”

“The pageant in Misamis Oriental was reportedly under the care of a certain “Maldita Mexica” – Lourdes Stanley, of Balingasag, Misamis Oriental, ” Emano said.

He said that the province of Misamis Oriental has sponsored a dinner for the contestants on request by a certain “Cheryl Macale,” reportedly a local radio reporter.

Contestants from various countries around the world came to Cagayan De Oro City last Sunday, part of the tour for the “Miss and Mister Pancontinental 2015 Global Pageant.

The contestants were reportedly left to fend for themselves because of the lack of proper coordination and the reported absence of Ms. Stanley who was allegedly tasked to arrange the visit here.

Mylene Miranda, 43, the Vice President and Organizer of the Pancontinental pageant has accused Ms. Stanley of “breach of contract” in a complaint docketed at the Cagayan De Oro Police.

In her complaint, Miranda said that the complaint was recorded in the local police station for “record purposes” and possible legal action in the future.

One of the contestants, Nicole Harding, of New Zealand, has to immediately leave Cagayan De Oro City reportedly on the advice of the NZ embassy for security purpose.

In a statement she posts in a social media, Harding said that she has to leave the Miss Pancontinental pageant early due to “my safety and security” as the NZ Embassy has decided that “it is best if I fly back to New Zealand.” (PNA)