Hero’s welcome in Baguio awaits Miss Gay World titlist
BAGUIO CITY—Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan said the local government is willing to accord the homegrown Miss Gay World titlist the appropriate hero’s welcome, like others who had brought honor and pride to the city through various national and international competitions.
The local chief executive said John Raspado’s recent victory in the Miss Gay World 2017 in Spain is something to be proud of as he traces his roots to the city.
“We extend our warmest greetings and congratulations to John Raspado for being crowned as the 2017 Miss Gay World, and the local government will accord him the necessary hero’s welcome once his handlers will allow him to be paraded around the main roads of the city and honored with fitting rites,” Domogan stressed.
The local government previously accorded hero’s welcome rites to 2016 Miss International beauty titlist Kylie Versoza, whose parents are from the city, ONE Fighting Championship world lightweight champion Edward Folayang, and young female wushu sensation Divine Wali.
Domogan said he is willing to sit down with Raspado’s handlers and family members to discuss the fitting ceremonies that will be accorded to the Miss Gay World.
Besides winning the top crown, Raspado also won the Best in Swimwear, Best in Formal Wear, Mr. Gay World Closed Door Interview, Mr. Online Vote, and the Mr. Social Media special awards in the event in Maspalomas, Spain.
In his post in the Miss Gay World Facebook page, Raspado stated ‘“Maraming salamat sa mga bumubuo ng MGWPO [Mister Gay World Philippines], lalong lalo na kay Wilbert Tolentino, sa laging paggabay sa aking paglalakbay.”