MPIP week in full swing

The Miss Pacific Islands Pageant (MPIP) PNG Week is already in full swing.

The annual pageant selects a young woman to be the cultural ambassador for the country on a regional and global platform.

Securing 6 contestants in the last months, the pageant week officially opened yesterday with a service at the St John's Anglican Church, downtown Port Moresby.

First public activity today was a cultural visit to Koke, Hanua and Boera villages to meet local women and see the art of clay pot making.

The program continues over the week with the pageant contestants making other public appearances.

Tomorrow, they will be participating in the Melbourne Cup Fashion Show at the Royal Papua Yacht.

On Wednesday, the contestants will be donating blood to the Port Moresby General Hospital Blood Bank and then on Thursday, visit the Buk Bilong Pikinini library at Tatana village.

There will also be pre-judging on Thursday, where contestants will be judged on their topic presentation and public speaking skills.

The crowning ball has been confirmed for this Saturday, November 11, at the Crowne Plaza.

(Picture supplied by Sheilla Yama)

Gloria Bauai