Shamcey Supsup, Manny Pacquiao, Lea Salonga as 'tourism trio' proposed

Miss Universe 2011 third runner-up Shamcey Supsup, Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao and Disney legend Lea Salonga would make up a great trio of envoys who will help boost tourism in the Philippines, Eastern Samar representative Ben Evardone thinks.

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According to ABS-CBN News, the solon came up with the idea to tap the three personalities who are known globally to become ambassadors of Philippine tourism after Shamcey placed 4th in the recently held Miss Universe pageant.

“Maganda yan tandem sila ni Manny Pacquiao, kasama pa si Lea Salonga. She made us proud again. Hope her victory will erase the negative image of the country brought about by Luneta tragedy," Evardone, chairman of the public information commitee and vice chair of the information and communications technology committe at the House of Representatives, reportedly said.

That makes sense.

Does tourism secretary Ramon Jimenez, who plans to unveil the country's new tourism slogan “before Christmas,” think the same way?