The first few months of Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte have been some of the most colorful and eventful moments in the country’s history. This is probably the reason why the world is starting to take notice of the Filipino nation, resulting to several international events in the Philippines that locals and tourists are eagerly anticipating.
Without much further ado, here are some of the highly awaited international events in the Philippines that you need to mark in your calendars:
January 30, 2017
SM Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay
Let’s start our list with something glam and gorgeous: Miss Universe 2016! The Philippines will play host to the world’s most popular international beauty pageant, close to 23 years after it was last held in the country.
It’s a fitting end to the reign of Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, who will turn over the crown and make her final walk in her home country.
Wicked: The Musical
February 2 – March 5, 2017
The Theatre at Solaire
March – April 2017, and August 2017
Mactan and Clark
After more than ten years, the Philippines is once again set to host the ASEAN Summit, to be chaired by President Rodrigo Duterte. This year’s theme, “Partnering for Change, Engaging the World,” is perfectly aligned with the current administration’s battle cry for change.
It’s also a fantastic time for the country to chair this year’s summit, as ASEAN celebrates its 50th year of establishment this year.
The 30th ASEAN Summit will happen in Mactan, Cebu on March 2017, while the country will also host the 31st leg at the Clark Freeport Zone on August 2017.
Coldplay: A Head Full Of Dreams Tour
April 4, 2017
SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds, Pasay
Other International Events in the Philippines in 2017
Here are more international events in the Philippines that promise to make 2017 a momentous year for the country (some of the events on the list don’t have confirmed dates yet):
FIBA 3×3 World Tour
2017 Asian Women’s Volleyball Championship
Date: August 9-17, 2017
I’m so proud to be Pinoy, especially in this highly anticipated year of exciting global events. Keep posted as we update this page for more upcoming international events in the Philippines!