By Marisol Bo-oc | 11:15 AM September 26, 2021
The candidates of the Miss Universe-Philippines 2021 visited Nuestra Senora de la Luz (Our Lady of Light Parish Church) in Loon town on Monday, Sept. 27.
In a Facebook post of Ren Etsil, the candidates led by reigning Miss Universe Philippines Rabiya Mateo marvelled at the church of Loon which was one of the two heritage churches that were completely reduced to rubble after the powerful quake on Oct. 15, 2013.
The candidates had a quick briefing about the Loon Church, the biggest church in the province.
Nearly 8 years after it was destroyed by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake, Our Lady Light Church was formally reopened to the faithful on the eve of the feast of Loon town, Sept. 7, 2021.
The candidates also joined in a tree-planting activity, a parish forest project of the Diocese of Tagbilaran.
Tagbilaran Bishop Abet Uy thanked the candidates for their efforts in caring the environment.
The grand coronation of the Miss Universe Philippines 2021 is on Sept. 30 at Henann Resort in Panglao town.