REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES

DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM

Kagawaran ng Turismo

         

 

PST: June/23/2018 

Places and Events

 

CLARK FREEPORT ZONE, PAMPANGA - The Department of Tourism (DOT) officially announced the hosting of the 41st World's Strongest Man competition during the press conference of the 22nd Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta earlier today.

"The 41st World's Strongest Man will push the Department's thrust for more sports and adventure tourism for 2018," DOT chief Wanda Tulfo-Teo said.

The competition qualifiers will be on April 28 until May 1 with the finals on May 5-6.

More than 30 athletes from all over the world are expected to join the tournament.

"All of the major events for the World's Strongest Man will be open to the public and it is free," Teo added.

Tourist destinations like Ilocos Sur, Davao, and Iloilo will play host to the competition's car lift, airplane pull, and truck pull events, respectively.

The two-week sports event will be shown in CBS Worldwide, reaching 470 million households in 70 countries.

Meanwhile, Aerosuperbatics WingWalkers will headline this year's Hot Air Balloon Fiesta's lineup of aviation sports and aerial activities.

The Aerosuperbatics WingWalkers performance involves acrobatic maneuvers on top of vintage biplanes while the planes are doing aerobatic routines.

The Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta will open air on February 8 until 11 at Omni Aviation Complex, Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga.

Sec. Wanda Teo

WORLD'S STRONGEST MAN: Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo announces the Department’s thrust for more sports events for 2018

 

Sec. Wanda Teo

Two Boeing Stearman biplanes will be the stage of the Wing Walkers for their energetic routine of dazzling aerobatics and close formation flypasts

 

Sec. Wanda Teo

DOT Secretary Teo, who was a former flight attendant, up close and personal with the Flying Circus' Boeing Stearman biplane

 

Sec. Wanda Teo

Television host Gretchen Ho had a front row seat of the Aerosuperbatics WingWalkers performance

 


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