IN PHOTOS: Miss World Organization's visit to Manila

MANILA, Philippines – The Miss World Organization, led by its chairperson Julia Morley and Miss World 2016 Stephanie del Valle, arrived in Manila last Friday, September 1, for a series of visits to charitable organizations and hospitals that they have been helping.

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler
Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler
Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

After the welcome press conference, Julia and Stephanie along with the continental queens – Yaritza Reyes of the Dominican Republic, Natasha Mannuela of Indonesia, Lenty Frans of Belgium, Madeline Cowes of Australia, and Evelyn Njambi of Kenya – went around Manila to check on the projects of the organization. Madla Mandela, grandson of the late South African president Nelson Mandela, was also with them.

On Saturday, September 2, the ladies went to the Tuloy Foundation headed by Fr Rocky Evangelista and to the Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center, the beneficiary of the Miss World Philippines 2017 pageant.

Stephanie and the Continental Queens visited The Tuloy Foundation and Father Rocky in the Philippines Visit to read about their reflections  #missworld #msworld #beautywithapurpose #bwap A post shared by Miss World (@missworld) on Sep 2, 2017 at 8:56pm PDT

Father Rocky Evangelista had a vision and a dream.. However, unlike most of us he did everything in his power and capacity to bring it to fruition. He started out with caring for 12 orphans and now his foundation cares for over 1,000 children. You're a light in the world Father Rocky and even though most of these children don't have a mother or father to go home to, they now have over 1,000 brothers and sisters to call family #makingchange #beautywithapurpose #missworld #tuloyfoundation #bwap @missworld @tuloyfoundation @missworldph2017 A post shared by Audra Diane Mari (@audramari) on Sep 2, 2017 at 1:55am PDT

What a day! Today we were able to visit the Tuloy Children's Foundation Orphanage which is committed to the cause of poor, abandoned, homeless children. We met Father Rocky (the founder) listened to his story, and what he has achieved. In 1993 when the foundation was first opened there were only 12 children, there is now 1000! We were then able to meet some of the children from the foundation (there are 200 out of 1000 that live there permanently) who performed a song for us (which was incredible - check my Insta story!) and then we were able to meet them and chat to them for a while. The impact that Father Rocky and this foundation has had on these children's lives truly is remarkable. Photo: @blackflash_media @missworld #bwap #missworld #tuloyfoundation #missworldph A post shared by Miss World Aus & Oceania 2016 (@madelinecowe) on Sep 2, 2017 at 1:58am PDT

As years pass by I just realize how much joy is hidden in the small things and today, was one of those days that made me learn more about that. . Our visit to Jose Reyes Memorial Hospital was simply Beautiful, we were able to experience the strength and happiness of the kids that were patience in there, see how a hug, smile or funny face would make them lit up and and forget about their current situation, but as that happen when they were forgetting that pain, they were giving us happiness and teaching us a lesson about appreciation, love and care. . Casimiro Is a 7 years old suffering from malnutrition, as I was talking to his father he would look at me and move his eyes quickly when i would look back at him. Talk to them for sometime and then asked for a picture with a BIG SIMLE, and so he did, looking at his face on the screen of the phone and then having his father look at him and thank for making Casimiro happy, filled me with energy, then all I saw from him was more smiles, I have him tow gentle fist bumps and when I realized we were the only three left in the room (hahah) so had to run back to everyone, literally that smile made time stand still. #beautywithapurpose #Philipines #missworld #missworldcaribbean A post shared by Yaritza Reyes (@yaritzareyes_r) on Sep 2, 2017 at 8:01am PDT 

Visiting Father Rocky at the Youth Center for street kids. He is truly and inspiration and an example to all of us towards the good we could be doing to making this world a better place for all who live in it. A post shared by Nkosi Zwelivelile (@nkosizwelivelile) on Sep 2, 2017 at 8:06am PDT

Moments I'll cherish forever #missworld #missworld2016 #beautywithapurpose #tuloyfoundation A post shared by Stephanie Del Valle (@stephdvd) on Sep 2, 2017 at 9:08am PDT


Visiting the children's ward at Jose Reyes Hospital  this experience was so special  with @natashamannuela ** #MissWorld #Beautywithapurpose #Phillipines A post shared by Miss World Africa (@evelyn_njambi) on Sep 2, 2017 at 2:23am PDT

On Sunday, September 3, the ladies were able to rest and have fun by appearing on the noontime show Sunday Pinasaya on GMA before heading to the Mall of Asia Arena.

Monday, September 4, saw the ladies and Mr World Rohit Khandelwal visiting Miss World Philippines 2016 Catriona Gray's Beauty with a Purpose project in Tondo, where she was able to put up a school for children from Smokey Mountain.

They also paid a courtesy call on Senator Manny Pacquiao, where the Miss World Organization and Julia were honored for their charity work.

Julia Morley pledges support for Smokey Mountain During an emotional visit to Catriona Gray's Beauty With A Purpose project , "Smokey Mountain" Julia Morley pledged to provide much needed equipment for the classrooms including computers and LED screens. Catriona explained how the children were benefiting already from the new school rooms. "With what we have created these children living in Smokey Mountain can have the opportunity of a better life but we desperately need the right educational equipment and support. Thank you Julia ..this equipment will make a real difference " Julia added "Please create a shopping list of what these kids need so that organisations including Beauty With A Purpose can better support the teachers and volunteers who are dedicating their lives to these beautiful children! We salute you Catriona and we will join you in your support . As the BWP team spent time playing with the children Stephanie summed it all up when she said "we cannot be more proud of our sister Catriona and what she has achieved!" Rohit Khandelwal added "There is so much love in this school, I am humbled to be given the opportunity to be a part of something so special!" #missworld #msworld #mrworld #bwp2017 #Smokeymountain A post shared by Miss World (@missworld) on Sep 4, 2017 at 3:54am PDT 

Miss World family visiting the Senate Of The Philippines met with Senator Manny Pacquiao #missworld #family #manila #philippines #senator #mannypacquiao #boxing #sensation A post shared by Nkosi Zwelivelile (@nkosizwelivelile) on Sep 4, 2017 at 2:19am PDT

Photo from Miss World Facebook page
Photo from Miss World Facebook page

On Sunday night, Laura Lehmann was crowned as the country's bet to the Miss World pageant. She is set to compete with more than 100 ladies in Sanya, China in November. – 


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