Holidaymakers who enjoy beauty pageants with a difference might consider booking Philippine Airlines flights to Manila during May for Santacruzan.
The event, which sees some of the country's most beautiful women parade in the streets, is organised by the local government and churches.
Santacruzan is preceded by nine days of prayer followed by a parade of women representing historical and religious figures.
It is held to honour Queen Elena - mother of Constantine - and her search for the Holy Cross, which she found in Jerusalem.
As well as the pop music one might associate with a beauty pageant, there are also religious tunes played during the procession.
The special occasion is held in May each year and those who book Philippine Airlines flights to Manila for the pageant might also want to check out the Flores de Mayo festival, which celebrates virginal virtues and is a rite of passage for young people in the country.
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