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Leepan commends IPI for promoting NMI

REPRESENTATIVE Joseph Leepan T. Guerrero said Imperial Pacific International is to be commended for putting the CNMI on the global map as a tourist destination.

Guerrero, chairman of the House Committee on Commerce and Tourism, praised IPI for hosting activities such as the first Marianas International Film Festival and the 11th Asian Supermodel Contest which will be held today, Friday, and on Saturday in the Imperial Palace lobby.

Guerrero said the film festival was a great success, adding that he hopes it will be held annually to attract more participants.

“These activities are making more people around the world aware of the Northern Marianas Islands, so I applaud IPI and [the Marianas Visitors Authority] for their efforts…. I think it’s good for us, good for our islands and it brings in many tourists including celebrities. I look forward to the second film festival event next year.”

The lawmaker said he is also excited about the 11th Asian Supermodel Contest. (See related story in the Special Advertising section of today's edition)

“This is another good activity that will promote the CNMI. I highly recommend that the organizers of this contest reach out to our local girls and allow them to participate so they can also showcase their talent, beauty and glamour. I know we have beautiful local girls who could be super models. And instead of criticizing what IPI is doing, let us support its efforts as these activities are for our community and are good for our islands,” Guerrero said.