So the rumor is true. I think this would be on July. from senate.gov.ph:
Senator Edgardo J. Angara today announced that his hometown province, Aurora, will host the 2009 Mutya ng Pilipinas – one of the most prestigious beauty pageant in the Philippines. “This momentous event will feature two distinct beauties which bring pride to the Philippines – the Filipina beauty and the beauty of nature and environment as captured by the province of Aurora,” said Angara who is a proud son of Baler Aurora. He added, “Aside from being blessed with abundant tourist attractions – from its natural attractions including picturesque waterfalls, lush greenery on mountainsides, and panoramic beaches, to various activities which includes surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, mountain climbing and trekking – Aurora and its people is proud to showcase its natural hospitality and warm welcome as we host the 2009 Mutya ng Pilipinas.”
Recently, a Memorandum of Agreement was signed between the province of Aurora, represented by Gov. Bellaflor Angara-Castillo, and the Mutya ng Pilipinas, Inc. at the Sulo Hotel. The Mutya ng Pilipinas, Inc. (Mutya) is a non-stock, non-profit organization based in the Philippines and geared towards promoting peace, goodwill, trade and tourism among participating candidates from all over the Philippines including those from the Filipino communities in the East Coast USA, Midwest, California, Canada, Hawaii, Australia, Germany, United Kingdom, and Scandinavia. It also serves as a benefactor to select civic and charitable organizations. These objectives are fulfilled through staging of the National pageant events. This much-anticipated event which will happen at Aurora this year is made more special as the province celebrates Baler, Aurora’s 400th year of foundation. “I urge the public to come and visit Aurora to see and feel and rejuvenate with nature,” added Angara.