SINULOG Foundation Inc. Executive Director Ricky Ballesteros said Tuesday (January 3) that eight Miss Universe 2017 candidates will join the Sinulog Grand Parade on January 15.

During the Grand Parade, Ballesteros said the candidates will be onboard the float of Miss Universe's official residence.

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"Naa sila'y float. One of the major sponsors of Miss Universe, I think it's official residence, they have a float on Sinulog," Ballesteros said.

"Musakay sila sa float, muapil sila sa parade," Ballesteros added. He, however, did not mention what countries the candidates are representing.

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"I don't know what countries, but they said its eight candidates," Ballesteros said.

The swimsuit competition of the Miss Universe 2017 pageant will be held in a resort in Lapu-Lapu City on January 17. (Nicko Tubo/Sunnex)