President Duterte Approved Proposal To Hold Miss Universe in the Philippines

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has approved in principle the proposal to hold the next Miss Universe beauty pageant in the Philippines.

According to Department of Tourism (DOT) chief Wanda Teo on Friday:

”The President agreed that sponsoring the event would be a tourism marketing coup with Philippines’ Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach at the helm.”

“Sponsoring Miss Universe is our focus right now, with the plan and sources of funding in tow. We are ready to seize the moment,” Teo said.

“Once Pia announces that Miss Universe is going to happen here, people abroad will start looking at the map and see where the Philippines is. And, we’re saying, we’d love to have you in Philippines,” she added.


Meanwhile, Wurtzbach arrived in the country last Saturday to meet Duterte on Monday, July 18 to discuss the possible hosting of Miss Universe in the Philippines.

PHOTO CR: Fernando G. Sepe, Jr, ABS-CBN News

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