DOT confirms PHL hosting of Miss Universe 2016

Official Statement of Secretary Wanda Teo on the Miss Universe Organization's Latest Announcement

DOT confirms PHL hosting of Miss Universe 2016 Cebu and Bohol are among the confirmed venues for the ancillary events. All three major islands of the Philippines—Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao—will be well represented and visited by the Miss Universe candidates.

After all that’s been said and done, I happily welcome, on behalf of the Department of Tourism (DOT), the latest announcement of the Miss Universe Organization thru Ms Pia Wurtzbach—that finally, the Philippines will, indeed, play host to the much awaited 2016 Miss Universe pageant.

The Miss Universe 2016 in Manila is brought to you by

The Department of Tourism

Miss Universe Organization

LCS Group headed by Gov. Chavit Singson & Architect Richelle Singson Michelle

In partnership with

Okada Manila

SM Group of Companies

Solar Entertainment Corporation, our broadcast partner

This is one proud moment for all of us, Filipinos, to bear witness to our reigning Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach of Cagayan de Oro City as she takes her final walk and passes on her crown to her successor, where else, but in her home country, the Philippines.

We are counting on all of you—our event partners, sponsors, media friends to join us as we welcome the Miss Universe candidates, along with their thousand followers and supporters from all over the world.

Together, let us show them the soul of the Philippines, what Filipino warm hospitality is all about!

Thank you, and Mabuhay!


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