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By: theinfineight | July 28, 2016

Beauty Pageant fans were treated with good news today as DOT Secretary Wanda Corazon Teo announced that the Philippines will host the 2017 Miss Universe pageant. It is recalled that last July 18, Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach met with President Rodrigo Duterte to discuss the possibility of the Philippines hosting Miss Universe next year. Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach is the third Miss Universe titleholder of the Philippines, by the way.


The Miss Universe 2017 pageant is set to be held on January 2017 and funding for the event will come from the private sector with Henry Sy (of SM) and Japanese casino mogul Kazuo Okada being named as two of the primary sponsors for the event.


Earlier today, President Duterte shot down any speculations of the ...