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Bongbong Marcos Applauds Organizers for Bringing Back Miss Universe Showcasing Tourism in Unity

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Bongbong Marcos says over Facebook that as host of the Miss Universe pageant, it is an honor for the country to welcome all the contestants from the different parts the world. Like the advocacy of his parents, he urges Filipinos to celebrate the occasion with warmth and hospitality. Pia Wurtzbach and Maxine Medina continue to make our country proud, he added. Former president Ferdinand E. Marcos and former first lady Imelda Marcos never fail to promote the culture of the country and their son, Bongbong Marcos is grateful that the likes of Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo and finance supporter, Chavit Singson work hard for the success of the event showcasing Philippine Tourism despite the protests of some personalities.

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[VIDEO]: MISS UNIVERSE 1974 – Full Show

4th in the World and 1st in Asia: Miss Universe at the Folk Arts Theatre

During the Martial Law era, first couple the late Ferdinand E. Marcos and first lady Imelda Marcos orchestrated the 1974 Miss Universe pageant in the country after Margie Moran won in 1973. Previous Miss Universe titleholders also made an appearance at the Folk Arts Theater: Filipina beauty queens Moran and 1969 winner Gloria Diaz, 1952 winner Armi Kuusela of Finland, and 1967 winner Sylvia Hitchcock of the United States.

National Costumes

The program in 1974 starts with the Philippine Military Academy welcoming the 65 beauty queens who are wearing their national costumes. Two American hosts are in formal Filipino attire. Miss Iceland was then voted as Miss Unity or Miss Congeniality nowadays. All 65 candidates paraded in swimwear with the popular attractions in the Philippines as the backdrop.

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Filipino Language

The Philippines hosts the Miss Universe pageant for the first time in 1974. It was held on July 21 at the Folk Arts Theater in Manila, a project of Imelda Marcos. Sixty-five contestants competed for the title to succeed of Filipina beauty queen Margie Moran,  Miss Universe in 1973. The Philippines’ bet that time is 18-year-old Guada Sanchez. She proudly introduces herself in Tagalog. She looks radiant in a white Terno with sequences.

Loving Filipinos as what Bongbong Marcos always Say

Miss Universe 1994 Sushmita Sen promises newly-crowned Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere: that she will forever be loved by the Filipino people – as she experiences herself.  She returns to the Philippines after more than two decades to serve on the judging panel during the 65th Miss Universe competition. Sen proves the beliefs of Bongbong Marcos to the Filipino people. We have all it takes to be one and united – because of the love for each other.

As host of the Miss Universe pageant, it is truly an honor for our country to welcome all the contestants from around…

Posted by Bongbong Marcos on Sunday, January 29, 2017

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