DAVAO CITY, January 21, 2017 — President Rodrigo Duterte toasted the presence of the candidates of the Miss Universe pageant who visited Malacañang Monday morning.
Duterte, reading from a prepared speech, said the occassion of the Miss Universe pageant in the Philippines was not only an opportunity for the country to be featured prominently in the world but also for the candidates to represent their own home countries.
Duterte also complimented his guests and said he hoped that the candidates received the Philippines’ modest hospitality.
“I would like to make an admission. Never in my life did I think I would be in a room full of beautiful women. I hope this day will never end,” he said.