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Ginalingan masyado! Malacañang's statement on Catriona Gray's win



Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray, photo from Reuters
As another Filipina makes her fellow countrymen proud by winning the Miss Universe title after Pia Wurtzbach, Malacañang palace is one with Catriona Gray in spirit for her well-deserved victory.

"The Palace wishes to congratulate newly crowned Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray", said the Chief Presidential Legal Counsel, Salvador S. Panelo.


According to Panelo, also Pres. Rodrigo Duterte's Spokesperson, "Ms. Gray truly made the entire Philippines proud when she sashayed on the global stage and showcased the genuine qualities defining a Filipina beauty: confidence, grace, intelligence and strength in the face of tough challenges".

In addition, he said Gray's triumph 'sets the bar high' in terms of women empowerment.

"Ms. Gray’s triumph sets the bar high in empowering more Filipino women to believe in themselves and to fight for their own place in the universe. We salute and admire her victory", Panelo stated adding that they "salute and admire her victory".

Read the complete statement below:

On the 2018 Miss Universe Pageant

The Palace wishes to congratulate newly crowned Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray.
Photo from Facebook post of Malou Tiquia
Ms. Gray truly made the entire Philippines proud when she sashayed on the global stage and showcased the genuine qualities defining a Filipina beauty: confidence, grace, intelligence and strength in the face of tough challenges. In her success, Miss Philippines has shown to the world that women in our country have the ability to turn dreams into reality through passion, diligence, determination and hard work.

Ms. Gray’s triumph sets the bar high in empowering more Filipino women to believe in themselves and to fight for their own place in the universe. We salute and admire her victory.

Catriona’s crowning glory is placing the Philippines in the world map again for its beauty and elegance that matches the world renowned attraction of the many scenic and mesmerising islands in our country.

Salvador S. Panelo
Chief Presidential Legal Counsel
and Presidential Spokesperson
Top 3, photo from Inquirer
Source: Rappler