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Drilon says Pia Wurtzbach wants to join politics

(Philstar.com) - January 24, 2016 - 11:52pm

MANILA, Philippines - Reigning Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach said her next big dream is to become a Bond girl, but she may have other goals in mind.

Senate President Franklin Drilon on Monday said that Pia is interested to join politics after her reign as Miss Universe.

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"She intimated to me that she wants to join politics. You know, given her politically conscious responses to the questions, I am not surprised. You know the question was very political - the presence of the American bases, the presence of American troops, the matter of the HIV, her views on a number of critical issues," Drilon said, referring to her answers during the 64th Miss Universe pageant's question and answer portion.

He added: "You know, that's very admirable, for her to have stated that. Given the political divide that we see today, for her to express her interest in politics is something that is admirable for a young woman."

Drilon said he advised Pia to "try her hand in some appointed position where she can push her advocacy, rather than join the politics in an election."

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Among Pia's advocacies as the reigning Miss Universe is HIV advocacy. She told the press in a news conference on Sunday that she plans to be tested for HIV publicly in New York to encourage other people to be tested, including in the Philippines, where HIV cases have risen alarmingly in recent years.

"That's my advise to her, she is very politically aware, to seek an appointed position in areas where she can push her advocacy, but she indeed expressed interest in joining politics," Drilon said. - with the Associated Press

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