Binibining Pilipinas 2018 winners, led by Bb. Pilipinas-Universe 2018 Catriona Gray (center), at the opening of the first ever one-stop digital hub PLDT-Smart Store at the ground floor of the World Plaza Building in Bonifacio Global City.
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Organizer: Miss Universe Organization preparing for Philippines’ 2018 hosting
Deni Rose M. Afinidad-Bernardo (philstar.com) - May 2, 2018 - 10:55am

MANILA, Philippines — An organizer of the 2016 Miss Universe in the Philippines told Philstar.com that the Miss Universe Organization has tapped them again for the possible restaging of the pageant’s 2018 edition in the Philippines.

The organizer, who asked to be anonymous as he represents a private company that helped stage Miss Universe 2016 in the Philippines, confirmed to Philstar.com that MUO asked their company to be ready in helping to restage the pageant in the Philippines, should the government give it a full go signal.

On Monday, Philstar.com reported that Tourism Undersecretary Kat De Castro said the country has “a good chance” of hosting the pageant.

“It's just me and the Miss Universe Organization trying to iron out a few details,” she added.

READ: DOT: Talks still ongoing for Miss Universe hosting

In April, Tourism Secretary Wanda Corazon Tulfo-Teo said President Rodrigo Duterte talked about restaging the pageant in Boracay to drive tourists back to the island, which has been closed last April 26 for rehabilitation.

The country’s hosting of the pageant has been reconsidered after talks with China reportedly failed due to Beijing’s refusal to broadcast the pageant live.

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