LOOK: Catriona Gray visits AFP headquarters

By: - Reporter / @KHallareINQ
/ 09:31 PM August 17, 2019

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray chats with Gen. Benjamin Madrigal Jr., AFP chief, during her courtesy call in Camp Aguinaldo on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. (Photo by NIÑO JESUS ORBETA / Philippine Daily Inqurier)

MANILA, Philippines — Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray paid a visit on Saturday to Camp Aguinaldo, the headquarters of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

General Benjamin Madrigal Jr., AFP chief, who welcomed the 25-year-old beauty queen, presented her with the Command Plaque which bears the chief of staff’s appreciation and recognition of Gray’s work and achievements.


Aside from this, Gray was presented a “capa del sur,” a traditional cape woven by the Yakan tribe in Mindanao.

Madrigal noted that Gray’s participation in human activities “displayed how a woman can make a positive change.”


“I am hoping that all of these will motivate the youth to believe that they have what it takes to be successful and the capacity to contribute to nation-building,” Madrigal said.

Commenting on her courtesy call, Gray said: “I am also greatly honored that this visit is made in conjunction with the AFP reaching out to partner in my advocacies and charitable causes.”

“It is giving back to our country, especially our children, that has given me the greatest fulfillment in this journey,” she added.

Gray bagged the Miss Universe crown, the country’s fourth, in December 2018 at the Impact Arena in Thailand.

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray arrives in Camp Aguinaldo for a courtesy visit on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. (Photo by NIÑO JESUS ORBETA / Philippine Daily Inquirer)


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