Aquino to Pia: If you hit nerve with leftists, you did something right

/ 09:58 PM January 28, 2016

What did President Benigno Aquino III think of Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach’s controversial answer during the pageant’s coronation night?

In an interview with Boy Abunda during her homecoming special at Areneta Coliseum on Thursday, Wurtzbach shared the President’s reaction on her stand on American military presence in the country.


“He said when you sparked the comments of the leftists, then you know you did something right,” Wurtzbach said.

Wurtzbach said the President made the remark when she paid a courtesy call on Tuesday.


The Filipino beauty queen’s answer during the Miss Universe top five question and answer portion raised eyebrows among activists and politicians when she said she did not find anything wrong with US military presence in the country.

“I think that the United States and the Philippines have always had a good relationship with each other. We were colonized by the Americans and we have their culture and our traditions even up to this day and I think that we’re very welcoming with the Americans. And I don’t see any problem with that at all,” she said. RC

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