Hurray! Mabuhay ang Pilipinas! Last night, Philippines won the Miss International 2005 in Tokyo, Japan represented by Precious Lara Quigaman! Lara becomes the fourth Miss International of our country! Hooray! After 26 years I think, the Philippines wins again the title at last... an international title for the country.
It makes me more proud of being a Filipino... and a new source of inspiration, pride and honor is created for fellow Pinoys. I thought I'm going to die without seeing a Filipina waving in the crowd of international competition and being crowned in an international beauty pageant. I'm really happy! And also for my country! Mabuhay ang Pilipinas! But I also hope that Pinoys in Olympics will follow in triumph in 2008.
How wonderful it is to be in the center of the international arena... heralding the sash of Philippines... the name of the Philippines. This just proved that Filipino charm, grace, beauty and talent are truly a world class. I'm happy because despite of political and economical turmoil in our country, there is still a source of pride and honor.. a hero in hard times... that there's still a lighter side in our country.
Lara's feat victory just proves that Philippines is really a beauty pageant powerhouse.
Thank you Lara... for honor and pride. May you have wonderful reign as Miss International! Mabuhay ka!