The Department of Tourism through Secretary Wanda Teo announced that the Miss Universe 2016 Grand Coronation Night would be held in the Philippines early next year.
In a press conference, Secretary Teo noted that the date would be on January 30, 2017 and that the expenses would be shouldered by the private sector.
Earlier this month, Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach and the Miss Universe Organization were in the Philippines to discuss the idea with President Duterte. The President willingly approved the idea provided that it would be shouldered by the private sector.
This year’s Miss Universe Philippines 2016 Maria Mika Maxine Medina is all systems go for this event.