TOKYO, Japan (The Adobo Chronicles, Tokyo Bureau) – President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s three-day official state visit to Japan is expected to secure billions of dollars in trade deals for the Philippines, but his rock star status has earned him the honor to be among the celebrity judges at tomorrow’s Miss International Beauty Pageant.
The 56th Miss International pageant will be held on October 27, 2016 at the Tokyo Dome City Hall in Tokyo, Japan. Edymar Martínez from Venezuela will crown her successor at the end of the event.
In addition to his known love for women, Duterte hails from a country that has had 5 Miss International Beauty titles, second only to Venezuela in the most number of crowns for this pageant.
This year’s Philippines’ representative is Kylie Versoza from Baguio City.
Duterte promises there will be no “hometown decision” when he sits on the judges’chair tomorrow night. (Duterte hometown is, in fact, Davao City.)