Philippines may host Miss World 2014 – Vice President Jejomar Binay and Miss World Philippines national director Cory Quirino are now pushing for the holding of the Miss World event in Manila for the first time after the country won in four major International pageants in 2013.

“I hope we get the government’s support because the Philippines has not yet hosted the Miss World. This will be the first Miss World finals in the Philippines and it is timely because we have the first ever Filipina Miss World,” Quirino told reporters after giving a proposal to Binay Thursday.

“We hope that it will be in the Philippines. We want our theme to be ‘rebuilding’. It’s not just about hosting the pageant,” Young, who was with Quirino in their courtesy call to Binay, told reporters referring to the rehabilitation efforts in Visayas after Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (international name Haiyan).

“The main essence of it is rebuilding the Philippines. That’s what we want to do, that’s what we want to [tell] the girls: ‘Come here, let us show the world that that we are working together in rebuilding the Philippines’,” she said.

Quirino said that a fund raising event would be held for the benefit of the victims of the typhoon. The celebration will be a month-long affair to promote Philippine culture and tourism.

“We will be able to promote Philippine tourism around the world. Show the [world] we are going to rebuild the Philippines … to show them that we are survivors,” Young said.

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