Miss Universe Philippines 2017 Rachel Peters, unlike Mariel De Leon who’s critical with the government, expressed that the people should trust the government and President Rodrigo Duterte.
In a press conference last May at Villa del Rey in the Camarines Sur Water Sports Complex (CWC) the media asked the beauty queen about the appointment of Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson.
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Rachel Peters who’s a Filipino-British said that the people should be given Mocha a ‘chance’ to prove herself worthy for the position that President Duterte gave to her.
She believed that the people should support the President’s decision and ‘stand behind him’
“Well, she hasn’t started yet. And so, I believe everyone should be given a chance. We should stand behind President Duterte, You cannot judge a book by its cover, (That is) something my parents taught me that is still in my mind,” Peters said.
“we should trust in our President and trust that it’s he (who) knows what is best for our country.” she added.
Miss Universe 2017 will be telecast on Sunday, November 26, in the US.
Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach is also returning to Las Vegas to become the judge of the competition.
Mariel De Leon received criticisms as she criticized the government’s decision to appoint Mocha Uson before and she also slammed the people who’s believed that ‘murder’ is okay because they supported the government.
Netizens who supported the government celebrated after her defeat in the recent Miss International 2017 competition held in Japan.
Even Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte said that she ‘feels good’ after the Miss International 2017 Philippines lost the competition.