Senate commends Megan Young

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Miss World 2013 Megan Young chats with a young patient at the Philippine General Hospital which she visited on Monday. Young was given commendations by the Senate for being the first Filipina to win the Miss World crown. PHOTO BY RENE DILA

Miss World 2013 Megan Young chats with a young patient at the Philippine General Hospital which she visited on Monday. Young was given commendations by the Senate for being the first Filipina to win the Miss World crown. PHOTO BY RENE DILAN

The Senate on Monday adopted a resolution commending and congratulating Megan Lynne Young for winning the Miss World 2013 title in Bali, Indonesia on September 28.

Senators Lito Lapid, Joseph Victor Ejercito, Grace Poe, Francis Escudero, Cynthia Villar and Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada filed their respective resolutions commending Young for making history as the first Filipina to win the prestigious Miss World crown.

“This is the first time the country has won the coveted title, exemplifying a shining symbol of peace and inspiring a generation of young women treasuring the core values of humanity, mutual understanding and spirit of kindness,” Poe said in her resolution.

Poe said Megan’s victory marks a new era in history as the first Filipina to win the coveted title in the pageant’s 62 year history and since the Philippines’ debut in the pageant in 1966.


Young personally went to the Senate to meet the members of the chamber.

Miss World, the oldest surviving international beauty pageant established in 1951, envisions “Beauty with a Purpose” by bringing global awareness in various causes of the organization.

Lapid for his part said that Megan gave Filipinos unparalleled pride and showed the world the grace and excellence of the Filipino beauty.

He said the honor earned by Megan deserves to be commended for the pride and recognition she brought to our country.

Meanwhile, the Senate also adopted Resolution 237 commending and congratulating Mutya Johanna Fontiveros Datul for having been crowned Miss Supranational 2013.

Miss Supranational is an annual international beauty contest run by the World Beauty Association based in Panama.

Jefferson Antiporda

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  1. This is so over the top. Lets see if anything this young lady says or does willl alleviate the systemic rape and assault on decent human dignity in this predominantly Catholic nation – a nation where not all teachers and nurses get paid equal wages; where people die on the streets; where young men and women are forced to prostitute themselves to save their families and where, month in and month out, the same areas get flooded, landslides kill hundreds and basic sanitation and hygiene is lacking in the provinces simply because everyone who has the power and the money believe it is not their problem!! That is NOT how beautiful Filipinos are supposed to live!! So much suffering can be avoided in this wonderful country if only people are willing to put their priorities straight and do the right thing!