The Miss Universe Organization hosted a live video call last April 17, Friday morning (Manila time), for its #UniverseUnited campaign that aims to build a virtual community amid the crisis through fruitful conservations.
During the call, Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray encouraged the public to continue using social media to express their views, particularly on the leadership of the country during the coronavirus crisis.
Catriona said leaders around the globe should be made aware of their people’s thoughts and feelings in her video conference with reigning Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi so that they can better represent them in the midst of the crisis.
“I really implore everyone to use social media to express your views, whether it be for leadership, whether it be for your country, whether it be for your socio-economic situation, or what you’re going through.”
The Philippine Government has also a similar notion as Catriona.
Recently, Malacanang called on the public to make suggestions, not just critiques, regarding the response of the government and actions on the health crisis facing the country due to the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
“Sana at this time of our crisis, yun pong mga pagpuna natin sa pamahalaan e wag na muna tayong maging masyadong mainit doon. Kumbaga, nakaraan na yon at ginagawan na ng paraan.”
He also said people would not dwell on criticizing the government as problems are being addressed at the moment.
“Siguro mas maganda magbigay po tayo ng mungkahi na lang. Yung nakita natin na hindi maganda na hindi nagawa, ipasa po agad natin.”
During the video call, Catriona happily shared her success with Young Focus Philippines and their campaign “No Work, No Rice.”
“So far it’s been amazing. We’ve been able to reach 6,000 families which is about 8,000 to 10,000 individuals through donating 60,000 kilograms of rice,” she said.