WATCH: Philippines Patch Magtanong Miss International 2019 Speech Full Transcript & Video


Here’s the full transcript of Miss Philippines Patch Magtanong speech during the Miss International 2019 held at the Tokyo Dome City Hall in Japan on Tuesday, November 12, 2019.

Philippines Patch Magtanong Miss International 2019 Speech Full Transcript & Video

“When I was younger, I found it strange that I was subjected to different standards as other boys my age. When I got older and even more so when I became a lawyer, I began to question these standards and challenge them. Why should women live in fear of harassment, violence, and discrimination when basic human decency calls for respect, tolerance, and compassion? 

“To cheer all women means to support all women regardless of their race, religion, or background. But not only this – it also means to remove the barriers that prevent women from realizing their full potential. Miss International does this by fostering a global culture of women empowerment and gender equality. And through this platform, we can ensure that no woman anytime, anywhere is left behind.”

Miss Philippines made it to the Top 8 but failed to snatch a place at the Miss International 2019 pageant competition.

Sireethorn Leearamwat from Thailand emerged as winner.

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