Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella in a press conference at the Briefing Room of the New Executive Building in the Malacañang Complex on July 29, 2016 clarifies that President Rodrigo R. Duterte welcomes the Philippines’ hosting of the Miss Universe 2017 as long as the government will not  spend a single cent for it. Abella added that the government is only willing to provide support services for the international beauty pageant, but the funding should come from the private sector. ACE MORANDANTE/PPD