AFP Chief of Staff Gen. Benjamin Madrigal Jr. presents a Command Plaque to Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City on Saturday. The plaque bears the Chief of Staff's appreciation and recognition of Gray's work and achievements and for representing the best of the Filipino to the world. PNA photo courtesy of Joey O. Razon
AFP Chief of Staff Gen. Benjamin Madrigal Jr. welcomes Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City on Saturday. PNA photo courtesy of Joey O. Razon
MANILA—Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray said she would consider joining the Philippine Army as a reservist, a role that she said could help her give back to the country.
"I'd be open to it. I think there's something that you definitely learn in giving back to your country in that way," she told reporters during her visit to the headquarters of the Philippine Army at Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo in Quezon City Saturday.
Gray received a Command Plaque from AFP Chief of Staff Gen. Benjamin Madrigal Jr., a recognition of her achievements representing the country overseas.
She cited the AFP's assistance in her charity work, particularly educating the youth and promoting women empowerment.
Gray was also presented a "capa del sur," a traditional weaving product by the Yakan tribe from Mindanao.
"Miss Gray, you have served this country long before you attained your crown. With your character, dedication, and passion, you have certainly inspired people to work harder in ending poverty and inequality," Madrigal said.