Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach kicked off the biggest day of her homecoming festivities with a visit to the office of Manila mayor Joseph Estrada. Erap elicited swoons from the crowd upon kissing the beauty queen’s hand:
Even if Erap is nearing his 80s, he sure knows how to get the kilig going once in a while. After Pia's visit to Erap's office, she headed to the Senate, where she received a special citation from the senators, led by Sen. Franklin Drilon.
Fast forward to Pia’s motorcade, fans were eager to finally see the beauty queen in person. This particular fan was lucky to have a candid photo (with Pia aboard her parade float in the background):
On the other hand, those who saw her in person but were not able to get a photo opportunity (due to Miss Universe protocols and security reasons), were still simply in awe:
Fans were ready with their camera phones and banners for this momentous occasion:
With MMDA announcing the potential heavy traffic due to the grand parade, netizens were more prepared. In fact, many didn’t find the heavy traffic a big deal. After all, this is a once-in-a-lifetime occasion.
Even MMDA knew how to lighten things up in spite of a potential gridlock due to the grand parade:
Yet one of the most magical moments during Pia's grand parade is the presence of a double rainbow. Netizens were amazed at this sight, and only had this to say:
What better way to begin the week, yes?
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Banner photo from the Binibining Pilipinas Facebook page