Always a Queen
Tatler Philippines|March 2021
We catch up with 1973 Miss Universe Margie Moran-Floirendo to know what she’s been up to in the last 13 years
Maritess Garcia Reyes

Maria Margarita Roxas MoranFloirendo, more popularly known as Margie Moran, appeared on Tatler Philippines’ cover in June 2007, more than three decades following her victory in the most prestigious beauty pageant around the world— the universe rather. At that time, she was already very much involved in the arts and culture, women empowerment, the environment, children’s education and community development. She never stopped and has continued this journey, resulting in valuable contributions and significant achievements in these fields to this day.

A peace advocate and one of the women leaders in Mindanao, she chaired the Mindanao Commission on Women based in Davao. “Our purpose was to help build peaceful and prosperous communities for Mindanao families focusing on three areas of work: peace and multiculturalism, poverty reduction, politics and governance,” she explains.

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