Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach has an appeal to the next president of the Philippines – do not forget the members of the LGBT community.

Millions of Filipinos are set to select a new president on Monday (May 9) who will also be the new Commander-in-Chief of the country.  The winner in the poll is expected to be known in the coming days.

On her Instagram account, Wurtzbach wrote, “Wag n’yo pong kalimutan ang LGBT community (Don’t forget the LGBT community).”  The beauty queen also clarified that she is not endorsing any candidate for the presidential elections as the Miss Universe have to remain neutral, Manila Bulletin noted.

“Just to be clear. I am not pushing any candidate for the upcoming elections. I’m updated on it but it’s all up to you, kababayan,” she added.

Magandang Umaga, mga kababayan! Happy Mother's Day! 🙂 Hindi nyo alam kung gano ko kayo kamahal. Ang tagal at ang hirap. Maraming beses po akong napahiya, natuto at tumayo ulit. Alam nyo ba na sa lapag ako natutulog noon? At nakakulambo pa. Sa unang tingin parang hindi ako dumaan sa hirap. Lumusob na ko sa baha, tricycle papuntang eskwelahan at lahat po ng kinita ko sa ABSCBN diretso sa kapatid at nanay ko. Hindi ko binabanggit sa pagsali ko sa Binibini noon kasi gusto ko pong manalo ng hindi dahil sa awa. Alam ko hindi po ako purong Pilipino pero ang puso ko ay nasa inyong lahat. Sa Cagayan De Oro palang naiisip ko na na naiiba ako. Marami akong gustong sabihin at malawak ang mga pangarap ko. Hindi lang sa sarili ko pero pati sa Pilipinas. Bakit ang Germany maayos? Yun po ang pinagtataka ko noong bata pa ako. Pinagdadasal ko po na maging malinis at makaturangan ang proseso at resulta ng eleksyon. Isa lang po akong pinagpalang Pilipina na pinagkatiwala ng Diyos para sa responsibilidad na ito. Beauty Queen lang po ako. Wala po akong mapapala dito. Pero sino man ang susunod na magiging pangulo ng ating bayan, binibigay namin ang tiwala namin sa inyo. Sana po wag nyo kaming biguin. ?? #philippineelections2016 At kaya po may rainbow sa picture, wag nyo pong kalimutan ang LGBT community. Mabuhay po tayong lahat. Magdasal, maging matatag at mahalin ang ating mga Ina. ???

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Pia Wurtzbach earlier denied that she owns a social media account that asked followers to choose between Santiago and Duterte, Philippine Daily Inquirer reported.

Santiago is Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago, while Duterte is Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. Both are seeking the top seat in the Philippine government this May national elections. Duterte is currently the frontrunner in the country’s election surveys.

The Filipino beauty queen posted on her official IG account a screenshot of a post from a fake account and captioned it: “Please stop. This is not real. This is not me. Thank you. I have a fan page and a fan group that is being handled by Daryl and of course the Official Miss Universe Facebook page. Please help me spread the word out. Maraming salamat po (Thank you very much).”

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Meanwhile, the reigning Miss Universe also asked the public to be wise voters and think carefully about the names they will be writing on their ballots.  “Please choose wisely … Every tick on those name count. And it should be your decision. Yours.” Pia Wurtzbach added that she is praying for a clean, fair and peaceful election.

She also hopes that the next President will not disappoint the people who elected the person to take  the top position in the country.