American host Steve Harvey arrived in Manila Saturday morning to emcee the upcoming Miss Universe coronation show on Monday, Jan. 30 (Manila time).
Harvey arrived here before 10 a.m. via special flight N626JE.
The Department of Tourism (DOT) meanwhile vowed to embrace him as family.
Tourism Undersecretary Fredrick Alegre and former Ilocos Sur governor Luis Chavit Singson, who is president and chairman of the pageant’s private partner, LCS Holdings, welcomed Harvey at the airport.
“In the tradition of genuine Filipino hospitality, we extend our hand of friendship,” Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo said in a statement.
“We assure everyone that when you are with Filipinos, we embrace you as family.”