I was in a close huddle with Mario Dumaual of ABS-CBN and Lhar Santiago of GMA-7 during the Press Presentation of the Mr. & Ms. Republic of the Philippines 2017/2018 Official Candidates earlier. The Kapamilya correspondent was quick in telling me that he has already been calling me twice but no answer. I was busy covering the event so my iPhone was on silent mode. His question came in fast.
“Is it true that the Miss Supranational franchise is moving to another organization? And I heard its going to be both Miss and Mister Supranational?”
I fell silent.
I have been sounded off more than a few times in the past few weeks about the rumor. And I am not confirming anything right now. I don’t want to preempt any kind of formal announcements from either parties – where the franchise will depart from and where it will make a landing soon after.
By now, some of you – dear readers – are already well aware of the details of the alleged transfer. And I am certain that you most likely know more than what is stored inside my head.
What I clearly can say is that a Press Conference is being scheduled within the coming weeks. By the alleged new owner/s, that is. I cannot push the envelope any further and divulge more specific infos.
P.S. This topic should keep you busy till my next “In the Spotlight” entry tomorrow morning.