38 comments on “On the fate of Miss Universe Philippines 2020

  1. If there will be no MUP pageant this year, for me it is wise to just handpick our representative as early as possible. So that at least she can already start her training.
    Michelle Gumabao for MU 2020.

  2. Parang safe isipin that this Year 2020 ay walang magaganap na Miss Universe Pageant… reading other countries reports about Covid 19 that will last until end of this year plus the economy slowdown
    marami ang mag dalawang isip to sponsor the event…. crown nalang si 2019 1st Runner – Up as 2020 MU.

    • @ Francis Maddison Anderson of Puerto Rico.

      OR, why not EXTEND ZT’s reign for another year?

      Kung tutuusin, bitin si Zozi. Hindi niya kasalanan. Wala siya’ng pagkukulang.

  3. Napanood ko live stream ni Lupita pero yung option number 3, hanngang November 1 lang palugit na binigay sa kanila to hold the pageant,

    (1) poderia designar a la primera finalista de la nu pasado

    (2) eleccion via digital para legita la candidata representa para nosotros paises

    (3) alargar la fecha selecciona la chica primera con tenemos limite primero Noviembre

    Hanggang 30 April yung lockdown, may six months pa sila Shamsey after that to select the candidate pero at this time na bagsak ang economia sa buong mundo sinong magi-sponsor ng pageant nila. Si Dom Ramos nga nag-shift na sa pananahi ng mga face mask, gayon din yung ibang fashion designer sa pagde-design ng PPE!

    Wala ring linaw at this time franchise renewal ng ABS-CBN which I doubt na aatupagin ng Congreso given this pandemic!

    Mukhang inaalat sila Jonas talaga!

    • @ ClaiRe IbbeTson It was MUO – WME/IMG – that gave the 1 November 2020 deadline for Option 3?

      It applies JUST for Mexico, or for ALL MU franchisees?

      And why 1 November, in particular? Feng-shui?

      • Naku, Madam Flora! Hindi ko alam kung bakit hanggang Nov 1 ang deadline unless “Binibining Undas” ang gusto nilang coronahan! Ahihi! I believe it applies to all. Anyway, last part nung stream niya eto sabe,

        en mi caso en la organizacion nacional en mexico estoy optanto y luchando este ultimo momento portener concurso este ameliores octubre

  4. I do not want to think that far … but there is a high probability that MU 2020 will be postponed indefinitely … amid all these pandemic fear, it just makes all things very very depressing … there is no turn on switch that will revert life to pre-2020 normal …

  5. It means no Miss USA 2020
    It also means that the Uber gorgeous New Mexico will represent this yr
    Uwian na

  6. Come winter season, everyone will be extremely nervous as no one knows how covid 19 will behave . It’s more than likely that MU 2020 and other international pageants will be postponed . I feel bad for those who have spent millions to be in this pageant

  7. This decision needs to come from MUO. I mean, are they even planning to have MU this year?

    Based on that, then the local franchises should strategically come up with options.

    Kung waley and MU this year then there’s no reason to pick or choose a winner.

  8. Even before thinking of how MUP will pick the winner, we need to know first how and when MU will stage its finals this year, and how it will reinvent itself post-coronavirus. Let’s admit it: business has changed, perhaps forever, due to the coronavirus– supply chains are missing links, company shareholders have little cash, consumer confidence is low except for staple products and services, and consumer habits have shifted to online-only channels. Indeed, the strategic challenge to most businesses nowadays is how to thrive in post-coronavirus. The pageantry business is no exemption: how will MU transform itself? Whatever the strategic direction may be, this leaves this year’s MU edition, whatever the format may be, as just a transition point. That said, if MUP is to pick out a rep, she’d better be an excellent pivot person—a brains, beauty, virtue package with excellent communication skills.

    • How can this be done in an era of social distancing and home quarantine? Business lingo has what is called evidence-based decision-making. MUP organizers may construct a worksheet/ matrix where the columns are the various parameters on brains, physical beauty, character, and leadership/ and where the rows are the various indicators/ metrics of each column. Together with the introductory videos, photos, and CV of each candidate, the entire package can be sent online to a select panel of evaluators who fill up the worksheet/ matrix and give a score to each candidate. The returned worksheet with scores can be collated and tabulated by an accounting firm and the highest scorer wins.

      • @ scorg In other words, a to-the-letter-strict implementation of a leader board.

        Do you wish to adopt the Olympics approach, wherein highest and lowest scores are taken off to eliminate bias?

        Should panel of evaluators include Human Resources folks and industrial psychologists like our Blogger Boss? After all, what you are describing sounds like a job application-interview.

        No chance of “culinary manipulation”, UNLESS judges come to an “agreement” at their own chatroom, and as instructed by the organizer.

        “Evidence-based decision-making”, I will remember that.

      • @Flor: Evidence-based decision-making is used in most business planning exercises. Yes, it can also be used to evaluate several alternatives. If we use that tool to determine the winner in this bizarre times, the panel of evaluators can represent just about any stakeholder in pageantry: a blogger cum industrial psychologist like Norman, a pageant enthusiast like Flor Tula, an AP rep, a past winner, a known photographer, and so on…

  9. Pageant season 2020 should be cancelled.
    Mga concerts and sporting events nga kinancel.
    Pati Olympics cancelled.
    Pageants contradict social distancing.
    Pageant hopefuls should instead use this year to prepare themselves physically and mentally for 2021.
    Pasensya na lang sa mga overaged na next year, perhaps pageantry is not meant for them.

  10. What a weak inaugural batch. The anchise should have stayed with BBP. Kung di lang kasi poorita etong IMG, di sana masisilaw sa pera.

  11. Basta ako kay Michelle Theresa Gumabao ako susugal. Kung hindi man, kay Bella or Alaiza na lang. Yun lang mga vaklings. Chweh!

  12. Alaiza Bella or Sandra for MUP
    I highly double Michele will be body ready for MU … ever
    The rest are not ready at all .

  13. same thoughts..if there was no MUP break away, either Aya or Sam could have represented us..and what a plot twist indeed..

    • MARAMING KAMUKHA SI AYA ABESAMIS SA KABUNDUKAN NG MINDANAO. VERY COMMON ANG BEAUTY NIYA DITO SA AMIN. THE FARTHER YOU GO UP TO THE MOUNTAINS, YOU CAN SEE MORE OF HER LOOKALIKES. BESIDES, AYA HAS POOR COMMUNICATION SKILLS AND CANNOT CARRY SMART CONVERSATIONS. SHE HAS ALSO A LOUSY PERSONALITY. REMEMBER, IMG/MU IS LOOKING FOR AN EXCELLENT SPOKESPERSON & BRAND AMBASSADOR (LIKE DEMI, CATRIONA & ZOZOBINI) and NOT A MANNEQUIN. MATUTULAD LANG SIYA KAY GAZINI GANADOS, WALANG MAGANDANG KAHIHINATNAN. YOU SHOULD HAVE LEARNED FROM OUR PAST EXPERIENCES.

      • Minsan pepreno din tayo sa panghuhusga kay Aya kung wala namang nagawang atraso sayo yung tao.

      • @paul hindi sa kabundukan ng mindanao gagawin ang miss U. Kaya makakahinga ka na ng maayos. By the way hindi rin gaanong kagandahan ang comm skill mo pati ugali mo.

  14. Michelle Gumabao is Miss Universe-Philippines 2020!!! Take it or leave it, it is her destiny and nobody can stop it from happening.

  15. I think Michelle Gumabao is the most suitable choice from MUP candidates. Ang payat na nya sa latest episode ng The Score. From that episode, I can say she’s focused and strategic in winning MUP. Moreover, she’s comfortable with her skin, seems to know herself well, thinks fast, has substance and can clearly convey her message. Real confidence, thought process and substance ay mga bagay na hindi nate-train over a few months.

  16. I think Michelle Gumabao is the most suitable choice from MUP candidates. Ang payat na nya sa latest episode ng The Score. From that episode, I can say she’s focused and strategic in winning MUP. Moreover, she’s comfortable with her skin, seems to know herself well, thinks fast, has substance and can clearly convey her message. Real confidence, thought process and substance ay mga bagay na hindi nate-train over a few months.

  17. Natatawa ako dito sa mga comments ng mga mamang na bakla…anyway Tito Norms… baka pwd ka gumawa ng sarili mong forecast kung sino-sino kaya ang pupwdng ma-handpick kung sakaling wala na ngang contest.:)

  18. Na balita nga yan sa different pageant group sa IG. na yung 2019 1st runner up ang magiging candidate from each country. With that being said, sa case ng Pinas since bago ang organizer they have the power to appoint a candidate. Ang tanong sino ang malakas a organizer? O by age ang labanan, I-trim down sa mga mag over age next year kasi hindi na sila makaka sali ulit.

  19. They can just do a limited casting call, observing strict physical distancing protocols. Casting is not new to Miss Universe especially if the organizers are pressed for time – they’ve even crowned winners who were simply handpicked by their national directors like Jennifer Hawkins who was appointed by the then newly installed Miss Universe Australia organization. India did it last year with Vartika Singh.

    There are creative ways to do it. They can shortlist from their current candidates who they think are most ready to take on the challenge. They can also hold online polls to shorten the list further before making the ultimate decision. We have to trust on the organizer’s gut feel.

  20. OPTION 3 is the ANSWER. IPATATAWAG ang LAHAT ng CANDIDATES sa JUNE (KUNG WALA ng COVID-19 sa PILIPINAS). GAGANAPIN sa ISANG PARK sa BGC ang ANNOUNCEMENT of WINNER/S at 6:00 in the EVENING. RARAMPA MUNA ang mga KANDIDATA and THEN MAGPAKILALA ISA-ISA. WALA ng SELECTION PANEL (PARA ANO PA?) MUP ORGANIZERS MISMO ang MAG-DECIDE. NEXT is THE AWARDING OF SPECIAL AWARDS. AND FINALLY, ANNOUNCEMENT of WINNERS (MUP & 2 RUNNERS UP LANG).

    THE 2020 MISS UNIVERSE PHILIPPINES IS… MICHELLE IMPERIAL GUMABAO! TAPOS ANG SHOW.

    START NA KAAGAD SIYA SA TRAINING – PUBLIC COMM SKILLS, Q & A, KNOWLEDGE ENRICHMENT on CURRENT AFFAIRS & ISSUES, PASARELA, ETC. TWO MONTHS BEFORE MU KUNG HINDI PA SIYA PUMAYAT NANG TODO-TODO, DALHIN NA SIYA KAY BELO O KAY CALAYAN FOR LIPOSUCTION.

    SA MGA MATATALO, JUMP AGAD SA MISS WORLD PHILIPPINES, MISS PHILIPPINES EARTH & MUTYA PILIPINAS.

    ANO TINGIN MO RITO MS. FLOR TULA? He, he, he…

    • @ Pierro Rocco Galit na galit, ‘ah. Mag-co-comment dapat ako after nu’ng kay @ EQNX du’n sa MTI post, kaya lang naunahan mo ako. 🙂

      Done! MTIG for MUP 2020. Apriel Smith will be Miriam Somnprommas. Alaiza Flor Malinao will be Tanachapohn Boonsang.

      Chiara Markwalder will get Premio Fotogenico. A top honcho at MG Philippines will gift Caroline Veronilla with her own car….. (she looks like a young Tetchie Agbayani).

      YRY will make a comeback in 2022-23 MWP.

      LemonS will either get Darling of the Press or Premio Simpatico. Afterwards, she will BUILD3X.

    • Aya is also overage from the new age requirement of Miss Universe candidates.

    • same thoughts..if there was no MUP break away, either Aya or Sam could have represented us..and what a plot twist indeed..

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