The 50-year old beauty organization – Mutya ng Pilipinas – announces its new management led by media celebrity and women empowerment advocate Cory Quirino as its President.
Ms. Quirino brings with her six successful years in pageantry having produced outstanding winners including one major international crown.
Fred Yuson, Chairman of Mutya ng Pilipinas, revealed the strategic move as “one which will positively secure the future of the organization.”
Quirino shared, “In the search for the Hometown Girl, we at Mutya intend to give every young lady who dreams of having a crown on her head and a chance to be discovered.”
Instrumental in bridging Mutya closer to aspiring candidates was the signing of an MOU with the Liga ng mga Barangay headed by Kapitana Eden Pineda under the auspices of DILG Usec. for Barangay Affairs, Martin Diño.
“Wherever the Filipina is and whatever hometown she resides in, whether here or abroad, we extend a warm invitation to her to become a member of the Mutya ng Pilipinas family”, announced Cory Quirino.
Meanwhile, the official search of Mutya ng Pilipinas begins on April 2019. Coronation night is set for August, 2019.
This could already be old news for some. In fact, the talks about the new President of Mutya ng Pilipinas has been streaming along pageant circles for quite some time now. Only the formality of it all is being awaited. The grand announcement should happen by March 27 at the Ascott Makati.
Cory Quirino – formerly of Miss World Philippines – will be the new President of Mutya ng Pilipinas.
What actually surprised me is the identity of one of their new partners. I don’t want to preempt the reveal of his identity. But suffice it to say in a hint, he is one of our popular male singers who also happens to be a comedian. You should have guessed by now.
Otherwise, kung hindi nyo pa nahuhulaan hanggang ngayon, nandito ako para tanungin nyo.
She is still Miss World Philippines 2016 1st Princess. Will Arienne Calingo cross over to Bb. Pilipinas?
During Miss World Philippines 2016, Arienne Louise Calingo is the candidate who came closest to giving heavy favorite and eventual winner Catriona Gray. Proof is her 1st Princess placement in the competition.
Arienne is one articulate speaker. She can command attention and easily shift from serious to laid-back in a jiffy. In fact, she was made mystery DJ of one FM station just recently. Looks-wise, she is very Pinay and can give other exotic-looking beauties a run for their money.
So is Arienne ready to give up on Miss World Philippines and cross over to Bb. Pilipinas? That shouldn’t be a hard decision. After all, the decision of Ms. Cory Quirino to give up on the Miss World franchise may have made things easy for her.
Welcome to Araneta Coliseum, Arienne! 🙂
Will Arienne do one notch better in Bb. Pilipinas and win a title if ever?
Cory Quirino (left) with her last Miss World Philippines – Catriona Gray
And so it has come to finally pass. The rumor has been passing through different small channels the past few weeks and it’s good that the issue has been overshadowed by the 65th Miss Universe from getting prematurely blown out of the covers. Cory Quirino is now out of the Miss World picture.
So who’s good with anagrams first?
I’m dead sure at least one of you has gotten it right by now.
That is the name of the new franchise holder for Miss World in the Philippines.
I’m very happy to have been awarded the exclusive franchise rights for the Miss World and Mr. World pageants in the Philippines.
Thank you, Julia Morley and Steve Douglas for your trust and confidence! With your support and guidance, I can assure you that we will continue to live up to the prestige and honor that the Miss World Organization deserves – not just in the Philippines, but across the globe.
We look forward to discovering and mentoring a new breed of Filipina beauties who, just like Ms. World 2013 Megan Young, will perpetuate the noble legacy of the Miss World Organization’s guiding principle: “Beauty With A Purpose.”
So there! Arnold Vegafria is the new franchise holder of Miss World and Mister World in the Philippines.
Your thoughts, dear readers?
After initial news developments prior had Cory Quirino of CQ Global Quest opting to transfer to TV5 for the network coverage of Miss World Philippines 2016, the image above (showing Ms Cory shaking hands with GMA-7’s Joey Abacan) should be proof that the national pageant will stay put at GMA-7 with Viva Entertainment still in the partnership.
Business will always be business. And whoever offers the better deal (and the wider network reach) prevails in the end, in my opinion.
Now the more baffling question is, will the organization be able to assemble an acceptable number of Official Candidates for 2016? With only eight (8) ladies showing up for the General Screening, will more sign-ups follow to add up to the number? I am hoping so. 🙂
Left to right: Cassandra Naidas, Vic del Rosario of Viva Entertainment, Cory Quirino of CQGQ and MWP2015 Hillarie Parungao
CQGQ and Miss World Philippines have
returned to its previous network back in 2012. And with the new partnership with Viva Entertainment, this year’s edition will now be aired over at TV5 after three years (plus the initial 2011 production
) in GMA-7. What could this mean? A more glossy finals? I hope so. The independence dictated by the Miss World Organization from other multi-titled national beauty pageants has created both good and not-so-good points to consider. The exclusivity of the title has become more prominent. But with that, the general impression of potential joiners in a competition that offers only one (1) chance for an international representation is already a common sentiment when being convinced to sign up and commit to the same.
So what can be offered in lieu of the fact that only one winner can be long remembered in a particular batch? Perhaps, it would do well to create a tighter focus on what Miss World is all about, and that would be the Beauty With A Purpose Project of each one. Why not start a docu-type of reality program which follows the trail of each candidate on how she goes about her personal advocacy? That way, the viewers can really feel the effort of each one to go beyond the pageant glamour and see how sincere they really are in building a platform for their cause.
Either that, or give a more solid prize package (read: irresisitible) by which beautiful and deserving ladies would really be lured to join and give their ultimate best.
Just my thoughts, dear readers. 🙂
Miss World Philippines 2015 Hillarie Parungao for Bragais Brides (Photo credit: Ahleks Fusilero)
Photographer Andy Cayna took these shots of the Miss World Philippines 2015 Official Candidates during the Gala Night at Bellevue Hotel in Quezon City
Ms. Cory Quirino during the Gala Night (Photo credit: Andy Cayna)
During last night’s Gala Dinner of Miss World Philippines 2015 at the newly-opened B Hotel in Quezon City, the Official Candidates were all dressed to the nines as they were presented in their best evening attires for the Press and invited guests.
CQGQ’s Cory Quirino led the formal affair, together with reigning winner Valerie Weigmann and MWP2012 Queenie Rehman. It was a successful event that served as some sort of a Prelude to the Coronation Night scheduled this coming Sunday, October 18, at the Theater at Solaire.
Watch out for my predictions very soon! 🙂
More of the Miss World Philippines 2015 Official Candidates as photographed by Andy Cayna
Photo credit: Andy Cayna Photography