Ms. Earth moves from Bangkok to Manila

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 03 2011 11:17 PM | Updated as of Nov 04 2011 10:15 PM

Miss Philippines-Earth 2011 Athena Imperial. File Photo

MANILA, Philippines - Due to the worsening flood situation in Thailand, the organizers of the Miss Earth 2011 pageant have decided to hold the event in the Philippines.

Carousel Production, Inc. president Ramon Monzon has released a statement regarding their decision to transfer the event's venue.

He said, "After careful consideration, it is with regret that we have decided to cancel the scheduled Miss Earth 2011 in Bangkok, Thailand and transfer the event to Manila, Philippines even at this late stage.”

“I believe it would have been insensitive and even irresponsible to go ahead with the event in Bangkok at this time considering the calamity that has befallen Bangkok.”

The 90 Miss Earth candidates, including Philippine bet Athena Imperial, are expected to arrive in Manila on November 17.

They will be joined by the reigning Miss Earth, Nicole Faria of India.

The Miss Earth 2011 coronation night will be held on December 3 at the University of the Philippines Theater in Diliman, Quezon City.

A live telecast of the event will be aired on Star World at 8 p.m.

ABS-CBN Channel 2 will be airing the show nationwide on December 4 at 10:30 p.m.