MANILA -- After several postponements, it’s finally a go for Miss World Philippines (MWP) 2021.
Pageant organizer and producer Arnold Vegafria told ABS-CBN News Thursday that the pageant's coronation night is set on September 19 at the SMX Olongapo City Convention Center.
“Even as we help in promoting the Olongapo’s tourism, we shall also strictly comply with all their health protocols," said Vegafria, also citing a limited audience attendance in the finals night.
Last August 2, pageant organizers announced the indefinite postponement of its coronation night, amid the implementation of enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Metro Manila from August 6 to 20.
The pageant was earlier set on August 8 at Okada Manila, after being moved from July 11 and 25.
"We believe that the health and safety of our candidates, as well as everyone else involved in the pageant, take precedence over everything else during these crucial times," the MWP statement at5the time said.
Forty-five candidates are vying for the opportunity to represent the Philippines in international pageants such as Miss World, Reina Hispanoamericana, Miss Eco Philippines, Miss Eco Teen Philippines, Miss Philippines Tourism, and Miss Environment International Philippines.
Dindi Pajares previously won the right to represent the Philippines at the Miss Supranational pageant in Poland last month on the strength of votes cast by her fellow MWP candidates. She placed in the top 10 of Miss Supranational.
Vegafria said the MWP coronation will still be streamed online by KTX.ph with hosts Wynwyn Marquez, RJ Ledesma and Alyssa Muhlach, among others.