Naglabas ng official statement ang pamunuan ng Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. (BPCI) hinggil sa isyung kinasasangkutan ng kinoronahang Bb. Pilipinas-Intercontinental 2015 na si Christi Lynn McGarry.
Dati na kasing nag-compete si Christi sa Miss Intercontinental pageant noong 2010, kung kaya’t hindi na siya puwedeng lumaban muli sa parehong international pageant.
Ayon sa official statement ng BPIC: “The Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Incorporated is studying the issue about Christi Lynn McGarry who then competed for Miss Intercontinental 2010. We will update everyone should we arrive at anything final.”
CONFUSION. Samantala, sa blogsite ng former beauty queen na si Joyce Ann Burton-Titular, Bb. Pilipinas-Universe 1985, inilahad niya na napakamot siya sa ulo nang igawad kay Christi ang Bb. Pilipinas-Intercontinental title ngayong taon, dahil alam nitong lumaban na si Christi sa nasabing pageant ilang taon na ang nakararaan.
“Christi McGarry cannot win Bb Pilipinas Intercontinental simply because she has ALREADY competed in that international pageant.
“She placed in the Top 15 and bagged the special Queen of Asia and Oceania award even. I blogged about it in 2010!!!
“It was indeed a confusing development,” sabi ni Joyce Ann, na dumalo rin sa ginanap na Binibing Pilipinas 2015 Grand Coronation Night sa Smart Araneta Coliseum, nitong Linggo, March 15.
Sa ginanap na victory party para sa winners pagkatapos ng pageant, nag-imbestiga umano ni Joyce Ann.
Lahad niya sa kanyang blog, hindi niya idedetalye ang impormasyong nakalap sa kanyang pagtatanung-tanong, subalit ibinahagi niya kung ano ang nangyari.
“It was indeed an oversight.
“The judges were reportedly unaware or not informed of Christi’s previous campaign at Miss Intercontinental.
“But the fact was on her bio. Christi never hid her pageant background. Just go online and you’ll see her string of pageant achievements including her stint at Intercontinental."
Ayon pa kay Joyce Ann, maging si Christi ay nagkaroon ng pagkalito sa pagkakapili sa kanya para sa Bb. Pilipinas-Intercontinental title.
“At the party Christi did tell me that she was confused herself and didn’t know why she won Intercontinental.
“Since I didn’t want to rain on her party I just told her that I was certain BPCI would sort it out.”
POSSIBLE SOLUTION. Nagmungkahi rin si Joyce Ann ng posibleng solusyon ng BPCI sa sitwasyon ni Christi.
“My investigation found out that the obvious solution for now is to switch titles between Christi and Rogelie Catacutan, the Bb. Pilipinas-Supranational 2015 winner.
“But of course, this has to be studied first by the lawyers of BPCI to make sure that no agreements are breached,” sabi ni Joyce Ann.