Postponed indefinitely ang coronation night ng 57th edition ng Binibining Pilipinas dahil sa coronavirus pandemic.
Ito ang ipinabatid ng Bb. Pilipinas Charities Inc. (BPCI) sa publiko, sa pamamagitan ng official statement, ngayong Lunes, May 25.
Noong April 26 sana ang nakatakdang coronation night ng Binibining Pilipinas 2020.
Nang ipinatupad ang enforced quarantine ay inilipat ang schedule nito sa May 31.
Pero dahil hindi pa rin nali-lift ang modified enforced community quarantine sa Metro Manila, nagpasya ang BPCI na i-pospone ito indefinitely.
Narito ang kabuuang pahayag ng BPCI:
“Bb. Pilipinas Charities Inc. (BPCI) supports the government’s quarantine restrictions and efforts to curb the further spread of COVID-19 which has now become a global pandemic.
“BPCI recognizes the pressing and urgent need to protect the health and safety of the candidates, their families and friends, all the passionate pageant supporters, and the general public.
"Mindful of the potential and serious risks, BPCI has decided to postpone the Binibining Pilipinas 2020 Pageant indefinitely.
“Our plans to re-schedule the pageant activities shall depend on guidelines and regulations that will be issued by the government in the coming months.
"Rest assured that BPCI still intends to hold the Pageant with its partners and sponsors as soon as the situation permits, when the threat of transmission and infection is at its minimum.
“Thank you and we sincerely pray for your safety and good health in these trying times.”
May malaking pagbabago sa Binibining Pilipinas dahil makalipas ang limampu’t limang taon, hindi na ang BPCI ang may hawak ng franchise ng Miss Universe Philippines.
Ang Bb. Pilipinas-International na ang pinakamataas na karangalan at korona na ipagkakaloob ng Binibining Pilipinas sa mapalad na kandidata.
Ang BPCI ay pinamamahalaan ng pageant director nitong si Stella Marquez de Araneta, na nanalong Miss International noong 1960.
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