Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc. (BPCI) headed by Stella Marquez Araneta has released an official statement to postpone this year’s pageant indefinitely due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.
The organizers said, “BPCI recognizes the present 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 pageant indefinitely.”
They also added that 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 infect is at its minimum.”
Binibining Pilipinas 2020 grand coronation night was originally scheduled on May 31 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. It would have been the 57th edition of the longest-running beauty pageant in the Philippines.
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