After several changes in schedule, the Miss World Philippines 2021 coronation night is now scheduled for September 19, 2021.
Pageant organizer and producer Arnold Vegafria told ABS-CBN News on Thursday, September 2 that the pageant night will now be staged at the SMX Olongapo City Convention Center, instead of Okada Manila.
“Even as we help in promoting Olongapo’s tourism, we shall also strictly comply with all their health protocols,” Vegafria was quoted saying. He said that they will only allow a limited audience for the coronation night.
The Miss World Philippines 2021 coronight was originally set for July 11, coinciding with the Binibining Pilipinas pageant. It was moved to July 25 and rescheduled to August 8 after the government placed Metro Manila under general community quarantine (GCQ) with “heightened restrictions” from July 23 to 31.
On August 2, MWP announced that the coronation night was postponed indefinitely “due to the alarming upsurge in the COVID-19 cases caused by the Delta variant.”
The organization had skipped a 2020 edition, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Forty-four girls are vying for 7 crowns in the 2021 edition of the pageant. Organizers earlier appointed Dindi Pajares as Miss Supranational Philippines 2021. She finished as part of the top 12 at the Miss Supranational 2021 pageant night held in Poland on August 22.
The titles up for grabs are: Miss World Philippines, Miss Eco Philippines, Miss Eco Teen Philippines, Reinahispanoamericana Filipinas, Miss Multinational, Miss Philippines Tourism, and Miss Environment International. – Rappler.com