Mutya ng Pilipinas will now be known as 'Mutya Pilipinas'
MANILA, Philippines – Following the appointment of Cory Quirino as the new president of Mutya ng Pilipinas, the organization announced on Monday, May 6, that will now be known as "Mutya Pilipinas."
In the announcement posted on the organization's social media accounts, Quirino explained the decision to drop the word "ng."
"Phonetically speaking its name flows more smoothly as pronounced. Symbolizing the arrival of a refreshed vision for the 51-year-old pageant, the name Mutya Pilipinas sets its sights towards more exciting alliances in the years to come."
"It has been the customary habit of the public in the past years to refer to the pageant as simply Mutya, an endearing nickname that we welcome. And it's just as well that we flow with this very same rhythm of public awareness as Mutya Pilipinas."
The pageant, which recently celebrated its 50th year, is currently looking for contestants for its 2019 edition scheduled in August. – Rappler.com