Mutya Pilipinas Organization cancels 2020 edition

14 Aug 2020 | Ana Walia

The organization of Mutya Pilipinas have announced on 13th August 2020 i.e., Thursday, that they will be cancelling the beauty pageant for the 2020 edition and will focus on helping the ones affected since the pandemic outbreak in the world. They released a statement on their official social media accounts stating,

“Due to the uncertainties brought by the current COVID-19 pandemic and the damage it has wrought the economy, locally, and internationally as well as to ensure the health and safety of our community, the Board of Directors of Mutya ng Pilipinas Inc (MNPI) headed by its Chairman Fred Yuson and President Cory Aquino has decided to cancel its 2020 calendar of activities.”

They have also mentioned that the organization will right now focus on humanitarian efforts and support the front liners and communities in need especially street children as they are the ones that have been affected by the outbreak of the pandemic. The organization will however, fulfil its existing obligation towards alliances with the international beauty pageant titles they represent. The reigning queen Klyza Castro will hold onto her crown until any further announcement.


Mutya Pilipinas Organization cancels 2020 edition


They mentioned that since some of the pageants have decided to move ahead with the virtual coronation ceremony, they are ready to send any of the current queens to compete in case their partnered international pageants are held virtually. They have also invited the public, sponsors, and friends to support the ‘Beauty in Giving’ campaign as they are leading to help some of the charitable institutions they've partnered with. The statement stated,

“This is an open invitation to the public, our sponsors and friends to partner with us in support of our Beauty in Giving campaign because MNPI expands the definition of a beauty pageant by espousing charitable causes such as PGH Medical Foundation, Inc. and Tuloy Streetchildren Foundation. We salute the brave heroes and heroines in the fight against this pandemic. To you, we dedicate the year through our humble efforts in rebuilding the lives of those in need. More than ever, our country needs us to act as one.”

Mutya Pilipinas joins the list of beauty pagenats who have decided to cancel their 2020 edition and host the coronation ceremonies in 2021 due to the scare of coronavirus. Binibining Pilipinas had announced that it was postponing its 2020 edition indefinitely while the Miss World Philippines confirmed it was holding its 2020-2021 edition early next year. Miss Universe is also scheduled to be held in the first semester of 2021 and recently Miss Supranational has also confirmed that they will be hosting the coronationa ceremony in 2021. Although, Miss Universe Philippine organization is certain to host the pageant on 25th October 2020.