Saturday, December 22, 2018

Repost: Chavit Singson Still Thinking of Whether to Accept the Franchise of Miss Universe Philippines

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Former Gov. Luis “Chavit” Singson of Ilocos Sur finally opened up about rumors that the Miss Universe Philippines franchise has been acquired by his LCS Group of Companies.

During interviews on separate radio shows on DzRH and DzMM Thursday, Singson revealed that the Miss Universe Philippines franchise has been offered to his company by the Miss Universe Organization (MUO) based in New York City.

Singson said that the offer was made after the franchise agreement between the MUO and the Bb. Pilipinas Charities, Inc. (BPCI) expired recently.

“Pinag-iisipan ko pa. Pinag-aaralan ko pa. (I’m thinking about it. I’m still studying it),” said Singson during radio interviews. “Dahil baka dagdag trabaho iyan. Hindi kagaya yung sponsor, hindi masyadong ma-trabaho. (It might be additional work. Unlike being a sponsor, there is less work).”

If this pushes through, then the Miss Universe Philippines title would have a separate national search outside of the BPCI camp.

So far, the annual Bb. Pilipinas beauty contest sends representatives to international pageants such as Miss Universe, Miss International, Miss Supranational, Miss Grand International, Miss Globe, and Miss Intercontinental.

Since the 1960s, the BPCI has been sending delegates to the Miss Universe contest. Aside from newly crowned Miss Universe Catriona Gray, the same group has produced three other Miss Universe winners from the Philippines: Gloria Diaz (1969), Margie Moran (1973) and Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach (2015).

In January 2017, Singson funded the staging of the 2016 Miss Universe beauty contest in Manila. But the politician-businessman admitted that he will produce the 2019 Miss Universe beauty pageant in South Korea.

“Mula nung ako ay nag-sponsor, taon-taon tumutulong ako sa kanila. Kaya nung sa Bangkok ginawa, nakatulong din ako. Next year, na-arrange ko na sa South Korea at sasama ang North Korea,” said Singson. (Since I became a sponsor, I have been helping Miss Universe every year. When it was held in Bangkok, I also helped them. Next year, I already arranged it in South Korea and North Korea will join).

Singson did not give any deadline as to when he will decide on the franchise. But sources at the BPCI said that the annual search for the 2019 batch of Binibini queens will begin after the staging of the 47th Miss Intercontinental pageant in Manila on Jan. 26.

Speculations about the franchise made the news when Singson facilitated the arrival of Gray in the Philippines last Dec. 19 via his private plane from Bangkok, Thailand.

On Dec. 20, Chavit’s daughter, architect Richelle Singson-Michael, who was one of judges at 2018 Miss Universe pageant, said that she does not want to talk about the issue on franchise.

But Richelle said that Gray is coming back to Manila sometime in January or February 2019 for her first major press conference and homecoming parade as Miss Universe.

Gray is now in New York City to begin her reign as Miss Universe. She will also attend to a series of press tours which will start on Jan. 7.

46 comments:

  1. So pag nagkataon kung anik-anik na titles na lang ang matitira sa Bb.Pilipinas

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    1. Kaya nga. Ang sad naman pag ganun. Parang di na prestigious pag ganun

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    2. Pinagiisipan pa lang naman pala, bat kung makacomment ang iba dito eh akala mo opisyal ng sya talaga ang may-ari ng MU Phils.franchise

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  2. I hope tulungan na lang ni Chavit ang BPCI with Miss U franchise instead of making a separate pageant kasi parang embedded na talaga sa Binibining Pilipinas ang MU. Ewan. Malulungkot ako if ever hihiwalay na MUP sa BPCI.

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    1. Oo nga partnership nalang.. Para mas bongga ang stage at production...

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    2. 2:36 - I KINDA AGREE BUT THEN WE DON'T KNOW BAKA MAS LALONG AANGAT KUNG MAY MISS UNIVERSE PHILIPPINES PAGEANT TALAGA.

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    3. Oo nga ako din. Balita kasi $12M ang franchise.

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    4. Agree ako sa yo sis!

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    5. Mas okay na hiwalay ang franchise ng MUP. Sa title pa lang eh since 2011 eh hindi na rin ginagamit ang Binibini ng MUP winner. Mas makaka-focus ang BPCI sa pagpili ng Miss International PH winner pati sa minor titles.

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    6. 7:24 OA naman. Hindi ganyan kalaki ang franchise fee. Yan ang fee to host the pageant.

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    7. Kung nung 2014 na-brought up ito after the disastrous national costume ni MJ Lastimosa na ginawa ng kababayan ni Madam Estella malamang lahat agree na ihiwalay na ng solo ang BBP Univ.

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    8. 7:24 - THAT'S TOO MUCH FOR A PAGEANT FRANCHISE.

      NASA $60,000 A YEAR DIUMANO ANG SA PHILIPPINES. IYONG IBANG COUNTRY KASI MAS MABABA.

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  3. in partnership nalang sana with bpci.
    para mas happy.
    :)

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  4. Mas maganda partnership.

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  5. Serious question. Hope no one will bash. Bakit pinapadala natin for ms world hindi under BCPI? What happened?

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    1. Iba po ang may hawak ng franchise ng ms world.

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    2. Dati bpci yan pero ngayon yata gusto nila na either separate pageant or highest title ang Miss world.

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    3. Dahil mas gusto ng MW na separate ang franchise holder ng MWP. Nasasala talaga at naka-focus. Tingnan mo nung humiwalay nanalo tayo sa MW.

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    4. Bakit anon 2:03 natalo ba tayo sa Miss Universe at iba pang minor title?

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    5. 2:40 MW po ang topic.

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    6. 2:03 Sa 19 years na hawak ng BPCI eh hindi tayo nanalo. Sa 3 years since humiwalay ang MWP sa BPCI eh nakuha natin ang blue crown.

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    7. 3:52 - I DON'T THINK IT WAS BECAUSE THE FRANCHISE WAS GIVEN TO ANOTHER ORG. APART FROM MEGAN WAS REALLY DESERVING AND WORKED HARD TO GET THE CROWN, MISS WORLD PROBABLY WANTED TO LET OTHER COUNTRIES KNOW THAT WHEN YOU ORGANIZE A SEPARATE PAGEANT, E MAS MALAKI CHANCE MO MANALO. BUT MISS WORLD IS OUTRIGHT BORING!

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  6. So pag nagkataon Bb Pilipinas International na ang pinakamataas? Dapat pag isahin na lang ulit para yung mga girls hindi na malilito kung saan sasali. Mas madaming gugustuhing sa Miss Universe Philippines sumali so mga latak na lang matitira sa Binibining Pilipinas

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    1. NAKAKAINIS IYONG "BINIBINING PILIPINAS" ANG PANGALAN NG ORG PERO HINDI PWEDE MAGTAGALOG KUNG LALABAN SA PAGEANT ABROAD ANG MGA CANDIDATES. KALOKA!

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  7. Heto unpopular opinion, parang mas gusto ko na hiwa-hiwalay ng titles instead na kinukuha lahat ng iyon sa isang gabi lang. Kasi usually, ung mananalo ng Miss U title siya and the best of the pack, and then yung ibang titles mga second, third best lang. Which means, yung mga pinapadala natin sa ibang mga pageants, eh hindi talaga "winners"

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    1. I agree, dapat hiwa hiwalay.

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    2. I disagree, baka kasi mapaglipasan na ng panahon mga aspiring beauty queens kung iba iba pang pageant ang sasalihan nila instead na isa na lang.

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  8. Ang masasabi ko lang ay... GRABE, dami pera ni Chavit!

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  9. Wow judge tapos franchise owner. Kaya naman ang daming kuda na kesyo luto ang pagkapanqlo ni Catriona. Kse naman sa dinami dami ng kukunin judge yang si singson pa ang kinuha. Tuloy nadudumihan ang pagkapanalo ni catriona kahit na deserve din naman nya. Hmmmmp!!!!

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    1. Isang boto lang naman si Richelle. Kahit tanggalin pa ang boto niya panalo talaga si Catriona.

      Eh bakit yung Miss USA laging pumapasok sa semis tapos MUO din ang may hawak ng Miss USA pero walang kuda na niluluto?!

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    2. Pasalamat pa rin tayo hindi sa Pinas ginanap, kung sa atin ginanap yan malabong may 4th MU na tayo ngayon

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    3. Judge din ang LA designer na si Monique Llhuillier na taga Cebu :-)

      Don't get me wrong but I love Catriona with a heart...

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  10. Sana tanggapin ni Chavit. Mas okay na hiwalay talaga ang MUP franchise eh. Kahit sa title pa lang iba ang sa MUP at hindi ikinakabit ang Binibini since 2011. Maganda na yung Big 4 grand slam franchise ay iba-iba ang may-ari. Mag-focus ang BPCI sa Miss International franchise.

    Okay na separate para magkaroon ulit ng chance yung mga nakakuha ng Binibini titles pero hindi pa nakuha ang MUP title.

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  11. Mukhang formality na lang ang kulang at LCS Group na ang may hawak ng franchise ng MUP dahil LCS Group ang producer ng Miss Universe 2019 sa South Korea.

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    1. haha Ms. Universe set condition? for sure di pakakawalan ni Madam Stella ang Ms. Universe but business is business

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    2. May pambayad pa ba ng franchise si Madam Stella? lol

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    3. STELLA CAN'T DO ANYTHING ESPECIALLY THAT MU WAS THE ONE WHO REACHED OUT TO CHAVIT.

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  12. Tanong ko lang ha :) Eh di kung hiwa-hiwalay na siya, kunwari lang. Naging ms.international na si ms. manalo, ibig sabihin pwede pa siya sumali ulit para sa ms.universe? Kasi diba nung BPCI ang may hawak once may napanalunan na crown hindi na ulit pwede sumali the following year?

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    1. Kapag may major international title na hindi na pwede. Buti hindi nanalo si Ahtisa sa MI para pwede pa siya sa MUP at MWP.

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    2. Botong boto ako kay Ahtisa para MU next year or kahit na sinong pinay na ganun ang beauty like Kylie V kasi South Korea ang host next year. Mga mukhang manika na cute face ang type nila. Gusto ko Miss Philippines ang pinakabet ng mga koreano at crowd favorite kahit hindi manalo basta sya ang pinakamaganda sa paningin nila tapos syempre dapat andun ang BTS. Hehehe!

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    3. Wag tayong magpadala ng kasing beauty ni Pia next year sa MU, hindi type ng mga koreano ang ganun, hindi nila papansinin ang Miss Philippines if ever.... Dapat mga kamukha ni Kylie, Ahtisa, Catriona, mga babyface/ barbie ang magiging patok duon.

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  13. E FRANCHISE MUNA YAN SIR CHAVIT PARA MAY MISS UNIVERSE PHILIPPINES NA ANG CHEAP KASI NG BINIBINING PILIPINAS!

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  14. Di pa naman pala kay Singson bakit parang di sinupport BPCI si Cat sa Miss U si Singson ang kasama at yung nag train sa kanya iba rin kesa kila Pia at ibang beauty queens yung may Aces something?

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    1. Independent si Cat. Umalis sa Aces & Queens after MW at bumuo ng sarili niyang team.

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    2. walang camp si Cat, I think ito ang dahilan kung bakit nagmamaldita ang mga former BB kasi they can't take credit for her performance. May sarili siyang diskarte.

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