PRESS STATEMENT FROM GMA-7:
GMA Network is the official media partner of Miss World Philippines 2014. The contract signing was held last July 4 at the GMA Network Center and attended by the top officers of the Network. Present in the contract signing were GMA Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Atty. Felipe L. Gozon, GMA Senior Vice President for Entertainment TV Lilybeth G. Rasonable, GMA Assistant Vice President for Corporate Communications Angela Javier-Cruz, GMA Senior Program Manager for Entertainment TV Bang U. Arespacochaga, and Program Manager for Entertainment TV Ali Nokom-Dedicatoria.
Just like the pageants held in 2011 and 2013, Miss World Philippines partners with GMA Network again this year to stage and broadcast this prestigious event. Last year, the Philippines made a significant milestone as Megan Young was the first Filipino to be awarded the Miss World title. On having GMA as its media partner this year, Cory Quirino is thrilled and happy with the partnership.
“We’ve been partners with GMA from the beginning since 2011 and we feel that there’s no better or stronger home for us than GMA. In 2011, we successfully launched the brand Miss World Philippines wherein we placed first runner-up. This 2014, Megan comes home to crown our queen. This will be the first time she will walk the Philippine stage as our very first Miss World. It will be very historic for us and we would like to share that history-making moment with GMA.”
Meanwhile, Gozon also expressed his gladness that GMA Network was chosen as Miss World Philippines 2014’s media partner. “Our partnership with Miss World Philippines is getting stronger and longer, and we are very glad that we are chosen again to be its partner. That’s why we are entrusted by Cory. I’m sure she appreciated what we have done in the past.”
The Filipina who wins this coveted crown will be a shining example of the heart and soul of Filipino womanhood. The winner and her court will put her beauty to good use by caring for the marginalized women and children of the Philippines through various charities. The 2014 Miss World Philippines Pageant will be held in September and viewed nationwide in the Kapuso Network. Viewers all over the world may catch it through GMA Pinoy TV.