MANILA, Philippines — After greater than per week because the staging of the 2023 Miss Universe Philippines pageant, the competition’s official auditing accomplice, SGV, broke its silence and cleared the air concerning the controversy revolving across the announcement of the High 10 candidates.
SGV, which stands for the auditing big SyCip, Gorres Velayo & Firm, acknowledged the “technical error” first talked about through the coronation evening on Might 13 by one of many hosts insofar because the High 10 finalists had been involved, and which MUPH nationwide director Shamcey Supsup-Lee additionally admitted to per week after.
“A technical problem occurred that affected the tabulation of the judges’ scores within the choice of the High 10 finalists, which was instantly detected. Upon detection, MUPh and SGV instantly carried out the contingency plan to carry out guide validation of the leads to observance of the agreed protocols,” the auditing agency and the pageant group mentioned in a joint assertion launched solely to the Inquirer on the night of Might 23.
“In gentle of the scenario, SGV acknowledges the efforts of the MUPh board, led by Mr. Jonas Gaffud, to instantly resolve and uphold the equity of the competitors by permitting the 18 delegates to compete within the night robe competitors.,” SGV additional said.
Those that had been initially introduced as included within the High 10 had been the next: eventual winners Michelle Dee from Makati Metropolis (Miss Universe Philippines), Pauline Amelinckx from Bohol (Miss Supranational Philippines), Krishnah Gravidez from Baguio Metropolis (Miss Attraction Philippines), and Christine Opiaza from Zambales (first runner-up), with 2020 Aliwan Fiesta Digital Queen Jannarie Zarzoso from Agusan del Norte.
They had been joined within the High 10 by 2021 Binibining Pilipinas Grand Worldwide Samantha Panlilio from Cavite, 2019 Mutya ng Pilipinas Asia Pacific Worldwide Klyza Castro from Davao Oriental, Jan Marie Bordon from Bacolod, Airissh Ramos from Japanese Samar, and Rein Hillary Carrascal from Sorsogon.
Throughout the competitors, host Xian Lim introduced that resulting from a technical concern, all of the 18 semifinalists will return to compete for slots within the High 5 even after the High 10 finalists had already been introduced.
Supsup-Lee additionally supplied some clarification on her social media accounts later, and mentioned, “as I rigorously examined the figures, my consideration was drawn to the extremely unbelievable numbers. This gave rise to issues that the integrity of the outcomes could have been compromised.”
Because of the discovery of the error, the group, within the succeeding night robe competitors, introduced again the remainder of the semifinalists— eventual second runner-up Angelique Manto from Pampanga who topped the Jojo Bragais Runway Problem carried out on-line, 2021 Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas Emmanuelle Vera from Cebu, single mom Clare Dacanay from Parañaque Metropolis, Afia Cute Yeboah from Tiaong, Iman Franchesca Cristal from Mandaluyong Metropolis, Christine Salcedo from Marinduque, Kimberlyn Acob from Isabela, and Princess Anne Marcos from Bulacan who superior to the High 18 by topping the net ballot for the Smilee Casting Problem.
Vera later went on social media to share that she was included within the roster of finalists, the official High 10 that was not introduced on stage.
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“MUPh and SGV are dedicated to equity, transparency, and impartiality of the choice for the nation’s consultant to Miss Universe. MUPh has established insurance policies and procedures for the tabulation course of, together with the engagement of SGV as an unbiased tabulator for the previous 4 years,” the joint assertion additional learn.
Scores from the second spherical of competitors with the 18 semifinalists, which is the night robe spherical, had been independently tabulated by SGV to find out the ultimate 5 candidates. The method continued for the choice of the eventual winners.
“With the foregoing, we had been capable of uphold and protect the integrity of the method and the outcomes,” SGV and the Miss Universe Philippines group mentioned within the assertion that bore each their insignias on the higher portion, and their names on the underside half.
The 2023 Miss Universe Philippines pageant is the fourth version of the standalone competitors that chooses the nation’s consultant to the Miss Universe contest. Since its inaugural staging in 2020, SGV has been its unbiased auditing accomplice. EDV
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