Last January, Bb. Pilipinas via its chairperson Stella Araneta Marquez has inked a deal with ABS-CBN (CLICK HERE FOR RELATED ARTICLE). For the next 5 years, the Bb. Pilipinas annual pageant will no longer air on GMA-7 as it will now be seen on the Kapamilya network.
Also earlier this year, Bb. Pilipinas has lost the franchise of the prestigious Miss World pageant to Cory Quirino‘s CQ Global Quest Inc. The said company will now hold the search for the country’s representative to Miss World pageant beginning this year.
Now a significant rival of Bb. Pilipinas, CQ Global Quest Inc. inked a deal with GMA Network for the production and airing of Miss World Philippines 2011.
Composer and arranger Louie Ocampo will write the theme song of the newly-born pageant while sculptor Eduardo Castrillo will design the crown.
Present in the signing of agreement are GMA Network president and chief operating officer Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr.; CQ Global Quest Inc. chairman and chief executive officer Cory Quirino; CQ vice president Vic Alcuaz; GMA senior vice president for entertainment Wilma V. Galvante; vice president for entertainment Marivin T. Arayata; senior program manager Bang Arespacochaga; program manager Ali Nocom Dedicatoria; composer Louie Ocampo and creative consultant for entertainment musicals and specials Agnes S. Caballa.