BINIBINING Pilipinas Charities, Inc. (BPCI) announced on Monday, November 7, 2022, that it will no longer renew its franchise with the Miss Grand International pageant.

However, the BPCI did not provide any details for its withdrawal in its statement.

Instead, the organization thanked Miss Grand International and wished them “the best in their future endeavors.”

“For almost 60 years, we have built BPCI’s legacy by producing a stellar roster of international winners, and over the decades, we have enjoyed the immense support of our fans.” “We will be forever grateful for their dedication, passion, and love for Bb. Pilipinas and our queens,” the BPCI said in a statement.

Miss Grand International, a beauty pageant franchise based in Thailand, was established in 2013.

Since it started, the Philippines has only placed first runner-up in 2016 (Nicole Cordoves) and 2021 (Samantha Bernardo).

In 2022, Philippine bet Roberta Tamondong finished as part of the Top 20.

After the resignation of Miss Grand International 2022 fifth runner-up Yuvna Rinishta on October 28, the Miss Grand International organization appointed Tamondong as her replacement.(CLC)