Cagayan de Oro bet backs out of Miss U PH competition after catching COVID-19

Cagayan de Oro bet backs out of Miss U PH competition after catching COVID-19

MANILA, Philippines — Another candidate in the upcoming Miss Universe Philippines pageant has backed out of the competition after she contracted the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) disease.

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With a heavy heart, allow me to break the news to all of you that I tested positive for Covid-19 last October 14. This means that I will not be able to continue with my journey to the Miss Universe Philippines crown this year. ✨👑🌎 My team and I did all our best to strictly follow all the health and safety protocols, but still the virus hit me. To those I had in close contact with, please inform the City Health Officers so they can also check on your state. I pray that you are safe from the virus. I am currently confined in a hospital here in Manila and rest assured, I am in good hands. 👌🏼 I sincerely apologize for what happened. Please be always on the lookout for your health and safety. Finally, I would like to thank the MUPh team who never hesitated to aid me: Tito Albert Andrada, Mama J, Sir Angel, Sir Pau, Sir Jory, and to those that I failed to mention. Thank you also to my family, to Ms Mags Cue, and to my #TeamAmegaBeauties family for constantly checking on me. To all my friends, colleagues, students, parents, and supporters, I am forever grateful for your love and support in this endeavor. Thank you so much. I love you all. ❤️ Once again, I am deeply sorry for whatever I have caused you. Please don’t forget to include me in your prayers. Daghang salamat! Stay safe mga higala! 🙏🏼 #keepgoing #lifegoeson #missuniversephilippines

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In an Instagram post on Friday, candidate Vincy Vacalares of Cagayan de Oro revealed that she tested positive for the disease last Oct. 14.

“This means that I will not be able to continue with my journey to the Miss Universe Philippines crown this year,” Vacalares said.

“My team and I did all our best to strictly follow all the health and safety protocols, but still the virus hit me,” she added. “To those I had in close contact with, please inform the City Health Officers so they can also check on your state. I pray that you are safe from the virus.”

Vacalares said that she is currently confined in a hospital in Manila, and that she is in “good hands.”

“I sincerely apologize for what happened. Please be always on the lookout for your health and safety,” she later expressed.

The Cagayan de Oro candidate is the second to back out of the competition. Previously, Sorsogon beauty queen Maria Isabela Galeria announced her withdrawal from the pageant after beating COVID-19.

The coronation ceremonies for Miss Universe Philippines 2020 is set to be held in Baguio City on Oct. 25.

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