Cory Quirino, chairman and CEO of CQ Global Quest Inc. (CQGQ) and national director-licensee of Miss World Philippines (MWP) announced that one of the stops of provincial search for aspiring candidates to MWP would be on July 10, 2011 at SM City Bacolod.

The search yielded several young first-time beauty pageant applicants during its kicked off in Naga City in early May. Other searches were held in SM City Cebu where a mini beauty pageant attracted hundreds of mallgoers, SM Mall of Asia, SM City Pampanga in San Fernando City and SM City Davao.

MWP is presented by CQGQ and SM Development Corp. together with Banco de Oro, Petron, Smart, Philippine Airlines, and The City of Puerto Princesa, with SM Supermalls as official search partner.

Prospective candidates should contact the MWP office at 780-4789, local 7171, or 0910-2382461, or visit

In a press conference last January, Julia Morley, chairman and CEO of the Miss World Organization, made a final presentation of the Miss World license to Quirino in the presence of Miss World 2010 Alexandria Mills and 2nd Princess Emma Wareus. Upon receiving the license, Quirino made her first official dramatic move by offering the biggest prize money in the history of the Philippine pageant industry by having a grand prize of P1 million, plus an SMDC Condo unit.
The Miss World Philippines Slogan is "Beauty in Giving" inspired by the famous Miss World Slogan "Beauty with a Purpose". Taking this corporate social respinsibility to heart, the Philippine pegeant has adopted the Tuloy Streetchildren Foundation, headed by Fr. Rock Evangelista; and Philippine General Medical Foundation, led by Dr. Greg Alvior, as beneficiaries.

The deadline for submission of application form is on July 31. The coronation and pageant night is set for September 18, 2011  at the Philippine International Convention Center.