MIss Universe Philippines addresses allegations of unpaid trophies

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    The candidates of the Miss Universe Philippines 2024 beauty pageant (Facebook)

    The Miss Universe Philippines (MUPh) Organization has released a statement addressing allegations made by artist Jef Albea, claiming that the organization did not pay for the trophies he supplied.

    The MUPh also said that it will not hesitate to pursue legal action to resolve the issue.

    The full statement posted on Facebook on June 13:

    "The Miss Universe Philippines Organization vehemently denies the unfounded allegations made by Jef Albea regarding the payment for the trophies he supplied. Contrary to his claims, we have had communications with his staff on this matter.

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    "We categorically deny that the MUPh Org. neither refused to pay, disregarded or ignored payment for the trophies. In accordance with the standard procedure of billing for suppliers to sponsors, MUPh needs proper documentation for the said transaction.

    "Miss Universe Philippines will not hesitate to pursue legal action to address and resolve this unfounded accusation.

    "We urge the public to refrain from spreading misinformation and have faith that the truth will ultimately prevail."