According to CQ Global Quest Inc. Chairperson Ms. Cory Quirino, the holder of Miss World organization Philippine franchise, Arci Munoz was not rejected from the competition. The decision to back-out came from the camps of the actress who chose to honor her TV5 contract instead of joining the competition.
“Si Arci, pasok na siya, e, sa official 25 candidates. Kaya lang, she cannot fulfill her obligations muna to Miss World Philippines dahil meron siyang active and live contract with TV5. So, until that obligations have been fulfilled, she cannot join Miss World Philippines. You know, she’s not only a talent, she’s a star of TV5." Quirino clarified.
TV5, meanwhile, released this statement:
Ms. Arci Munoz has decided not to join Miss World this year as she opted to fulfill her commitments with TV5, which has been very supportive of her career.”