The Photo Contest winners were suddenly not announced in the event because the would be organizer of the Jan 2011 National PEBA Photo Exhibit begged to halt announcing the winner because it would preempt a nationally intended photo exhibit of the PEBA Photo Contest 2010.
Gusto po namin ipabatid sa inyo na ang mga photos ay isasalang sa National Exhibit sa Baguio, Iloilo, Cebu at Davao - simultaneously. The Photo Contest Winners would highlight the Opening Ceremony of the Exhibit which will be held in one of the largest malls in the Philippines. We do accept, however, that due to sudden developments, the PEBA 2010 organizer have failed to announce this to the winners because it was too late especially that we have already requested you to be at the event, due to the pressure, the excitement and non-anticipated development, we have not announced it on the stage, we accept our lapses on this matter and this we pray that you will forgive us of our shortcoming - naway mapatawad nyo ang PEBA 2010 organizer, sakop po kami ng mga pagkakamaling maaring magawa ng isang tao.
Please accept our sincerest apology for the failure to communicate the development but PEBA 2010 has been only advised as well today. We hope that this does not decrease your faith in us, we were trying to make this event more beneficial to the cause of the OFWs and there is no intention to forget the photo contest winners but we do accept that we should have made announcement on this regard but to the pressure and time constraint brought by short notice of this decision, we were unable to communicate the development.
Mabuhay po kayo. Patawad po, patawad po.