Sorry street food fans but the World Street Food Congress 2019 (WSFC) is once again canceled.
The organization took to Facebook Tuesday to announce the unfortunate development, saying "no reason nor rhyme was given and this, was after 6 months of legwork the WSFC did in curating and accommodating the TPB [Tourism Promotions Board] and DOT [Department of Tourism] ideals for the event."
According to the WSFC, they've already put in six months worth of leg work, inviting chefs, cooks, and vendors from 14 countries. They've also started work with culinary colleges in the country and 200 students for the event.
In February, it was reported that the much-awaited food event will take place in October this year, after missing 2018 out.
"This in unbecoming of the TPB and DOT, but we doubt this is personal as we have a good working relationship with the ground team. We apologise to the scores of local and international food fans and entrepreneurs who have already placed their interest in this year's event in BGC," the WSFC said, adding they are determined to push through and deliver "albeit, we have to go back to drawing table."
In 2017, the WSFC made waves when none other than the beloved Anthony Bourdain made a special appearance.
The WSFC had been held in the Philippines for two consecutive years until in 2018 when it had to cancel.
GMA News Online has gotten in touch with the Tourism Promotions Board and the Department of Tourism for the matter . — LA/ GMA News