We know that there had been questions arising on the non-inclusion of Betchay Salustiano's entry in the Week 6 Gallery.
Apparently, Betchay did send in her entry to us at 8:40am. However, the email did not reach us due to a mistake in the email address she used.
We would like to share with you our official statement sent to Betchay regarding this matter:
This is a hard decision that we had to make. But after much consideration and deliberation, we regret to inform you that we cannot include your layout anymore in the judging.
We have to abide by the rules we have set for this competition. And, not receiving your entry on or before the 10am deadline already results in automatic disqualification. It is unfortunate that the wrong email used resulted to this.
We will be including your layout in the Week 6 Gallery. However, it will have no bearing already to the judging as we have earlier stated.
The past five weeks we've seen your dedication to this challenge in your layouts. It saddens us as well that your leaving the challenge had to happen this way.
We appreciate the time and effort that you have given in this competition. Your support for the Idol is greatly appreciated.