Few weeks back, this blogger got the chance to witness one of the preliminary events of the 2012 Miss Philippines Earth as part of our office’s support to Miss Earth Foundation. Though I’m not really fond of underlining ladies in their ‘sexy’ outfits, it is only now that I appreciated in many years the advocacy of this competition. Unlike other traditional tilts, this nature-oriented event highlights the need to advocate for environmental protection, conservation and sustainability. This year, Miss Philippines Earth celebrated 2012 as the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All, which to me is worth mentioning if not emulating by other similar competitions.
Going back to the event I was in, which was held in SM North EDSA, Quezon City, the 48 candidates were subjected to a fun-filled quiz contest about climate change and on the theme. Having realized that Negros Oriental was represented, in the person of Glena Christina Duch, I took the chance to have my photo taken with her:). She’s a Business Management student at Siliman University.
Tomorrow, May 27 is the finals and coronation night. Whoever wins the pageant, I’m quite sure that the contest has in one way or another successfully brought across the message and advocacy that it espouse. Of course, beauty and brain-wise, Miss NegOr has a good fight.
Update: Miss NegOr landed as one of the semi-finalists, with Ms Quezon City bagging the coveted crown.