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Miss Philippines-Earth 2017 is a Medical Physicist

Miss Philippines Earth 2017 Karen Ibasco

A medical physicist hopes to use her new title as Miss Philippines-Earth to highlight the “science behind climate change.”

Karen Ibasco, 26, bested 39 other aspirants in ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City on Saturday night for the right to represent the Philippines in the global Miss Earth pageant, and to serve as an ambassador for environmental protection.

“Joining Miss Philippines-Earth is representing the scientific community and making the people understand the science behind climate change,” Ibasco told the Inquirer after her coronation.

“I really want to share a message, to tell the people what they can do to save the Earth,” she added.

The Miss Philippines-Earth pageant runs on the platform of environmental protection and its winners, since its inception in 2001, have launched projects that help save the planet.

“I will use my title to continue my advocacy, use it as my platform to reach out to a wider range of audience, different people, as I continue to share my voice when it comes to conservation of energy and embracing renewable energy,” Ibasco said.

During the final round of questions, the five finalists were asked what environmental policies they wanted to change.

Ibasco replied: “Everyone [is] experiencing climate change. I’m just grateful that the Philippines has signed the Paris Treaty. What I want to see is to pass a carbon tax. In that way, we would invest in renewable energy to help our world to be a better place—greener, inhabitable for the whole country.”

Also proclaimed winners were Miss Philippines-Air Kim de Guzman from Olongapo City, Miss Philippines-Water Jessica Marasigan from Caloocan, Miss Philippines-Fire Nellza Bautista from Villanueva, Misamis Oriental, and Miss Philippines-Ecotourism Vanessa Mae Castillo from Lobo, Batangas.

Miss Philippines Earth 2017 is supported by partners: SM Markets, Diamond Hotel (the Official Residence) and Miss Earth Foundation.

Watch the full show by clicking here.
Miss Philippines Earth Goes Transparent!

Miss Philippines Earth 2017

You can now get a chance to witness the Miss Philippines Earth delagates during the prejudging competitions live on Facebook.

The predjuging shall be held on three separate occasions; figure & form, beauty of face & poise and intelligence category where the top 12 finalist will be choosen and announce at the finals on July 15 at the Mall of Asia Arena, with live stream by and telecast on ABS-CBN on July 16 at 10 am and on The Filipino Channel (TFC).

Judges of each category shall be personalities from related fields of expertise. Visit our facebook page @missphilearth for the dates, time and venue.

Miss Philippines Earth 2017 is supported by partners: SM Markets, Diamond Hotel (the Official Residence), Brigada FM 104.7 and Miss Earth Foundation.
Miss Philippines Earth addresses Climate Change on Independence Day

Change is coming!

After a victorious back-to-back win for the Philippines by Miss Earth 2014, Jamie Herrell and Miss Earth 2015, Angelia Gabrena Ong in the Miss Earth pageant held in Vienna, Austria, Angelia has also successfully completed the CLIMATE REALITY LEADERSHIP CORPS training under Mr. Al Gore, founder and chairman of the Climate Reality Project and former Vice President of the United States.

“Miss Earth’s presence in the Climate Reality Leadership Corps training signifies more than ever that Miss Earth is an effective platform to create environmental awareness especially on climate change. We also make sure our delegates are briefed on the significance of the COP Paris Agreement to be abreast with environmental issues.” explained Mr. Ramon Monzon, Chairman and President of Carousel Productions Inc.

This year, the much awaited environmental event known as Miss Philippines-Earth shall be presenting 48 beautiful and inspiring environmental ambassadors from different municipalities and cities in and outside the country . As part of their advocacy to fight climate change through the 5R’s; Re-think, Reduce, Re-use, Recycle and Respect; the delegates had started their community eco activities since March.

“The delegate with the most outstanding eco campaign will receive the special “Earth Warrior” award. Another award shall also be given to the delegate’s municipality or city which has the most outstanding environmental project. This is one way of giving significance to the communities who exert effort in combating climate change.” explained Lorraine E. Schuck, EVP of Carousel Productions Inc.

The Miss Philippines Earth realizes it’s advocacy by educating the youth thru Miss Earth Foundations’s “I Love My Planet Earth” school tours with pro-environment partner HANA Shampoo in environmental campaigns.

One with Miss Philippines Earth in combating Climate Change are the team of Diamond Hotel, SM Markets, Ricky Reyes Salon stylists, Ever Bilena and Coco Life.

To deepen the relevance of Miss Philippines Earth this year, the coronation night will be on June 11, 2016 6 PM at the U.P. Theater with live streaming by Rappler. Telecast on ABS-CBN June 12, 2016 10:30 AM (before ASAP) and on The Filipino Channel (TFC).
Miss Philippines-Earth 2015 Schedule of Activities
Date and Time Activity Venue
April 11 Fashion Show and Beach Clean-Up Hannah's Beach Resort, Pagudpud
April 15 Charity Visit Child Haus
April 24, 6:00 pm Resort Wear Competition Hotel Pontefino, Batangas
April 25, 6:00 pm Talent Competition Tanuan, Batangas
April 28, 5:00 pm Presentation SM Megamall
April 30, 6:00 pm Swimsuit Competition Shangri-La Hotel, Lapu-Lapu
May 5, 10:00 am Charity Visit Nayong Kabataan
May 7, 9:00 am Press Presentation Diamond Hotel, Manila
May 8 Grocery and Cooking Challenge SM Mall of Asia, Pasay
May 9 Sports Competition Hamilo Coast, Batangas
May 19, 7:00 pm Resorts Wear Competition
Evening Gown Competition
Marinduque Convention Center
May 21, 6:00 pm Trash to Class Competition Versailles Palace, Alabang
May 23, 6:00 pm Evening Gown Competition Landbank Auditorium, Pasay
TBA, 6:00 pm Cocktail Wear Competition TBA
May 31, 6:00 pm Grand Coronation Night MOA Arena, Pasay
Cebu City Wins Second Miss Philippines Earth Crown!
Miss Philippines-Earth 2014 Winners

The Miss Philippines-Earth finally crowned the new environmental ambassadors at the Mall of Asia ARENA, May 11, 2014. Presenting the 2014 queen and her court : (L - R) Miss Philippines-Earth Water 2014 -Kimberly Covert of Dumaguete City, Miss Philippines-Earth Eco-Tourism 2014 - Monique Teruelle Manuel of Dinalupihan Bataan, Miss Philippines-Earth 2014 - Jamie Herrell of Cebu City, Miss Philippines-Earth Air 2014 - Diane Carmele Querrer of Tanauan City and Miss Philippines-Earth Fire 2014 - Bianca Paz of Gapan City
Environmental Seminar 2014
Miss Philippines Earth 2014 Candidates discussed about their Ecotourism spots, in their respective regions. Tackled about their potential sites, environmental threats and their own conclusions.

North Luzon
South Luzon
Metro Manila
"Trash to Class" Fashion Event 2014

The gorgeous beauties of Miss Philippines-Earth 2014 showcased their most ingeniously creative and stunning creations on the catwalk of Patio Victoria, Intramuros, on the evening of April 9, 2014.

Materials of their dresses were composed of ordinary everyday objects, reusable or even useless items, which were transformed into fashionable works of art by their own sponsored designers.

All candidates had their moment to strut in their best form in front of the judges. They all received praises and at times, intriguing critique, from renowned celebrity personalities such as Eric Pineda and Joyce Ann Burton, who were amazed at how such ‘trash’ had been entirely transformed to class!

Winners of the night were Miss Cebu City for the Bronze medal, Miss Gapan for Silver and Miss Tanauan for the Gold! A successful competition with much thanks to HANA Shampoo, our presenter and also to PATIO VICTORIA, Intramuros our venue partner. Click here for more photos of the event.
Earth Hour 2014
Miss Philippines Earth 2014 joins the Earth Hour event at SM Mall of Asia, SM Aura Premier, SM North Edsa and SM Megamall.

Miss Philippines Earth 2014: Taking the Lead in Promoting Eco-Tourism

The Miss Philippines Earth 2014 candidates will be having the following preliminary activities:

March 29 5:00 pm Earth Hour SM Supermarket Aura, Megamall A & B and North EDSA
SM Hypermarket North EDSA and MOA
April 2 2:30 pm Candidate's Presentation SM Supermarket Megamall A & B
  5:00 pm   SM Megmall A Event Center
April 3 9:00 am Environmental Seminar Makati City Hall
April 4 7:00 pm Fun for a Cause Carousel Garden
April 9 7:00 pm From Trash to Class Competition Patio Victoria, Intramuros
April 11 5:00 pm Cooking Challenge SM Hypermarket Fairview
April 12 7:00 pm Swimsuit Competition Pico de Loro in Hamilo Coast
April 14 10:00 am Hana Shampoo Corporate and Plant Vist  
April 15 3:00 pm Hairstyling Challenge/Mall Tour Robinsons Sta Rosa Market
April 20 3:00 pm Easter Charity Day SM Supermarket and Hypermarket Fairview
April 21 3:00 pm Catwalk Challenge/Mall Tour Robinsons Place Malolos
April 22 10: 00 am Press Conference  
April 24   Beach Wear Challenge Antique, Aklan
April 25 4:00 pm Store Opening SM Hypermarket Sun Residences
  7:00 pm Resort Wear Competition Hotel Pontefino
April 27 7:00 pm Talent Competition Malayan School Gym - Cabuyao, Laguna
April 29 10:00 am Make-up and Hair Challenge/Charity Day Childhaus
April 30 7:00 pm Swimsuit Competition Solaire Resort and Casino
May 2 4:00 pm 5-Day Sale SM Supermarket San Lazaro and
SM Hypermarket Bicutan
May 2 to 4   Clean-Up Drive and Fashion Show Hannah's Beach Resort, Pagudpud
May 7 5:00 pm Long Gown Competition Versailles Palace
May 11 6:00 pm Coronation Night Mall of Asia Arena
Miss Philippines Earth 2013 Winners Talk Environment
Olongapo native crowned Miss Philippines Earth 2013
Tears of joy flowed down the cheeks of Olongapo City's Angelee Delos Reyes as she was crowned Miss Philippines Earth 2013 at the coronation night held at the SM Mall of Asia Arena on May 19, 2013.

Miss Philippines-Earth 2013 winners
The other winners were:
Miss Philippines-Air: Miss Nagcarlan, Laguna - Kimverlyn Suiza
Miss Philippines-Water: Miss Zamboanga City - Nancy Leonard
Miss Philippines-Fire: Miss Fil. USA West Coast - Alma Cabasal
Miss Philippines-Eco-Tourism: Miss Santa Maria, Bulacan - Bernadette Mae Aguirre
Online Photogenic Voting Winners
Online Photogenic Voting Winners
The top three candidates with the highest accummulated facebook "likes" and website votes were awarded as the Most Photogenic at Seventh High. Miss San Pablo City with 13,834 votes won the gold medal, the silver medal went to Miss Zamboanga City with 8,935 votes and Miss San Pascual with 8,749 votes bagged for the bronze medal.
Evening Gown Winners
Chosen as the Best in Evening Gown for Miss Philippines-Earth 2013 and awarded with the gold medal for the said category was Miss Mabalacat City. Misses Cabugao, Ilocos Sur and Taguig City received silver and bronze medals, respectively.
The GREEN Initiative aims to eliminate poverty, protect our natural resources and promote the beauty of the Philippines. Miss Earth Foundation and Miss Philippines Earth are proud to partner with ABS CBN Foundation, Bantay Kalikasan, DENR, DOE, DOT, Ateneo de Manila University in this worth while project. Yes to AGRICULTURE and ECO-TOURISM!
Miss Philippines-Earth partners with ABS-CBN Foundation in Green Initiative
President of Carousel Productions, Inc. Mr. Ramon Monzon with Secretaries Ramon Jimenez and Ramon Paje and CPI Executive Vice-President Ms. Lorraine Schuck.

Committed to the cause of the environment and the socio-economic upliftment of communities through eco-tourism and agriculture, The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Tourism (DOT), Ateneo De Manila University (ADMU), ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation and ABS-CBN Foundation’s (AFI) Bantay Kalikasan launched the GREEN INITIATIVE.

The GREEN INITIATIVE is a collaboration between the National Government, media and the academe with the goal of protecting Philippine biodiversity and eradicating poverty.

Under the partnership, AFI, DENR, DA, DOT and ADMU will carry individual key strategic capabilities, that, when joined together in a chosen area, will result in a significant improvement in the quality of life in the community. The selected areas this year and next are Romblon and Bicol which have very beautiful but poor communities.

DENR, through Secretary Ramon Paje, commits to the necessary infrastructure needed to protect the project sites. . “The GREEN INITIATIVE is more than just an initiative. Eco-tourism is the only activity that can generate income for the country without exploiting the natural resources,” says Secretary Paje. He also announced during the launch that DENR will release Php 10M for Mt. Mantalingahan in Southern Palawan and another Php 10M for Mt. Guiting-guiting in Sibuyan Island, Romblon. The funds will be used for maintaining the forest guards that will protect the forest. Educational Forest trails will be put up which will provide the sustainability of the project.

DOT, through Secretary Ramon Jimenez, commits to facilitate the investment of tourism infrastructure and complementary facilities through the Department of Public Works and Highways. “Our role is to create positive awareness for these eco-tourism sites. We make positive awareness to local and international tourists and most importantly, we create awareness within the government itself. Sec. Paje and I are putting just enough pressure so that infrastructure is built to make travel to these very precious areas seamless,” shares DOT Secretary Jimenez. “Poverty alleviation is giving people livelihood and tourism is the fastest way to do that”.

DA, through Secretary Proceso Alcala, commits to provide the agricultural infrastructure needed to uplift the projects’ agricultural production; while ADMU, through Fr. Jett Villarin will handle the academic community which will get baseline data and monitor and evaluate the projects.

Another supporter of GREEN INITIATIVE present at the event was the Philippine Medical Association (PMA). Through its president, Dr. Leo Olarte, PMA committed to conduct medical and dental missions for the indigenous people at the chosen ecotourism sites. They will provide health assessment and give seminars to the community.

Miss Earth Foundation will support the public relations and marketing aspects of the GREEN INITIATIVE while ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation will manage and facilitate the media exposure of the projects.

“It is project such as this that makes us feel that the Philippines is definitely going somewhere within the next few years, “ says Dr. Evangeline Bautista, ADMU’s Dean of School of Science and Engineering and Acting Vice-President of Loyola schools.

As Gina Lopez, Managing Director of ABS-CBN Foundation rightfully said, “there is no single person or institution that can bring this country forward but if there are many key institutions and people that believe in their heart that this is the way to go and commit to it -- in truth, in service and the common good -- I have no doubt in my mind that our country is going to see a brilliant future ahead.”
Buy these products from select SM Food Group stores to get great lower box seats to the Miss Philippines Earth 2013 Grand Coronation Night at the Mall of Asia Rena on May 19! See photo below for more details.
Miss Philippines Earth 2013 Free Ticket
Catwalk and Styling Challenge Winners
Catwalk and Styling Challenge winners for Group 1: Legazpi City (Gold), Iriga City (Silver) and Mabalacat City (Bronze)
Catwalk and Styling Challenge Winners
Catwalk and Styling Challenge winners for Group 1: Olongapo City (Gold), Fil-USA West (Silver) and Municipality of Cabugao (Bronze)
Trivia Challenge winners
Our most knowledgable ladies from last night's event! Congratulations to our Trivia Challenge winners - Bronze: Miss R.T. Lim, Silver - Miss Muntinlupa City, Gold: Miss Mabalacat City.
Miss Philippines Earth 2013
What could be a most fitting way to celebrate EARTH DAY than presenting 48 young beauty queen aspirants from all over the nation who are set to further the noble environmental cause in the country’s most relevant beauty search.

Miss Philippines-Earth 2013 continues the legacy of beauty and responsibility by gathering the lovely gems from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Charming and captivating in their own ways, these ladies are just as eager to win the coveted crown and do their share in heeding the call of Mother Earth.

Under the stewardship of the Miss Earth Foundation, this year’s delegates embark on several activities that promote the global movement to protect and conserve water resources. Taking cue from UN’s declaration of 2013 as the International Year of Water Cooperation, the 13th edition of the pageant will see the candidates campaigning for proper water distribution and management. The movement was taken globally by Miss Earth Foundation Executive Director, Cathy Untalan together with MISS EARTH 2012, Tereza Fajksova in collaboration with MISS EARTH organizers of different countries which included Indonesia, Finland, Reunion Island and Mauritius.

For EARTH DAY, the candidates involved themselves in several environmental undertakings such as “Tigil Buga” along Ayala Avenue, Makati City; Coastal Cleanup at Freedom Island, Paranaque City; Critical Mass Ride along Quezon City; Urban Gardening and Composting seminar in Makati; and Walk with M.E. at the SM Mall of Asia in partnership with the SM Food Group, DENR Firefly Brigade and Heirs of the World.

The country’s eco beauties also encouraged the members of the press to share their advocacy for a cleaner and sustainable Earth in their media endeavors.

Miss Philippines-Earth is definitely one enriching experience. More than just crowning beauty queens, the pageant also gives a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the candidates and eventual winners to be involved in a noteworthy cause. For the past 12 years, Miss Philippines-Earth has championed the promotion of a better and cleaner environment, something that no other beauty pageants in the country have accomplished. With the 13th queen waiting to be crowned in just a few weeks, the pageant’s mission is sure to soar to greater heights and touch the lives of Filipinos in more ways than one.

The much-awaited grand coronation night will take place on May 19, Sunday, at the SM Mall of Asia Arena and will be telecast live on ABS-CBN at 10:30 PM. A spectacular visual treat that has never been done before in beauty pageant staging awaits the Miss Philippines-Earth’s avid followers.
Darling of the Press 2013
The newest batch of Eco-Beauties competing in this year’s MISS PHILIPPINES-EARTH officially introduced themselves at the press conference held at F1 HOTEL MANILA, the official residence of MPE 2013. These “Beauties for a Cause” proudly presented the media their advocacies for cleaner environment and wise voting at the elections. Apart from the exciting new challenges which the candidates will engage in, the pageant will be staging an original, revolutionary experience in pageant history which will be the most awaited highlight of the coronation night happening on May 19 at the MOA Arena, telecast on ABS CBN’s Sunday’s Best.

The three Miss Philippines-Earth 2013 favorites were voted by the media as their "Darling of the Press" awarding Miss Nagcarlan the Bronze, Miss Muntinlupa with Silver and Miss Olangapo with the Gold medal. More photos here.
Cultural Wear competition winners

It was a night of competitive glamour and originality at the cultural evening of cocktails at the SMDC showroom where the Miss Philippines-Earth 2013 beauties displayed their most artistic and flattering national attires tailored by some of the countries fashion designers. A distinguished panel of judges awarded the Bronze medal Miss Cebu City, Silver to Miss Zamboanga and Gold went to the evening's charmer, Miss Misamis Occidental. More photos here.
Cooking Challenge Group winners

The girls showed how a children's party can be tastier with Bounty Fresh Chicken and Chicken Hotdogs and of course, their culinary prowess! Congrats to our winners - Bronze: Marilao, San Marcelino, Calapan, Boljoon, Makati, Mabalacat, Zamboanga, Cebu City. Silver: Ipil, Bacolod City, Sogod, Tanza, Cabanatuan, Tanauan, Talisay. Gold: San Pedro, Quezon City, Caloocan, Rodriguez, Lipa, Olongapo, Paranaque. More photos here.
Big Sister for a Day winners
The Miss Philippines-Earth 2013 candidates became "Big Sisters for a Day" for the Gawad Kalinga Kids at Storyland and at The Croods. The "Big Sister" winners voted by kids were Miss Caloocan City (Gold), Sogod,Cebu (Silver) and Dipolog City (Bronze). More photos here.
Dance Competition Winners

The Dance Competition was held at the Enchanted Kingdom last April 14. The winners were Miss San Marcelino, Zambales (Gold), Miss Muntinlupa City (Silver) and Miss Mabalacat City (Bronze). The Dance Competition is the first leg of the Talent Competition. Medal points will be added to the other talent events.
Resorts Wear CompetitionASwimsuit Competition Winners Winners

The Miss Philippines-Earth 2013 candidates competed for the Best in Swimsuit award at Golden Sunset Resort in Calatagan, Batangas on April 13. The winners were: Miss Olongapo City (Gold), Miss Taguig City (Silver) and Miss Sogod, Cebu (Bronze). More photos here.
Resorts Wear Competition Winners

The Miss Philippines-Earth 2013 candidates competed for the Resorts Wear category at Pontefino Hotel and Residences in Batangas on April 12. The winners were: Bronze- Miss Taguig City, Silver- Miss Misamis Occidental and Gold- Miss Cabugao, Ilocos Sur. More photos here.
make-Up Challenge Winners

Make up Challenge with Ever Bilena Cosmetics. The winners are: Bronze: Candon City, Silver: Marikina City, Gold: Mun. of Sogod, Cebu.
Most Enthusiastic Learners

After the personality development and catwalk trainings, the Most Enthusiastic Learners were awarded: Bronze: Cebu City, Silver: Zamboanga City, Gold: Mun. of Santa Maria, Bulacan.
Pontefino Hotel and Golden Sunset Resort

Once again, the candidates of Miss Philippines-Earth 2013 will have a Resorts Wear Competition at Pontefino Hotel and Residences in Batangas City on April 12, 2013 and a Swimsuit Competition at Golden Sunset Resort in Calatagan, Batangas on April 13. Catch these gorgeous beauties as they flaunt their lovely forms in their most fashionable resort wear and swimsuit. A very special thanks to Pontefino Hotel and Residences and Golden Sunset Resort for supporting Miss Philippines-Earth 2013!
Save the "Dugongs" with Stephany Stefanowitz

Stephany, Miss Philippines Earth and Miss Earth Air 2012 hosted the signing of the Memorandum on the Conservation and Management of Dugongs (Dugong dugon) and their Habitats throughout their Range this morning in Taguig. This event was put together by the Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau headed by Director Mundita Lim and DENR-PAWB Coastal and Marine Management Office Director Jacob Meimban Jr.

2013 is the International Year of Water Cooperation. Let's also preserve and protect our marine species.
Miss Philippines-Earth 2013 aspirants may now submit their application forms through the internet. Simply follow the following instructions:

1. Download form HERE.
2. Please save your files as (MUNICIPALITY/CITY) being represented (Space) (Surname) such that: QUEZON CITY STEFANOWITZ
3. Send the accomplished form together with your headshot and full body shot in swimsuit to Subject: MPE 2013 NEW APPLICATION: (MUNICIPALITY/CITY)
4. Wait for our acknowledgement email. If you do not receive a response in 24 hours, please call the office.
5. Prepare all documentary requirements to complete your application.
6. For further queries, please contact Carousel Productions, Inc at 7241810 from 10:00 - 7:00 PM and look for Chris.

References: Here are useful links about Earth Hour, Climate Change, Water Issues and our ongoing campaign on Clean Elections. You can (must) use these to prepare for Miss Philippines Earth 2013:

World Water Day
Earth Hour
International Year of Water Cooperation
National Climate Change Action Plan-Climate Change Commission
Other Materials from the Climate Change Commission
Clean Elections (Reference 1)
Clean Elections (Reference 2)
Clean Elections (Reference 3)