No relevant beauty pageant passes by without the candidates sharing a part of their time with the small ones. During the Feeding Program held in Cainta, Rizal, a group of ladies displayed big hearts and warm smiles while helping out the organizers (Kit Nieto, Pia Velasco and Ruru Kiram-Ferriols) distribute hot meals to the kids from poor families. Such a sight to behold as hugs and flying kisses were thrown everywhere. One can clearly read the messages on the faces of the beautiful visitors. I’m certain that they enjoy charity projects like this more than dressing up to the nines and walking on 5-inch heels.
Whew! This year’s Miss Earth has really been a satisfying journey deep into the hearts of Filipinos, the less privileged ones especially. The environmental concerns remain in place, but that doesn’t mean neglecting the equally important basics of the needy sectors.
Believe me, these Earth Warriors will bring back a treasure trove of wonderful memories to tell the minute they head back home.