Earlier before lunch at the poolside of Diamond Hotel Manila, the Miss Philippines Earth 2017 Press Presentation was held with the heavy attendance from members of the media throwing in their support for the forty (40) Official Candidates who paraded in their Ricky Abad two-piece swimsuits inspite of the intermittent signs of drizzle threatening to dampen the proceedings. Thankfully, the sun resumed its burning heat midway and the event was completed without a hitch.
As traditionally practiced every year, the Darling of the Press was awarded with early favorite Samantha Acosta of Pulilan, Bulacan raking in the votes to win Gold. She was followed by yet another solid pick Kim de Guzman of Olongapo City who settled with the Silver. Catherine Tabaniag of Panglao, Bohol and Ann Krishia Antonio of Porac, Pampanga shared the Bronze in a hotly-contested popularity selection from the Press.
Tomorrow, the ladies will compete in the Resort Wear segment at Versailles Alabang before returning to Diamond Hotel for the Beauty of Intelligence Pre-Judging that will complete the tallied scoring of the candidates that will determine the ten (10) lucky ones who will make the first cut come Finals Night on July 15 at the MOA Arena.