Samantha Acosta is representing Pulilan, Bulacan in MPE2017
One of the more active Official Candidates of Miss Philippines Earth 2017 is the representative of Pulilan, Bulacan – Samantha “Sam” Acosta – who is taking the opportunity of the long summer break from studies at the University of Asia & the Pacific to concentrate on her duties as one of this year’s Earth Warriors.
19 year-old Sam is serious about this pageant challenge after starting her Green Time Project where she speaks to students in different high schools on the importance of preserving Mother Earth by setting aside specific activities in a day to actually do tasks that support the 5Rs for the environment – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Renew and Respect.
Samantha with the students she spoke to about Green Time
Samantha is going full blast with her Green Time project
Samantha with other MPE candidates for the Manila Bay cleanup
Once the beehive of activities for Miss Philippines Earth 2017 resumes after the Lenten break, trust Sam to continue proving that she is a strong contender for the title currently being held by Loren Mar Artajos. She is keen on winning the top prize so that she can gain the bigger platform to push her green advocacy even more.
Good luck, Sam! 🙂
Seven of the first Official Candidates of MPE2017 for Earth Hour 2017
Last night at exactly 8:30PM, Earth Hour 2017 was celebrated at the SM Mall of Asia and which the first group of Official Candidates for Miss Philippines Earth 2017 attended as their first activity for the environmental pageant’s latest season.
Along with Miss Philippines Earth 2016 Loren Mar Artajos and Miss Philippines Eco-Tourism 2016 Charinna Barro, the representatives of Pulilan, Bulacan (Samantha Acosta) / Manila City (Karen Ibasco) / Davao City (Pamela Janson) / Whangarei, NZ (Jessica Rose McEwen) / Pasig City / Porac, Pampanga (Krishia Antonio) and Biñan, Laguna (Nikkie Elizalde) attended the occasion.
Here are photos from the event.
MPE2016 Loren Mar Artajos led the ladies
MPE2016 Loren Mar Artajos
Loren and Charinna being interviewed onstage
More from Miss Philippines Earth 2017 as their full slate of activities starts rolling in! normannorman.com will be there to cover the entire pageant for you. 🙂
Miss Philippines Earth 2016 Loren Mar Artajos
I had the good chance of spending quality time with Miss Philippines Earth 2016 Loren Mar Artajos during our judging of the Ginoo at Binibining Laguna 2017 finals more than a week ago today. And I simply could not let the opportunity pass without asking her a question that has been nagging my mind ever since she took over the reign from Imelda Schweighart who resigned after a string of controversies during Miss Earth 2016. How is she taking it all in?
Loren is very quick to admit that things could have been sweeter had she won the title right from the start. That would have allowed her to represent the Philippines in the international competition. And she would have been a mighty proud wearer of the country’s sash.
“But don’t get me wrong, Tito Norman. I am still thrilled that the national title is now mine. Just imagine, how often can you see a third placer getting the crown? It’s usually the 1st Runner-Up, or Miss Air in our case. It must be really fate that led me to this. And I am committed to hold on to my responsibility to the organizers till my successor is crowned in June. I am taking in all the blessings that are coming my way. It has allowed me to still use my voice and the platform to spread environmental awareness throughout the country.
I am a happy Miss Philippines Earth, Tito Norman!”
So there. Loren Mar may have only a few months left till she passes on the crown to a new winner. But she is making the most out of everything. After all, the Miss Philippines Earth 2016 is hers. And it will stay attached to her name forever. 🙂
Loren Mar Artajos (rightmost) and I during the Ginoo at Binibining Laguna 2017 judging together with Spanish model Alejandro Coloma
Your blogger and his partner Joy Arguil (rightmost) with Malaya Columnist Jay Patao and a few of the ladies who screened
Yesterday afternoon, the final screening of Miss Philippines Earth 2017 went without a hitch at the Carousel Mansion in Mandaluyong City. The ladies who came have already been pre-selected before attending the all-important interview with the judging panel which included Lorraine Schuck, Peachy Veneracion and (newly-placed) Miss Philippines Air 2016 Shannon Bridgman.
There were a few familiar faces who showed up, like Jessica McEwen from Mutya ng Pilipinas, Karen Ibasco from Bb. Pilipinas and Iya Antonio from Miss Global Philippines, just as there are notably promising ladies in contention like Samantha Acosta, Odeza Duqueza (Bb. Aurora 2017) and Heike Marlis.
The selected applicants from this group will join the official entries from the different key cities and provinces in the Philippines plus the Filipino Commumities abroad to form the 2017 batch of Earth Warriors who will vie for the crown of reigning titleholder Loren Mar Artajos come June.
Good luck to everyone! 🙂
P.S. The new Elemental Court of Miss Philippines Earth 2016 Loren Mar Artajos is composed of:
Air: Shannon Bridgman
Water: Melanie Mader
Fire: Tim Alsowyed
Eco-Tourism: Charinna Barro
Kiara Giel Gregorio had to give up on her Miss Air duties in favor of her demanding university schedule in London.
The search for Miss Philippines Earth 2017 has also started
We’re not even into the start of screenings for Bb. Pilipinas 2017, and another national beauty pageant has already began its annual search. Miss Philippines Earth 2017
is now open for interested participants in this year’s edition which promises to be more exciting with the presence of Miss Earth 2016 Katherine Espin in most of the events leading to the finals (tentatively set around late May).
And with the resignation of Imelda Schweighart, the winners and elemental court are now complete, led by new Miss Philippines Earth 2016 Loren Mar Artajos. Miss Philippines Air is still Kiara Giel Gregorio, while promoted to new ranks are Shannon Bridgman as Miss Philippines Water, Melanie Mader as Miss Philippines Fire and previous semifinalist Tim Alsowyed as the new Miss Philippines Eco-Tourism.
For those interested to sign up for Miss Philippines Earth 2017, you know the drill. Check out the qualifications in the image below and visit Carousel Productions at Carousel Mansion in Mandaluyong for screening, together with good photos to attach to your application form and birth certificate.
Qualifications for Miss Philippines Earth 2017 are detailed above
More on Miss Philippines Earth 2017 soon! 🙂
Along with Miss Earth 2016 Katherine Espin, Miss Philippines Earth 2016 and her court are now complete
Imelda during her TV interview on The Source of CNN Philippines
Imelda with host Pinky Webb
To say that it ain’t easy being Imelda Schweighart nowadays is a big understatement. She is now the former Miss Philippines Earth 2016 (replaced by Loren Mar Artajos
) who is trying to move on with life and restoring “normalcy” to the once-quiet existence she enjoyed before jumping back into the pageant scene and even stretching her presence in the international level.
In the interview with Pinky Webb on CNN Philippines’ “The Source”, you may see her as being nice and goody-two-shoes, but the honesty (however sanitized) remains evident in the way she answers and expresses her thoughts, especially about the snowballing doubts about being Miss Philippines Earth and the country’s delegate to Miss Earth.
Watch now and tell me your thoughts after, dear readers.
She’s the new Miss Philippines Earth 2016 – Loren Mar Artajos
She’s water-based and not air-tight. Just kidding, dear readers.
This just in: Loren Mar Artajos, Miss Philippines Water 2016, has been selected as the new Miss Philippines Earth 2016 as she replaces the resigned Imelda Bautista Schweighart.
For those asking why Miss Philippines Air 2016 Kiara Giel Gregorio was skipped, it’s all good. The London-based beauty could not automatically assume the title because of conflict in studies that will put her Law Scholarship in jeopardy if she returns and stays in the Philippines for the remaining months of the reign.
So Laoag City, rejoice for your new Queen! 👑
Photo credit: Joy Arguil for normannorman.com