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. 🙂
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.