NAGA CITY, Camarines Sur—After taking part in a tree-planting activity at Misibis Bay, and participating in a teaching session at Misibis Elementary School in Albay, the 2019 Miss Earth delegates explored more of Bicolandia and headed to the province of Camarines Sur to take part in environmental and charity events.
The 85 delegates received a festive welcome at The Tent at Avenue Hotel in Naga City on Oct. 20, where hundreds of schoolchildren wearing elaborate costumes performed in front of them. Naga City Mayor Nelson Legacion personally addressed the ladies during the said event.
The festivities ensued at night with merrymaking on the street fronting the Gaudensa Institute.
But the ladies buckled down to work the next day, and started early with a visit to the Sta. Cruz Elementary School. There, Legacion and Naga City Arts, Culture and Tourism Office Head Alec Santos discussed the city government’s “Forest in Our Midst” project.
School principal Juliet Mercado also facilitated the tree-planting activity at the school’s field.
Some of the ladies also went to Iriga City and the town of Pili to lend their support to more environmental activities.
A select group of ladies also went to the Inarihan Farm Resort where they listened to a lecture on the environment, and planted mahogany seedlings at the “Beauty Queen Park,” where Vice President Leni Robredo also planted a seedling just recently.
But the 2019 Miss Earth delegates’ works are not only limited to environmental projects.
Some of the ladies joined former Camarines Sur Provincial Board Member Carlo Batalla in distributing wheel chairs and diapers to the residents under the care of the Divine Mercy Apostolate of the Missionaries of the Poor in Naga City.
The project, under the “Batalla Cares’ program, has facilitated the distribution of wheel chairs in different parts of the country since 2018
Some of the delegates also delighted Nagueños with a quick visit to SM City Naga’s indoor jungle safari.
The people of Naga City will see more of the ladies at the “Flora of Naga City” show with the 2019 Miss Earth delegates at the Jesse M. Robredo Coliseum on Oct. 22, at 7 p.m.
The 2019 Miss Earth pageant will hold its coronation ceremonies on Oct. 26 at the Cove Manila club at Okada Manila in Parañaque City.
Nguyen Phuong Khanh, the first Vietnamese woman to win a major international beauty title, will crown her successor.
TV host Janelle Tee is representing the Philippines in the 19th edition of the Miss Earth pageant. /jpv