Medical physicist is Miss Philippines-Earth 2017

Breaking News • Sun Jul 16, 2017 07:25 AM  •  55   0
By Edwin O. Fernandez from Inquirer/ABS-CBN live coverage
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2017 Miss Philippines-Earth Karen Ibasco (Miss Philippines Earth FB page)
2017 Miss Philippines-Earth Karen Ibasco (Miss Philippines Earth FB page)
PASAY CITY – A 26-year-old lady from Manila was crowned 2017 Miss Philippines-Earth Saturday nigh at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City on Saturday evening.

Karen Ibasco, a medical physicist, bested 39 other aspirants to the receive the title from her predecessor Loren Mar Artajos.

Ibasco will represent the country in the international Miss Earth contest in November in Manila.

Coming in as Miss Philippines-Air was Olongapo City's bet Kim de Guzman and Jessica Marasigan of Caloocan City was proclaimed Miss Philippines-Water.

A lady from Misamis Oriental, Nella Bautista was this year's Miss Philippines-Fire, while Vanessa Mae Castillo from Lobo, Batangas, received the Miss Philippines-Ecotourism title.

The five winners will serve as as ambassadors for protecting the environment and will promote projects that help save the planet.

The Philippine Daily Inquirer is a media partner of the national pageant.

Miss Artajos did not win last year's Miss Philippines Earth but Miss Philippines-Water.

She assumed as Miss Philippines-Earth crown when last year’s winner, Imelda Schweighart, abdicated the throne a conttoversy stemming from the global Miss Earth pageant held in Manila late last year.
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