Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Miss Earth Int’l translates environmental action into recycling activities

Leis, medals and bouquet are all made of recycled materials.
SORSOGON CITY, Nov. 26 (PIA) – The staging of Miss Earth International competition demonstrated not only beauty and brain, but also the commitment of young women for the protection and preservation of the mother nature.

Sorsogon province, fortunate enough  to be chosen as one of the destinations of the 30 candidates out of the total ninety competing lads this year, provides the candidates an opportunity to translate their environmental actions and showcase their creativity and strong interest in taking responsibility for their immediate environment through the use of recycling technology.

“Dubbed as ‘Waste No More – A Recycling Competition’, the aspiring international beauties vying for Miss Earth title while in Sorsogon will be in a recycling challenge where they can freely express their thoughts and ideas about their respective masterpiece geared on environmental attributes and considerations,” said Sorsogon Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) and over-all coordinator for recycling contest Engr. Maribeth L. Fruto.

“The output will be one set of recycled paper accessories made of rolled colored and glossy pages from old magazines, junk mails, calendars, brochure or piece of gift wrapping papers, paper glue, wooden toothpicks, clear varnish, and beading cords, among others, to be made by the candidates in a 30-minute period time,” said Fruto.

Three best artworks will be adjudged based on the criteria set for Recycling Paper Accessories Competition – 30% originality; 30% creativity; 20% design; 20% visual impact/color combination.

The recycling competition will be held at the Kasanggayahan Village at the Capitol Compound, Sorsogon City in the afternoon of November 27, 2013.

Meanwhile, consistent of the advocacy on conservation and protection of the environment, the leis to be used and medals to be awarded to the winners are made up of old glossy calendars, beads and pili cubes while the bouquet is made up of plastics and old newspapers wrapped with ‘sinamay’, a type of natural fiber that is made from a plant called musa textilis which is abundant in Sorsogon.  (MAL/BAR-PIA5/Sorsogon)

Sorsogon hosts 2013 Ms. Earth Int’l Resort Wear Competition

SORSOGON CITY, Nov. 24 (PIA) – Sorsogon province is yet again on the international exposure for the upcoming hosting to this year’s Miss Earth Resort Wear competition set on November 27, 2013 at the Sorsogon Provincial Gymnasium here.

Some 32 “beauties for a cause” will arrive tomorrow, November 26, not only for the international competition but also to promote poverty reduction campaign through sustainable eco-tourism. They will fly back to Manila on Thursday, Nov 28.

“The provincial government of Sorsogon has an earlier arrangement with Carousel Productions, the organization that currently owns and runs the Miss Earth and Miss Philippines Earth beauty contests, to host the resort wear contest,” provincial consultant for Economic and Tourism Affairs Milo C. Naval said.

During their two days stay here, activities were lined-up to help promote the disaster mitigating efforts, solid waste management program and the eco-tourism destinations of the province. “We will take them to the finest choice of tourist destinations in Sorsogon like Barcelona, Bulusan, Irosin, and Sorsogon City,” added Naval.

He said that Sorsogon, like any other province, is ready to host a big event such as Miss Earth International pageant because it already has the facilities and potential environs.

“We believe that we can achieve an extensive exposure not only in the national, but in the international television as well, as a result of doing the Miss Earth competition in Sorsogon,” Naval said.

Hosting the Miss Earth International competition is just one of those that the provincial government is doing for the local tourism industry. According to Mr. Naval, the province has several on-going plans and projects related to tourism, and Miss Earth is just one way of promoting Sorsogon’s potentials.

Meanwhile, the provincial government is setting-up two video screens for a live feed of the Miss Earth event in the city, one at the Plaza Bonifacio in Barangay Sirangan and another one at the parking lot of the Capitol Building. “Those who cannot view it inside the gym can watch it from the live telecast of local TV stations,” Naval said.

Miss Earth is one of the three largest beauty pageants in the world in terms of the number of national-level competitions to participate in the world finals and one of the most publicized beauty contests in the world

The current Miss Earth International titleholder, who was crowned last November 24, 2012, Tereza Fajksova of Czech Republic, will turn-over her tiara to this year’s winner during the Miss Earth 2013 Coronation night on December 7 (Saturday), 8:00 pm, at the Versailles Alabang in Las PiƱas. (BAR/VAEL-PIA5/Sorsogon)