Miss Earth Philippines 2024

BEST IN SWIMWEAR. The candidate from Makati City,Sam Samara(center) was declared as the winner in the best in beachwear, one of the major categories of the Miss Earth-Philippines. The competition was held in Borongan City last Thursday(April 25). Photo shows Eastern Samar Rep. Ma. Fe Abunda and reigning Miss Earth Philippines-Air Kerri Reilly

BORONGAN CITY – The candidate of Makati City for this year’s Miss Philippines Earth was the big winner in the beachwear competition held at the Baybay beach in this city on Thursday (April 25).

Sam Samara, wearing the creation of Cathy-Mora Capistrano in the beach wear competition, outshined 28 other candidates.

Beach wear is one of the major parts of the Miss Philippines Earth competition.

Samara was one of the crowd favorites and among the hot picks of pageant enthusiasts as a frontrunner for the 2024 edition of Miss Philippines Earth, a Manila-based beauty pageant.

Joining her in the winning circle were Miss Philippines Earth Iligan Kristel Codas who bagged the silver medal, and Miss Philippine Earth Matanao, Davao Del Sur Irha Mel Inutan Alfeche.

“I hope holding Miss (Philippines) Earth beach wear competition in Borongan City will help in increasing awareness of protecting the environment,” Mayor Jose Ivan Dayan Agda in his message during the event witnessed by thousands of residents and those coming from nearby towns.

“I hope holding this beach wear competition will encourage more people particularly our youth to participate especially in our climate adaptation projects,” Mayor Agda added.
The city mayor also expressed his gratitude to the Carousel Production for bringing the national pageant to Borongan City.

He also thanked the provincial government for assisting the city government in hosting the beachwear competition.

Prior to the beachwear competition, the candidates who arrived on Monday (April 22) engaged in various recreation and community work activities around the city.
The candidates visited Ando and Divinubo Islands where they interacted with the residents and engaged in diving and other water activities.

They also visited the Habacong Sea of Clouds and went to its neighboring village of San Mateo riding a “kanga” which is being pulled by a carabao.

In San Mateo village, they met with students of San Mateo Elementary School where they had a reading and storytelling session and experienced bamboo potting by personnel from the City Environment and Natural Resources Office.

They also met with coco coir makers in San Gabriel village and learned the craft while engaging with the residents.