MISS EARTH PHILIPPINES CANDIDATES. The city of Borongan is now set to the swimwear competition for this year’s Miss Earth Philippines slated on Thursday(April 25). Photo shows the 29 candidates readying for their flight to the Eastern Samar provincial capital on Monday(April 22).( BORONGAN CITY INFORMATION OFFICE)

TACLOBAN CITY – All is set for the hosting of Borongan City for the beachwear competition of the Miss Philippines Earth 2024.

The 29 candidates representing various local government units in the country and representatives from the Filipino community in the United States of America and Italy arrived on Monday (April 22).

They are staying in Borongan for about a week also doing community engagement, an innovation to Miss Philippines Earth activities.

“Part of these innovations are environmental awareness and heritage appreciation drives for 29 Miss Philippines Earth hopefuls,” the Borongan City Information Office said in a statement.

The candidates will immerse themselves in the warm hospitality and natural wonders of Borongan, known as the City of Golden Sunrise.

Their itinerary includes surfing, diving, island hopping, and beach sports, alongside visits to remote barangays where local communities actively protect the environment.

‘We’re taking our guests to our remote barangays to provide them with a unique insight into Borongan City,” Mayor Jose Ivan Dayan Agda expressed.

“It’s the first time we’re bringing this national event closer to our people in these areas, underscoring the importance of environmental conservation and heritage preservation. We want our communities in these barangays to also experience this event, ensuring they are top of mind when there are opportunities for experiences like these,” the city mayor added.
Highlighting the visit of the candidates in Borongan is the beachwear competition, which will take place at Baybay Beach on April 25 at 3 pm.

The city government also takes this opportunity to promote local products by encouraging entrepreneurs to put up booths as concessionaires at Baybay Boulevard during the event.
The city government also encourages participating entrepreneurs to make use of environment-friendly materials for their products.