Imelda Schweighart from Puerto Princesa was crowned winner of Miss Philippines Earth 2016 on Saturday, June 11, at the UP Theater in Diliman, Quezon City.
Miss Philippines Fire was crowned to Shannon Rebecca Bridgman, Loren Mar Artajos as Miss Philippines Water, Kiaragiel Gregorio as Miss Philippines Air and Melanie Mader as Miss Eco-tourism.
During the question and answer portion, the top five finalist were asked: “If you had the chance to talk one-on-one with president-elect Duterte, what assistance would you ask from him on your climate change advocacy?”
Imelda answered, “My climate change advocacy is banning genetically modified organisms (GMO) and genetically modified seeds, because I believe in natural food in order to feed our mind, body, and soul. So if we really want to feed our minds and become smarter, let’s support banning GMO, [president-elect] Duterte. At the same time, I would like to encourage him to put bike lanes here in Manila, and I would take him to Puerto Princesa and I would show him how clean our place is.”
Miss Hanna Shampoo 2016: London, Kiaragiel Gregorio
Miss SM Market: City of Alaminos, Eva Eunice Reinoso
Community Award: Muntinlupa City, Aprilh Angelique Arciaga
Eco Warrior: Lobo, Batangas, Krissandra Marie Abel
Best Eco Video: Quezon City, Jan Louise Abejero
Best in Terno: Jolo, Sulu, Rhea Doll Gonzalo
Watch Miss Philippines Earth 2016 full video replay below.