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Dumagueteña finalist in
Miss Phils.-Earth


A contestant from Dumaguete City, was chosen as one of the finalists of the Miss Philippines-Earth 2012 competition,  where  the winner will  be known at the  coronation night on May 27.

Glenna Christina Ortiz Duch, 18,  who is taking up Business Management at  Silliman University, said she felt blessed after  being chosen as one of the finalists.

She admitted feeling the pressure of representing Dumaguete City and Negros Oriental, but said she is confident, that with the support and prayers of the Negrenses, she can present her best during the pageant.

Duch was crowned Miss Silliman 2009 when she was still in high school.

Gov. Roel Degamo, who received Duch and her training manager Dean David Ang, during a courtesy call on him recently, said  Duch will automatically become ambassador for tourism and  the environment in Negros Oriental.

She will help the province improve  its tourism industry, he added.

Degamo and Dumaguete City Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria also promised to help with some of the expenses that incurred  by Duch during the pageant.

The winner of the Miss Philippines-Earth will represent the country in the Miss Earth pageant in  December 2012 in Ninh Thuan, Vietnam.*MA



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