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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesWednesday, November 14, 2012
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The reigning Miss Earth, Olga Alava Vargas of Ecuador, and 11 Miss Earth 2012 candidates will visit Dumaguete City and Negros Oriental November 17 to 19 to join environmental protection and conservation activities.

Vargas will attend the city-wide student’s environmental forum at St. Paul University-Dumaguete, that was recently adjudged as Most Sustainable and Eco-Friendly School in Region 7, and will hold campus tours in Silliman University, Foundation University, Negros Oriental State University and other educational institutions.

With Vargas are Miss Earth 2012 candidates from Belgium, Belize, Canada, Korea, Kosovo, Scotland, USA, Zimbabwe, China, Spain, and Lebanon, Organizing Committee executive director, Raffy Arbon Duhaylungsod, said.

He said the Negros Oriental Chamber of Commerce and Industry, provincial and city governments, Tourism Educators Council of Negros Oriental and Siquijor will host the countryside visit of the candidates.

An evening of beauty, glamour and fashion featuring the candidates will be held 8 p.m. on November 18 at the Lamberto Macias Sports and Cultural Center, with a P50 entrance ticket on a first-come, first-served basis.

The beauties will also join the Sandurot Festival street-dancing parade on Saturday, a mall tour and a press presentation at the Robinsons Place, tree planting activity at the Energy Development Corporation Southern Negros Geothermal Production in Valencia town, and scenery pictorials and outdoor activities at the Tierra Alta Residential Resort.

The 12th edition of Miss Earth pageant will be held November 24 at the Versailles Palace in Alabang, Muntinlupa City, with 82 contestants vying for this year’s title.*JFP

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