The Philippines still get to keep the crown of Miss Earth for another year.
Angelia Gabrena Paglicawan Ong, a native of Iloilo won the Miss Earth 2015 last December 5 held in Vienna, Austria.
In 2011, Angelia represented Iloilo in the Binibining Pilipinas pageant and got the special award for ‘Face of the Binibining Pilipinas.’
She also awarded as second runner-up in Miss Manila 2014.
Last May 31, she was crowned as Miss Philippines Earth 2015.
As Miss Philippines Earth, her advocacy will be on the restoration, reforestation, and minimizing carbon footprint through ecotourism.
During the question and Answer portion, Ong was asked if what slogan she would propose to Miss Earth if it is going to change its current slogan “Beauty for a Cause.”
Ong answered, “If I were to make a slogan for the next 15 years for Miss Earth, that will be ‘We will, because we can.’ I want to let everybody know that all things are possible and all things are feasible if we work together. We will, because we can.’
According to Angelia, she dedicates her victory to her mother who raised her and her brother alone. For Angelia, her mother is the perfect example of an empowered woman.