Miss Earth 2017 candidates visit Valenzuela's eco-tourism spots

Inside Manila
PUBLISHED October 27, 2017 03:55 pm
Miss Earth 2017 candidates try fishing in Barangay Tagalag. (Photo from Valenzuela PIO)

(Inside Manila) Before they put on their glamorous gowns and poised acts, four of the Miss Earth 2017 candidates took a break from the urban life without actually leaving the city.

Miss Venezuela Yorbriele Ninoska Vasquez Alvarez, Ms. US Virgin Islands Kaylee Carlberg, Ms. Singapore Elizabeth Lee, and Ms. Netherlands Faith Gennevieve Zawadi Landman visited the eco-tourism places in Valenzuela City last October 11.

They went to the fishing village of Tagalag, where they tried to catch fish in D' Cove Pavillion and Fishing Ground, a tourist attraction developed to reflect what describes Barangay Tagalag - a rural attraction within an urban area.

Aside from the fishing village, the beauties also experienced the city's ecological protection through Valenzuela City People's Park and learned the city's history through the City Museum. They even got to interact with the children of Valenzuela City Special Education Center (ValSPED).

Miss Earth 2017 candidates interacts with the kids of Valenzuela City Special Education Center.

"Meeting the special needs children [children and youths with special needs] because seeing themreally touches my heart. They are not ordinary folks like us who can do what we want freely,” Ms. Singapore said, pertaining to the kids of ValSPED.

Ms. Netherlands, on the other hand, shared her impressions about the city.

"I really like it. I like the people in here and I like the culture of things [culture]. I like the promotion of eco-tourism and I really like the initiative of special children [initiative of the local government to support the needs of special children]," she said.

The beauties also experienced the food and dining destinations along the busy McArthur Highway. A well-known food park, the Arca Yard, sponsored their send-off dinner.

Throughout the tour, First district councilor and former Binibining Pilipinas International Jennifer Pingree-Esplana had accompanied the contestants throughout the tour.

Catch if one of these candidates will bring home the crown on Miss Earth 2017 coronation night on November 4 at the Mall of Asia Arena.



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