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Published On: Sat, Aug 23rd, 2014

Miss Philippines Earth 2014 winners visit Tacurong City’s Tourism Spots!

Miss Philippines Earth 2014 winners,

  • Miss Philippines-Earth 2014 – Jamie Herrell of Cebu City
  • Miss Philippines-Earth Eco-Tourism 2014Monique Teruelle Manuel of Dinalupihan Bataan,
  • Miss Philippines-Earth Air 2014Diane Carmele Querrer of Tanauan City and
  • Miss Philippines-Earth runner up 2014  – Bencelle E. Bianzon and 
  • Miss HANA- Janelle Tee

visited the City of Goodwill last August 22 and had fun visiting this city’s tourism spots.


Ms. Philippines Earth 2014 winners made a courtesy call to Hon. Mayor Lina O Montilla at the Tacurong City Hall

After a courtesy call with City Mayor Lina O. Montilla at the city hall, the environmental ambassadors visited the city’s Material Recovery Facility in Upper Katungal, the first fully functional Category 2 waste disposal and recycling facility in Mindanao.

The beautiful ladies then went on to Decela Eco Tourism Park, in the mountainous portion of New Passi to plant trees and stay true to their environmental advocacy.

Miss Philippines Earth 2014 winners planting trees at Decela Ecotourism Park In Brgy. New Passi

Miss Philippines Earth 2014 winners planting trees at Decela Ecotourism Park In Brgy. New Passi

Who said these ladies don’t know how to climb and get dirty so they could plant trees?

At the famed Baras Bird Sanctuary, Miss Philippines Earth beauties feasted their eyes on the variety (and hundreds) of birds in a protected sanctuary. Ms. Philippines Earth winner Jamie Herrell of Cebu even interviewed Mr. Rey Malana, the sanctuary owner and in charge, about Baras Bird Sanctuary.


The pretty ambassadors for the environment strike a post for pictures at the iconic Baras Bird Sanctuary walk way

Monte Vicenteau Resort , the environmental ambassadors we’re welcomed by the energetic Talakudong Dancers of VFGNHS  who danced to the beat of the drums ala Talakudong Festival. The pretty ladies we’re quite impressed and gracious with the warm welcome.


Talkudong Dancers from VFGNHS treated the beautiful ladies to a sample of their festival dance at Monte Vicenteau Resort

They were then treated to a feast of fresh fruits produce of the farm like mangoosteen, lanzones and durian. They also witnessed Handicrafts Making (Coco Midribs, Palm Fronds waste, Kalakat, Water Hyacinth) making kudongs and other decorative, native products.

Of course the ladies were also treated to Tacurong City’s food and delicacies at dinner time. The tinolang “native” na manok  went center stage as well ginataang hito, pritong tilapia, crunchy yummy lechon.

Native chicken tinola and pritong tilapia was a seller that night, if you'll ask this lady.

Native chicken tinola and pritong tilapia was a seller that night, if you’ll ask this lady.

The city’s band provided pop music to warm the cool, rainy evening.

The multi awarded Tacurong Dance Sport Group capped the night with a jaw dropping dance sport routines, which awed the visitors to no end.


“More!!” was the constant shouts heard from the audience!

This visit by Ms. Philippines Earth 2014 winners boosted the growing fame of Tacurong City’s tourism spots both locally and outside SOCCSarSKGen area. Thanks to Miss Philippines Earth, Department of Tourism Region 12 (12th Paradise) headed by Nita Nelly Dillera, Mayor Lina O. Montilla, City Tourism Officer Emelie Jamorabon and the various support groups and sponsors for bringing these beauties to the City of Goodwill!

(More photos on my flicker account )

About the Author

- I’m a traveler. I work fulltime as a medical professional. I go to different places most of the time I’m off my day job. I shoot photos for fun, hack computers for even more fun and play badminton as my exercise. And yes, I’m not rich.

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