Miss Philippines Earth 2008

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Miss Philippines Earth 2008
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Karla Paula Henry
Miss Philippines Earth 2008
Date 11 May 2008
Presenters Rafael Rosell, with Nikki Gil & Ginger Conejero
Venue Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria, Quezon City
Broadcaster ABS-CBN and The Filipino Channel
Entrants 41
Winner Karla Paula Henry[1]
Cebu City

Miss Philippines Earth 2008, the eighth edition of Miss Philippines Earth pageant, was held last May 11, 2008 at the Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria, Ortigas Center, Quezon City, Philippines. The event was broadcast by ABS CBN Network in the Philippines at 10 'o clock in the evening and The Filipino Channel internationally. The pageant was hosted by Rafael Rosell together with Nikki Gil and Ginger Conejero.[2][3]

Forty- one delegates competed for the title, held by Jeanne Angeles Harn of the National Capital Region. At the conclusion of the final night of competition, Karla Paula Henry of Cebu was crowned Miss Philippines Earth in the eight edition of the environmentally-conscious beauty pageant.[2][3]

Marie Razel Eguia of Dipolog, won the Miss Philippines Earth Air 2008 and competed in Miss Tourism Queen International 2009 in China. Marian Michelle Oblea of Obando became the Miss Philippines Earth Water. Ma. Kristelle Lazaro of Candaba got the title of Miss Philippines Earth Fire and Maria Venus Raj won the Miss Philippines Eco Tourism title.[2][3]

Aside from Miss Philippines Earth 2008 title, The 1st Miss PAGCOR International Tourism Ambassadress which was won by Melanie Felix that night was awarded to her.[2][3]


Final Results Contestant
Miss Philippines Earth 2008
Miss Philippines Air
Miss Philippines Water
Miss Philippines Fire
Miss Philippines Eco Tourism
The Top 10 Semi Finalists (in order of announcement)
Special Title Contestant
Miss PAGCOR International Tourism Ambassadress
  • Fil. USA East Coast- Melanie Felix

Official contestants[edit]

There are forty-one official contestants for Miss Philippines Earth 2008.[4]

Delegate # Contestant Age Represented Environmental Message
1 Beatriz Celindro 18 Antipolo "Walk or ride a bike when going to near places. Be sensible and practical."
2 Angelique Robles 20 Bacolod "Campaign against illegal loggers and plant trees to replace the trees lost."
3 Joanna Cindy Miranda 18 Baguio "Create forum and student interaction on environmental projects."
4 Rina De Mesa 20 Balayan "Environmental solution should be reinforced by both government and private group. Let’s be more responsible."
5 Reena Calingasan 21 Batangas "Reduce the use of plastic and rubber to help minimize overflowing of waste materials."
6 Joanna Rumohr 21 Bulacan "Let us motivate the young generation with fun games on environmental awareness."
7 Vanessa Udarbe - Caloocan "Forest destruction endangers life. Let us preserve the trees and make our forest rich once again."
8 Ma. Kristelle Lazaro 22 Candaba "First solution to environmental problems is discipline in ourselves. Keep our area clean all the time."
9 Karla Paula Henry 21 Cebu "Be wise enough to use eco-friendly products, appliances and even vehicles to improve quality of our atmosphere."
10 Marie Razel Eguia 20 Dipolog "Teach young children to be eco-defenders through proper waste management."
11 Alexandra AlbertT1 19 France "Regular maintenance of all vehicles are important to reduce air pollution."
12 Monika Elisa KonigT1 21 Germany "Protect the remaining forest, animals, trees and plants as well as every human that depend on them."
13 Iris Michelle Dulawan 24 Ifugao "Chemicals released by garbage are toxic. Please minimize your household garbage."
14 Diana Viray 20 Ilocos Sur "Reforestation improves quality of land, life and property."
15 Katrina Cailipan 20 Imus "Continue to plant trees to filter the air from harmful gases."
16 Jaydielou Dilidili 20 Indang "Water used from washing dishes can be used to water your garden. Save our water supply."
17 Alma Ruby Santos 20 Ipil "Let us have Tree Planting Day as often as we could to improve the quality of air we breathe."
18 Sherizza Galan 22 Irosin "Reduce the impact of global warming by conserving electricity."
19 Cheryll Mae Maata 22 Kidapawan "Aerosols can be regular household items but they endanger the air we breathe. Reduce its use if not avoid at all."
20 Maria Kristina Tabas 21 La Union "Restore the natural habitat of the animals and more importantly the endangered species."
21 Maria Venus Raj 19 Legazpi "Clear the pollution from the hearts and minds of every human and the earth will regain its health."
22 Joanne Mariel Sanchez 18 Lipa "Organize environmental awareness program on every barangay."
23 Edfer Lyn Quintero 24 Malabon "Learn what is happening to our environment and value life and all the natural resources."
24 Mhyrtle Frances Bugarin 22 Mandaluyong "We are generating so much household waste. Start recycling."
25 Jose Marie Viceral 22 Manila "Gays also have special skills in protecting Mother Earth and we can be able to preserve it for future generations."
26 Ma. Angelica Liboon 20 Marikina "If we don’t solve the eco problems now, the future generation will in vain."
27 Yanica Lemoncito 20 Montalban "Let us revive Green Revolution and create fun way of protecting Mother Earth."
28 Alexis Josef Abelardo 23 Muntinlupa "With recycling, we would be able to lessen our carbon footprints."
29 Henry Dee Lorica 20 Naga City "Plant trees as they give more benefits that could last for a long time."
30 Marian Michelle Oblea 21 Obando "Let us do our share in protecting our environment by using alternative source of energy."
31 Pamela Sue Nieva 23 Pagbilao "Create environmental ads that can move people to act on preserving our environment."
32 Gina Albou Ghobesh 24 Parañaque "Every family should create fun environmental projects at home where their children can participate."
33 Winlove Dupit 19 Passi "We need to educate ourselves on solid waste management before garbage cover up the land we live in."
34 Gizelle Jasmine Rivamonte 22 Quezon City "Government should strengthen the environmental laws and every citizen should do their part in following them."
35 Mary Rose Sandig 18 Romblon "Start from within and inspire others to do what is right for our environment."
36 Rhea Niones 22 South Cotabato "Study and learn the benefits of renewable energy."
37 Grachel Arlene Navarro 22 Surigao del Norte "Walk to exercise and minimize use of vehicles that pump out harmful gases in the air."
38 Ma. Victoria Salazar 23 Tacloban “Create ads that will stop people from burning plastic, rubber and even garbage.”
39 Melanie FelixT1 23 East Coast “Make a program on live greener and make environmentally-safe choices.”
40 Nikki MartinT1 21 West Coast "By recycling and conserving energy and water we can help save Mother Earth."
41 Sharina Deriza 19 Zamboanga "Stop using incandescent light bulb and use energy-saving compact bulbs."
  • ^Note T1 : The candidates represented the Filipino Community in that particular nation. They are all Filipino.


  • Maha Al Shamisi, Filipino Community of UAE
  • Catherine Coquilla, Calamba, Laguna

Crossovers from Major Local Pageants prior to this date[edit]

Post-Pageant notes[edit]

  • Miss Philippines Earth 2008 Karla Paula Henry competed at Miss Earth 2008 in Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines on Nov 9th and became the eventual winner of Miss Earth 2008



  • H.E. Gerard Chesnel, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of the Philippines/ Embassy of France - Chairman of the Judges
    • Mr. Kim Atienza, Multi Awarded Broadcaster, ABS CBN
    • Ricky Reyes, Entrepreneur and Salon Chain Owner
    • Anne Curtis, Actress and Commercial Model
    • Gen. Manuel Roxas, PAGCOR Director
    • Ms. Bridgitte Trattner, General Manager, Crowne Plaza Galleria
    • Mr. Eric Pineda, Costume and Fashion Designer at De La Salle College
    • Dr. Corazon PB. Claudio, President of Earth Institute Asia
    • Mr. Hong Jin, Regional Manager of Korean Air
    • Ms. Celine Clemente, President of Asian Gem

Preliminary activities[edit]

Follow the candidates preliminary activities[5]

Date Event Place
April 1, 2008 Long Gown Competition PAGCOR, Parañaque
April 4 - May 2, 2008 Tigil Buga (Stop Emission) Rally Robinsons Shopping Malls
April 21, 2008 Nestle Wellness Nestle Cabuyao
April 25, 2008 Personality Development and Fashion For a Cause Golden Sunset Resort
April 27, 2008 Briefing with Carousel Executives Carousel Garden
April 29, 2008 Press Conference Intercontinental Manila
April 29, 2008 Cultural Attire Competition Crowne Plaza Galleria
May 1, 2008 Talent Competition Lakeshore Resort, Pampanga
May 4, 2008 Lil' Earth Angel 2008 Finals Enchanted Kingdom
May 5, 2008 Swimsuit Competition Thunderbird Resort - Rizal
May 6, 2008 Pre - Judging Event Intercontinental Manila
May 2008 Barangay Tours

2008 Lil' Earth Angels[edit]

Miss Lil' Earth Angels 2008 is the second edition of Miss Lil' Earth Angels pageant. The 2008 Lil' Earth Angels concluded on May 11, 2008 at Crowne Plaza Galleria, Ortigas Center, Manila, Philippines together with the Miss Philippines Earth 2008 pageant.

Ten finalists were selected based on their preliminary activities that was held at Robinsons Malls in the Philippines. At the end of the night, Miss Lil' Earth Angel 2007 Denisse Mikaela Abuan crowned her successor.


Final Results Contestant
Lil' Earth Angel Joanna Mari Marcelo
Lil' Earth Angel-Air Jazzmine Macdonal
Lil' Earth Angel-Water Margaret Lipnitz
Lil' Earth Angel-Fire Erica Rose Franco
Lil' Earth Angel-Eco Tourism Princess Juvialle Zufianne Sabando
  • Hanna Pauline Somosot
  • Queenie Vivien Garces
  • Tricia Cristobal
  • Jan Kayla Orozco
  • Joanne Elinor Berioso


Finalists # Contestants Dates of being a finalist Place
1 Joanna Marie Marcelo April 4, 2008 Robinsons Place Manila
2 Margaret Lipnitz April 5, 2008 Robinsons Place Imus
3 Hanna Pauline Somosot April 9, 2008 Robinsons Galleria
4 Queenie Vivien Garces April 11, 2008 Robinsons Place Dasmariñas
5 Tricia Cristobal April 12, 2008 Robinsons Place Lipa
6 Jan Kayla Orozco April 13, 2008 Robinsons Starmills Pampanga
7 Joanne Elinor Berioso April 18, 2008 Robinsons Place Novaliches
8 Princess Juvialle Zufianne Sabando April 19, 2008 Robinsons Place Sta. Rosa
9 Erica Rose Franco April 20, 2008 Robinsons Place Angeles
10 Jazzmine Macdonal May 2, 2008 Robinsons Metro East


  1. ^ Philippines at major beauty pageants
  2. ^ a b c d Adina, Armin (2008-05-13). "Second time a charm for new Miss Earth". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2008-12-31. 
  3. ^ a b c d Jojo, DJ Mojo (2008-05-17). "Mother's Day for Mother Earth". The Manila Bulletin. Archived from the original on February 17, 2009. Retrieved 2008-12-31. 
  4. ^ Miss Philippines Earth 2008 Candidates
  5. ^ Miss Philippines Earth 2008 Preliminary Activities

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