For five years now, Pontefino Hotel & Residences have served as the venue for the Ms. Philippines Earth  resort wear competition.  This year, 46 candidates graced the hotel with their beauty. 


It was a hot sizzling night as 46 candidates of the Miss Philippines Earth paraded in beach wear for the Swimsuit Fashion Show and Resort Wear Competition at Pontefino Hotel & Residences, Batangas City. Within the township of Pontefino Estate, it’s stylish architectural design and stunning outdoor poolside was a picturesque backdrop for the challenger. The poolside, which features a 25-meter swimming pool and children’s wading pool, was translated into a runway for the beauties who donned the resort wear of their selection. Apart from showcasing their sense of style, the candidates shared their environmental advocacies to the panel of judges, media and invitees.

Straight to their pledge of being environmental warriors, Miss Philippines Earth candidates headed out for the scheduled tree planting activity despite heavy rain the following dawn. Candidates and event representatives and partners participated in planting mangroves along the Calumpang riverside for the Calumpang River Rehabilitation Project. The candidates were also able to view the San Francisco inspired townhomes of Pontefino Residences.


Winning the gold award for the resort wear competition was Rachelle Quiñonez of Lubang, Occidental Mindoro. Following close behind was silver medal winner Bellatrix Tan of Zamboanga City, while gaining bronze medal was Nina Sherra Tagalog of Palo, Leyte. Special awards such as the Miss Pontefino Hotel and Miss Pontefino Residences were given to Krissandra Marie Abel of Lobo, Batangas, and Imelda Schweighart, respectively. Awards were presented by Pontefino Estates Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Fely Ramos and Chief Finance Officer Edgardo Tantoco.

Later on the evening spectacle, everyone headed to the hotel rooms for a full night’s sleep. Each room at Pontefino Hotel & Residences is well appointed and spacious, with complete amenities for a busy traveler. Clients catch a sensational panorama of the hotel’s poolside and the San Francisco inspired townhomes of Pontefino Residences from their rooms- relaxing evening visuals and charming images to wake up to come morning.

“Pontefino Estates take an active role in the community through its constant support to the Miss Philippines Earth Organization and other environmental advocacies of the local government. We strive hard to contribute efficiently to the overall well-being of the community. We are very happy to work hand in hand with the local government and other organizations, such as the Metro Batangas Business Club and United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in launching projects for the protection of the environment,” said Ramos.

About Calumpang River Rehabilitation Project
Calumpang River is one of the most important natural resources in Batangas City which encompasses neighboring municipalities of Ibaan, Taysan and Rosario. The Batangas City Government have been taking an active role in its rehabilitation to convert its polluted state into a productive resource for agriculture, irrigation and livestockContact the Batangas City Government directly to support and participate in this worthy cause.

About PonteFino Hotel & Residences:
PonteFino Hotel & Residences has been presenting the Miss Earth and Miss Philippines Earth Resort Wear Competitions for about five (5) years now, in support of environmental and ecological efforts to better the community. PonteFino Hotel & Residences has been the preferred choice for accommodation and event requirements of business and leisure minded clients for over a decade. PonteFino Hotel & Residences is part of the growing community built within PonteFino Estates. To get the latest news and offers, follow PonteFino Hotel & Residences on Facebook and Instagram @HotelPonteFino.

About PonteFino Estates:
PonteFino Estates is a premier large-scale township developer focused on bridging life and leisure for families and investors. PonteFino Estates continues to build a holistic lifestyle within its community with security, connectivity and modern conveniences at its forefront. To inquire about the variety of available properties for sale or lease, visit www.pontefinoresidences.com.

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