AFP hosts Miss Philippines Earth 2016 Sports Fest

MANILA — The Armed Forces of the Philippines hosted the Miss Philippines Earth 2016 Sports Fest held on Friday at the AFP Wellness Center in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.

Uniformed men from the AFP General Headquarters donned their athletic uniforms and joined all 47 candidates in the military-inspired games.

Ten scholars of the AFP Educational Benefit System (AFPEBS) and 10 youth movers from the Teach Peace Build Peace Movement also participated in the sports fest.

The Civil Relations Service, AFP (CRSAFP) is spearheading the activity which aims to promote both Miss Earth Foundation and AFP’s environmental awareness, protection, and preservation campaigns.

Brig. Gen. Rhoderick Parayno, CRSAFP commander, said that “the goal of this activity is to encourage the youth and audiences of beauty pageants to influence and involve more stakeholders in the AFP’s environmental and peace-building projects. The combination of beauty and service, especially for the environment, is a perfect match to drumbeat support to this worthy endeavor.”

Miss Earth candidates will pot seedlings for the Race to One Million Seedlings Project of CRSAFP launched last March 11.

This is the AFP’s response to combat the effects of global warming wherein Miss Earth Foundation and Carousel Productions are partner stakeholders.

Miss Earth is an international beauty pageant and is one of the three largest beauty pageants in the world.

The prime purpose of their advocacy focuses on environmental awareness, protection, and preservation – an advocacy which the AFP also shares. The competition will conclude at the coronation night this coming June 12. PNA/