All smiles si 2015 Miss Earth queen Angelia Ong ng nakapanayam natin ito sa katatapos lang na Empowered Men and Women of 2017 kung saan isa siya sa binigyan ng pagkilala.
Thankful at masayang masaya si Angelia para sa panibagong award na kanyang natatanggap kahit tapos na ang kanyang duties and responsibilities bilang Miss Earth.
"I feel happy and humbled because I really feel special dahil napapansin nila yung kahit na maliit na contributions na naibahagi ko as Miss Earth," pahayag ng beauty queen.
Dahil isa sa mga markadong Miss Earth dahil sa naging back-to-back reign niya noon sa 2014 Miss Earth na isang Pinay din na si Jamie Herrell, nagbigay komento din si Angelia sa pagkakapanalo ni Karen Ibasco bilang Miss Earth 2017.
I've said this a thousand times and I say it again... It was never impossible, it was only difficult. Today, I woke up as your Ms. Earth 2015. #MissEarth2015 #backtobackforph #kilig #allforthegloryofGod #wewillbecausewecan PS: I think you love crowning me @jherrell94 ❤️I love you. I don't think I would survive Vienna without you.
Matatandaan na inulan ng iba't ibang opinion ang muling pagkakapanalo ng Pilipinas sa Miss Earth Pageant.
It takes quite some time until it fully sinks in. Never in my wildest dreams have I ever thought I would represent the Philippines and win an international title in a prestigious pageant that upholds a relevant cause. I am honored and privileged to be the very first scientist to join and win in the whole history of Miss Earth as I shared my voice and represented the whole scientific community for the world to see and hear. I am confident enough to say that it was not by my own abilities that made me standout in performing during the coronation night in all segments especially in the question and answer portion, it was by the Spirit of God that led me through. Apart from Him I could not have done it. He was the One who gave me confidence and wisdom in presenting myself as a whole package in front of the whole world. It’s never easy to win the crown in your own country because you have to make double even triple efforts to show to everyone that you’re fighting the battle at your best just like everybody else but what made my journey extra special was the overwhelming support I got from my fellow Filipinos. If there’s one thing I am proud about my people despite of being known to be hospitable, it’s our camaraderie. We show to the whole world what bayanihan is all about when the spirit of communal unity and cooperation is displayed for all to see. No amount of words will change the fact that the battle has already been won. I don’t take this crown for myself, It is for the whole Philippines. This battle was not mine alone but ours. I am proud in raising our flag for the whole world to witness. I would like to thank EVERYONE for the love, prayers and support you have given me in my unforgettable journey here in Miss Earth. This once in a lifetime experience will truly be remembered and treasured forever. I am more than ready to continue the legacy of beauty and responsibility. May this be a beacon of hope for everyone to see that our micro efforts will have macro effect as we take this challenge together as a global community with a collective action. This is Karen Ibasco, your Miss Earth 2017!👑🇵🇭🌎 ALL GLORY TO GOD!
"Nasaktan ako siyempre, kasi I've seen Karen work so hard for years. When I was training for Miss Earth in 2014, Karen is already training with me not knowing what pageant she's joining and she was also in training,” sinabi ni Angelia.
Naniniwala din siya na deserve ni Karen ang korona bilang Miss Earth.
"This is not what she decided one day, it took her years and I think she deserves that crown," sabi pa ni Angelia. "Although siyempre, masyadong maaga sabi nga nila I just won in 2015 and we just had a back-to-back (with Jamie Herrell 2014) and then one year gap lang Pilipinas ulit," dagdag pa ni Angelia.
Naniniwala din daw si Angelia na bukod sa ganda, saludo din daw ang former Miss Earth sa qualities na mayroon si Karen.
"But you know, the girl deserves it, she's not just a beauty queen. Not only does she have a beautiful heart, but she also has a beautiful mind as well," saad pa nito.
Kaya naman panawagan ngayon ni Angelia sa kanyang kapwa Pilipino na hindi pa din tumitigil sa pag ba-bash kay Karen na tigilan na ito.
"Tama na! Tapos na yung pageant and she's already a winner and I don't think Karen will give back the crown anytime soon or ever," matapang na pahayag ni Angelia.