Karen Ibasco was crowned Miss Philippines Earth 2017 during the beauty pageant's grand coronation night held at Mall of Asia Arena on Saturday.
The physicist from Manila is an advocate of energy conservation and the use of renewable and sustainable sources of energy.
During the final Q&A portion of the contest, Ibasco was asked by host Robi Domingo what change she wants to see in national environmental policies.
Watch her answer below.
Ibasco succeeded Loren Mar Artajos, who took over from Imelda Schweighart.
Ibasco, 26, will represent the country at this year’s Miss Earth international pageant, to happen also at MoA Arena on November 4.