On January 20, 2017, Miss Earth 2016 Katherine Espin flew into the country from New York City to fulfill some of her duties.
From one event to the other, the Ecuadorian beauty queen seemed to enjoy every day of her stay here.
One of these events was to visit the province of Isabela.
The 24-year-old model spent time with the children of Isabela School of the deaf and mute.
In a series of Instagram posts, she expressed how overwhelming the people of Isabela are.
She even wrote, "In love with all the people from Isabela."
Katherine brought along Miss Philippines Earth Loren Mar Artajos in this trip.
The beauty queen also had the chance to join the Bambanti Festival.
'Bambanti' is translated as scarecrows.
She wrote, "Having so much fun in Bambanti Festival, learning about the cultures of the different cities and sharing the love to all the Filipino families that attend the a festival every year."
Since she's also in the country, Katherine didn't miss the chance to watch the Miss Universe pageant live.
Here she is with Miss Earth 2015 Angelia Ong and Miss Earth 2004 Priscilla Meirelles.
At the pageant's red-carpet event, the reigning Miss Earth had time to bond with Miss International-Philippines 2016 Kylie Verzosa.
Kylie praised Katherine for being "sweet."
The Filipina queen captioned this: "Miss France where you at."
But among the people she met, she seemed to have found her "new best friend in the Philippines."
And it's none other than the Kapamilya actress Arci Munoz.
In a short clip uploaded by the beauty queen, she can be seen hugging and kissing her new BFF (Best Friends Forever).
She sweetly said, "So I met this amazing girl, Ramona.
"She's my new best friend in Philippines.
"I love her so much. She's amazing, really."
Katherine went as far as to say, "I feel like it's my second home."
She added, "Ramona right here. Such a beautiful girl, I love her."