Miss DIGOS CITY

IRISH EBUEN

Age: 27
Height: 5 feet 7 inches
Measurements: 36 inches - 26 inches - 36 inches
Occupation/Education: Engineer

Describe your childhood/growing up years (8-13 years old):
My childhood was peculiar, I grew up living my father’s expectation being the eldest among 4 siblings. Being a daughter, I challenged myself to become equally capable as a son. I have never played outside so much so I don/t have much friends. I remember having to wake up with notes in my bed from my father to memorize a certain bible verses and recite before him when he comes home. He even wanted me to memorize the alphabet in reverse, which I still remember until today. I have not experienced sleep over until I was in college. My father was very particular of my grades and so I always try to meet his expectations.

What lessons did you learn from your childhood/growing years?
Growing up, I despised my parents for being so protective. I never understood why they wouldn’t let me decide on my own. In fact, it offended me that they didn’t trust my judgment and always assumed that I was up to no good. However, as much as I hate to admit it, if it wasn’t for their overbearing ways, I would not have become who I am today. I am thankful, because they have raised me to become confident and disciplined. Today, I can proudly say that my parents may not have a son, but they have raised and Engineer, and in God’s will soon to be Lawyer.

Most memorable moment:
My most memorable moment so far was when I passed the board exam.

Why do you want to be Miss Philippines Earth?
I would love to be Ms. Philippines Earth 2021 because, Ms. Philippines Earth is a spokesperson for biodiversity. She is the one that will represent the beautiful Philippines resonating public awareness about environmental protection and social action to reduce climate change. I want to become a .role model in upholding the advocacy of preserving and restoring the environment.

What is your environmental advocacy and why did you choose this?
My environmental advocacy focuses on watershed protection and conservation. In many ways, healthy watersheds substantially affect the quality of life for people and the environment overall. Healthy watersheds provide many ecosystem services such as erosion control, water storage, water filtration, as well as flood control. It can also reduce capital costs for water treatment plants and reduce damages to property and infrastructure due to flooding, thereby avoiding future costs. These goods and services are essential to our social, environmental and economic well-being.