Miss MABINI, BATANGAS

SAMANTHA ELIN COLOSO

Age: 22
Height: 5 feet 5 inches
Measurements: 34 inches - 23 inches - 36 inches
Occupation/Education: Marketing Executive

Describe your childhood/growing up years (8-13 years old):
I have explored my hobbies and interests well in my childhood. I learned how to dance ballet, folkdance and modern dance. I also entered workshops in acting, modeling and public speaking. I paint with different mediums; oil, watercolor and acrylic on canvas, and my favorite subject is landscape. During summer time, I practice swimming and I also learn how to play drums and guitar.

My mom supported me in all my interests, hobbies and dreams in life. In grade school I won multiple awards in poster making, essay writing and declamation contests. My mom also taught me how to pray and inspired me to have strong relationship with God.

During childhood, my grandfather has greatly influenced me to plant and grow our own crops such as corn, banana trees, mango trees and staple vegetables while my grandmother taught me how to plant flowers.


What lessons did you learn from your childhood/growing years?
We reap what we sow. This is very meaningful not only literally but figuratively. I have learned that doing good deeds to others will benefit others and give good effects on you. If you have a goal, whether it is long or short term, if you will do your best towards its achievement, you will get what you aimed for. But if you are irresponsible you will never achieve anything, instead reap bad consequences. Literally, we reap what we sow as we can be self-sufficient by properly utilizing and developing the resources around us. By planting fruits and vegetables we will be able to grow our own food which is more safe, diverse and healthy.

Most memorable moment:
My most memorable moment was the time I managed to initiate and hold an outreach program for 300 Aeta brothers and sisters in Brgy. Sapang Uwak, Porac, Pampanga. I was very much overwhelmed and humbled by their modesty. They were grateful for the relief goods and simple food we gave them and I was moved by their expression of gratefulness. I gained wisdom from their way of living and how they use the available resources in their community for sustenance, which gave me more inspiration in protecting our environment.

Why do you want to be Miss Philippines Earth?
I want to use this platform to realize my environmental stewardship, to teach responsible use of our resources and protection of our environment, to actively participate in the implementation of projects flourishing ecosystems and promote environmental sustainability through program institutionalization and community participation.

What is your environmental advocacy and why did you choose this?
My environmental advocacy is marine protection and conservation by reduction of pollution in oceans and beaches. Encouraging the people to pick up trash during their stay in our beaches and oceans and to have a trash free waters program. Mabini, Batangas is the center of marine biodiversity and the home of the most number of marine species. I chose this advocacy for the protection of marine wildlife and biodiversity. Plastic trash threatens human health, aquatic ecosystems and the economy, so we should take action and initiative in the reduction of plastic pollution.