Miss PUERTO PRINCESA CITY

ROCHEANNE BONGGAT

Age: 21
Height: 5 feet 5 inches
Measurements: 32 inches - 23 inches - 35 inches
Occupation/Education: Entrepreneurship Student

Describe your childhood/growing up years (8-13 years old):
When I was 8 years old, I was already traveling back and forth from Palawan to Manila. Due to my mother’s work at the airport, we constantly moved around and I had to change school multiple times. But despite all of that, the constant traveling actually helped me gain the confidence to speak even to people I meet along the way. Moreover, it has also given me the ability to adapt to new surroundings.

What lessons did you learn from your childhood/growing years?
I was raised by a single mother and was always busy with work trying to provide for me. Because of it I grew up being independent, I learned that your greatest ally you’ll ever have is no other than yourself as everything works out in the end so if it doesn’t work out it just means it's still not the end.

Most memorable moment:
A moment that was memorable to me was when I graduated high school, for the reason that I never really thought about my future till the date of my graduation came close. Looking back at the friends I’ve made and the experiences I had it made me realize that I was ready to embark on a new journey, walking up the podium and getting my diploma it made me happy that I am finally able to start a new chapter of my life.

Why do you want to be Miss Philippines Earth?
I want to be part of an organization where I could exercise my passion to help the environment, by applying what my city has been practicing for decades, in addition to incorporating my knowledge I have equipped as an Entrepreneur student. Being Miss Philippines Earth is a responsibility that I would like to commit towards a better country; a better Earth. Because our future generation deserves to witness the beauty that lies within it.

What is your environmental advocacy and why did you choose this?
My advocacy is all about Zero-Waste Lifestyle to Enterprises. Currently I am a 3rd year entrepreneur student and I want others to know as well raise awareness to the importance of using sustainable packaging, we are in a generation where there has been numerous inventions along with other alternatives that can greatly reduce the waste that are harmful to the environment.