Miss SAN MARCELINO, ZAMBALES

MAVI CABLING

Age: 20
Height: 5 feet 6.5 inches
Measurements: 38 inches - 25 inches - 38 inches
Occupation/Education: ESL Teacher / Hospitality Management Student

Describe your childhood/growing up years (8-13 years old):
It was quite difficult growing up in a household where there were feuds here and there, I grew up trying to avoid these problems by running to our small farm a minutes from home and would spend the rest of my afternoons there.

What lessons did you learn from your childhood/growing years?
No matter how cruel the world may be at times, always choose to be kind. There were a lot of times where life had tested my patience, devotion and my overall outlook. And I still choose to look at life with eyes of kindness and sincerity.

Most memorable moment:
Finding my peace in the mountains. It made me realize that I am meant for a greater purpose in life and that is taking care of the environment.

Why do you want to be Miss Philippines Earth?
I believe that the Miss Philippines Earth will play a huge part in helping our economy heal during this pandemic. As of now I am doing my part in slowly help aiding the food scarcity in my community. My advocacy is Integrated farming for food sustainability and by joining forces with the organization it will enable me to expand my network in helping those in need by providing not only my harvested crops, but also my knowledge in integrated farming. I want to be Miss Philippines Earth 2021 because I know that I am capable of fulfilling its duties, and I am entirely devoted to making our world a greener and better place.

What is your environmental advocacy and why did you choose this?
Integrated Farming for food sustainability. The reason why I chose this advocacy, is because the pandemic has struck so many of us. It has affected almost every industry, and has led to the unemployment of a huge number of people. I strive to be able to provide knowledge in integrated farming, so they would be able to grow their own food. For the past few months, I have been hiking for at least an hour thrice a week to visit and maintain my upland farm, seeing and experiencing how difficult the life was up there, It has greatly inspired me to make the most of what I have in the city. I want to show to people that they’re able to grow and cultivate their own mini farms at home. If people in the mountains who have very limited supply of water can do it, we in the city who has great access to water can as well. And I want to inspire them as much as the farmers had inspired me.