Miss VICTORIA, TARLAC

FRINCESS DANNUG

Age: 26
Height: 5 feet 5 inches
Measurements: 33 inches - 25 inches - 35 inches
Occupation/Education: Dancer

Describe your childhood/growing up years (8-13 years old):
From an early age, we witnessed our mother struggle, work for long hours and make uncountable personal sacrifices to provide for us. This led to us becoming a very tight-knit family with incredible bonds. My sister and I became independent early to support our mother and not only repay her unconditional love and selflessness but also to provide for her so that she can have the life she deserves.

What lessons did you learn from your childhood/growing years?
I was inspired by the strength, determination and resilience that our mother showed in providing for us. I gained the understanding that, with industry, compassion and empathy, great odds could be overcome. With our family structure, I learned that unity and togetherness is extremely important and that we can lift each other up. No one should be left behind. I then formed the view that these lessons can be applied not just to one’s family but they can be expanded to the community, to the country, internationally and to Mother Earth herself. Regarding the environment specifically, the lessons my Grandmother taught me at an early age have stayed with me and have become a part of who I am. She taught me to take care of nature, to always look to negate all types of pollution, and the importance of plant life.

Most memorable moment:
Celebrating our first family Christmas abroad. It gave me so much joy to see the happiness of my family members and thankful for the opportunities that I have been given.

Why do you want to be Miss Philippines Earth?
I want to be Miss Philippines Earth 2021 as I have dreamt of winning a Pageant such as this since I was a child and as this particular Pageant seems perfectly suited for myself due to my focus on environmental advocacy and related issues.

What is your environmental advocacy and why did you choose this?
I chose these two areas as education is absolutely necessary in order to achieve a paradigm shift in the approach to the environment and as measures that can be implemented fairly expeditiously should also be prioritized so that mitigation against environmental damage can begin not in some years but today. I should add that my advocacy will not be limited to speaking about these matters. I wish to be actively involved on the ground, whether this be in terms of contributing to or promoting legislation or national or localized community drives and initiatives.