Describe your childhood/growing up years (8-13 years old):
I lived my childhood simply with beautiful memories.
What lessons did you learn from your childhood/growing years?:
A lesson, which is not taught, but I’ve learned from being a Batangueno is that: bravery lies deeply in our will to stand for the truth and accept its consequences because our freedom has equivalent responsibility and that is to stand for our choice. I know that bravery is in my blood.
Most memorable moment:
When i was adjudged as Mutya ng Batangas 2012 recently.
What is your ambition in life?:
To be a successful flight attendant mingling with other nationalities to develop my personality to become globally competitive individual.
Why do you want to be Miss Philippines Earth 2013?:
I want to be a part of a worthwhile endeavor in preserving the environment, protecting Mother Earth and promoting the real beauty of true blooded Filipina.
What is your environmental advocacy and why did you choose this?:
My environmental advocacy is the renewal of our depleting natural resources. Specifically, I will support effort of Malacanang on the National Greening Program and the effort of the DENR and LGU’s on the identification of water quality management area which establish major water bodies that needs protection and pollution control. I have seen several unusual catastrophes happening all over the world. These, I believe were caused by the people’s rampant engagement in illegal activities such as illegal logging, polluting river system etc.
What tip can you share to promote water cooperation in the Philippines?:
Water cooperation initiatives are not only happening between countries but also in small entities particularly local government units where a certain river / water bodies it is traversing. In the Philippine setting, the best avenue to be able to promote water cooperation is the strong political will of the elected officials, prioritization of allotment of sufficient budget in the purpose and involvement of Non Government Organizations who have a strong advocacy to rehabilitate/work on a certain water body.
SAN PASCUAL, Batangas: Darlene May Reyes
Darlene May Reyes
19, Tourism Graduate