Miss Philippines Earth

Miss BAUNGON, Bukidnon


Age: 22
Height: 5 feet 7 inches
Measurements: 32 inches - 24 inches - 34 inches
Occupation/Education: International Studies Student

Describe your childhood/growing up years (8-13 years old):
My childhood memories are the best part of my life, I would describe it as idyllic. Growing up in a province I used to play outside a lot on a day and be home before six with soaked wet and stains all over it. My parents are still strict with this set up, however, they still let me have fun back in the days if I'm fully geared up with my long pajama and shirt in the daylight just so I could not have insects bite and wounds when I get home. back in the day, it was common for all kids to know each other and play together, especially in our province. We played hide and seek during brown out, langit lupa, patentero, bahay-bahayan, swinging and climbing on trees, shower under the rain, grew up as best friends, forging lasting and genuine bonds. The good old days are just tough to beat when it comes to our childhood and by thinking about it now I hope I could experience it again.

What lessons did you learn from your childhood/growing years?
While growing, I had a lot of lessons that I have learned, however, the one that really stays on me up until now is to cherish every moment. because moments might seem to take an eternity, but they go by in flash.

Most memorable moment:
The recent most memorable moment for me is when me and my best friend decided to watch MUP 2023 live at MOA Arena, we have to go all out with the money we worked hard from all the local pageants that we’ve joined, with this we are able to witness the amazing beauty queens that holds so much poise and empowerment. and vow to ourselves to aspire and someday we’ll make a name of ourselves.

Why do you want to be Miss Philippines Earth?
Ever since I am aware and knowledgeable with how the pageantry could really help and spread awareness to everyone, I am confident to connect and reconnect our people and to lead them and by winning Miss Philippines Earth, I could do so much especially In these most challenging times, with the gradual increase problem about its global impact with just six years left to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals we must work and think for smarter solutions. As someone who has the qualities to help our people in working and volunteering NGOs towards goals, I use my power to empower, inspire and influence others. However, working on various project services that contribute to achieving sustainable development goals is not enough and cannot solve the issue without the help of its people, in order for us to achieve the action to deliver the Goals by 2030.

To draw a conclusion, I believe what completes me is knowing my core and passion in this world. I know that with my passion, I can help and be a service to the people. With this platform, I can reach and connect to the people's needs. Regretfully, until everyone acknowledges the issues and comes together to collectively improve the planet, it will not be achievable.

What is your environmental advocacy and why did you choose this?
As an individual who actually resides in Baungon and has always been an advocate of rafflesia schadenbergiana or so what we called “Kolon busaw” of Higaonon tribe is already an eyes glisten in the light and a real show stopper. The purpose of my Advocacy initiatives is to save plants-endangered plants by providing a leadership role in conservation education, awareness, and action. Learn how plants, including rare plants are integral to a healthy planet and how their incredible diversity makes life as we know it possible. After all, we believe in ourselves, in people and in the power of community to ignite change and drive action.

What tip can you share to promote eco-tourism in your City or Municipality?
In promoting our eco-tourism in our Municipality there are so many things we could do as a person, starting off with having the largest flower among the rafflesia species that is found in Bukidnon. Each and every individual must practice environmental awareness, minimize the impact of tourism and to support bamboo innovations and eco-friendly businesses. with this micro movement we will have macro effects to save our home.