Miss Philippines Earth

Miss MANAY, Davao Oriental


Age: 24
Height: 5 feet 6 inches
Measurements: 32 inches - 24 inches - 36 inches
Occupation/Education: Tourism Management Student

Describe your childhood/growing up years (8-13 years old):
Growing up as a only child, it is hard to think that I am taught to be independent. In my younger years I have seen the hardships that we have faced. I always work hard to get what I want. In the other hand, I was also bullied of my masculine physique given that I am a taekwondo athlete. It was hard because in those years I feel like I always self pity myself.

What lessons did you learn from your childhood/growing years?
The lessons that I have learned while growing is that you always got yourself from the moment that you start to step out and stand up on your own self, you will become different in a way that you don’t depend to other people you just accept the fact that you are on your own now. Life will be always hard but if you keep up and continue going forward you will be rewarded. Lastly, I am always a believer of kindness and empathy.

Most memorable moment:
The most memorable moment that I experienced is that I helped my parents on sustaining their need, and also when I got to travel to Singapore.

Why do you want to be Miss Philippines Earth?
The reason why I join Miss Philippines Earth is that I wanna influence and inflict myself on everyone, I have something to myself that people can relate to. I wanna show kindness and empathy in all aspects. I believe that thru this pageant I will exude and be an advocate for change.

What is your environmental advocacy and why did you choose this?
(Tourism is our token)

This advocacy focuses on protection and preservation. As a woman with indigenous roots it has always been a part of me to protect my home, our environment given that it runs the blood of being a protector. In the aspect of tourism, I would like to protect our beautiful tourism gems by implenting strong regulations to be followed with proper ordinance so that our Tourism spots will be protected and will be maintained to it’s beauty.

What tip can you share to promote eco-tourism in your City or Municipality?
The tip that I can share to promote ecotourism in my municipality is that responsible use of natural resources by only getting the exact or ample amount of resources thru this we won’t compromise our environment. Eco-tourism is a step towards living. Our home environment is our home it is where we get our resources from the daily needs, everything.