Miss Philippines Earth

Miss SINDANGAN, Zamboanga del Norte


Age: 19
Height: 5 feet 5 inches
Measurements: 32 inches - 23 inches – 34 inches
Occupation/Education: Business Administration Student

Describe your childhood/growing up years (8-13 years old):
Shyness is my nature, and I won’t even deny that fact. I was born and raised to be humble and respectful, and I’ve learned so much about that while growing up. With gratitude, that character of mine became my asset. I observe things in silence and I keep them to remind myself about scenarios and situations to look after what I want to achieve. Eventually, that became my power. As young as I was back then, I gracefully used my assets to gain something more worthy—rebuilding confidence and ensuring leadership. Entering a new chapter of being a student leader honed my skills and introduced me to the outermost side of the world where I was able to engage with the people, especially the students, and let my actions speak louder than the position I attained. The moment I was given the chance to lead, has and is always been the same for me. I lead for growth…for change.

What lessons did you learn from your childhood/growing years?
Everything happens for a reason; The life motto that I’ve always been living up until today, which started the moment that an unfamiliar door opened and called my name to enter. Surprisingly, ‘twas God who hold my ties despite every battle I’ve had fought silently, and it was Him and His plans behind. I used this experience to share with other people and tell them that making mistakes and receiving the mistakes of others might be a part of our growth. We are just humans and we deserve to know ourselves and share love not build boundaries. But one should grow from the past to ensure a positive tomorrow. It all happens for a reason, and that reason is you. We are the change.

Most memorable moment:
One of the numerous memorable moments I want to share is when I joined and became officers to different socio-civic and religious organizations like the Supreme Student Government, Franciscan Youth, Project Lihok, War Against Single Use Plastic, TINGOG, and more.

Being part of these organizations has led to my astounding personal growth and development, and shed light to my life giving out a message that I should lead for others especially for those who are in need. As I was able to engage to the community and empathize to the people, in my simple ways and together with the hands of the people within the organizations, I was able to lend my hand to give their necessities; my ears to listen to the voices of unheard, oppressed, and silenced; and, my mouth to speak up in times of crisis and to share awareness on that certain matter. The lessons I have learned throughout my student-leader journey opened my heart the widest to become their spokesperson and the light of becoming one’s voice and one’s listener; and give the change and chance that they deserved.

I am eager to aim and achieve a better tomorrow for everyone, even it’s too ambitious to say, but I have this vision within me which is to ‘Lead On. Lead Far. Lead Boldly.’ It is my life principle to do everything with a purpose because it has been my heart and soul’s congenital tattoo that everything happens for a reason, and that reason is for me to lead, for us to lead. Together, we move forward, and one life influencing another.

Why do you want to be Miss Philippines Earth?
It's crucial to have a clear path aligned with your goals and a steadfast commitment to empower your community. As your Earth Warrior, I immerse myself in the Sindangan community, empathize with its people, educate them about Eco-Click: Tap Into Eco-Action, and inspire everyone to join in saving and protecting our Mother Earth. With these endeavors, I believe I am prepared to be your queen. She is queen for the Earth and a queen for others.

What is your environmental advocacy and why did you choose this?
In a world where clicking, sharing, and liking carry signicant inuence, why not direct that energy towards meaningful causes? Imagine this: a single click could make a real dierence in saving our planet. In Sindangan, a beautiful coastal town lled with lively people and stunning beaches, there's a big problem: the environment is getting worse.

EcoClick: Tap Into Eco-Action aims to transform Sindangan into a model of sustainable living, where every citizen is empowered to protect and preserve the environment for future generations. We foresee a community in Sindangan where collaborative endeavors and inventive approaches are employed to promote eco-conscious habits, minimize waste, and cultivate a profound respect for the beauty and resources of nature. Our goal is to mobilize high school students as champions for the environment, fostering their engagement, empathy, education, and empowerment.

What tip can you share to promote eco-tourism in your City or Municipality?
In Sindangan, over 50% of barangays embrace waste segregation, showcasing our dedication to environmental stewardship. Through collective effort and strong leadership, plastics are eliminated from public markets, setting a precedent for other municipalities. This success in balancing economic development with environmental protection serves as a model. By embracing eco-friendly programs like beach clean-ups and tree planting, we empower our community and promote eco-tourism. Residents take pride in their environment, and awareness grows. Highlighting our natural wonders and offering sustainable travel experiences attract eco-conscious tourists, ensuring the preservation of our natural heritage.