Balingasag, Misamis Oriental
Dyosa ng Dalampasigan
Age & Profession/Education: 18, Incoming College Student
Height: 5 feet 8 inches
Measurements: 34 inches - 25 inches - 34 inches
Describe your childhood/growing up years (8-13 years old):
When I was 8 years old, I actually transferred school, from Millennium Christian Academy to Liceo de Cagayan University. It was a bit tough for me at first, going out from my shell and discovering another environment. But it was a good decision to transfer, since LDCU was able to mold me to the person that I am today. Ever since, I’ve always been fond of playing volleyball and running, for me it’s like my stress reliever. I also love travelling, from different eco-tourism spots not only in my place but also to Bohol, Surigao, Davao and Bukidnon.
In my childhood years, I read a lot. For me, reading is like my escape, it brings out wonders and allows me to travel to different places in just a blink of an eye. It amazes me how one book can give colors to something and I have been so passionate in reading up until now. I’ve also started serving the community at such young age, I’ve engaged myself to different community programs and feeding programs.
What lessons did you learn from your childhood/growing years?
Probably the best lesson that I’ve learned during my childhood years is that if you really want something, you have to work hard for it. Realization about the world has hit me, it is not as easy as it seems, it does not revolve around me, but if I will work hard, then everything could be possible.
Most memorable moment:
There are two moments that I can’t really forget. The first one is way back when I was in Grade 7, where we travelled from Misamis Oriental to Bukidnon then Davao and Surigao in a road trip. We had hundreds of stop overs from different places with different people. We were able to visit multiple eco-tourism spots like the Samal Island, Hinatuan Falls, Britania Islands, Dahikan, Enchanted River and many more. It was one of those “slow-mo” moments where I fell in love with nature.
And the second one would probably be when I joined Miss Millennial Philippines, not just because I was able to gain multiple experience, but also, it was one of my greatest honor to represent our home and be part of the candidates who showed the wonder of the whole Philippines from various provinces and cities to the whole world. Undeniably it was a memorable moment, to see and experience nature and adventure from different places, it allowed me to really immerse myself in nature and actually, I cried when I saw the final video of the whole production, I prayed to God, thanking him for all the blessings that he have given to us, the Philippines.
Why do you want to be Miss Philippines Earth 2018?
I want to be Miss Philippines Earth 2018 because I would like to pursue on a national scale my advocacy of educating people, especially in costal areas to become sea guardians, and thus, help in protecting and preserving our marine life. I want to make use of this title and the influence it carries to serve as an example of good deeds for our environment.
What is your environmental advocacy and why did you choose this?
My environmental advocacy is to educate people, especially in costal areas to become “bantay dagat” or sea guardians for them to help enforce marine protection policies.