Miss Philippines Earth 2018 Delegates

Iloilo City
Dyosa ng Karagatan, Lin ay Paraw
Age & Profession/Education: 20, Biology Student
Height: 5 feet 6.5 inches
Measurements: 34 inches - 25 inches - 34.5 inches

Describe your childhood/growing up years (8-13 years old):
We usually do Family Day every Sunday, eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner together, My Mom and Dad used to be with Couples for Christ before, I and my sister are may-catechists. We are all good cooks in the house. We are all pet lovers; we have lots of pets here in house.

What lessons did you learn from your childhood/growing years?
To enjoy every moment in life, to be happy, to not rush into things, to make a lot of friends and memories, to be innocent, to respect your parents and siblings, and to enjoy childhood because when you grow up a lot of problems will arise.

Most memorable moment:
My most memorable moment was when I personally met my UAAP Idol/crush, Ms. Ara Galang from the DLSU Lady Spikers. My world stopped when I entered the gym and saw her on stage and my heart skipped a beat when I got the chance to hug her.

Why do you want to be Miss Philippines Earth 2018?
I want to become the next Miss Philippines Earth because I want my voice to be heard with regards to my advocacy in the restoration and conservation of mangrove forests. And I want to be a good influence to the youth in taking good care of our Mother Earth.

What is your environmental advocacy and why did you choose this?
Mangrove forests are valuable coastal ecosystems in tropical coastal regions around the world. Due to increased pressures in these regions such as logging, aquaculture, ad coastal development, mangrove forests are declining worldwide. I chose the restoration and conservation of mangrove forests as my advocacy because many of us are oblivious or rather ignorant with regards to this matter not knowing its larger scale significance in the environment. I believe that knowledge is power, and by improving public awareness about the vital role of mangroves, local communities and other government sectors will get themselves involved on its conservation and restoration so that the benefits it provides will be sustained for the future generations to come.