Las Piñas City
ZAHRA BIANCA SALDUA
Diyosa Ng Kasaganaan
Age & Profession/Education: 26, Chief Executive Officer
Height: 5 feet 7.5 inches
Measurements: 36 inches - 28 inches - 40 inches
Describe your childhood/growing up years (8-13 years old):
I had a wonderful childhood. Both my parents were entrepreneurs and they taught me to be business minded and independent at a very young age. I was always an over-achiever even at a young age. Always joining competitions and always an honor student. I was also studying in an international school and was exposed to so many cultures, which helped my personal growth
What lessons did you learn from your childhood/growing years?
I’ve learned to be resourceful since being a daughter of entrepreneurs encourages to think of solutions for any problem
I’ve learned how not to be materialistic and how to be humble from our experience as a family to lose everything and start from scratch
Being in an international school and exposed to so many different types of people I’ve also learned how to be tolerant and considerate of others no matter the race, religion or class
I’ve learned to be a hard worker and that hard work beats talent any day
Most memorable moment:
I’m glad to say that I have many memorable moments that God has blessed me with and to name only one would mean that I am ungrateful to all the others.
Why do you want to be Miss Philippines Earth 2018?
I’ve always wanted to help people- it is a part of my ambition and who I am as a person. There are so many advocacies out there that help the many minorities, but what I love about being Miss Philippines Earth is that I will be a part of an advocacy that sees no race, no religion, and no class or status. This is an advocacy meant to teach us unity and compassion for one another. What better way to help the people of the world than by saving the Earth?
What is your environmental advocacy and why did you choose this?
My environmental advocacy focuses on WATER and mainly eco-preneurship.
First, the conservation and sanitation of water. Only about 10% of the nation’s sewage is treated or disposed of in an environmentally sound manner. The rest goes back to nature- usually the sea. Water is our only resource that we cannot replace and has been turning into a monetary and political concern as the human populace battles for this need.
Second, eco-preneurship encourages people to think of solutions that will benefit both them and the environment. It allows us to practice our capabilities of being an entrepreneur and it will empower us to create solutions for our Mother Earth.