Miss Philippines Earth 2018 Delegates

Mariveles, Bataan
Dyosa Veleña
Age & Profession/Education: 22, Mathematics Teacher
Height: 5 feet 6 inches
Measurements: 32 inches - 24 inches - 35 inches

Describe your childhood/growing up years (8-13 years old):
I could say that my childhood has been a wonderful phase of my life. I spent my grade school in a public school. I participated and won in a number of academic competitions, mostly in the fields of mathematics and science, but still managed to maintain being on top of our class every grading period. Despite all these, I didn’t receive any pressure from my parents and they even let me do the things I love. I immersed myself in different extra-curricular activities such as joining the school’s student council, dance troupe, choir, and majorettes.

What lessons did you learn from your childhood/growing years?
Growing up, I learned that education is one of the most valuable weapons you could use in life. Through proper education, I learned that a lot of human activities cause harmful effects to our environment, and so I must help in doing something about it despite how big or how small of a step it is.

Most memorable moment:
I could never ever forget the moment when I was awarded a national medal by the National Girl Scout Council for restoring a local tourist spot at our barangay when I was 15 years old. I, together with the volunteers I gathered, worked hand-in-hand in planting trees, repainting benches, cleaning the area, to bring back the old beauty of the Balon Anito hot spring. It really motivated me to continue my cause.

Why do you want to be Miss Philippines Earth 2018?
I have started raising environmental awareness since I was in high school. Today, I am still continuing my cause and I’m seeing this pageant as the perfect platform so I can reach a wider audience.

What is your environmental advocacy and why did you choose this?
My environmental advocacy focuses on inclining the youth towards environmental science. Being an educator, I want to use my influence to inspire our youth to be involved in the sciences, specifically environmental science, not only so they may understand better how every action we make affects Mother Earth, but also to encourage them to use their scientific knowledge in doing or creating something beneficial to the environment.