Miss Philippines Earth 2018 Delegates

Fil-Vienna, Austria
Dyosa ng Ani at Bugana
Age & Profession/Education: 25, International Development Graduate
Height: 5 feet 7 inches
Measurements: 31 inches - 26 inches - 33 inches

Describe your childhood/growing up years (8-13 years old):
My childhood years were filled with joy, because I thoroughly enjoyed every single day, (maybe because back then we were contented with the smallest things in life)- I loved to ride bikes, read books, go swimming, walking through alleys and forests, watched tv series and lastly but certainly not the least, baking Christmas cookies, which was a tradition during those early years. Through these years everything flowed in my favor and the despite the challenges I faced, I still had a positive outlook in life. I am glad I grew up in the 90s, where gadgets didn´t play a great role in human life and all we cared about was to be punctual at home after running and playing around with the neighbor’s children before dinner… it was blissful!

What lessons did you learn from your childhood/growing years?
Life always cannot be measured. During, my childhood years I’ve had many memorable and important experiences. Different situations shaped my personality. I had the privilege to get to know other cultures while growing up. Aside from that I was raised by two Ilonggo parents, while living in Europe- Vienna, that opened up my mindset by welcoming diversity and multicultural aspects in life.

Most memorable moment:
The most memorable moment in my life, was definitely when I finally got my Bachelor´s degree in International development. I´ve invested a lot of time to get through my academic years, which served as an advantage for my present knowledge and to be well equipped in facing current global issues. This lectured me that everything can be achieved through hardship.

Why do you want to be Miss Philippines Earth 2018?
Becoming Miss Philippines Earth, would be an honor to not only represent the country, but to serve the country by promoting more awareness on climate change. It will be my responsibility to educate my circle of influence and most importantly the youth, by giving them more insight of the aftermaths of a natural calamity. As a student of international development, I´d like to raise my voice by using Miss Philippines-Earth as a platform to promote environmental awareness and the sustainable development goals, specifically goal 13 “To take urgent action against climate change”, which affects lives and the environment.

What is your environmental advocacy and why did you choose this?
As a graduate of international development, I would like to promote sustainability, by supporting our agricultural sector here in the Philippines, since ´No farm means No Food´ by educating communities and schools about the importance of farms and make the government support the farm industry. Through this, we can produce a greener and healthier environment and at the same time we give value to our given resources.