June Cyra Pineda
Talacogon, Agusan del Sur
Height: 5 feet 7 inches
Measurements: 32 inches - 25 inches - 34 inches
Occupation: Human Resource Management Officer
Describe your childhood/growing up years (8-13 years old):
I cherish my childhood days a lot. Although our family is not rich, our parents always made sure that we’ll have the best memories. Our father used to bring me and my sister to his workplace where we developed our love for the sea and travelling. But after our father lost his job, we transferred from place to place before finally settling down in Agusan del Sur. We didn’t have a permanent address back then, but that didn’t discourage me, I was actually happy with that experience because I met a lot of people, saw different places, and learned the value of contentment, kindness and generosity.
What lessons did you learn from your childhood/growing years?
I learned that change is constant in our lives, that’s why we should always be kind, generous, and respectful to one another, because we’ll never know where life will take us.
Most memorable moment:
My most memorable moment is when I won Bai Naliyagan 2017. It gave me the opportunity to explore and see the true beauty of my province, as well as the opportunity to inspire and help other people.
Why do you want to be Miss Philippines Earth 2019?
I want to be a woman with a purpose. With the series of problems and all these disasters that are happening in our Earth right now, it makes me want to do something relevant. I really aspire to be someone who can contribute good efforts that can create a positive impact for our only home, our only earth. And so I want to be Miss Philippines Earth 2020 because I feel that it is a good start and a great avenue for me to be an influence for creating environmental awareness and giving our Mother Earth the importance that she deserves. Plus, I’ve always wanted to be connected with nature, thus being a woman of the earth.
What is your environmental advocacy and why did you choose this?
For the past few years, I’ve become lucky enough to travel and see different places around my province, and few parts in our country. After visiting several tourism sites, the way I see tourism has changed. Yes, it’s true that promoting tourism is essential for the community’s advancement, but more than that I realized that it is extremely important that we preserve these marvelous places as much as we can. And so as a tourism ambassadress, my advocacy focuses on #ResponsibleTourism that is connects tourism promotion and environmental preservation.