Monday, 08 August 2022 21:59

Alabel candidate for Miss Philippines Earth thanks Sarangans’ support

ALABEL, Sarangani (August 8, 2022) – Merhyl Kit Angeline Paraluman, Miss Philippines Earth finalist, paid a courtesy visit to the provincial government of Sarangani on August 8 during the flag-raising ceremony at the Capitol grounds.

Paraluman, the Alabel, Sarangani delegate in the competition, was among the top 20 finalists of the said pageant.

“I would really love to thank everyone who supported me in my Miss Philippines Earth journey. It was quite a journey because I was in Manila and Palawan for three weeks, so allow me to thank these people who have played a great role in my journey,” Paraluman said.

She thanked former Senator Manny Pacquiao, Congressman Steve Chiongbian Solon, Governor Rogelio “Ruel” D. Pacquiao, Vice Governor Elmer De Peralta, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan members, and the tourism office of the province.

Paraluman also expressed her gratitude to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Provincial and Municipal ENROs, and Protected Area Management Board-Sarangani Bay Protected Seascape (PAMB-SBPS) “as they were the ones who really initiated my environmental activities.”

Paraluman said the Miss Philippines Earth organization has recognized Sarangani for having “the Best Eco-Video towards the Marine Preservation and Conservation.”

The Sarangan beauty queen advocates for “Sustainable Fishing and the Protection of the Marine Wildlife” of Sarangani Bay.

Knowing her hometown, Alabel, is one of the biggest bangus exporters, Paraluman said this sparked an idea for her to campaign for sustainable fishing as fishing is also one of the major sources of living for the people of Sarangani.

“I hope that we continue our initiatives towards the environment. As caretakers, I hope that we take care of our environment, especially our Sarangani Bay,” Paraluman appealed.

The Miss Philippines Earth grand coronation was held on August 6 in Coron, Palawan where Jenny Ramp, the delegate from Tarlac, was crowned Miss Philippines Earth 2022. (Jori Mae R. Samillano/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

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