Ms PH Earth Iriga City: Katherine Dominique Lagrimas

PRESS LAUNCH. Katherine Dominique Lagrimas at the pageant's press launch. Photo by Erickson dela Cruz

PRESS LAUNCH. Katherine Dominique Lagrimas at the pageant's press launch.

Photo by Erickson dela Cruz

 

MANILA, Philippines - In line with the Miss Philippines Earth 2013 pageant's water conservation theme, this 23-year-old TV host says, "We should implement and strictly adhere to the rules inscribed in the Clean Water Act."

Describe your childhood/growing-up years (8-13 years old):

I have always regarded myself as a school girl. What is prominent in my childhood years is the thought that I never actually had summer vacations particularly during elementary years. From Grade 1 to 6, straight, I spent my summers enrolled in a summer school just beside our then home. That's why family excursions were rare.

Most memorable moment:

I consider winning the Miss Bicolandia pageant held in Naga City the most memorable moment of my life. I've been chasing the Miss Bicolandia dream for 5 years. I joined the pageant thrice.

What is your environmental advocacy and why did you choose this?

As my humble share and as a part of my personal goal, I vouch for the full implementation of the Clean Water Act and other related environmental laws and statutes. I fully support the conservation and protection of our forests, watersheds, waterways, water bodies--both salt and freshwater--and other water resources.

My environmental advocacy is particularly directed to water because it is so vital as it is the fountain of life. But because we have a lot of it in our country some people tend to overlook its importance. Little do we know that there is a struggle involving water. One false move could endanger so many lives.

RESORTWEAR COMPETITION. Katherine Dominique Lagrimas at the resortwear competition on April 12 at Hotel Pontefino u0026 Residences, Batangas. Photo courtesy of Carousel Productions

RESORTWEAR COMPETITION. Katherine Dominique Lagrimas at the resortwear competition on April 12 at Hotel Pontefino u0026 Residences, Batangas.

Photo courtesy of Carousel Productions

SWIMWEAR COMPETITION. Katherine Dominique Lagrimas at the swimwear competition on April 13 at Golden Sunset Resort, Batangas. Photo courtesy of Carousel Productions

SWIMWEAR COMPETITION. Katherine Dominique Lagrimas at the swimwear competition on April 13 at Golden Sunset Resort, Batangas.

Photo courtesy of Carousel Productions

CULTURAL COSTUME COMPETITION. Katherine Dominique Lagrimas at the cultural costume competition on April 19 at SM Mall of Asia, Pasay. Photo courtesy of Carousel Productions

CULTURAL COSTUME COMPETITION. Katherine Dominique Lagrimas at the cultural costume competition on April 19 at SM Mall of Asia, Pasay.

Photo courtesy of Carousel Productions

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