Ms PH Earth Negros Oriental: Harriene Banaybanay

PRESS LAUNCH. Harriene Banaybanay at the pageant's press launch. Photo by Erickson dela Cruz

PRESS LAUNCH. Harriene Banaybanay 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  19-year-old Pharmacy student says, "Encourage communities to have water treatment facilities so waste water can be reused."

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

I grew up with my grandmother who has a beautiful garden. She uses an artesian well to water the plants. I also enjoy caring for her plants when she’s not around.

Most memorable moment:

My most memorable moment was when I was called to qualify for the final screening of Miss Philippines Earth 2013.

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

Sustainable management of fresh water resources. Water is part of our daily existence. Without it, we will die. That’s why there is a need to sustain fresh water resources.

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

RESORTWEAR COMPETITION. Harriene Banaybanay at the resortwear competition on April 12 at Hotel Pontefino u0026 Residences, Batangas.

Photo courtesy of Carousel Productions

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

SWIMWEAR COMPETITION. Harriene Banaybanay at the swimwear competition on April 13 at Golden Sunset Resort, Batangas.

Photo courtesy of Carousel Productions

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

CULTURAL COSTUME COMPETITION. Harriene Banaybanay at the cultural costume competition on April 19 at SM Mall of Asia, Pasay.

Photo courtesy of Carousel Productions

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