Ms PH Earth Camiling, Tarlac: Thessa Marie Saavedra
NAME: Thessa Marie Saavedra
MUNICIPALITY OR CITY: Camiling, Tarlac
Describe your childhood/growing years: I was raised by my godfather who informally adopted me when I was only 3 months old. My godfather is a fashion designer and like him I also lived a very colorful life. He spoiled me and gave me everything that I wanted. He also made sure that I'm always best dressed when I attend special occasions like proms. Even if I did not live with my mother and sisters, we still remained close and I would spend time with them during my summer and Christmas breaks.
What lessons did you learn from your childhood/growing years?: I learned that even if I come from a broken family, both of my parents love me and will always be there for me no matter what happens. Also, I learned that there are no secrets to success, it is a result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure. If you really want to achieve something, you have to work hard for it, set goals and learn from your mistakes so that you can become a better person.
What is your environmental advocacy?: To teach students at a young age the importance of environment preservation, so that future generations do not have to experience natural calamities like Typhoon Yolanda.