Spotlight time for the representative of Angeles City in Miss Universe Philippines 2020. Her name is Christine Nicole F. Silvernale.
“Relocating to Metro Manila in pursuit of my studies has opened my eyes to what all the hustle, bustle and stress can do to a person like myself. Living and handling things on my own often left me feeling alone. And it didn’t help in silencing the noise inside my head. But as I went ahead and continued dealing with the world around me, I realized that other people felt the same way. Furthermore, during a time like this when a pandemic has us confined in our homes, we may – possibly more than usual – find it hard to deal with our inner turmoils. These instances have led me to think that my voice should be used towards creating safe spaces for people through Mental Health Awareness.”
“Although most of my quarantine period had been spent towards our university’s continuing online education program, I looked for ways where I can help our brothers and sisters during this crisis, such as rendering myself useful in re-packing and distributing goods for Care for Every Juan, promoting food to table initiatives with the Lugud Balen charity organization, as well as donating what financial help I can spare for PAWSsion project. I truly believe that this isn’t a time to show indifference towards anyone, be they our fellow humans or our beloved strays.”
“I have also vowed to be constantly updated with what is going on around me through online forum platforms, so that I can make informed opinions and decisions. It doesn’t matter however big or small the impact of my under-the-radar succor may create. I stick to believing what Mother Theresa once said that “if you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one”.
“Of course, I haven’t forgotten to tend to my own needs as well, nurturing my past love for art through painting, my head space through reading, and my body through exercising, to which I have gotten the whole household to join in on. These are the things that keep me busy, happy and healthy nowadays. I hope that hearing about this inspires you to be attuned with yourselves too.”