One of the very few ladies I have not given a dedicated entry in this blog to date is the black beauty from the City of Puerto Princesa who is representing Palawan Province in Miss Universe Philippines 2020.
Jennifer Nuñez Linda is the dusky 18 year-old charmer who was crowned Miss Palawan 2019 in a provincial competition finals that took all of five hours to complete last year. A Tourism major, it must have been this win that prompted its Accredited Partner to field her in the national pageant where she is now hash-tagged as one of the phenomenal women.
One thing that made Jennifer stand out during her last pageant was favoring the 3-in-1 program for Palawan which divides the province into Palawan Del Norte, Palawan Oriental and Palawan Del Sur. Coinciding with her advocacy of Sustainable Tourism through Community Empowerment, she has this to say:
“For me, we should not limit the tourists here in Palawan, that’s why our province conducted the 3-in-1 Palawan so that we can focus on delivering basic needs and goods especially in the areas that are less prioritized before. Yes, the geopolitical situation of our province is not as complex and dividing it into 3-in-1 could cause anarchy or inequality, or more inefficiency. But for me, Palawan is one of the largest islands in our country and this is the main reason why we need it to manage it efficiently as humans and citizens of my city and community. I know to myself that I am passionate and productive enough to do my duties. And for me, we all know the far-reaching impacts that humans have on our environment. As a race, we have the solutions and the resources that we need right now to move forward and transition to a better place for everyone.”
Photo credits: Juan Take for all the San Vicente, Palawan shots