I encourage you to take a look at Anje Mae Escara Manipol and her potentials for transformation in Miss Universe Philippines 2023. This morena beauty is, first and foremost, an advocacy-centered aspirant who completed her first national pageant assignment during Miss World Philippines 2022. Aside from making it to the Top 20 of the competition, she was also adjudged one of two BWAP (Beauty With A Purpose) winners. Her cause? Sustainable Agriculture.
A Licensed Agriculturist, Anje Mae wants to continue being the voice of local farmers not only in Quezon Province, but in the entire Philippines if possible. She may still fall short of the sophistication most every pageant fan is looking for. But that can be gradually trained. Her inner beauty is non-negotiable. It is something that she possesses that will help put across her message more clearly – and hopefully with more spontaneity.
Catch Anje Mae once she finally embarks on her biggest pageant journey in MUPH2023.
My interest in Anje Mae is not so much because she’s a ka-probinsya but due more to her advocacy. The goal of sustainable agriculture is to meet society’s food needs in the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. In sustainable agriculture, three main objectives are integrated: a healthy environment, economic profitability, and social and economic equity. Every person involved in the food chain—growers, food processors, distributors, retailers, and consumers— has a role to play in ensuring a sustainable agricultural system. Of the many possible topics in sustainable agriculture, Anje Mae’s video focused on the looming food insecurity due to the aging population of farmers caused by lack of interest of the youth on farming. Due to low market value of farm products, she advocated for the promotion of processing to value-added products that can command higher prices.
The video is supposed to have won a BWAP award. But the video failed to clearly show the major link to sustainability issue– the cultivation and processing to value-added products using methods promoting farmworker wellbeing, that are environmentally friendly, or that strengthen the local economy. I hope she can improve her advocacy presentation along this line. Otherwise, she’d be better off tackling the pressing issue of lowering the price of sibuyas and galunggong.
Undoubtedly, sustainable agriculture as a major key to global food security is a good advocacy to showcase one’s transformational leadership. Practitioners in sustainable agriculture often cross disciplinary lines with their work, combining economics, politics, community development, biology, engineering, chemistry, etcetera. If Anje Mae could present a more focused yet comprehensive presentation of her actual advocacy work, this is something novel at MU stage. The fact that she is an agriculturist by profession makes for a credible authentic advocacy– pageant or no pageant– that adds to her capacity to be beautifully confident.
Di man nila aminin, pero litong-lito na ang current MUPh Org kung sino ang isasalang nila ulit sa El Salvador para kahit man lang sa first cut makapasok.
Her video is very broad, non specific and vague. The video must focus on her program of activities how and what she did to help the farmers to obtain such sustainable agriculture. Example, lectures/trainings and fieldworks. Be very specific and a hands-on program activities should be the focus of the video to inspire others how were you able to deliver the meaning of sustainable agriculture to farmers.
The above video will be judged as fake advocacy.
During closed interview, she can further explain her chosen advocacy. Their municipal/provincial DAR can help her about sustainable agriculture.
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Beautiful Ms. Manipol❤️
Hello Philippines. We’re u able to watch the closed
door interview of Miss Canada and Miss Laos? Are you convinced that they deserve to be on the Top 16? If yes, then 101% agreed with the MU judges decision. Both are authentic, not memorized/rehearsed, inspirational story, a woman of substance.
I heard, 50% for closed interview, 25% for SS and 25% for EG.
Now you know why and your questions were answered na mga vacklashessss😱😆
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