Miss Earth Canada Mattea Henderson and her fellow delegates paid a visit to the Philippine Army headquarters in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City in the Philippines.
MISS EARTH PARTNERS WITH ARMED FORCES OF THE PHILIPPINES
In a statement released by the Philippine Army, the visit was part of the partnership between Carousel Productions, the organizers of the pageant, and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).
The “Adopting-A-Delegate” program involves the Philippine Army hosting Miss Earth delegates for a day of environmental and cause-oriented activities at their headquarters.
Matter Henderson was joined by delegates from Armenia, Australia, Belgium, Chile, Germany, Honduras, Hungary, Mauritius, the Philippines, Poland, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, the United States and Venezuela.
MATTEA HENDERSON AND FELLOW MISS EARTH DELEGATES PROMOTE ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS
Mattea Henderson and her fellow delegates also participated in a cleanup drive and tree planting activity at the Las Pinas Paranaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area.
In a statement, Carousel Productions said that “Miss Earth chose to partner with the AFP because of its advocacy to do more than their sworn duty. Members of the AFP have been deputized by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to help in the protection of our forests. These men and women in uniform do so much for the people and their environment, so we wanted to meet them.”
MISS EARTH DELEGATES GET A LESSON ON GUN SAFETY
After meeting with the Philippine Army leadership, Mattea Henderson and her fellow delegates were given a lesson on gun safety and had the opportunity to fire off a few rounds at the shooting range.
“Visiting the Army is such a sentimental thing for all of us. It really shows you that no matter what country you are in there is always a sense of safety because people are choosing to protect you and their sacrificing their lives, their time with their loved ones in putting themselves danger’s way to make sure that we have a better quality of life,” Mattea Henderson said after the visit.
Philippine Army representatives were also grateful for the visit, saying that they “would like to thank Miss Earth for recognizing our efforts in helping protect our environment and for introducing our organization to these delegates from various parts of the world. We hope that when they go back to their home countries, they will bring with them the inspiring stories of our soldiers who serve the people and secure the land in ways that go beyond the battlefield.”
ABOUT MISS EARTH CANADA MATTEA HENDERSON
Mattea Henderson is the Canadian delegate for the 2019 Miss Earth competition.
Henderson is a 25 year old Marketing and International Business graduate from Calgary, Alberta. She started in the world of pageantry at the age of 16.
Miss Earth 2019 will be held at the Jesse Robredo Coliseum in Naga City in the Philippines on October 26, 2019.
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