It’s not merely pageantry nor just a competition. It empowers its followers, specially the youth, to work hard to pursue their dreams and be the best that they can be. This is the essence of Miss Universe Philippines.
In 2021, the Miss Universe Philippines Organization partnered with Save the Children Philippines to help ensure a promising future for children.
Miss Universe Philippines worked side-by-side with Save the Children to address the vital issues of children’s hunger. Because of the pandemic, poverty rate has risen, resulting to increased hunger among children.
This February 2022, the Miss Universe Philippines Organization turned over Php107,000 for the “Hope for their Future” campaign. This gift helped 100 children through one month of nutritious meals, and an initial assessment of their nutritional status.
Lia Andrea Ramos, Miss Universe Philippines Head of Women Empowerment & Charity cites: “For the Miss Universe Philippines 2021 edition, we decided to partner with Save The Children Philippines, the largest independent international children’s organization in the world. We recognize that health and nutrition are areas that need our attention specially during the time of pandemic. We are happy that the proceeds of the subscriptions to this year’s pageant went to the life-saving cause of assisting young children receive the nutrition they need.”
Save the Children Philippines CEO, Attorney Albert Muyot, says, “The issue of hunger and malnutrition in the country is a massive problem, worsened by the pandemic. Huge problems require the collective efforts of many, that is why we are pleased to partner with Miss Universe Philippines. This is a key moment to step-up to protect this generation of Filipino children.”
Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. Its partnership with Miss Universe Philippines certainly moves children closer to a brighter future.