As a token of appreciation for her achievement, Gov. Abet gave her a bouquet of flowers and a hand painted bag from Mariveles, a symbol of the creativity of Bataenos, which Bernadette also showed during the pageant.
On behalf of Vice Gov. Efren Pascual Jr., Board Member Guding Ferrer delivered a congratulatory message, followed by the presentation of a Board Resolution authored by BM Aris Gaza, seconded by BM Guding Ferrer, extolling her extraordinary achievement considering her very young age.
In her response, the articulate Dette as she is fondly called by her equally petite mom, once again wowed the public when she expressed her gratitude to the “pinaka gwapong governor ng Bataan”, Gov. Abet, Sir Geoff and to all her kababayans. In closing, she reiterated her gratitude and added, “hindi po ako mananalo kung wala po kayo. A resident of Palihan, Hermosa Dette is a SPED student at the Dinalupihan Central School. Her entourage will proceed to Dinalupihan to pay a courtesy call to Mayor Gila Garcia and then to her hometown, Hermosa.