“Padayon”: Rabiya Mateo’s boyfriend reacts after her MU loss

“Padayon”: Rabiya Mateo’s boyfriend reacts after her MU loss

- Rabiya Mateo’s boyfriend posted a simple, yet very meaningful message on his Instagram Stories

- The post, which contain just one Ilonggo word, also has a “Baybayin” script equivalent on the top

- Rabiya’s longtime BF, Neil Salvacion, is known to be very supportive in all endeavors of the Ilongga beauty queen

- The simple message he posted is proof of that

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Rabiya Mateo’s longtime boyfriend, Neil Salvacion, posted a simple, yet very meaningful message on his Instagram Stories for his GF.

“Padayon”: Rabiya Mateo’s boyfriend reacts after her MU loss
Photo: Rabiya Mateo (@rabiyamateo)
Source: Instagram

Salvacion is known to be very supportive of Rabiya’s endeavors, particularly when it comes to her quest to be Miss Universe 2020.

The post, which contains a single Ilonggo word “Padayon”, and features a “Baybayin” script equivalent on the top, has a deep meaning for all Ilonggos.

In English it could be interpreted as “keep going,” while in Tagalog its direct translation is “ipagpatuloy lang.”

For Ilonggos, however, the word means more than just to “keep going.”

In context, it’s like telling someone to get up, keep going no matter what and to continue what one is doing because sooner or later, he or she will find what they’re looking for.

Ilonggos would often say the word “padayon” to a friend or loved one who failed at something or lost in a contest.

For an Ilongga like Rabiya, her boyfriend’s post may be what she needs to immediately recover from her disappointing loss.

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“Padayon”: Rabiya Mateo’s boyfriend reacts after her MU loss
Screen grab from Rabiya Mateo's boyfriend, Neil Salvacion, Instagram Stories (@neilow )
Source: Instagram

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Rabiya Occeña Mateo is an Indian-Filipino model and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Universe Philippines in 2020. Rabiya was born on born November 14, 1996 to an Indian-American father and a Filipino mother who later separated.

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After everyone realized that Philippines’ Ms. Universe 2020 candidate Rabiya Mateo did not make it to the Top 10 contenders for the crown, netizens began trooping to social media platforms. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and many other platforms were on fire with crying emojis. On Twitter, beauty queen MJ Lastimosa cried for Rabiya, posting several crying emojis. Many Pinoys also chose to express their support and love for Rabiya online.

After the pageant night, however, it seemed that Rabiya is taking everything in a stride. In a statement she made though a video with Miss Bolivia, she said that her experience in her Miss U journey was filled with excitement and happiness. She also said that she was able to forge friendships with many candidates from other countries. While she was not able to bring home the fifth Miss Universe crown, she was able to clinch a spot in the Top 21.

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