- Rabiya Mateo took to Instagram and featured a group of Aetas in Bohol
- She narrated how the said indigenous group actually came from Panay
- However, private entities took their lands because they did not know of legalities
- The beauty queen said that the welfare of these groups must be given importance and that they must be protected
Rabiya Mateo's recent Instagram post showed how much she cares for groups of people who have somehow suffered from greediness of people.
She told the story of an indigenous Ati community in Bohol. She said that they were also from Panay, however, as per the chief of the tribe of the Ati community, their lands were grabbed by private individuals.
Rabiya's heart was broken considering that they lost their land because they did not know the legalities involved in land ownership.
"This is the harsh and sad reality. We need to protect them. We need to fight for them," said the beauty queen.
Many netizens expressed gladness seeing Rabiya continue her advocacy.
Rabiya Occeña Mateo is an Indian-Filipino model and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Universe Philippines in 2020. She is set to represent the Philippines at the Miss Universe 2020 pageant, which will be held on May 16, 2021 in Florida. Rabiya was born on November 14, 1996 to an Indian-American father and a Filipino mother who later separated.
Rabiya Mateo just revealed her plans after her Miss Universe journey. She said that she might be taking break from social media and thereafter, she's planning to go into show business. She then highlighted that she might go the way of "acting." The beauty queen also expressed that she felt sad when she was not called for the Top 10 but she saw the 10 girls and felt they deserve it.
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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