Image: Instagram/@rabiyamateo What help drive Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Rabiya Mateo in her passion for education are the struggles she faced as a student. After winning the first Miss Universe Philippines pageant, the organization appointed her as ambassador for education. With this title, the Iloilo City beauty wants to ensure students, especially those in far-flung areas, have their needs met after her own difficult experiences. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Rabiya Mateo (@rabiyamateo) "When I was in elementary, I did not have much. I remember, I only had 5 pesos as my baon (allowance) back then," she recalled on Instagram yesterday, Feb. 1. "I only had 2 notebooks for my 8 subjects. I used the same shoes from grade 4-6. I had no laptop, no internet access, and there were moments I even needed to go to my classmate's house to borrow crayons and materials." "Despite these limitations however, I was happy studying and doing my school work. I made a promise to myself that when I reach that point of success, I would give back," she said. "I want to share my story to those children who are experiencing the same hardships. I want to… Read full this story
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