A promise fulfilled

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MISS Universe Philippines 2020, Rabiya Mateo distributed slippers and school supplies to students in Badian, Cebu.

Zaragosa Integrated School is in Badian Island, Cebu. Many students had to walk 45 minutes to an hour to get to the school.

Rabiya saw that these kids had big dreams for themselves and their families.

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As an Ambassador for Education, Rabiya's goal is to visit different schools all over the country and offer any help they can give.

Rabiya reminisced in her Instagram post her elementary life where she did not have much but only five pesos as her allowance, two notebooks for her eight subjects, and made use of the things she only had.

She shared that she even had to borrow other school materials from her classmates.

However, despite her limitations in life before, Rabiya said she was happy.

She made a promise to herself that when things are better, she will pay it forward.

Rabiya Occeña Mateo is a 24-year-old Indian-Filipino model from Balasan, Iloilo.

She represented Iloilo City and was crowned as the first Miss Universe Philippines 2020 on October 25, 2020.

Indeed a promise fulfilled! (RSR)