Miss Iloilo Universe 2020 Rabiya Occeña Mateo for Miss Universe Philippines 2020?

30 Jan 2020 | Abigail Henry

Rabiya was recently crowned as Miss Iloilo Universe 2020 at the West Visayas State University Cultural Center. “If I were to be crowned tonight, it will be such an honor to bring to the global community our very own hablon which represents dedication, hard work and creative side of every Ilonggo. Aside from that, I want to show to the world that I am a queen today because of my province and with that being said, I want to prove to everyone that I am a true Ilongga with a heartfelt beauty,” Mateo said during the question and answer portion. Mateo was also declared “Best in Talent” in the finale.

There is no official confirmation of Rabiya Occeña Mateo, submitting her application for the national title of Miss Universe Philippines 2020, but we hope and would love to see the beauty competing in the national competition. After her crowning in the regional pageant, we are hoping our best to see the diva in the national competition.



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Rabiya, whose name means “princess or queen”, stands 170 cm tall and hails from Balasan, Iloilo. She graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the Iloilo Doctors College. She now works at SRG Manila Review Center as Review Coordinator and Lecturer.

When it comes to her intended cause, Rabiya is a staunch advocate of education. She believes that it is the solid way to a better and successful future. “As an educator, I want people to see education the way that I see it – a golden ticket to success. Knowledge is and always will be power, wherever you are, whoever you’re with. If you are knowledgeable you will excel and become successful,” the diva said.



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If Rabiya sends her application, we are sure that she will be a strong contender as her motive too is firmed and with that, the diva can surely reach heights. She is a strong-willed girl and with her charming personality, she can easily impress the judges. We give our best wishes to the diva!