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Miss Universe Philippines 2020 RABIYA MATEO in her Cordilleran inspired facemask

Photo Courtesy || ABS CBN & Kalinga Tourism FB

Cordillera - It seems newly crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Miss Mateo is a huge fan of the Cordilleran indigenous textile. 

In a press conference, Miss Mateo was spotted wearing a Kalinga "Kila-e" design facemask. 

The whole of Cordillera extend our felicitations and congratulations to newly crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Miss Rabiya Mateo. 

Mateo of Iloilo City was named Miss Universe Philippines 2020 during the pageant's pre-taped coronation ceremonies at the Baguio Country Club's Cordillera Convention Hall last weekend. 

Photo Courtesy || MUP & Kalinga Tourism

The 22-year-old Mateo, who bested 45 other candidates, will represent the Philippines in the yet to be announced Miss Universe pageant. 

During the event ceremony, host KC Montero asked Mateo should she be given a chance to create a paper currency with the image of any living or dead Filipino, who would it be? 

Mateo responded by saying she would pick her fellow Ilongga, the late Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago. 

"For those who don't know, she was an Ilongga, but what I admired about her is that she used her knowledge, her voice, to serve the country," Mateo said. 

"And I want to be somebody like here. Somebody who puts her heart, her passion into action. And after all, she is the best president that we never had," she added.  

In a photo shoot, Mateo was seen wearing a Kalinga woven Head Cover design called the "Lilagtob" in Lubuagan dialect or "Gittut' in Naneng.

Congratulations Miss Rabiya Mateo and Good Luck for the upcoming Miss Universe pageant.



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