Badjao Girl Spotted At Pahiyas Festival Went Viral

 

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Photo taken by Topher Quinto Burgos

There is no doubt that social media like facebook can be a powerful tool that could make you an instant netizens sensation and be famous. Just like the phenomenal rise to fame of Jeyrick Sigmaton a.k.a “Carrot Man”of Mountain Province, Philippines. A photo of him while working in a carrot farm, got viral on facebook, and it got thousands of likes, comments and shares,   and have caught local media’s attention. Now, here comes another netizen’s apple of the eyes named Rita  Gabiola or most popularly known as “Badjao Girl”, and as her candid photos similar to Jeyricks have been recently shared on facebook.

Photos of the Badjao girl was captured by photographer Topher Quinto Burgos , who posted the images in his FB account. The photo was taken in Lucban, Quezon Province Philippines during the annual Pahiyas Festival. Rita was not among the crowds who cheer and enjoy the event, she was there trying to make a living and asking for alms.

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Photo Taken by Topher Quinto Burgos

Several netizens were all praises for this Badjao girl because of her natural beauty and can be resemblance to Ylona Garcia, former PBb housemate (Pinoy Big Brother, A reality TV show in ABS CBN) others netizens say she looks like like the young Pia Alonzo-Wirtzbach (current Miss Universe) and has a potential for an acting or modeling career some day.

There are also those who expressed concern for her well-being that’s why some netizen are suggesting that she be placed in the custody of concerned government agencies or maybe by the incoming President Rodrigo Duterte who had a soft spot for natives.

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Photo taken by Topher Quinto Burgos

Rita is one of the many unfortunate Badjaos making a living of the streets Quezon because of poverty. That’s why a lot of netizens wish that she will be discovered just like Carrot Man, and may be given the opportunity to grow her potentials and heading towards a better life.

 

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