Viral 'Badjao Girl' gets scholarship from ABS-CBN
Rita Gabiola, the 13-year-old Badjao girl received a scholarship from ABS-CBN "Rated K" and Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, her dream of becoming a teacher.
Gabiola is the second among six children. Her father works as a fisherman, while her mother is a housewife.
Her picture, which was taken by Topher Quinto Burgos during the recent Pahiyas Festival in Lucban, Quezon, went viral, with netizens gushing over her complexion and high cheekbones.