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Neil Salvacion to join PBB, reveals 'korona' breakup with ex-Rabiya Mateo

Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Rabiya Mateo with ex-boyfriend Neil Salvacion. | Image source: neil_salvacion Instagram
Medical frontliner Neil Salvacion, and former boyfriend of reigning Miss Universe Philippines Rabiya Mateo, announced recently his bid to become one of the new housemates for "Pinoy Big Brother" (PBB).
For his one-minute video entry, Salvacion revealed that he had plans to work abroad but opted to stay in the country and help in the battle against COVID-19.
"Ako po ay isang COVID nurse na dapat ay mag-a-abroad, pero mas piniling manilbihan dito sa bansa bilang frontliner. Sa araw-araw na ginawa ng Diyos, ang buhay ko po ay hospital, bahay. Minsan ay masisilayan mo 'yung mga huling hininga ng mga pasyente," Salvacion said while wearing his scrubsuit in the hospital.
The medical worker further said that there were times he had to distance himself from loved ones as he undergoes self-isolation.
"Dumating ang panahon na bawal kang lumapit sa mga mahal mo sa buhay dahil hindi mo alam kung positive o negative ka. Kailangan mong mag-isolate. Nakakalungkot man na kailangang ma-isolate ng ilang buwan," he said.
Salvacion then added that he faced two types of corona battles during some trying times; one with the health crisis, and one with his former flame, Mateo, during her bid for the Miss Universe crown.
"Nakakalungkot man mag-isolate ng ilang buwan, mas nakakalungkot pala maiwan ka ng taong minamahal mo dahil sa pangarap nitong korona. Coronavirus o korona sa patimpalak ay ilan lamang sa mga hamon sa aking buhay. It's about time for me to share my story, how I conquered them, and how will I inspire other people," he added.
Salvacion and Mateo ended their six-year relationship June this year.

Last Modified: 2021-Sep-17 18.18.54 UTC+0800