Was Badjao Girl bullied inside the Pinoy Big Brother house?

by Nikko Tuazon
Sep 7, 2016
Rita Gaviola (aka Badjao Girl) dreams of becoming an actress; wants to be paired with PBB housemate Marco Gallo.


Rita Gaviola, also known as Badjao Girl, clarified the issue of bullying during her stay in Pinoy Big Brother Lucky Season 7.

The former housemate talked about ABS-CBN's reality show in her interview with Boy Abunda last September 7.

The bullying issue sparked back in August when Rita's fellow female housemates made fun of a bra strap, while she was washing the dishes.

Days after the issue broke out, the Movie And Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) called upon the show's executives for a discussion regarding the incident.

The latest evictee from PBB's teen housemates recalled what she felt the day and told Boy, "Hindi ko po alam kung na-bully or nag-react lang... Kasi ako po, hindi ko po alam [na] akin, i-strap ng bra ko yun."

She added, "Kasi naghuhugas po ako ng mga plato, yung mga pinagkainan namin madumi. Ang mga [damit ng] babae [at] lalaki nandun po, nakasampay. Hindi ko alam kung akin yun, siyempre tahimik po ako sa paghuhugas ng plato 'tapos bigla ko po kinuha na wala akong sinasabi."

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Rita admitted that she felt insecure especially with the other male housemates around when it happened.

She explained, "Parang nahihiya po ako sa boys, nahihiya po ako sa mga boys na parang strap po ng bra ko, pinaglalaruan."

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The 12-year-old internet sensation said she learned so much during her stay inside the Big Brother house.

"Sinabi sa akin ni Kuya, dapat daw po lagi akong masaya, dapat daw po matapang. Huwag daw po laging mahiyain, huwag lang po nakasimangot, huwag daw pong matampuhin."

The aspiring actress also hopes that her fellow housemate Vivoree Esclito-Go will get a second chance inside the house now that she's one of the housemates nominated for eviction.

Rita considers Vivoree as her closest friend inside the house. She said, "Sana po tulungan si Ate Vivoree, sana mabigyan pa po siya ng isang pagkakataon para manalo."

After being part of PBB Season 7, Rita hopes to be an actress while finishing her studies to help her parents.

She explained, "Pangarap ko rin po mag-artista pero gusto ko po din sila pagsabayin, yung pag-aaral ko rin po. Habang nag-aartista po ako, para natutulungan ko po yung mga magulang ko.

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"Habang nag-aral din po ako, natutulungan ko rin po yung mga magulang ko."

When asked to choose her own leading man, Rita picked fellow teen housemate Marco Gallo.



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