๐™ฑ๐šข ๐™ผ๐šŠ๐š›๐šข ๐™ถ๐š›๐šŠ๐šŒ๐šŽ ๐™ฒ๐š˜๐š›๐š๐š˜๐šŒ๐šŠ ๐™ผ๐šŠ๐š—๐š๐šŽ
๐šƒ-๐Ÿท, ๐š‚๐šž๐š›๐š’๐š๐šŠ๐š˜ ๐™ฒ๐š’๐š๐šข ๐™ฝHS
๐š‚๐šž๐š›๐š’๐š๐šŠ๐š˜ ๐™ฒ๐š’๐š๐šข ๐™ณ๐š’๐šŸ๐š’๐šœ๐š’๐š˜๐š—

๐™ˆ๐™ฎ ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ฎ ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™š๐™™ ๐™–๐™›๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง ๐™ข๐™ฎ ๐™›๐™–๐™ข๐™ž๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™–๐™ฃ๐™จ๐™›๐™š๐™ง๐™ง๐™š๐™™ ๐™ง๐™š๐™จ๐™ž๐™™๐™š๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™š ๐™›๐™ง๐™ค๐™ข ๐™ˆ๐™ž๐™จ๐™–๐™ข๐™ž๐™จ ๐™Š๐™˜๐™˜๐™ž๐™™๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ก ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™Ž๐™ช๐™ง๐™ž๐™œ๐™–๐™ค ๐˜พ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ฎ, ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™ง๐™š๐™˜๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ ๐™–๐™™๐™™๐™ง๐™š๐™จ๐™จ. ๐™ˆ๐™ฎ ๐™›๐™–๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ง ๐™๐™–๐™™ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ง ๐™ฌ๐™ค๐™ข๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™š ๐™ฎ๐™š๐™–๐™ง ๐™ค๐™ก๐™™๐™š๐™ง ๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™ข๐™š. ๐˜ฝ๐™š๐™˜๐™–๐™ช๐™จ๐™š ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™จ, ๐™ข๐™ฎ ๐™›๐™–๐™ข๐™ž๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™จ๐™ช๐™›๐™›๐™š๐™ง๐™š๐™™, ๐™š๐™จ๐™ฅ๐™š๐™˜๐™ž๐™–๐™ก๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™ข๐™ฎ ๐™ข๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ง. ๐˜ผ๐™จ ๐™– ๐™จ๐™ค๐™ก๐™ช๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ, ๐™ข๐™ฎ ๐™ฅ๐™–๐™ง๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™จ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™จ๐™ž๐™—๐™ก๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™จ ๐™ข๐™ค๐™ซ๐™š๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™Ž๐™ช๐™ง๐™ž๐™œ๐™–๐™ค ๐˜พ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ฎ. ๐™Ž๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™š ๐™„ ๐™ฌ๐™–๐™จ ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ก๐™ก ๐™– ๐™œ๐™ง๐™–๐™™๐™ช๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™๐™ž๐™œ๐™ ๐™จ๐™˜๐™๐™ค๐™ค๐™ก ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ช๐™™๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ, ๐™„ ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ฎ๐™š๐™™ ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™ข๐™ฎ ๐™๐™ค๐™ข๐™š๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ฌ๐™ฃ ๐™–๐™ก๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™š ๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ก ๐™„ ๐™œ๐™ง๐™–๐™™๐™ช๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š๐™™.

After graduation, I visited my family in Surigao City. There, I continued college. I started as a dishwasher during the summer at barbeque houses at the pier (recently port of Eva Macapagal Terminal). Thus, I learned more about the hardships of life.

When school commenced in June of 1998 at Saint Paul University Surigao (SPUS, formerly San Nicolas College), I was one of the CHED scholars (Batch 2). My college life was difficult because I needed to work harder as I lost my scholarship after only two years.

Nonetheless, I graduated with my BSED Math course in SPUS in March 2002. After that, I took my first Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET). But I failed. I did not follow instructions and made many mistakes during the exams, like using the liquid eraser. Still, I worked in the private sector as a computer encoder for three years. But in my third year in the private sector, I gave birth to my daughter. I raised her with the help of my parents.

As a mother, I worked as a computer encoder in a Local Government Unit of Barangay San Juan for eleven years. But during those years, I also had two other jobs. Office work in the LGU ends at 5:00 p.m. Then I would work as a computer encoder in a superstore or grocery store to encode barcodes and do other paper works. I also accepted home-based tutoring jobs. It meant I had to work until late at night, going home only after ten o’clock or later.

Last 2007, I took again the licensure examination (or five years later.) I failed again. The same thing happened in 2013. But in 2014, I finally passed – after twelve years of trying. This time, I didn’t take any review courses at review centers, only self-review but with lots of hard work and prayers. During the examination, I assiduously followed all the instructions of the examination proctor, with no erasures, lightly shaded the answer sheet, cursive writing, and most importantly, my prayers. That’s why my success is 99.9% blessing and only 0.1% hard work.

This experience deepened my faith in God. I surrendered everything to Him, believing He holds everything in His plan and perfect time.

While I continued working at the LGU after passing the LET, I applied for a teaching position in public schools. But I was not hired right away. After almost two years of gaining experience as a substitute teacher, I finally obtained a permanent teaching position in DepEd in 2017, assigned to an island school.

My success is not easy, but the struggles and hardships I experienced only helped me learn and continue learning. I can now set an example for my learners and treat them as my children and family because they must know their worth. My story may mirror their experience when, like myself, they develop strong personalities, calmness, humility, generosity, kindness, love, and care for others.

This way, I can make a significant impact in their lives.

๐Ÿ…ด๐Ÿ…ฝ๐Ÿ…ณ
NB. ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’Š๐’” ๐’‘๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’† ๐’Š๐’๐’—๐’Š๐’•๐’†๐’” ๐’‚๐’๐’ ๐’•๐’†๐’‚๐’„๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ, ๐’๐’๐’-๐’•๐’†๐’‚๐’„๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’‘๐’†๐’“๐’”๐’๐’๐’๐’†๐’, ๐’๐’†๐’‚๐’“๐’๐’†๐’“๐’”, ๐’‘๐’‚๐’“๐’•๐’๐’†๐’“๐’”, ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’“ ๐’”๐’•๐’‚๐’Œ๐’†๐’‰๐’๐’๐’…๐’†๐’“๐’” ๐’•๐’ ๐’”๐’‰๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’Š๐’“ ๐’”๐’•๐’๐’“๐’Š๐’†๐’”, ๐’๐’†๐’˜๐’”, ๐’‡๐’†๐’‚๐’•๐’–๐’“๐’†๐’”, ๐’๐’‘๐’Š๐’๐’Š๐’๐’๐’”, ๐’‘๐’๐’†๐’Ž๐’”, ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’“ ๐’“๐’†๐’๐’‚๐’•๐’†๐’… ๐’˜๐’๐’“๐’Œ๐’” ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’‘๐’–๐’ƒ๐’๐’Š๐’„๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’๐’ ๐‘ซ๐’†๐’‘๐‘ฌ๐’… ๐‘ช๐’‚๐’“๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’‚โ€™๐’” ๐’๐’‡๐’‡๐’Š๐’„๐’Š๐’‚๐’ ๐’˜๐’†๐’ƒ๐’”๐’Š๐’•๐’†๐’”. ๐‘จ๐’“๐’•๐’Š๐’„๐’๐’†๐’” ๐’Ž๐’–๐’”๐’• ๐’ƒ๐’† ๐˜„๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐’Š๐’ ๐’‚๐’ ๐’†๐’…๐’Š๐’•๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’๐’† ๐’‡๐’๐’“๐’Ž๐’‚๐’• (๐’˜๐’Š๐’•๐’‰ ๐’‘๐’Š๐’„๐’•๐’–๐’“๐’†๐’”) ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’”๐’†๐’๐’• ๐’—๐’Š๐’‚ ๐’‘๐’“๐’Š๐’—๐’‚๐’•๐’† ๐’Ž๐’†๐’”๐’”๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’† (๐‘ท๐‘ด) ๐’‰๐’†๐’“๐’† ๐’๐’“ ๐’†๐’Ž๐’‚๐’Š๐’ ๐’‚๐’• ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐˜‚_๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฎ@๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ.๐—ด๐—ผ๐˜ƒ.๐—ฝ๐—ต