September 2018 LET topnotcher offers success to couple who adopted him since he was 5-day old


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MANILA, Philippines – The September 2018 Licensure Exam for Teachers (LET) Top 2 passer shares his achievement to his adoptive parents who supported him since he was an infant.
September 2018 LET topnotcher offers success to couple who adopted him

An achievement always feels best when shared with people we love. For Vernie Glojun Lasmarias, he offered his achievement to the generous couple who adopted him since he was just 5-day old.

September 2018 LET topnotcher offers success to couple who adopted him
Vernie Glojun Lasmarias is top 2 in Licensure for Examination for Teachers | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/Vernie Glojun Lasmarias via CBRC

Vernie was ranked top 2 in the recent LET for elementary level. He graduated from Opol Community College in Opol, Misamis Oriental. The achievement was a dream come true for him.

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Vernie said, "I really think that getting a high score sa LET would open doors for me.”

And it was no easy feat, Vernie worked hard. He said, “I recognized that I really have to work extra hard kung gusto kong maabot 'yung pangarap ko na maging topnotcher.”

September 2018 LET topnotcher offers success to couple who adopted him
Lasmarias was adopted at 5-day old | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/Vernie Glojun Lasmarias

An adopted child, Vernie was very thankful to his adoptive parents for their kindness and love. Veronica Lasmarias shared that she and her husband couldn't bear a child so when a 5-day old baby was given to them, they knew he was a blessing. Veronica even named the baby boy after her and called him “Vernie.”

The baby boy grew up to be a loving and hardworking son. Vernie would always pray for his mother's health. He once prayed to be able to give her mother a diploma. When he did that, he prayed again that his mother would be able to live until he passed the licensure exam.

Vernie said, “Parating sinasabi ng mommy ko na baka mamamatay na siya, feel ko kailangan ko nang to give back to her as soon as possible.”

Mommy Veronica is very happy for her son's achievement. With tears of joy, she shared that she already felt that Vernie would top the licensure exam.

But Vernie also recognizes his biological parents’ sacrifice. His mother Gloria and father Johnny already had many children and had to give him up hoping for a better future.

The grateful son admitted he has no ill feelings towards his biological parents. Last year, it was his first time to spend time with his biological family who are living in Las Piñas. Vernie even included them in his success. He said, “Kung anuman ang mga blessing na makukuha ko I would like to share it to both of my parents, 'yung biological and adoptive parents ko po."

Talking about his future plans, Vernie says he want to work in the Department of Education because, “yun naman ang goal ko talaga to serve yung country.”

— Sally, The Summit Express


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