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    Ogie Diaz shares touching message for daughter who graduated without honors

    A lot of parents actually expect their children to make it to the top 10 of the class, telling their children that being on the honor roll is the surefire way to success. Many fail to realize that there are many factors that could affect a student’s ranking in class – and just because a child failed to graduate with honors, it does not mean he did not do his best!
    Ogie Diaz shares touching message for daughter who graduated without honors

    Recently, Ogie Diaz shared a conversation he had with a woman whose granddaughter studies at the same school as one of his daughters. In the conversation, the lady asked whether Ogie’s daughter would be receiving awards since her granddaughter had a lot. She was rather surprised to learn that Ogie’s daughter is not on the Honor list – and that Ogie was alright with it!

    Ogie Diaz shares touching message for daughter who graduated without honors
    Photo credit: Ogie Diaz / Facebook

    Grandma: “May anak ka din ba dito, Ogie?”

    Ogie: “Opo, mami.”

    Grandma: “With honors?”

    Ogie: “Wala po, mami.”

    Grandma: “Ah, ako yung apo ko, marami.”

    Ogie: “Congrats po, mami!”

    Grandma: “Okay lang naman sa yo kung walang nakuhang honors?”

    Ogie: “Okay lang naman po. Basta naka-graduate. Ako din po, walang nakuhang honors nung nag-aaral ako, mami. At high school lang po ang natapos ko.”

    Ogie Diaz shares touching message for daughter who graduated without honors
    Photo credit: Ogie Diaz / Facebook

    What the old lady didn’t know is that though Ogie was alright with his daughter not being an honor student, the young lady had cried before the Moving Up day because she wouldn’t be receiving any awards.

    But Ogie surprised her by saying he doesn’t mind that she didn’t have any awards as long as she did her best in school and that she managed to pass.

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    While he shared that he would surely love it if his daughter received an award, he also accepts her for who she is and loves her just the same even if she didn’t get that coveted slot on the Honor Roll.

    “Pero lagi kong sinasabi sa mga anak ko, di baleng walang awards or honors, basta hindi babagsak, at hindi sakit ng ulo ng lipunan, mabuti kang tao, happy na kami ng mama nila.

    Ang tunay na laban ng buhay ay nasa labas ng eskwela. Importante ang abilidad at diskarte na wala sa curriculum, kundi nasa yo, nasa impluwensiya ng mga tamang tao sa paligid mo.”

    The supportive dad further added that he is even willing to let his daughter (and most likely his other kids as well) decide whether she would continue to college once she graduates from senior high school or if she already wants to quit.

    Ogie Diaz shares touching message for daughter who graduated without honors
    Photo credit: Ogie Diaz / Facebook

    His only condition was that she should undergo at least give crash courses to give her an idea on what to expect with each course and let her fully decide what she really wanted to do in life.

    “Sabihin mo nga lang sa akin na tatapusin mo lang ang senior high school at ayaw mo nang mag-college, okay lang sa akin.

    Basta sa isang kundisyon—kukuha ka ng at least, 5 crash courses one at a time, dahil baka isa dun, matumbok mong gusto mo pala at yun ang itutuloy-tuloy mong ima-master. Dahil gusto ko, gawin mo kung saan ka masaya and at the same time, nata-translate mo yung happiness mo into income.”

    Ogie’s unconventional parenting style impressed quite a number of netizens who said that they wish their parents are just like him.

    Other parents frown upon his decision, however, saying that kids need guidance and should be encouraged to excel so they can have a better future. These people believe that Ogie is raising his child to be lax and not have a proper dream to hold on to because her dad does not push her to do ‘her best’ and be an honor student…

    — Joy Adalia, The Summit Express

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