Kasambahay's tearful reaction after passing March 2023 LET: 'Thank you, Lord!'

MANILA, Philippines – A house helper or a 'kasambahay' couldn't contain her emotions when she finally achieved her dreams of becoming a teacher.

Kasambahay's tearful reaction after passing March 2023 LET
Joan Managuelod Ramirez juggled being a househelp and an education student. Now, she's a licensed secondary teacher. Photo Courtesy: Facebook/ Joan Managuelod Ramirez

Joan Managuelod Ramirez is among the 48,005 out of 102,272 examinees who successfully passed the March 2023 Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) Secondary Level, announced by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) last Friday, May 19.

Among the people who are proud of her achievement is her employer, Yanyan De Vera-Alandy, who shared Joan's touching reaction after learning that she passed the examination. Joan can be seen crying out, "Oh my God, pasado ako!"

Joan, according to her boss, is a hard worker who deserves all of the success she has achieved. Yanyan wrote on the video, "Congratulations to our dear kasambahay for passing the LET exam. You are now a licensed teacher."

"Walang imposible sa taong may pangarap," she added.

Joan juggled studying and working as a househelp. She finished her secondary education at Isabela State University – Angadanan Campus.

In an interview with The Summit Express, Joan shared how she had always dreamed of becoming a teacher as she was fond of teaching children. She said, "I really wanted to be a teacher noon pa. Gusto ko 'yung nagtuturo sa mga student. For me masaya ako kapag may natutulungan akong student na matuto."

But what's truly heartwarming is that her motivation to work hard and succeed is to overcome poverty. She believes that education is the way for them to uplift their lives. So even with her financial struggles, she worked hard to finish her studies.

Joan said, "Isa sa mga naging motivation ko para mag-aral ng mabuti ay kahirapan. Ayaw ko na hindi ako magkapagtapos ng pag-aaral. Sapagkat heto lang ang magiging daan upang makaalis sa buhay na sobrang hirap. Kahit sobrang kapos kami sa pera noong nag-aaral ako, hindi ito naging hadlang upang hindi ako makapagtapos."

According to Joan, her inspiration is her family. She wants to give them a better life.

Joan recalled her struggles while studying and reviewing. She said she did everything to budget and save her allowance for her review. She recalled, "Kailangan kong maglakad ng malayo kung saan may sasakyan papunta sa review center."

But despite it all, Joan's hard work paid off as she's now a licensed secondary teacher. Asked if she now plans to leave her employer, Joan said she still wants to continue working as a househelp for the meantime. She also plans to pursue a master's degree.

"For the meantime mag work muna ako na kasambahay habang nag hahanap ng full time job sa mga schools. I also want to take my master's degree sa tulong ng Diyos," she said.

Truly, a story of defying the odds and not letting poverty get in the way of achieving our dreams! Congratulations!

You can watch the video from Yanyan De Vera-Alandy's Facebook page.

— Sally, The Summit Express


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  1. Your employer deserves an appreciation too,after all they're the one who allows you pursuing your schooling at the same time works with them..

    Congratulations that you made your goal come true!

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  2. mabuting amo salodo kami sa inyo sir

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  3. Congratulations !!! WEish you all the best !!!

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