Graduate proudly shows off farmer father on graduation day

MANILA, Philippines – In a video that went viral, a councilor from Oriental Mindoro shared a touching moment from Vilma Talibukas Abwatan's graduation day. Vilma completed her Bachelor of Technical-Vocational Teacher Education degree at Baco Community College in Oriental Mindoro with the help of her father, who works as a farmer.

Graduate proudly shows off farmer father on graduation day
Vilma Abwatan and her father earned the praise of netizens | Screengrab: Facebook/ Konsehal Jay Najito

Even though she came from a farming family that did not have their own land, Vilma worked hard to balance school and work so she could achieve her dream of becoming a teacher.

Throughout her journey, her father, a hardworking farmer, stood by her side, providing unwavering support. Their story touched a lot of people, and it became an inspiration for people who are also struggling to finish their education.

Vilma said, “Poverty should never stop us from pursuing education. All we need is hard work and perseverance to achieve our dreams."

Netizens flooded Vilma and her father with messages of praise and congratulations for their remarkable story. One netizen wrote, "We salute you, Vilma! Your success proves that with determination and unwavering perseverance, nothing is impossible."

The story of Vilma and her father serves as a powerful reminder that hard work and determination can lead to success, no matter the challenges we face. It shows us that dreams can be realized through sheer determination. May their story and others like it continue to inspire and motivate us to get through problems, keep going after our own dreams, and not let poverty get in the way of our success.

— Sally, The Summit Express

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