This House Produced The Top 2 in Board Exam

The second placer grew up without electricity at home until she graduated college.
Being poor is not forever unless you do nothing that will improve your situation.Poverty is not a hindrance to reach your dreams.Education can lift up a person out from being poor.The situation drives and motivates to work or study hard to reap the fruits.

In fact being poor is an advantage to keep focus in attaining goal.Logically if you are deprived from electricity, gadgets and away from the noisy city,nothing can distract your attention towards success.Thus,helps you concentrate more to reach your dreams.

Like the story of Iah Bantang Seraspi of Romblon,born to a less privileged family.

Her mother is a housewife and her father is a fisherman who earns around 100 pesos a day on a good day.

Their humble house has no electricity and they eat rice paired with chichiria,noodles,coffee,sugar or salt.
I came from a poor family. I am not telling you this to humiliate my family nor to get your symphaty. I just want you to realize how blessed you are if you were able to live a life better than mine. Since I started schooling, felling ko mayaman na kami kapag nakapag-ulam ako ng noodles sa agahan kasi usually ang ulam ko ay chichiria, kape, asin, asukal, o kahit ano basta lang may lasa ang aming kanin. Imagine the nutrition I get from those foods yet I am an achiever in school. Di naman nila makikita ang laman ng tiyan ko but they will definitely see the capacity of my brains.– an excerpt from a speech of Ms. Iah Bantang Seraspi

Despite of all these hardships,she was able to finish high school as class valedictorian at Looc National High School Batch 2011.She struggled against odds and did the heroic act for her family when she finally graduated at Romblon State College, Odiongan, Romblon as Cum Laude in BSED Major in Biological Science.

Teacher Iah is a college scholarship recipient of the Ernesto Espina Esquejo Scholarship Foundation. TOP 2 out of 81,463 who took the exam for the Licensure Examination for Teachers LET (Secondary Level) of the Board of Professional Teachers last September 2015.

Teacher Iah is now a lecturer of a review center and will teach this coming June in Romblon State University,her alma mater.

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