Erwin Valmoria Macua, 39 years old, who graduated as a cumlaude at St. Theresa's College is one of the passers of the Licensure Examination for Teachers.
"The exam was really hard. I was less studious during my review for I had to juggle the whole-day review and my work as a guard. Prayer was the key," he said in an interview with ABS-CBN.
(Mahirap iyong pagsusulit. Hindi ako gaanong nagsipag sa pagbabalik-aral dahil kinailangan ko itong isabay sa aking trabaho bilang guwardiya. Dasal ang susi.)
KAMI learned about Erwin's inspiring story from ABS-CBN
Erwin is also proud of his son Jean Vincent, who is also a scholar in a private school in Cebu City.
"He set a good example to us so hopefully I can follow his footsteps to somehow be successful," Jean Vincent said.
(Isa siya mabuting halimbawa kaya sana makasunod ako sa mga yapak niya at maging matagumpay.)
Macua is now planning to pursue a career in teaching and will leave his job as a security guard.
He is determined to get a job as a teacher next year.
KAMI wants to remind everyone that it is possible to reach our dreams as long as we strive for it.. It's sweat, determination, and hard work rolled into one!