Daughter of ‘Kwek-Kwek’ Vendor and Tricycle Driver Makes it to Top 10 of Teachers’ Board Exams

A lot of people have proven time and again that poverty is no hindrance to achieving their dreams and succeeding in life.

In the September 2017 Licensure Examination for Teachers, the daughter of a ‘kwek-kwek’ vendor and tricycle driver made it to the top 10, earning her praise from many netizens who said she is yet another inspiration for success for many poor students like her.

Princes Bulaclac got a rating of 91.80 percent, putting her as sixth placer on the board exams for secondary teachers.

Photo credit: Princes Dinglasan Bulaclac / Facebook


A graduate from the University of the Philippines – Los Baños, Princess feels overwhelmed that she made it to the top 10. She didn’t expect the honor but was thankful for the unexpected blessing, saying she owes her success to her parents who worked hard and supported her constantly.

Princes feels proud of her parents, grateful for their endless support. While her father, Roberto, drove a tricycle to make a living for the family, her mother, Emma, sells ‘kwek-kwek’ [a popular streetfood in the Philippines comprised of deep fried coated hard-boiled quail eggs] to send her to school.

The young lady has not let poverty become a hindrance to her success, choosing instead to do everything she can to help her parents.

Photo credit: Kevin Dinglasan / ABS-CBN News


Today, Princes teaches in a senior high school but has dreams of pursuing a master’s degree in the future. With the brains she’s got, we’re quite sure this dream would soon become a reality for her as well.

Congratulations and God bless on your dreams, Princes.