The month of March is known as the start of graduation season in the Philippines. It is also the time of the year when we hear a lot of inspiring stories pertaining to graduates who excelled in various fields or did something amazing and out of the ordinary.
Just a few days ago, Nins Torreon Auguis posted photos obviously taken at a cemetery. He’s wearing a toga and had placed the mortarboard (the toga cap) over one of the grave markers.
In a post written in Bisaya, Auguis proudly told his parents that he has finally fulfilled their dream of him graduating from college. Just like anyone who had lost his parents before a big milestone or event in their lives, Auguis wished his parents were there to witness the moment and watch him walk on stage to receive his diploma.
According to the post, Auguis had lost his father when he was in Grade 1. But his mother would also die when he was still in Grade 4.
Reality is harsh for poor orphans; many people told Auguis he will not be able to achieve anything in life, including graduate from college, because he has no parents but these words only drove him to work harder and focus on fulfilling his parents’ dreams.
Life was tough for the young boy and his siblings but he held on to his promise at his mom’s death bed, that he would try his best to finish school.
Finally, on his graduation day, Auguis went to the cemetery before the ceremony to ‘show’ his parents that he was able to fulfill their dreams. Of course, he still has a long way to go to find success in life but he feels really happy that he’s done with the first crucial step.
Congratulations, Nins Torreon Auguis! Your parents would have been proud of you!
Hai ma and pa! Nalate jd q sa graduation ky nidalikyat pmn jd q ug anhi ninyo. HeheheMa, mao nani ma ang ako…