“I finished my college kasi ayoko nang maulit yung mga moment na walang laman ‘yung bigasan namin. Asin ‘yung ulam ni tatay at baon niya sa trabaho tapos si inay kamatis lang at kape,”

“I finished my college kasi ayoko nang maulit yung mga moment na walang laman ‘yung bigasan namin. Asin ‘yung ulam ni tatay at baon niya sa trabaho tapos si inay kamatis lang at kape,”




Everybody like a success story.

In a country like ours, Education has been in time in memorial has been given a premium, it’s a way for one’s family to get out of poverty.


Despite all government attention to provide free education to all Filipinos, it is not that simple.

(Photo courtesy of Jhonrick Art Catindoy Orense)


Jhonrick Art Catindoy Orense is an inspiration for all Filipino students who has fears it cannot be done, because he done what feared before to be impossible.

Now, 21 years old, he said he applied for scholarships and looked for other ways to earn money so he can sustain his studies withoudt further burdening his parents by asking money.

“Gumagawa din po ako logo ng mga student organizations, paintings like murals, tapos minsan nagju-judge at nagiging speaker din po ako ng mga workshops (related to art),” he said.

According to Jhonrick Art, his parents are his inspiration to finish studies.

“I finished my college kasi ayoko nang maulit yung mga moment na walang laman ‘yung bigasan namin. Asin ‘yung ulam ni tatay at baon niya sa trabaho tapos si inay kamatis lang at kape,” he shared.

Jhonrick, who is consistent honor student since high school, graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism.

The photo shows all of the medals Johnrick accumulated over the years.

“This is not to boast my achievements. Rather, I am posting this to inspire and motivate everyone who think they can't. Just like you, I am just an ordinary person but I chose to do things extraordinarily,” he shared. (Photo courtesy of Jhonrick Art Catindoy Orense)






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