Raymond Paulo G. Ramos
     Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
     Polytechnic University of the Philippines

“Don’t ever give up! You’re loved no matter what,” That’s what my mom used to tell me; A statement that always motivates me. 

When I was a child, whenever I save money, my mom would say, “Good job, Anak! mag-Accountancy ka paglaki mo.” even if I have no idea what accountancy is. Fast forward, college came and I took the accountancy course. “‘Di pala basta ipon-ipon lang iyon at hawak ng pera.” The challenges in the process was really hard: sleepless nights, and sacrificed summer vacation and social life. I also experienced failures that almost crushed me and stopped me from achieving my dream to finish my course. To be honest, I don’t know how I got through all these challenges. I managed to stand, move on and continue striving hard. 

YES! I made it with the help of our Almighty God, my family, friends, and of course, my scholarship grantor, Simplicio Gamboa Sr. Foundation, Inc. This foundation was a big part of fulfilling my dreams, not just with the financial support, but also with the encouraging words of Ma’am Julie to the scholars. 

To the Foundation, may you continue lending a helping hand to others who want to reach their goals. I hope that someday, I will be able to help others who are financially challenged, just like how you helped me.

Thank you and may God bless us more!