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DOLE-X Camiguin WODP scholar a budding entrepreneur


Mambajao, Camiguin --- “Sometimes we need to do something and push ourselves more vibrantly in order to get closer ahead on where we want to be tomorrow, we should not stick ourselves by portraying somebody’s dream for it would be best to keep building and aiming our own goals no matter where it leads us as long it brings us to success,” as quoted by Junie.


Mr. Junie Acson is one of the scholars of the Department of Labor and Employment, Regional Office No. X (DOLE-X), under the Workers Organization and Development Program’s (WODP) scholarship program. His scholarship in 2015 afforded him the opportunity to free tuition and allowances for each semester of the school year.  Junie was raised to a family of seven and his parents could hardly afford to give him college education due to poverty.


Junie is now in his final year as a Business Administration student of Fatima College of Camiguin. Asked on how he continued his studies, he shared, “It was easier in the previous levels but became challenging when I was taking major subjects. I had to go an extra mile in managing my responsibilities and manage time in my studies and in marketing our business products in classrooms. I was at the verge of giving up until I realized that being a scholar of DOLE was not easy. I realized I needed to put extra effort, do sacrifice at all times and exercise flexibility in all things. I made a resolve that I have to do all these for my future. For I believe that my efforts and struggles today will serve as keys to further develop the strength that I need tomorrow to be successful.”


DOLE-X Camiguin PFO Chief Emmanuel G. Toledo commended Junie’s perseverance and persistence in his studies. Chief Toledo took pride in Junie’s efforts of selling “ngo-hiong” (fried lumpia meat) around the municipality that earns him PhP 1,500.00 per day. Such earnings help defray expenses in the family.


Moreover, Junie earmarks the highest gross sale of their mini business visiting offices and canteens inspired to pass the entrepreneurial management subject. He is set to spend his internship requirements next semester in the DOLE Office.


Junie felt very emotional and was indeed grateful of his final year as a scholar. He further shared, “I will never give up on my dreams and I will always do my best to finish my degree and to get my diploma. I will always be thankful to DOLE for they have given me the support and chance to finish my studies. Upon reaching my dream will never forget my humble beginning as a WODP scholar. I will always be proud as one.”


 End/Honie Jean Castanos/DOLE-X Camiguin PFO



DOLE-X Camiguin PFO Chief Emmanuel G. Toledo buys ngo-hiong as support to the business endeavors of DOLE WODP Scholar Junie Acson on 10 October 2018 at the DOLE Camiguin Office, Poblacion, Mambajao, Camiguin. (Photo Source: DOLE X Camiguin PFO)


DOLE-WODP Scholar Junie Acson (leftmost) together with his group members marketing their product (ngo-hiong) on 12 October 2018 at Barangay Agoho Covered Court, Mambajao, Camiguin. (Photo Source: DOLE X Camiguin PFO)




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