April 7, 2022 – The Department of Education (DepEd) highlighted inspiring tales of graduates in the first-ever launching of MasSHSigabong Tagumpay sa Trabaho at Negosyo Pinanday: The SHS Graduates’ Success Stories on Wednesday.
“I wish the greatest success for the success stories program as it is a new and different way of preparing and educating our learners not only for university education but also for jobs not existing at this time but will eventually emerge as the society and needs evolve,” Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones said.
Six SHS Technical-Vocational Livelihood (TVL) track completers who are now part of the workforce Jennica Mae M. Serrano, Legazpi City; James R. Paña at Oliver N. Laurio, Misamis Oriental; Jonas M. Ornoza, Romblon; Mark Angelo I. Espineda II, Davao; and Jerick C. Dominguez, Siquijor mentioned their most unforgettable SHS moments and lessons that they would impart to the future generation.
“Naranasan kong magsikap at magtiis dahil naihalo ako sa hearing noong Senior High School pero no’ng tinutulungan ako ng mga hearing na gawin ang best ko, ginanahan akong makihalubilo kahit mahirap ang komunikasyon. Sa pagpili ko ng TVL track, naniniwala akong magiging successful ako, lalo na sa cookery. Sinubukan ko ring sundan ang ginagawa ng hearing dahil ako ay natututo at tinulungan nila akong maging responsableng deaf,” Serrano, who is now a fast-food chain employee, said.
Four SHS-TVL alumni entrepreneurs Mark Lawrence D. Cayabyab, Pangasinan; Jayson D. Sarmiento, Bislig City; Jestoni A. Rubantes, Pasay City; and Kennedy Jhon T. Gasper, Isabela recalled how they overcame their challenges and inspirations behind their achievements.
Sarmiento, now a milk tea shop owner, noted that entrepreneurs need to be consistent in their business line, sustain product and service quality, and most importantly, display good customer service. He further says, “naging inspirasyon at motibasyon ko sa negosyo ay ang aking pamilya, lalo na mga kapatid ko kasi marami pa akong pangarap para sa kanila.”
“Higit sa pagbati ko para sa nagtapos ng Senior High School na nakapagtatag ng mga lumalagong negosyo, nakatagpo ng magandang trabaho, at nagpatuloy sa pag-aaral gamit ang kanilang kasanayan, kaalaman, at katalinuhan, lubos akong natutuwa na ang inyong kasalukuyang naranasan ay karugtong ng pagsisikap ng buong Kagawaran ng Edukasyon sa patuloy na pangangalaga ng inyong kapakanan sa tulong ng dekalidad na edukasyon,” Undersecretary for Curriculum and Instruction Diosdado San Antonio emphasized.
Another six SHS graduates under the Academic, Arts and Design, and Sports tracks Vence Julian M. Polido, Cotabato; Eljohn S. Crisostomo at Layca P. Alferez, Surigao Del Norte; Francis Zion B. Jerusalem, Lanao Del Norte; Jean Pauline J. Maglangit, Misamis Oriental; Jared Philip L. Lodronio, Albay; and Adrean L. Tolosa, Pasay City expressed how they envision their lives 10 years from now.
“We wanted to promote the Senior High School curriculum exits through the graduates’ success stories to inspire our students to look into the different exits, study them closely, and find out what is best for them,” Bureau of Curriculum Development Director Jocelyn Andaya shared.