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LOOK: Merienda vendor from Laguna finishes college with flying colors

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If you truly want to achieve something, it wouldn’t matter if you have to go through the eye of a needle just to get it. A 21-year-old student from Laguna is living proof of that.

Jogie Macaraeg Papillera shared through a Facebook post what she considers to be her proudest achievement so far – to graduate with Latin honors despite the odds of life she has encountered.

“Dati, naglalako lang ako dito sa Canlubang ng merienda, tirik ang araw, sakit ng lalamunan kakasigaw, ang bigat ng dala, tapos ka-haggard pa. Pero ngayon, graduate na sa kursong Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, Cum Laude pa!” she wrote on Facebook.

In a lengthy post, Papillera narrated the story of her struggles, starting from when she was a kid who had no shoes to wear at school up to her college days when she had to juggle studying with selling merienda on the streets.

A consistent honor student who graduated valedictorian from elementary and high school, Papillera was determined to help her family and give them a better life. That was why she took the initiative to help her mother sell Filipino snacks like banana cue, camote cue, turon, carioca, lumpia, nilagang mais, mani, and bilo bilo.

All of her efforts did not go in vain though.

Papillera finished BS Accountancy from San Sebastian College Recoletos in Canlubang, Laguna. According to a different Facebook post, she earned a 92.62% grade which made her qualified to graduate Cum Laude.

She was also a Philippine Association of Collegiate Schools of Business (PACSB) Academic Awardee and a Campus Ministry Office Service Awardee.

Her next goal – to pass the board examination and to become a certified public accountant by October this year.

Read her full story as told by her here:

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