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Steve Dailisan was already one of the most well-known news anchors in GMA-7 when he decided to leave his job to pursue a career in aviation.

Through a Facebook post dated October 8, Dailisan said that he was able to become a pilot, which was not originally his childhood dream, but what he now considers to be his destiny.

Dailisan said he had to put the dream of becoming a pilot in the back seat as he thought that it was something that would be difficult to achieve and expensive.

“Alam ko kasi na sintayog ng lipad ng eroplano ang presyo. The training cost in aviation remains astronomical in value. My family already struggled sending me to college how much more in a flight school?” he said.

He said that when he was still a college student in the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, he had to study extra hard just so he will be exempted from paying the school fees. So he already knew that going to an aviation school will be a financial ordeal for him and his family.

“Going back to flying, sabi nila ‘pang mayaman lang’ at ‘para lang sa may buo ang loob’. Buo ang loob, alam kong mayroon ako niyan. Pero ibang usapan kapag pera na ang labanan,” he said.

He said that there was also a time when he questioned if leaving his career in GMA, which he has established in more than a decade, would be worth it in exchange for going back to school to become a pilot.

But armed with determination, Dailisan”took a leap of faith”, “left everything behind and used my savings for this crazy love of flying”.

Mahirap man siyang pangarapin noon, hindi naman nangangahulugang hindi mo na siya puwedeng pagsikapang maabot ngayon,” Dailisan said.

Read his full post below.

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