Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Sep 16 18, 4:26 pm

Overseas absentee voting at Asiana Hotel this weekend

The Philippine Consulate today announced that overseas absentee voting will be held at the Asiana Hotel’s Dynasty Ballroom on April 26-27, 2019 from 9am to 9pm. “Dahil hiniling po ng taongbayan, meron na naman pong field voting muli sa Asiana Hotel sa 26-27 Abril...

UAE Weather Bureau issues Sandstorm alert

Filipino drivers and commuters should take extra care on the road and better keep safe today, April 23 as the National Centre of Meteorology has announced a sandstorm that's expected to hit the UAE. pic.twitter.com/48Q9WaQfZx — المركز الوطني للأرصاد (@NCMS_media)...

Centuries-old Porac church damaged by the earthquake

Pictures obtained by The Filipino Times of St. Catherine’s Parish in Porac, Pampanga show the extent of damage caused. Monday afternoon’s magnitude 6.3 jolt that saw tall buildings in Metro Manila swaying wildly, its occupants rushing out in frenzied panic, also did...

Centuries-old church in ruins following earthquake

Monday afternoon’s magnitude 6.3 jolt that saw tall buildings in Metro Manila swaying wildly, its occupants rushing out in frenzied panic, also did not spare a centuries-old church in Porac, Pampanga – the town which bore the brunt of the tremor. Pictures obtained by...

LOOK: Student stays behind class, proves dedication to studies

by | News

Sep. 16, 18 | 4:26 pm

The photo of a student from Quezon is going viral after his teacher posted it on social media to show his admiration for the student who kept studying after his classes and hours before typhoon Ompong hit.

The uploader, Mark Pee Ortil Pornasdoro, took to Facebook the story of his student. He said that he went to check his classroom at around 7:30 PM on Thursday, September 13, to double check to everything when he saw one of his students inside.

He found out that the boy was finishing the homework which could be submitted the next day. The boy, a student from Malusak National High School in Atimonan, Quezon, insisted on doing the homework.

“Sabi ko’y tama na ‘yan, okay na. Sabi ko’y nalipasan ka na ng gutom. Sabi n’ya’y kaunti na lang ito ser. Sabi n’ya’y mamaya na kakain. Na para bang kaibigan na ang kalam ng sikmura. Na para bang lagi’t lagi nang sinasanay ng pagtitiis,” Pornasdoro wrote.

He later revealed that the boy does not have electricity at home and relies on a gas-lamp to provide light at night.

“Kaya hindi na pinakakawalan ang gantong biyaya ng ilaw. Kahit gabihin, kahit gutumin. Makapag-aral. Matuto lang,” sympathized the teacher.

Pornasdoro said that the encounter reminded him why he wants to teach.

“Bilang guro, sila ang dahilan kung bakit ang sarap pa ring lumaban. Magturo nang mabuti, gaano man ito kaliit. Dahil sa kabila ng abang kalagayan ng lipunang ito, na lalo pang pinalala ng mga ganid sa kapangyarihan, ang gantong pagsisikap at pagiging patas, lalo na ng mga naghihirap, ang hiblang tumatahi sa pagkilos,” he said.

Meanwhile, many netizens were touched by the boy’s dedication to his studies.

“Nakaka inspire yung bata. Sure ako malayo mararating nya sa buhay,” wrote one commenter.

“Mabuhay ang lahat ng nag susumikap para sa pag aaral at pangarap,” said another.

The post has reached over 50 thousand shares and garnered more than a thousand comment of well-wishers for the student in the photo.


Jobs

Editors Choice

PPIE na! Handa na ba kayo?

PPIE na! Handa na ba kayo?

DUBAI: Filipinos across the UAE are excited about the much-awaited 7th edition of the Philippine Property and Investment Exhibition (PPIE) happening April 26 and 27 where major property developers from the Philippines will be huddled under one roof, rolling out best...

LOOK: Palm Sunday 2019 mass schedules in the UAE

LOOK: Palm Sunday 2019 mass schedules in the UAE

Catholic faithful around the UAE are expected to gather at the churches today, April 14 as they celebrate Palm Sunday that marks the beginning of the Holy Week and the last week of the Lenten season. Palm Sunday commemorates the arrival of Jesus in Jerusalem before...

Overseas absentee voting for Filipinos begins

Overseas absentee voting for Filipinos begins

DUBAI: Registered overseas Filipino voters start trooping to the Philippine Embassy and Consulate on April 13 as they cast their votes in the Philippines' midterm election where 12 Senate seats and one in the lower house are at stake. This as Ambassador Hjayceelyn...

‘Go out and vote’ — PH officials urge OFWs

‘Go out and vote’ — PH officials urge OFWs

DUBAI: It’s all systems go for the Philippine Embassy and Consulate as polling stations open at 8am on Saturday, April 13, in what will be the start of a 29-day electoral exercise of some 361,265 registered overseas Filipino voters in the UAE, who will be making their...

New policy on sponsoring relatives

New policy on sponsoring relatives

DUBAI: The Filipino community in the UAE has welcomed the host government’s move to approve a measure requiring expats bringing their family members to the country to show proof of income instead of profession as has been the practice. Though an income bracket has yet...

Fil-Am breaks PH’s 17-year-old 800m record

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino-American Carter Lilly broke a near 17-year-old Philippine record in the 800 meters at a recent track meet in California, independent news portal, Rappler, reported. Lilly clocked 1:47.52 to finish 2nd in the Bryan Clay Invitational and...

4 telltale signs you’re becoming a Tito or Tita of Dubai

When a Filipino lands for the first time here in the UAE to begin their career, they are filled with overwhelming emotions of joy, hope, and the thrill of what the country has to offer – especially with their increased purchasing power with the huge salary discrepancy...

Overseas absentee voting at Asiana Hotel this weekend

The Philippine Consulate today announced that overseas absentee voting will be held at the Asiana Hotel’s Dynasty Ballroom on April 26-27, 2019 from 9am to 9pm. “Dahil hiniling po ng taongbayan, meron na naman pong field voting muli sa Asiana Hotel sa 26-27 Abril...

UAE Weather Bureau issues Sandstorm alert

Filipino drivers and commuters should take extra care on the road and better keep safe today, April 23 as the National Centre of Meteorology has announced a sandstorm that's expected to hit the UAE. pic.twitter.com/48Q9WaQfZx — المركز الوطني للأرصاد (@NCMS_media)...

Centuries-old Porac church damaged by the earthquake

Pictures obtained by The Filipino Times of St. Catherine’s Parish in Porac, Pampanga show the extent of damage caused. Monday afternoon’s magnitude 6.3 jolt that saw tall buildings in Metro Manila swaying wildly, its occupants rushing out in frenzied panic, also did...

Recent posts

We listed over 1,000,000 jobs from United Arab Emirates monthly.

Accomodation option available in the market.

Latest News
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter and never miss a thing. No spam. Only hand-picked trending news.

THE FILIPINO TIMES is the biggest and most trusted Filipino newspaper in the UAE.

It has a print run of 60,000 copies and 250,000 readership per week; bolstered by 1 million visitors to its website every month. It also has an e-newsletter sent to its 250,000 subscribers every day.

The Filipino Times is FREE and has the widest targeted circulation across the 7 emirates of the UAE.

With more than 2,500 strategic distribution spots, TFT is available where the Filipinos are - at Smart Bus Shelters, Metro Stations, restaurants, supermarkets, schools, airport lounges, Emirates and Etihad Philippine-bound flights, churches, Filipino community events and many more.

THE FILIPINO TIMES. We are where the Filipinos are.

FOLLOW US

SIGN UP FOR NEWSLETTER

THE FILIPINO TIMES is the biggest and most trusted Filipino newspaper in the UAE.

It has a print run of 60,000 copies and 250,000 readership per week; bolstered by 1 million visitors to its website every month. It also has an e-newsletter sent to its 250,000 subscribers every day.

The Filipino Times is FREE and has the widest targeted circulation across the 7 emirates of the UAE.

With more than 2,500 strategic distribution spots, TFT is available where the Filipinos are - at Smart Bus Shelters, Metro Stations, restaurants, supermarkets, schools, airport lounges, Emirates and Etihad Philippine-bound flights, churches, Filipino community events and many more.

THE FILIPINO TIMES. We are where the Filipinos are.

FOLLOW US

SIGN UP FOR NEWSLETTER

© 2018 The Filipino Times. All rights reserved

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

More in News
Foreigner barred from entering PH for showing fake passport, documents
Published On  September 16, 2018
WATCH: Filipino invents flying car
Published On  September 16, 2018
BREAKING: State of calamity declared in Cagayan, Kalinga provinces
Published On  September 16, 2018
Close