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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.

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