Many parents want to see their children marching on stage during their graduation day, which is considered as one of the most fulfilling moments for both the students and their proud parents who worked really hard just to send their children to school.
Those parents that despite having a difficult financial situation in life, but still managed to support their children’s education. Just like the story of this pedicab driver father who proves that parents would go through anything just to make sure that their children will have a better life.
On Facebook, a medical doctor student named Marven Louie Badon Ragay from Dumaguete shared a heartwarming post to honor his pedicab driver father on his graduation day.
The young man went on to express his gratitude to his father who endures the hardships of earning money through his work as a pedicab driver just to support his studies in Medical school.
“Pa salamat kaayo sa imong pag-supporta nako. Ang imong abot sa pamasahero nakapalahutay nako sa pageskuwela. Congrats nimo! a pedicab driver with a son who is a medical doctor. You must be proud of me, father!”
(Pa, thank you very much for your support. Your earnings from driving a pedicab helped me finish my education. Congratulations to you! A pedicab driver with a son who is a medical doctor. You must be proud of me, father!)
Marven graduated from the Medical School of Silliman University, a part of the prestigious Silliman University in Dumaguete, Negros Oriental, which has its own hospital called Silliman Medical Center Foundation, Inc.
The journey to becoming a doctor is quite difficult, expensive, and long because they need to spend many years in school just to reach their dreams. For a candidate to be accepted into a medical school, they must have already finished a 4-year degree course related to medical courses.
Meanwhile, newly graduated doctors are often required to undergo a residency, provisional registration or internship period before their full registration is granted; this is most often of one-year duration, according to Wikipedia. Aside from that, they also need to pass the licensure examination for doctors.
Here in the Philippines, aspiring doctors can only take the licensure exam once they already finished their 4-year Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree. After that, they can either choose to undergo further studies for medical specialization or already practice as doctors on their own.