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Former Housemaid Graduated In PMA


At an early age, Meriam Libongcogon was forced to work as a housemaid in Cebu to help her family. She graduated as a valedictorian and became a scholar in high school. But because of poverty, she had no choice but to take jobs at a young age.

Former Housemaid Graduated In PMA, Joins Navy.

She hopes that she could manage to juggle work and college education. But taking care of her employer's children takes so much of her time and it didn't work out

According to Meriam, her relatives didn't allow her to become a soldier because of the risk and danger of the profession.

Former Housemaid Graduated In PMA, Joins Navy.

"Ayaw po ng mama ko noong una kasi natakot siya kasi military. Pero nagpursige po ako. Hindi ako nakinig sa kanila. Marami po silang umayaw, pati po mga mga tiyahin ko at tiyuhin. Hindi po ako nakinig kasi alam ko pong opportunity ko na po 'yun," she shared.

Former Housemaid Graduated In PMA, Joins Navy.


After working as a housemaid, she went to Baguio City for the first time. There, she started to build her dreams and never allow herself to think of quitting PMA despite any challenges.

The Philippine Military Academy (PMA) in Baguio City offer a college education for free and gives monthly allowances that cadets coming from poor families usually send back home.

Former Housemaid Graduated In PMA, Joins Navy.

When she moved to Baguio, she was introduced to her foster parent named Nancy Rose who urged her to enter the PMA.

"Ang paghihirap hindi sagabal para matupad ang mga pangarap. Mag-persevere ka lang," she said.

Former Housemaid Graduated In PMA, Joins Navy.

Former Housemaid Graduated In PMA, Joins Navy.

The 25-year-old graduated as a 2nd lieutenant last March 12 along with her PMA Salaknib Class of 2017. Now, she joined the Philippine Navy.

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