“Ako? ‘Papa ko, kargador.'”
We all have a story to tell. And there are countless of motivational stories like that of Mailyn Esquelito Akoy—a graduate of Sultan Kudarat State University with a Bachelor degree in Economics. Like any other student, she owes her achievement to her parents who never gave up on her dreams despite their family’s situation.
But it was her father to whom she pays the most tribute to.
Only today, Mailyn took the time to write a lengthy post about her life story. Most of the part, however, involves her hardworking kargador father, who stood as the pillar of the family.
Read the daughter’s inspirational post below:
In a nutshell, Mailyn’s family has always been impoverished since she was young. But it all came to a head when her elder brother died for health reasons unknown to them.
Her father has always worked as a kargador. As a father of a family of four, he has no choice but to endure the weight of sacks of cement on the daily to provide food on the table.
But now that Mailyn is finally a degree owner—in spite of the struggles that came her way all throughout—both her father and her mother can expect a better future for their family.
Now, not only Mailyn reaps the reward of her success but also her proud parents.
As if her sentimental post wasn’t enough to prove the respect and love she has for her father, Mailyn also penned a poem dedicated to her “Amang Kargador“.
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