It Happens for a Reason

arman-b-may-2019Dualtech teaches you to work and apply all possible virtues while working. We were taught to do sacrifice, for which I am sure each one of us has a story to tell. That ice cream commercial, I saw in the internet said: “Salamat sa sakripisyong pinagdaanan, may matamis na kapalit yan.” Because of our perseverance during our training, here’s the sweet reward that we are now experiencing. We graduated learning not only technical exposure but also in personal formation especially the virtues we have develop. -- Arman D. Balatero | Awardee, Merit, Outstanding In-school and In-plant, and Learning Excellence | Bohol

I want to share to you a saying that I always believe and bear in mind which led me to take this adventure I’m trying to figure out, "EVERYTHING ALWAYS HAPPENS FOR A REASON. “It's God's will.” People change so that they will learn to let go of things that went wrong. To appreciate them when the right time comes. Sometimes good things fall apart so that better things can fall together. Do you also believe that there's always a reason for everything? There's a reason to be thankful and grateful, to rejoice, to be in sorrow, to be successful, to fail and to have different kinds of unfortunate experiences. There's a lot of us who have gone through these experiences that, sometimes yours and mine are the same. Some might be more difficult or much easier than the other. So, I want share to you some of the experiences that I must always be grateful of.

I am from the province of Bohol. Back then, 12 years ago, my father died because of some reason I can’t barely understand. My mother then took the duty of becoming both a father and a mother to her seven children. She needed to leave the house to work in order support our basic needs.  That gave me great reason to strive in studying.  Studying that I always think will help my family to live a comfortable life in the future.

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Before, other people found our situation pitiful. But, I now realized that my mother did not work just to provide for our needs, but also trained us how to live life to the fullest. She’s very great for doing those things that I only understand now. She trained us to have job assignments in the house, to fulfill them even when no one is watching, to own the responsibility of the task assigned to us and be accountable if we haven’t fulfilled it. That discipline my mother taught me was the one I began with when I arrived here in Dualtech. I honestly didn't find it hard to be far away from home and live independently. I would thank my mother for teaching me to stand at my own feet.

Academically, I don't find my training here in Dualtech so hard because I was disciplined to study harder in my early years of education. But the main difference is that the training here in Dualtech is more serious and gearing towards the betterment of the student to become a professional to its emphasis in the formation aspect. Before, I would complain if I would be asked to wake up early to go to school but here in Dualtech I needed to force myself to be early else I would be given a demerit.

Back in Bohol, I was always late and I also an absentee student. My teachers then always told me that I have a great possibility to be on top of the class if I would be more present in reporting to school. Breaking that record here in Dualtech I did not have any absences nor tardiness in reporting in school and in plant. The reason that I had a hard time reaching the top was because despite of the discipline my mother gave me was that I lack developing VIRTUES which is essential in one’s life. A virtue that will make you be in school on time, to behave in class, to do projects ahead of time and so many others. Now I understand that discipline is one thing but developing virtues is everything.  This is what makes Dualtech unique from other school. Dualtech teaches you to work and apply all possible virtues while working. We were taught to do sacrifice, for which I am sure each one of us has a story to tell. That ice cream commercial, I saw in the internet said: “Salamat sa sakripisyong pinagdaanan, may matamis na kapalit yan.” Because of our perseverance during our training, here’s the sweet reward that we are now experiencing. We graduated learning not only technical exposure but also in personal formation especially the virtues we have develop.

My father died 12 years ago, and I missed him so much. But I found many FATHERS here in Dualtech. Here I experienced a father that corrects, another father that is very supportive, brings me to be successful in many ways, a father that teaches me how to overcome challenges, difficulties and temptations. Having many fathers with different fields of expertise which I am very much grateful. To Angelicum Foundation for the sponsorship you gave me I also thank you. To Tech Duo for accepting me and gave a many exposure in the field of work that I am now enjoying thank you. Thank you especially to our loving God the Father for allowing me to appreciate more the things that would always happen for a reason.

Someone told us that the training here in Dualtech is HOT (now I wonder why the others left because they cannot stand the heat) HOT means H is for Hope, O for Opportunity and T for Transformation. I will just comment about transformation, TRANSFORMATION that is like being the TRANSFORMERS. Not the vehicles that turns into a robot, like Optimus Prime but a human to a prayerful and optimistic man, which is a great thing Dualtech had done to us. As our dear President would tell us in our get-together “naging tao po ako.”

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