This was yesterday's source of inspiration.
A carpenter's son finishes valedictorian of PMA's Bagwis Class of 2012. Despite his family's financial hardships and an ailing mother who succumbed to death last year, Tom Puertollano rose above it all. Indeed, the honor is most deserved for the son who went to the Academy just so that his education will not be an added burden to his family.
Here is one person who showed us that being poor is not an excuse. Opportunities abound. We just have to grab it and give our best.
And cute siya, in fairness!