Sidewalk Vendor And Trike Driver's Son Finishes Chemical Engineering Course

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PHILIPPINES - Indeed, poverty is not a hindrance to success.

This, once again, was proven by 22-year-old Joshua Mahilum, of Barangay Vista Alegre in Bacolod City.

Raised by his sidewalk vendor mother and tricycle driver father, Mahilum finished his four-year Chemical Engineering course at the University of Saint La Salle (USLS) - Bacolod as an academic and DOST scholar.

He was among the 1,319 graduates of the university who marched in a face-to-face ceremony held at the USLS-Bacolod Coliseum yesterday, May 29.

"Para gid ni sa akon ginikanan nga grabe ang pag-agwanta, ulan kag init, para lang masupurtahan ang akon pag-iskwela," he told SunStar Bacolod News.

Mahilum's post about his college journey is now making rounds on social media and is receiving good comment from the netizens. (SunStar Bacolod News Official Facebook Page)

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