As He Finishes College, This Student Proudly Shares Photo of Late Dad Wearing His Medals as HS Valedictorian

John Carlo Pasigay is about to graduate Bachelor of Science in Mathematics for Teachers from Philippine Normal University-Manila in Manila, Philippines and he made sure to pay tribute to his late dad who was very proud of him and his achievements even if the old man was only able to see him graduate from high school.

The DailyPedia reports that Pasigay shared a photo of his late father taken during his high school graduation to commemorate his dad’s death anniversary last August 2013. In the post Pasigay detailed how his dad had been sick but still tried his best to attend his graduation.

The blog quoted Pasigay’s post, “May sakit pa siya nyan, pero hindi nya hinayaang hindi makapunta sa graduation ko. Kasi alam niyo ba, sobrang saya niya ng malaman niyang valedictorian yung anak niya. Lagi niyang pinagmamayabang yung nakuha ko, at lagi niyang pinagmamalaki ang pangalan ko. Masasabi ko na ngang, siya ang number one fan ko. [He was sick on the day of my graduation, but that did not hinder him from attending. He was so happy to know his son is a valedictorian. He would always proudly share my accomplishments. He was my number one fan.]

Photo credit: John Carlo Pasigay/Facebook
Photo credit: John Carlo Pasigay/Facebook

Pasigay mused that his late dad had worked hard to earn money as a construction worker just to ensure that his kids can go to school.

Knowing that his late dad was not only his number one fan but had also worked doubly hard for their education, it was but natural that Pasigay felt sad that his dad could not witness his graduation from college, especially considering that the old man had specifically instructed his wife, Pasigay’s mom, to make sure that their youngest son finishes his studies in college.

Pasigay further wrote, “Ang pangalan, at ang yong mga ngiti ay nakatatak sa aking isipan. At ang iyong pagmamahal at pag aaruga, ay laging nakatanim sa aking puso. [I always remember you and your smile. You love and caring will always be in my heart].

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