PATROCINIO, Claveria town – The government and the people of Barangay Patrocinio, this municipality, has proudly celebrated the success of one of its young professionals.
In Claveria town's official Facebook page, the people of Claveria posted messages congratulating the success of one of the healthcare professionals and future leaders of their place.
This, as Paul Valcorza,Jr, son of Brgy Patrocinio Chairman Paul Valcorza, Sr topped the recently concluded Veterinary Medicine Licensure Examination.
Paul Jr just graduated and finished his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree course at Central Mindanao University in Maramag, Bukidnon, and he took the board examnation in August this year. Luckily, the Board of Examiners has already posted the results and Paul, Jr. bested over a thousand examinees and landed as second placer.
CHALLENGES BEFORE SUCCESS
Paul Jr's father was only a Barangay Chairman of Patrocinio, a small barangay in Claveria town, Misamis Oriental. The challenge of supporting the dream of his son was tremendous. But as a father who is always there to support his son, Paul's father did everything he could to support his son's education at a very prestigious university in Bukidnon Province – the Central Mindanao Unversity.
Paul's family knew very well how hard it is to sustain his education. More so, that his school is very far from their hometown in Patrocinio. The finances to be incurred for tuition fees, board and lodging and all other miscellaneous were really a difficult challenge to handle every month. But Paul Jr's parents work hard in order to sustain and augment the monthly finances their son can incur while schooling at CMU in Bukidnon Province.
PAUL JR'S PROUD MOM, MARVIC VALCORZA, ALSO SHARED HIS HAPPINESS DURING HIS GRADUATION DAY AT CENTRAL MINDANAO UNIVERSITY. IN A RECENT VET MED EXAMINATION RESULT, PAUL JR LANDED 2ND PLACER.
FULL OF MOTIVATION
But Paul Jr was full of motivation to succeed and to follow his dream of becoming a healthcare professional. He always made sure that the hard efforts of his parents to sustain his education will be reciprocated with finishing his degree with flying colors, so he studied very hard and stay away from all temptations of being a student, such as just enjoying with friends and joining circle of people which might only ruin his education.
As Paul, Jr was a picture of a good and outstanding student, he always follow the worthwhile advice of his parents to concentrate on his chosen profession so that all the money and support coming from his parents would pay off.
He studied hard believing that finishing his degree would really make his future brighter, aside from the constant reminders of his hardworking parents, even if he was away from home.
REAPING THE FRUIT OF SUCCESS
Luckily, the family's hard efforts in sustaining his education as well as Paul Jr's patients, perseverance and determination to succeed paid off when he finally graduated his degree in Veterinary Medicine.
Paul's mom, Marvic Valcorza was a classmate of MDN President and CEO Dante M. Sudaria, who was also a native of Barangay Patrocinio, it was learned.
Paul Jr took the board and landed second placer among the more than 1000 examinees who took the board exams held in selected cities in the country.