The Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) is a conditional cash transfer program that aims to help alleviate the lives of the poorest of the poor in the Philippines by providing them money to send their kids to school, with food allowance so they won’t attend their classes with an empty stomach.
And while many of these families struggle with their day-to-day lives due to the limited income they have, it’s nice to hear that many truly use the 4Ps’ financial assistance to make their lives better.
Recently, a 4Ps beneficiary went viral for landing 10th place in the September 2019 Licensure Exam for Teachers (LET)! Netizens congratulate this young lady for doing her best in her studies and for not wasting the opportunity she was given.
Roxan Jane Pesalbon Arenas hails from Barangay Western Poblacion in San Francisco, a town in Camotes Islands, Cebu. This inspiring young lady garnered a score of 89.80 percent in the September 2019 LET, based on the results released by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) in December 2019.
The fourth of six siblings, Roxan is among the monitored children under the 4Ps program. Her younger two siblings, in Grades 11 and 4, are still monitored under 4Ps.
With their father being a carpenter and their mother a child development worker, the family did not have an easy life because their parents did not have a steady income. Still, Roxan and her siblings did their best in their studies.
Because she loves dealing with children, Roxan decided to take up a degree in elementary education, major in content education, at the Cebu Technological University (CTU) campus in San Francisco. Just like many education graduates, Roxan prayed hard to pass the LET, but was thankful that she got more than she prayed for as did not just pass the licensure exams, she did so with flying colors!
Ranking tenth in the LET, this young woman remains humble and plans to find a job as a teacher in her hometown. She honors her parents in a Facebook post as she also thanked God, her professors and the entire CTU family, and her siblings for helping her throughout this journey.
Congratulations, Ma’am Roxan! You’re now a licensed professional teacher – and an inspiring board topnotcher!