In the professional level, GIP (Government Internship Program) employees Mack Darrel B. Bacuyag, Lotis Ann A. Bartolome, Ermalie U. Julian and Ian Charlotte V. Mercurio; CSU Lal-lo (Cagayan State University Lal-lo Campus) students Germaine E. Galura and Allan T. Tabuyo; and a resident of Barangay Bagumbayan Charmaigne Joy C. Ligot made it.
On the other hand, Ulysses L. Dupaya, a contractual employee of the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Lal-lo and Geraldine B. Rosacia, also a resident of Barangay Bagumbayan did well in the sub-professional level.
Ulysses was more than thrilled to know that after his three (3) attempts, he finally made it on his fourth. According to him, it was like his hopes of having a permanent and stable position in the government service has been ultimately revived. When asked if he expected to pass, he said “oo na hindi kasi mahirap mag-expect e.” His scepticism was understandable though. That is what multiple failures do to people. It crushes someone’s confidence and self-esteem.
He said he was hesitant at first to give it another try. Actually, most of the MCDP participants were. But of course we all know the importance of a civil service eligibility that’s why they brushed off their fears and with the help of the abled reviewers, they all took another chance.
Every Thursday and Saturday, they patiently went through the coverage of the exam. Their attentiveness and willingness to learn was overwhelming. It was evident that they really wanted it so bad. Then again, it’s a common knowledge that there is a right time for everything and that we don’t always get what we want even though we work hard for it. Sometimes, failure is necessary for things to work out the best way that they should be.
For the 9 successful passers, kudos to you. It was not an easy journey but you did very well and the entire LGU Lal-lo along with its partner institutions – CSU Lal-lo and the Office of Boad Member Maria Olivia B. Pascual – are more than pleased and proud of your laudable accomplishment.
For the 101 who were not able to make it, take note of this: success is a very relative concept. It does not always mean being number 1, or being on top, or passing an exam or prevailing in a contest. Sometimes, it’s about humility, remaining to be grateful even when it feels like there’s nothing to be grateful for because you know that at the end of the day, you learned, and it’s the most important thing of all. So keep your heads up, don’t falter, and don’t let failures dictate your life. Wail but don’t wail forever. Get your acts together and try again. It’s much better to try and fail than to never try at all.