A PANTAWID Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) beneficiary landed in 10th place in the September 2019 Licensure Exam for Teachers (LET).
Roxan Jane Pesalbon Arenas garnered a score of 89.80 percent, according to the results released by the Professional Regulation Commission in December 2019.
Arenas hails from Barangay Western Poblacion in San Francisco, a town in Camotes Islands, Cebu.
She graduated with a degree in elementary education in content education at the Cebu Technological University (CTU) campus in San Francisco.
The fourth in the brood of six, Arenas is a former monitored child under the 4Ps program. Currently, her other younger two siblings who are in Grades 11 and 4 are still monitored under 4Ps.
A daughter of a carpenter and a child development worker, Arenas admitted that her family income is not enough for them.
“Tawagan ra gyod siya kon naay project. Kon wala, wala pod income (My father would only be contacted if there is a project. If there is none, it means he has no income),” Arenas said about her father’s work.
She chose education for her course because she always loves dealing with children.
In her Facebook post after the result of the exam, Arenas thanked God for an answered prayer and she dedicated her success to her parents.
She mentioned other people who helped her along the way, including her siblings and her sister-in-law who let her stay with her family during the examination period.
Arenas also mentioned her professors and the entire CTU family for inspiring her.
“Congratulations everyone who took the LET last Sept. 29 ug sa wala nakapasar, ayaw lang ka wala sa paglaum (and for those who did not pass the examination, do not lose hope). Laban lang ng laban. Dasig lang (Keep on fighting),” a portion of Arenas’ post read.
Arenas said she plans to apply as a teacher in her hometown. (S)