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Chasing dreams—an account from a Scholar
August 15, 2016
Michelle Mariacos is one of the newest addition to the pool. Graduating with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy last May, she now heads towards getting her license this coming January. Her vision is clear, nurtured since her childhood, and that is to be a medical practitioner, or to simply put it— a doctor.
Hailing from the home of breathtaking Kabunian Mountains—the Municipality of Bakun, she carries with her a dream to serve her hometown.
“As a child, I dreamed to be a Doctor. I cannot remember ceasing to be one. The strongest driving force was a collection of what I saw growing up.
People in Bakun travel hours to seek medical attention in the city and my family is not exempted from this difficulty,” she relates.
Like any other students in college, her journey was not smooth. “My parents are barely keeping both ends meet on my third year which is the most financially challenging time when Hedcor came to the scene,” she accounts.
“Until the very day of my graduation, well up until now, Hedcor was just behind me. I felt the love of a family, which I will be forever grateful for. ”Hedcor makes sure that college scholarship is one of the benefits to its host communities. There are four scholars continuing in college this year.
Some of the scholars had been absorbed in the company. They are Bernalyn Sunien and Miguel Taypoc from Bakun working as Electrical Engineers, and Nova Baldo from Itogon serves as Liason Assistant. Rodel Pacito and Maria Corazon Ablid are previous scholars who had been in the company for more than five years now.