Erwin Macua, a security guard of St. Theresa’s College in Cebu City for 20 years is set to join the students that he watches for his college graduation.
Macau who studied Bachelor of Elementary Education Major in General Education degree will be graduating as one of the cum laude.
The 38-year-old is from Trinidad, Bohol and been working as one of the College's security guard for two decades. He proudly claimed that his 3 children inspires him to study while working.
"Age is not a hindrance, poverty is not a hindrance. Just pursue your dream with the formula: hard work plus determination plus prayer and you will reach your aspirations in life," Macua said.
He also said that it has always been his dream to finish his studies and that he wanted to be a teacher because he has developed a special affection for children.
"Education is a good course to deal with students and you can really change their lives," he added.
Macua initially used his small savings to pay for his first year college, and was very lucky to be sponsored by an anonymous donor for his remaining years in college.
He plans to continue his work as a security guard while self-reviewing for his licensure examination.