Thursday, July 18, 2013


Working with the government for almost twenty three years now has been so rewarding and it still is. I started working in the government as a laborer, paid daily.  The nature of employment was casual. No work means no pay. After a year, I was hired as a Records Clerk and this time I was given a permanent nature of employment.  I was just lucky to work in the government even if I was just on my 1st year of college studies.  I pursued to finish my baccalaureate degree and it took me seven years before I graduated. That time I felt all my efforts paid off.  What efforts am I saying? Well, I work at day and study at night. Only few subjects can be taken up during night time the reason why it took me seven years to graduate. I studied Bachelor of Laws after that but I had only two of the four years because it was the time when I steadily rise from my position as Records Clerk to Storekeeper, to Supply Officer, to Budget Officer and to being a Local Government Operations Officer and the latter position had me reassigned to far flung areas away from home and school.  I studied and graduated in Master of Public Resource Management during weekends and in a year's time I will finish my degree in Doctor of Management and Technology.  I can already file for optional retirement in the government but I will do this when I have already concreted my plan to settle in the US. Pending this, I will continue to work on my enjoyable and challenging job in the government.  I owe so much to this government employment, it had given me shelter for my family, sent my kids to school and produced a police officer daughter. My sons are still on their college studies. I have helped with the education expenses of  my nieces and nephews, too. I am operating a school and office supplies business managed now by sister and nephew. In retrospect, I can say it is not bad at all for a single Mom.  Salary with the government job, and some sidelines income has helped me cope up.I owe all my blessings to the Almighty, my family and my friends.      


Uncle Lee said...

53 brotackHi Imelda, wow! I am impressed with your perseverance and loyalty. Not many are like you. Good for you.
And interesting to note you started really at the bottom too and worked your way up the ladders.
Wow! You really worked very hard to be where you are today. Outstanding!

I have a lady friend, married 3 very young kids, she left the kids with the hubby and MIL and went abroad to do her Masters in Business admin, and today she about to finish her P.hd.

I always admire people like you, making sacrifices so that one day you can dance aloft among the stars.
Imelda, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you, may the wind always be at your back, and the sun upon your face, and the winds of destiny carry you aloft to dance with the stars.
Good luck....
Keep a song in your heart, stay young, stay beautiful.

A Mom said...

Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence. That's you sis, so proud of you! anyway, thanks for your comment in my BF:) see ya!

healthzone said...

you're a good mom. wish you all the best for your son.


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