New Engineer is MVF Scholar and SPES Beneficiary
A pride of Laoag City, the son of Mr. Porfirio C. Siyangbigay and Mrs. Ofelia P. Siyangbigay, an Michael V. Fariñas (MVF) scholar and a product of the Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES, as mandated by Republic Act No. 9547 otherwise known as “An Act To Help Poor But Deserving Students Pursue Their Education By Encouraging Their Employment During Summer and/or Christmas Vacation.”) is now a new ELECTRICAL ENGINEER.
KIM PASCUAL SIYANGBIGAY, 20, an alumnus of Mariano Marcos State University, College of Engineering, passed the recent licensure exam of Electrical Engineers last September 5-7, 2015. Out of 2,993 who took the exam, 1, 886 takers successfully made it.
This is a story of hard work and determination for Engineer Kim, who was once a dreamer, now a fulfiller of dreams. From the family of Siyangbigay who lives in the Sunshine City Of Laoag, his parents engaged into peddling (buy and sell business) as a means of livelihood of the family. His sibling, Richard John P. Siyangbigay, who was also part of the SPES, is now currently working as a Document Profiler.
Engineer Kim studied Elementary at Laoag Central School and finished his Secondary schooling at the Ilocos Norte College of Arts and Trades. According to him, his interest in electrical connections made his decision to choose Electrical Engineering way back in the year 2010. Knowing that it is one of the difficult courses to take. He admitted that he had gone through a lot of difficulties during his study years, a lot of sleepless nights, efforts and time in school projects and requirements. But with positive outlook and dedicated efforts in life, things are possible. He proudly graduated last April 10, 2015 and immediately took the board exam last September, and passed.
Engineer Kim shared his secret recipe to success: dedication in studying, support of the family, and most of all, faith and trust in our Almighty God.
Engineer Kim is planning to work at the Northwind Energy Development Corporation here in Ilocos Norte. He also wants take any opportunities, if there are any, in the City Hall to give back the favor.
“Success is like an elevator, you’ll have many stops and starts along the way, and even heading the wrong direction sometimes. All you need to do is stay on the ride to reach the top.”-anonymous