GANDANG PINOY: Stories of Pinoy Perseverance and Survival
Magaling. Mahusay. Maipagmamalaki sa mundo. ‘Yan ang Gandang Pinoy.
With every amazing story comes an equally amazing story. However, we all know that the journey to success isn’t always an easy one. There will be ups and downs through every step of the way, and the perseverance to push forward will be difficult to hang onto. So, come and join the Gandang Pinoy campaign as we celebrate each Filipino’s spirit of hope and determination to power through anything.
Come read and learn the secrets to success from Jefrey Blancaver, a Pinoy production supervisor; and Rosalie Gutlay, a Pinay single mother, as they share what they are most proud of in their own unique rise to success.
Although a successful production supervisor now, Jefrey Blancaver holds onto his humble beginnings, recalling the challenges he faced to get to where he is today. His determined spirit was fueled as he grew up watching his parents work hard to take care of him and his siblings everyday. His mother would take to the streets and sell a variety of things from peanuts to barbecue, and even sampaguita.
Jefrey sought a better life, and he worked diligently as he pursued his goals. He spent some time working a variety of operation positions in the production industry, then eventually got promoted on multiple occasions, finally reaching the position he has now.
Jefrey Blancaver may have not finished school, but his grit and determined spirit took him places he never thought he could reach.
A mother is typically the light of the home, but for Rosalie Gutlay, she was the light and so much more for her family. She stands as the hope in the dark for her three children even though she was once full of doubt on her own abilities to get past the trials that stood in her way.
When Rosalie’s husband had died, it had never occurred to her that her story would turn out so greatly. Although she stood alone as a parent, she prides herself in the fact that she was able to help her children finish school on her own. Through hard work and believing in herself, she was able to carry her family over the tallest hurdles, and through to the finish line.
There will always be moments of doubt that make us ask ourselves if we can really achieve greatness. But Jefrey and Rosalie stand as proof that Filipinos are capable of amazing things if we push ourselves to the goal and stay passionate.
Be confident and believe in yourself, Pinoy! You are capable of great things. Celebrate being a Filipino with Zenutrients, and be proud of your natural beauty inside and out!
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