FB photos of 75-year-old Pangasinan college student go viral

MANILA, Philippines — Netizens showed their support for a 75-year-old Political Science student from the PHINMA University of Pangasinan, Dagupan City, after his photos went viral on Monday, June 10.

In a Facebook post, netizen Christian Monses shared his realizations after meeting Benjamin Naoe, his senior citizen schoolmate.

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL Age doesn't matter in terms of pursuing your degree. However, it maybe the circumstance. You are…

Christian Monses 发布于 2019年6月10日周一

“Age doesn’t matter in terms of pursuing your degree,” wrote Monses.

He said that he was inspired when he met ‘Lolo’ whom he described as still energetic, funny and who can still climb a flight of stairs to the 3rd floor of their building despite his old age.

Monses then urged his fellow students to take Lolo Benjamin’s story as thier inspiration especially in their studies.

“Sa lahat ng kabataan na tamad mag aral sana gawin niyong inspiration ang mga taong kagaya ni lolo na ngayo’y ipinatuloy niya ang kanyang pag aaral.”

As of writing, the post garnered more than 11,000 reactions and 6,000 shares on Facebook.   (EditorMike U. Frialde)
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