Video of daughter surprising her father with medals she received goes viral

By: Micah Sophia C. Marcellones - Multimedia specialist - CDN Digital | July 05,2022 - 09:00 AM

CEBU, Philippines— A student from Misamis Oriental surprises her father with the medals she received as she completed Junior High School last July 1, 2022.

Sheila Bartolaba Rebayla, 16, honored her father, Leonardo Rebayla, whom, she said, supported her throughout her journey as a student.

In the viral video, Leonardo was cleaning the area outside a construction site, where he works as a carpenter and mason, when Sheila arrived and surprised him, “Naglilinis po siya kasi papauwi na rin po.” (He was cleaning the area because he was on his way home.)

Sheila placed the medals on his father’s chest.

Leonardo received the medals as he proudly held them with so much joy on his face.

“Although I am aware that I still have a long way to go, I want to thank you for always being our pillar of strength, cheerleader, and staunchest ally,” she wrote in her Facebook post.

She received the General Excellence, Leadership, and With Honors awards.

Sheila shared with CDN Digital that she wanted to focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Strand in high school since she planned to pursue engineering and architecture in college.

“I’m driven to excel in my studies not only because I live in poverty but also because I have confidence in myself. I truly want to succeed since there are people around me who are always rooting for me and because I know that I won’t be walking this trip alone,” Sheila said.

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