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Dreams are for Free (The Story of Marivic Pacis)

A line from a Filipino actress that resided in my mind for a very long time is that; deprived people do not have the right to dream for their future, they have to accept their current condition. I was thinking that the actress’s statement was absolutely right. On the other hand, it so heart breaking and frustrating because I have a dream, a dream for my family, for my children especially.

I am a mother of three, namely: Joshua, Marvin and Ronalyn. Yes! We are less fortunate, we do not have the enough providence to be in a state of existence that I want for my family. My husband and I can provide three meals in a day for my children, clothes, a tenable home, love and security. Moreover, sending them to public school is what we can do for their intellectual development however, I fear not to sustain this aspiration for the reason that our financial statement every day is enough for our needs and no superfluous for my dreams, for my children’s dream.

My dream for my children is to be in a school, holding a ball pointed pen learning how to write on a paper, learning how to read their books, to pursue and finish their studies.

There was a day that I reflected on my dreams and realized that my dreams are not that difficult for other people. Other would dream for a brand new cellular phone while I dream for the tuition fee of my children, others would dream for brand new shoes while I dream for enough school supplies for them, others would dream for quarter pounder hamburger and a French fries while I dream for the contributions of my children at their school. How could I provide all of these things if we only have enough for our needs? How could I fulfill for my dreams if I fear for something. That was the time that the line of an actress in a Filipino movie entered again my mind. That was so heartrending.

Dreams are free, we can actually dream for all the dreams that we can and want. Some would just let it always be a dream; some will strive harder for their aspiration in life.

Life. Just like “Manang Marivic” and her story of her life as a caring, loving and ambitious mother for her children.

Until the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program kissed the lands of Diadi, Nueva Vizcaya whereinManang Marivic was included as one of the beneficiaries.

The program provided Manang Marivic an assistance and opportunity to send her three children at a public school.

Now, she fears no more for the reason that she is secured for her dreams, for the education of her children and for the welfare of her family.

It took a long time for the line of that actress resided at my mind and it is about time to erase and change my perception in life, Manang Marivic added.

If other people cannot reach for their dreams there will always be a group of people that will assist them to achieve that aspiration. In this case, I have the Pantawid Pamilya to thank for. Because of the program, I am sure that my dreams will soon turn into reality. ### By MAC PAUL VERZOLA ALARIAO/ Municipal Link, Diadi, Nueva Vizcaya

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