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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Inspiring Story: Igorot security guard turns Attorney

Cordillera - Gone are the days when all of his friends and colleagues called him 'guard' because as soon as the news came that he was among the 1,731 takers who passed the bar exam for lawyers, he now has a new name 'Attorney' Roy Lawagan - a name he truly deserves after many years of sacrifices and dedication to finish his degree in law.

His story has gone viral back in 2016 and has given a lot of inspiration to all those working Filipino men and women who strive to do their best to finish an honorable education while working and supporting their families.

Roy Lawagan who hails from Sagada, Mountain Province used to work as a security guard at the Regional Office of the Commission of Audit in La Trinidad, Benguet.

He was humbled and overjoyed yet couldn't believe that he passed the exam.

"Hindi pa din ako makapaniwala pero tuwang-tuwa po ako. Nakakailang na tinatawag nila akong attorney ngayon, guard lang po kasi ang tawag sa akin," Lawagan said during an interview.

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Lawagan, a Criminology graduate at the University of Baguio and a graduate of Bachelor of Laws at Saint Luis University had to help himself out by working as a security guard.

Lawagan  had a fair share of struggles and  hardships  while studying and preparing for the bar exam. He said, he works as a security guard at night and take care of his family at day time. In his days off at work, he reviews for the bar exam and used the COA office as his review center.


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The security guard who just recently turned attorney encouraged everyone to persevere in their studies and not give up with their dreams.

"Sa lahat ng tao, kahit sino man, magpursige kayo hanggang matupad nyo ang pangarap niyo. Pag nadapa kayo bangon agad, para maabot ang pangarap," Lawagan said.

Let Attorney Lawagan's  journey to success inspire not only students but everyone from all walks of life to strive hard and be persistent to realize  their dreams.


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