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Inspiring 30-year-old father enrolled in Grade 1 to learn how to read and write

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Cordillera - In a heartwarming display of determination, Rizalde Bisalona, a 30-year-old resident of Glan, Sarangani, has become an internet sensation after a video of him attending Grade 1 classes at Tamala Elementary School went viral. 

Enrolled for the 2022-2023 school year alongside classmates six to seven years younger, Rizalde's decision to pursue education was driven by a unique circumstance – his son is also a student at the same school, and rather than idling away his time waiting, he chose to make the most of it.

Despite facing challenges like not knowing the alphabet, Rizalde showcased eagerness to learn, expressing excitement as he gradually grasped the fundamentals of reading and writing. 

His teacher interviewed him in a video uploaded on September 2, 2022, by Anne Patigayon, an employee of the Department of Education Sarangani, on TikTok. 

The heartening footage has resonated with netizens, amassing over 5.1 million views, 671,000 likes, and 17,100 comments. 

Many online users have commended Rizalde's admirable determination to pursue education at an age when most have long left elementary classrooms, applauding his commitment to learning to read and write. 

Rizalde's story serves as an inspiring example of lifelong learning and the pursuit of knowledge against all odds.



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