Jerry Gomaned: Mr. Palengke of Bohol

Not everyone has been blessed financially when we were born. Others need to give extra effort to attain our ambitions in life. There is a saying that “Poverty is not a hindrance to success”. This is indeed very true to this humble Boholano from the town of San Isidro. The story of Jerry Gomaned is a manifestation that hard work and dedication would really have good results.

jerry gomaned - record

I personally know Jerry Gomaned since we came from the same town, San Isidro. He is famous in our town because of his experiences while he was still in college. But, what made me to decide to post an article about him is the video that I saw on my facebook wall. The video showcases his experiences while he was studying in Tagbilaran City. That was then that I realized that I have to share his life in order for other Boholanos and other people to be inspired by his story.

A friend of mine shared a video of Jerry Gomaned’s performance on facebook. The video actually is a music video of his song, SUKI. He is not only hard working but he is also a talented person. He composed and sang the song SUKI which is about his life, from working hard to survive his college years and slowly achieving his ambitions.

jerry gomaned - market

The video started with Jerry buying vegetables from a market in Tagbilaran City. Since he was studying in PMI-Bohol, he enters PMI first on his video and sold his vegetables to the faculty members of the school. The next scenes are truly inspiring since he enters various schools and establishments with him carrying the vegetables to be sold to the employees. As a student of PMI-Bohol, he enters those establishments in uniform.

Here is the video that I am talking about.


 

Suki

Sa nakalipas na panahon naalala mo pa ba
Noong ako’y naglalako sa bahay mo at opisina
At bigla kang nagtaka kung ano aking dala
Estudyanteng naka-uniform hilahod sa aking karga
At sinabi ko sa’yo ang kalagayan kong ito
Mayroon akong ambisyon hindi makatustos ang parents ko

Nag isip ako ng paraan para makapagtapos
Estudyanteng negosyante ang sarili kong diskarte
Sa hirap ng buhay tinitiis ko ang lahat
Para makapag-ipon para sa aking pang tuition

Lumipas ang maraming taon suki payo mo di malimutan
Ang sabi mo sa akin kaya mo yan hangang-hanga kami sa ganyang paraan
Sikap at tiyaga ang taglay ko ginamit ko ang isip mo
Ang swerte naman ng magulang mo na may anak na katulad ko

Suki sa sinabi mo pinapawi ang pagod ko
Nagkaroon ng lakas ang puso ko na harapin ang pagsubok na to
Maraming salamat, maraming salamat, maraming salamat suki
Maraming salamat, maraming salamat, maraming salamat suki

Sa awitin kong ito ay paraan ng pasasalamat ko
Sa lahat ng tulong at suporta hanggang naabot ang pangarap ko
Sa hirap ng buhay tinitiis ko ang lahat
Para makapag-ipon para sa aking ambisyon
Maraming salamat, maraming salamat, maraming salamat suki
Maraming salamat, maraming salamat, maraming salamat
Salamat sa inyong lahat suki

He is truly an inspiring person. I heard a saying that “To born poor is not a sin but to die poor is a sin”. This saying is for us to reflect on working hard to achieve our ambitions. Just like Jerry Gomaned, he did everything to graduate college which is a step towards achieving his future dreams.

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