My Dad, Daddy Augie or Kuya Augie as most of his siblings call him, is a ‘Hero’ in every aspect. For one, when our grandfather died, he single-handledly raised his 9 siblings while building his own family. He instantly became a father of 11 (9 siblings + 2 child) which was no easy task. He took the challenge selflessly. He treated our dreams and aspirations as his own and have guided us every way he can for us to achieve our own personal goals. One of his greatest accomplishments was sending all of his siblings to college and have them graduate with a bachelors degree. All of them had their own successes in their respective fields and have credited my Dad for the guidance and support. He is a living testament of the statement ‘Service above Self’.
Being a dad is no easy task and he was able to fulfill his ordinary role extraordinarily well. I always look up to him. Having been blessed with his own image and likeness, I will never think twice to be like my Dad. I just want to make a toast to my Dad, who will always be my ‘idol’ and inspiration.